Concluding thought by the article series “Key to the Bible”

The last few weeks we have brought here some articles which caused the eyebrows to frown by some people. When so used to hear regularly church doctrines it often looks weird to hear contrary Biblical doctrines. Though it are those Biblical doctrines Christians should follow.

Churches and teachings

The majority of people in Christendom loves to follow a certain church and are not so concerned if that church is really following the Biblical teachings. In a lot of churches not much time is given to read and study the Bible. Often just a few paragraphs or only a few phrases are read or quoted. Often the church-members are convinced only theologians can fully understand and explain the Bible. But Christians should know that God has given His Word for everybody. Each person when willing to listen to that Word shall be able to see the Biblical Truth.

In the main churches there are a lot of preachers who tell the people that faith can not come by hearing. They do not believe that by hearing God’s Word people shall feel being called by God and shall be coming to more knowledge. You should know it is just that Book of books that is the best guide for people to come to God. if people would look as much in that book as they look at the messages from their cellphone, a lot would be much wiser concerning the matters of faith.

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A guide for life

Those who think they  need to read a lot of theological works to become a good Christian do forget the value of the most precious Book, the Bible, the infallible Word of God. The Bible itself reveals what is important and essential to the Christian faith. From the “Key to the Bible” articles you could read about those essentials, like there being Only One True God Who is One. Essential to know is that This God of gods has sent His only begotten beloved son to earth to proof that man is capable to keep to God’s Wishes. That son of man, being seen and heard by many, was a special preacher and wonder worker, doing many miracles in the name of God. Essential for your faith is to believe that this rabbi was authorised by God to speak and act in His Name. His public life may have been very short, only three years, but he presented to the world a perfect life, obedient death, and glorious resurrection. It is by his act of totally following God’s Will and by giving himself as a ransom price for the sins of all people that salvation has come over man by God’s grace and not by works. But that does not mean that people do not have to do any works and would be able to enter the Kingdom of God when they would ignore God’s commandments.

The Oneness of God, salvation through Jesus Christ, the resurrection of Christ, the Gospel, monotheism are the main “essentials” that we should understand and believe if we are followers of Jesus Christ.

As followers of Jesus Christ this shall have to mean you are prepared to follow Jesus his teachings and to become one with him and with God and with like-minded souls (other followers of Christ), like he is one with his heavenly Father.

We should know that only Jesus managed to be without sin. All of us being sinners are separated from God and deserving the punishment for our sins. Jesus’ death on the stake paid for the sins of mankind, giving us access to a restored and non-ending or eternal relationship with God. God did not have to do this for us, but He loves us so much that He sacrificed His only Son. This is grace, and it is most definitely undeserved favour. Scripture tells us,
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

That Grace of salvation has come unto us through Jesus Christ alone.  He is our saviour and the way to God. For the time being all roads still shall bring us to face the end of our life. By death we shall have paid for our sins. Eventually, we are all going to stand before the throne of God and before the judge Christ, when we shall be resurrected from the dead, no matter what faith we are. It is there that we will be judged for what we have or have not done (= works) while we were alive and whether Jesus Christ is Lord of our lives.

We do hope you came to see that God in His mercy has provided all of us the only means for salvation through His son, Jesus Christ.

12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”(Acts 4:12 NASB)

Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. (John 14:6 NASB)

To get into the Kingdom of God we do have to have faith in the saving work of the Lord Jesus Christ and faith in God His acceptance of Jesus his ransom offer.

Good reasons to come to faith

Throughout the history of mankind there have been men who said to be sent by God or asked by God to bring over His messages. Those messages also brought sayings of things having to happen in the future. Several of those prophesies have proven to become a reality which mankind could not escape. Other promises of God still have to happen.

For many people life can be hard at times. The bible gives divine guidance to make everything seem easier and worthwhile to endure. To cope with so many difficulties it is not bad to have faith in those promises of that unseen deity. Faith is namely the knowledge, deep down inside, that things will get better and that one can trust that Unseen Spirit Being.

