Ye Are The Salt of The Earth (continued)

Submitted by Don Felipe on Mon, 03/19/2018 - 15:27

I apologize to readers for not completing the previous article.  I had intended to present Bible verses to help understand this declaration of our Lord Jesus but was not prepared at the time.  For this I beg your pardon.

In Matthew 5:13 God warns that if the salt have lost his savour, it is hence forth good for nothing.  In Mark 9:49 God declares "For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt."  God clearly relates salt with fire.  Without question, God also relates fire with eternal punishment.  In Jude 7, God reminds us of the punishment

Authority

Submitted by bc on Wed, 03/14/2018 - 13:58

Corrupt authority is really authority that is held by people who have corrupted from the truth, but the authority, not the corruption, is established by God (the corruption is planted by an enemy). The Holy Spirit says that “no authority exists except that which is established by God” (Paraphrased from Romans 13:1).

Ye are the salt of the earth...Matthew 5:13

Submitted by Don Felipe on Mon, 03/12/2018 - 00:39

What did Jesus mean when He called His disciples "the salt of the earth"?  Some have said they understand this description as meaning the disciples, the church and believers to come, would "preserve" the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus in so far as salt was considered a preservative of meats and kept food reasonably fresh for the eating of it.

The Sabbath

Submitted by Don Felipe on Mon, 03/05/2018 - 16:23

Matthew 28:1 "In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre." (KJV)

In this verse, the words Sabbath and week are translated from the Greek word sabbaton.  Sabbaton is translated as week 9 times in the New Testament and is translated Sabbath about 60 times in the New Testament.

Everyone Needs Jesus

Submitted by Don Felipe on Sat, 02/10/2018 - 19:46
"Everyone Needs Jesus" For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23 Everyone needs Jesus. Most people do not know they need Jesus because they have not received the Spirit of God. They do not understand their spiritual depravity and the need for Jesus, who is the Christ. In the book of Acts, chapter 16, there is a story about a woman named Lydia. Lydia listened to Paul and the desciples. Lydia attended to the things Paul spoke of. The Bible in this passage clearly says of Lydia"...whose heart the Lord opened,..." This woman was of the city of Thyatira (Rev. 1:11) where they worshipped God. Lydia would never be able to worship God "in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24) unless The Lord opened her heart. If you are reading this and have not had your heart opened by God it will not make sense to you. It will be foolishness to you (I Cor. 1:18). Wonderfully, God opens the hearts of those He elected to salvation (Matt. 20:15&16). Without the Lord we will never ever trust in the Lord on His terms. Sinners cannot receive Jesus unless God opens their hearts (John 3:27). The two thieves that were crucified alongside of Jesus reviled and mocked Him (Matt. 27:38-44, Mark 15:29-32). Luke chapter 23 describes Jesus crying out to God to forgive them (verse 34). Obviously God opened the heart of one of the two thieves crucified with Him. He had a change of heart and rebuked his fellow malefactor (verse 40) and cried out to Jesus (verse 42). Jesus saves this thief as He hangs on the cross (verse 43). Jesus took the chosen one to Paradise; Paradise is a synonym for heaven (II Cor. 12:1-4). God is savior (Isaiah 43:11). We cannot save ourselves. Everyone needs Jesus; the heathen and the believer. Without Jesus, who is the Christ, we can do nothing (John 15:5&6). If you think God loves you, think again. Has God opened your heart? Are you able to hear His Word today? So then faith cometh by hearing, hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17) Read the Bible, cry out to God for mercy, trust His Word.

Born Again

Submitted by chibueze on Tue, 04/18/2017 - 22:19

From Where Does It Come

“Born-again” is a concept brought to us from heaven by Jesus. “No one has ever seen God in heaven except him who came from heaven, he has made God known to us” (Paraphrase from John 1:18). Since no one has ever gone into heaven to corroborate the testimony of Jesus on “born again”, then we basically must take Jesus at his word.  Jesus says that “born-again” is about flesh gives birth to flesh, and spirit gives birth to spirit.