Without faith, we couldn’t expect that things would turn out all right for us no matter what the situation might be.

In a certain way you could say that

Faith, then, is just as important as the air we breathe.

While the oxygen in the air nourishes the body, faith nourishes the heart and the soul (our being). It’s the energy that courses through every single fibre and cell within our beings. It’s part of every muscle and every strand of thought. It is the fundamental foundation of our existence. It is also that what gives us power not to be dependant on other people or having us to be caught in human tradition.

In the Holy Scriptures you can find a record of all those events promised by the Divine Creator. Unfortunately, some people don’t believe in things that they cannot see. And it are those things which requires faith or a believe in the unknown. Those people explain things away due to other causes and effects, failing to find the small miracles in life that exist and work in our favour on a constant basis. There’s an enormous level of importance attributable to having faith in life.

Real faith isn’t just something only for in difficult times. Real faith is something which forms the basis for a great trust which  forms an important element to our human life on earth. When we know that life is precious, we by knowing it can also be remarkably difficult at times, do know our faith can help us to get through the struggles of life. Faith is what helps to get us through, illuminating the pathway in times of darkness, helping to give us strength in times of weakness. Without faith, we are nothing.

Focussing on the right thing

Lots of people seem easily to to move away from positivity and to focus on the wrong things. It might be very attractive to have a lot of material wealth, but be sure that does not always bring all happiness of life.

We should leave all bad thoughts behind and should focus on the good things. When we focussing on positivity and seeking out solutions, we can resolve our problems and move from a state of lack back to a state of abundance. Faith is the pathway for abundance, so be sure to hold it at the forefront of your mind.

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various [a]trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces [b]endurance. And let [c]endurance have its perfect [d]result, so that you may be [e]perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (James 1:2-4 NASB)

Being of good courage, believing in the promises of God, we can count on it that our sufferings in this world are only temporarily and that they can produce endurance which in turn produces character. That character our faith creates produces hope which does not disappoint us.

And not only this, but [a]we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:3-5 NASB)

A person without faith is likened to a stream without water — they would cease to exist. Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.

Faith is also believing in the future

Faith is a matter of believing seen but also believing in unseen matters. The Book of books, the Bible not only gives us a picture of what happened in the past. It also gives us a concrete picture of what is to come in the future: a very great battle or a frightening time of great tribulation, the return of Christ and the Kingdom of God. The coming Kingdom is to be a political reality, based upon the earth on which we live, with a government under the leadership of the king Jeshua (Jesus Christ) .

It is that prospect of a restored Israel that should have us to recognise certain signals told in the different books of the Bible and has to take on a certain stand or position in this world.

It can well be the full restoration of the Kingdom shall not take place in our lifetime. Having to face death we should not be afraid of it. The hope set before us is not that of going off to some unknown place when we die, or having to undergo an other punishment in a purgatory or in a torture place called hell.

With our death we shall have paid the full price for our sins and God shall not demand an other penalty for it. We have the promise that at the second coming of Christ Jeshua (Jesus Christ) shall judge the living and the dead. He then shall give the faithful the opportunity to enter the Kingdom of God, whilst the adversaries of God he shall give them their second death.

We should look forwards to that marvellous non-ending period,in which we shall be able to live again in a healthy material body (though different in nature) on a peaceful earth. We look, not for something totally new and different, but for the present state of things on earth to be changed and improved. The changes will be very great and the improvements vast, but it will still be the earth on which we now live.

In that Kingdom of God there shall be no strive, jealousy, war, but freedom from disease and sorrows, having agricultural plenty for all who shall live as brothers and sisters in that new age or New World.

God made us to know, love, and serve Him in this world, so we can have a restored relationship because of what Christ has done. In Christ Jesus we should put our faith and believe in Him {Jehovah} Who had sent Jesus.

24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. (John 5:24 NASB)

When we live out God’s will for us, we shall find extreme joy and peace already in this present life, knowing that to all our bad things shall come an end.

Gathering as brothers and sisters

Many studies — and experience — have shown that families who live out their faith together are stronger and happier.All that want to follow the sent one from God, should follow his teachings and be one with him. those who believe in Christ and his heavenly Father should form a community of faith-filled friends in which they can find support and strength for their life’s journey.

Having come into the faith means having the will to change your character and to blend in with Christ and the Will of God.

The only really good reason to believe something is because it is true. You by searching the Scriptures shall be able to find the Truth and making it easy to live by faith in the truth and in harmony. Those followers of Jeshua, you may call Jeshuaists or Followers of Christ (Christians) should be like brothers and sisters in Christ.

Have you read the many articles of this series “Key to the bible”?

Have you seen what the Bible says  and compared it what your church tells you it would say or what other so called Christians say it would say?

When you consider all the things written in the Holy Bible and compare it with what we as brethren and sisters in Christ tell you, does that not make you interested in our movement and would that not give some reasons to share with us that Biblical Truth?

As followers of the teachings of Jesus Christ we as free people unite with many all over the world in the same beliefs. We do not mind not being partakers of the many heathen traditions or pagan festivals. We do not mind being considered not of this world, because God asked us not to be of this world but of His world.

Jesus lets us know about his followers

19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. (John 15:19 NASB)

Do know that being the world’s friend is being God’s enemy. So whoever chooses to be a friend of the world takes his stand as an enemy of God. (James 4:4) Jesus and his disciples preached that people should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds. (Acts 26:20) Please come to do that and come to join our society in the love of Christ. 

Though we are a very small community, this should not stop you to become one of our members. As brothers and sisters in Christ, Christadelphians give a hand to all who want to know more about God, God’s son, salvation, present and future life, Kingdom of Christ, Kingdom of God, Israel and the world we live in.

As Christians we live by the knowledge that faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) Man can not see God and live (Exodus 33:20), but many have seen His representative on earth, Jeshua, better known as Jesus Christ. In Jesus, Isaiah, Moses and many other prophets and in the stories of the bible we can see The God of gods His work in people and our lives and all around us in His creation.

Christadelphian prefer to keep to the biblical teachings instead of human or false doctrines. We do all of this through faith because we know that faith pleases God.

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6 NASB).

If you want to please God and follow the instructions Jesus has given to his followers, please do not hesitate to join us.

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Preceding

God’s Self-Revelation

The Greatness of the eternal God

The real God

God as Father

Born of the Father

The Love of God

The Wrath of God

The New Testament and Judgement

To be prepared for the Day of Judgment

Living as a believer in Christ

A participation in the body of Christ

Do you believe what Christ’s Apostles taught?

Different wineskins

Bible Reading: is it worthwhile?

The importance of Reading the Scriptures

The Bible: is it contradictory?

One Bible, many Churches

The Development of Differences

Bible Teaching and Vital Doctrines to be Discover

Examples of Living Faith

Avoiding friction and distraction in the body of Christ

A participation in the body of Christ

Brothers and sisters in Christ for you

The Christadelphians or “Brethren in Christ”

Video: Introducing the Christadelphian Community

Unlocking Bible Prophecy

Who has the power of prophecy?

Prophecy concerning Babylon and Israel

Prophecies over coming days

The revival of Israel

Why is the nation of Israel being restored?

The Jews have fulfilled Bible Prophecy

The Return of Israel

Looking into the Future

Will There Ever be Peace on Earth?

Wilderness Transformed

What is the Kingdom of God?

Sign of the Times and the Last Days #1 The Son of man revealing

Sign of the Times and the Last Days #2 Wars, natural disasters, famine and false Messiahs

Sign of the Times and the Last Days #3 Coming events revealed in the prophetic writings

Realities concerning Human Life and Death

Where do we go when we die?

Is there life beyond the grave?

Is Hell-fire something to fear

Has the devil got you?

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The dark side of our earthly existence

A perfect life, obedient death, and glorious resurrection

Thought for those who think it is not necessary to do any works any more

The Big conversation Why it matters

Listening to the lessons of the Bible and looking for ways to please God

Members of the ecclesia uniting and seeking God’s help in tribulation

Follower of Jesus part of a cult or a Christian

Reasons to come together

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Additional reading

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  2. Philosophy hand in hand with spirituality
  3. Approachers of ideas around gods, philosophers and theologians
  4. Atonement And Fellowship 1/8
  5. Suffering redemptive because Jesus redeemed us from sin
  6. Heed of the Saviour
  7. How Many were Bought
  8. Nazarene Commentary Matthew 3:1-6 – A Wilderness Baptist Prepares the Way
  9. Matthew 13:31-32 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable of the Mustard Seed
  10. Matthew 16:13-20 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Building a Hades-Proof Congregation
  11. Christians remaining hidden not sharing the gospel
  12. Not everyone in the churches of Christ are “ungodly”
  13. Which Christian sect is the only true Christian church?
  14. Wisdom lies deep
  15. The truth is very plain to see and God can be clearly seen
  16. Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.
  17. Live by Faith
  18. Faith and trial
  19. A Living Faith #5 Perseverance
  20. 1 Corinthians 15 Hope in action
  21. Belonging to or being judged by
  22. Not words of any organisation should bind you, but the Word of God
  23. Mass Media’s Deception Causing Division
  24. God’s wisdom for the believer brings peace
  25. Members of the ecclesia uniting and seeking God’s help in tribulation
  26. The Field is the World #4 Many who leave the church
  27. Message of Pope Francis I for the 48th World Communications Day
  28. Church has to grow through witness, not by proselytism
  29. Certain Catholics claiming that the power of the priest is equal to that of Jesus Christ
  30. God’s promises
  31. God’s promises to us in our suffering
  32. God should be your hope
  33. Ability (part 4) Thought about the ability to have ability
  34. Evil in this world not bringing us down
  35. A cheerful heart filled of hope good medicine
  36. Dying or not
  37. Without God no purpose, no goal, no hope
  38. Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark
  39. A concrete picture of what is to come in the future
  40. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement
  41. Everything that is done in the world is done by hope
  42. Fear knocked at the door
  43. Partakers of the sufferings
  44. Give your tears to God
  45. Gospel = Good tidings, good news, a good message
  46. The Spirit of God brings love, hope and freedom
  47. Looking forward to God’s faithfulness
  48. God should be your hope
  49. Hope does not disappoint us
  50. Kingdom of God what will it be like
  51. The high calling of God in Christ Jesus
  52. The Law of Christ: Law of Love
  53. Commitment to Christian unity
  54. Be an Encourager
  55. How do you keep people from stealing your joy?
  56. Wanting to know more about basic teachings of Christadelphianism
  57. What are Brothers in Christ
  58. Christadelphian people
  59. Who are the Christadelphians
  60. Fellowship
  61. The Ecclesia
  62. The Ecclesia in the churchsystem
  63. The ecclesia or Christadelphian church
  64. What Christadelphians believe
  65. Major Points of Belief
  66. Brethren in Christ = Christadelphians > Video presentation
  67. Small churches of the few Christadelphians
  68. About the Belgian Free Christadelphians
  69. 19° Century London Christadelphians
  70. Our Ecclesia = Christadelphian Church
  71. Looking for Christadelphian in your neighbourhood

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12 thoughts on “Concluding thought by the article series “Key to the Bible”

  1. No word of scripture teaches that anyone can pay for his sins. Let me have it, if there is. When Jesus said, “It is finished.” the word ‘finished’ is teleo (tel-eh’-o), meaning: ‘to end, i.e. complete, execute, conclude, discharge (a debt).’ If the wages of sin is death, then what He did was actually to have paid the price for our sins in full. Whoever comes to Jesus, soteriologically, benefits from this act of teleo.

    By the way what do you mean by the second death? Is it hellish or that one just ceases to exist, completely thrown into oblivion?

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    1. You say “No word of scripture teaches that anyone can pay for his sin” and therefore we may assume you also do not believe Jesus could pay for his sins (if he would have done some – which he did not) but also bring up that Jesus could not pay for sins of others. Though in the next phrase you contradict yourself with telling ” what He did was actually to have paid the price for our sins in full”.

      The second death is the assignment of returning to death after Jesus has judged all people, after his return, his calling of all the living and the death to being judged by him. All those who are not allowed to enter the Kingdom of God shall receive death, and when they were death before they shall have to face the second death.

      Revelation 20:5-6 NEV The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. (6) Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection. Over these the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

      Revelation 20:11-15 NEV (11) And I saw a great white throne and him that sat upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and there was found no place for them. (12) And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne; and books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works. (13) And the sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and every man was judged according to their works. (14) And death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. (15) And if anyone was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.

      Revelation 21:7-8 NEV He that overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be his God and he shall be my son. (8) But for the fearful and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and fornicators and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their share shall be in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur; which is the second death.

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      1. Your first error is to compare the humanity of Jesus to any other human.

        His “only begotten,” monogenēs (mon-og-en-ace’), stance has absolutely nothing to do with gennaō (ghen-nah’-o) which is evocative of carnality of procreation and iniquity. The uniqueness of His monogenēs enables Him to pay for the sin of mankind, which He ably represented as the last Adam.

        Sinfulness is purely a spiritual act. No sinner can walk away from his imputed sin. Only Jesus can do it by going to the sanguinaceous cross of Calvary.

        Let’s get something scripturally right here. Not everybody will be judged. John 5:24 quotes the LORD saying, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” Confer these verses: Joh 10:27-30; Rom 8:1; Rom 8:16; Rom 8:17; Rom 8:28-30; Rom 8:33; Rom 8:34; 1Th 5:9; 2Th 2:13; 2Th 2:14; 1Pe 1:5 (refs11)

        The eternal position of the spiritual stance of born again souls exempts us from receiving any damning judgement. Why? We will sit to judge with Jesus as Matthew 19:28 testifies from the mouth of the Logos: “And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Read these verses: Dan 7:18; Isa 63:4; Luk 22:29; Luk 22:30; 1Co 6:2; 1Co 6:3; Rev 1:6; Rev 3:21; Rev 5:10 (refs 9). These will explain who are the actors of Revelation 20:4. Amen.

        By the way, you’ve not given me the scripture which says of any man who can pay for his sins to gain entry into righteousness.

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          1. Eph 4:9-10 says, “(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10) He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)” Let’s look at some these words. The word ‘descend’ is the Greek katabaino (kat-ab-ai’-no): ‘to descend {literally or figuratively}.’ Katoteros (kat-o’-ter-os) is the Greek for ‘lower’ which means: ‘inferior (locally, of Hades).’ And ‘parts’? It is meros (mer’-os) ‘a division, regions or share.’

            As you can see, there is no faking of any death here, Marcus Ampe. Death, for your information, is simply a cut off from the presence of God. God the Son, having taken upon Himself, the sins of the world, had to go to hell, not as a condemned sinner but as the One to tell the occupants of the Hades, as the Greek calls it, that dooms day was near.
            What does Matthew 12:40 say from His very mouth? “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Hebrews 2:9, “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” Do you remember one of the things He uttered while non the cross? “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Matt 27:46).

            It says somewhere that death could not hold Him down there. Why? He is the LORD of creation!

            If He did not die, somebody like me wouldn’t be born again. He had to die to pay for me sinful nature in order to get me freed from eternal damnation. Amen!

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            1. To descend into the deeper parts of the earth is being put in the grave, sheol, hades, which is not a place of eternal torture, but according to Ecclesiastes a places where there is no feeling and no thinking at all.

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            2. Do you remember what Jesus said before he was taken prison”Not my will but Your Will will be done.”‘ In case Jesus would be God it would always been his will what would have been done.

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            3. It was the son of God, a man of flesh and blood who died and did not fake his death. In case Jesus would have been God, and that God telling no lies, calling Himself an eternal Spirit, God can not die and as such in case He would have come to earth as Jesus would have dramatically played as if He would have died and as such would have faked His death.

              You yourself quotes what Jesus cried at the stake and write yourself
              ” you remember one of the things He uttered while non the cross?“
              And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Matt 27:46). ”

              but does not seem to see yourself that Jesus cried not unto himself but unto his heavenly Father, the God of Israel, Whom he also considered the only One true God.

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    2. People have to come to Jesus but also have to believe in him, him not being God but being the son of man and the son of God, who gave his life as a ransom for the sins of many. By accepting that people can come under him and under the promise of a New Covenant. But when not being with Christ i.e not believing who he is or not accepting his position and going against those who do believe in him, a person becomes considered against Christ.
      We have to believe Him (Jehovah God) Who has sent Christ.

      “ Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth him that sent me, hath eternal life, and cometh not into judgment, but hath passed out of death into life.” (Joh 5:24 ASV)

      “ and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, {1 } This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. {1) Or This is my Son; my beloved in whom I am well pleased. See Mt 12:18 } (Mt 3:17 ASV)

      “ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (Joh 3:16 ASV)

      “ And Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.” (Joh 12:44 ASV)

      “ because to you it hath been granted in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer in his behalf:” (Php 1:29 ASV)

      “ And that from a babe thou hast known the sacred writings which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (2Ti 3:15 ASV)

      “12 that ye were at that time separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus ye that once were far off are made nigh in the blood of Christ.” (Eph 2:12-13 ASV)

      Concerning those who do believe and those who do not believe or do not want to see:

      “ And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal life.” (Mt 25:46 ASV)

      “20 by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21 and having a great priest over the house of God; 22 let us draw near with a true heart in {1 } fulness of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil {2 } conscience: and having our body washed with pure water, {1) Or full assurance 2) Or conscience, and our body washed with pure water: let us hold fast }23 let us hold fast the confession of our hope that it waver not; for he is faithful that promised: 24 and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works; 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day drawing nigh. 26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a {1 } fierceness of fire which shall devour the adversaries. {1) Or jealousy }28 A man that hath set at nought Moses law dieth without compassion on the word of two or three witnesses: 29 of how much sorer punishment, think ye, shall he be judged worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified {1 } an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? {1) Gr a common thing } (Heb 10:20-29 ASV)

      “30 He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. 31 Therefore I say unto you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. 32 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this {1 } world, nor in that which is to come. {1) Or age } (Mt 12:30-32 ASV)

      We should believe that Jesus is the sent one from God who did the Will of god and not his own will (what he would have done when he would be God.)

      Strange then when you yourself write

      “If the wages of sin is death, then what He did was actually to have paid the price for our sins in full. Whoever comes to Jesus, soteriologically, benefits from this act of teleo. ”

      but does not seem to believe in the true and sincere act Jesus did, not following his own will but doing God His Will and giving himself as a ransom for the sins of all.

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  2. Do you not see in Isaiah 53 the paradox of the Servant who was chosen by God, but rejected by people, because of his humility and lack of respect. Precisely he is the one through whom God chooses to redeem. The expression “the arm of the Lord” is found for the first time in the redemption of the people from Egypt under Moses. It indicates God’s power to redeem.

    God chooses to redeem through His Servant, but this “arm of the Lord” is not recognized by its environment. He was “the shoot” that sprang up before God (the promised offspring from the stump of Jesse – Isa 11 – what the royal dynasty refers to), but is seen as a root from dry ground.

    Trinitarians still not acknowledge the quality of God’s Servant and do what the prophet Isaiah warned about. They give Jesus no justice for what he really did, namely to set aside his will for to do the will of god (in case he would be God he would always have done his own will). Thus the man Jesus, sent by God, is actually despised by them, shunned, though he was a man who knew the suffering and was familiar with sickness, a man who hid his face from us [‘for whom one hides the face’] , despised, reviled and despised by many. But it was he who bore our sicknesses, who took on our suffering. (Isaiah 53: 3-4) Not only the Jews, however, saw him as an imposture, beaten and humiliated by God, but also many who claim to be Christians and then should have to follow Jesus the Christ and worship the same God as him.

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