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Truth in Palmyra

By Wally Fry

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In the Beginning….God

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Genesis 1:1,2

In the beginning…..God. That says a lot doesn’t it? In fact, that almost says it all. Even the use of the word, “beginning,” says a lot. God, the one who has existed always from eternity past, created the very beginning. God, who had no beginning and will have no end, only created a “beginning” for us, his created wonder. That is pretty amazing stuff, and seems to answer the often asked question: “Hey, what gives your God the right to (fill in the blank)?” What gives Him the right? In the beginning….God. That, in a nutshell, gives Him the right.

God was not alone in this before the beginning; he was with…Himself. Huh you say? Father, Son and Holy Spirit have always existed outside of time and space from eternity past. Three, yet…one. I don’t get that, and I bet you don’t either, so let’s just look at what He has taught us in His Word.

As we move along into verse 2, we see another person of the Trinity as, the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” Wait, you say: Where is Jesus the Son in all of this? A clear reading of God’s Word elsewhere tells us this also. Let us look, shall we?

Here we see John, clearly referring to our Lord Jesus Christ in John 1:1-3

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

And if that is not enough, let’s look at some more:

Hebrews 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds 

Colossians 1:16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him 

Here is some truth: I don’t get it, and I don’t understand it. I know of no Bible student whether brand new and learning, or with decades of study in their toolbox who does. I do know that God reveals in His word, though. In the beginning God(Father, Son and Holy Spirit) were present working together and created the heaven and the Earth.

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Moon Landings, Conspiracies, and the Reliability of the Bible

Good stuff here on the reliability of God’s Word from Brandon. Comments closed here; blessings and enjoy!

Brandon J. Adams

A common strategy to watch for from Biblical skeptics.Did you know that some people don’t believe we landed on the moon?

Seriously. They think that NASA tried, couldn’t, and faked it on a TV soundstage to save face before Russia.

They’ll tell you there is “evidence” to prove it. They’ll pepper you with dozens of “facts” that will supposedly doom your beliefs about the Apollo program.

Some of these facts are actually intriguing and can catch the layman off guard. “Why aren’t there any stars in the lunar photographs?” “Why didn’t the lunar modules leave any craters?” “How could the astronauts’ air-conditioning work in the vacuum of space?” “Why is so much Apollo 11 telemetry missing?” “Why do the astronauts’ memories seem to contradict each other?”

Their strategy: to present an elephantine list of supposed problems with the Apollo accounts, and then hope you’re overwhelmed by the sheer length of the list.

And when you launch into a blow-by-blow rebuttal of…

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gospel1Friend, when the scoffers distract you?

Stay on message – The Gospel

God Affirmed the Deity of Jesus

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Matthew 3:13-17

If we believe the words of the Bible to be true, then this statement reveals to us clearly that God Himself considered that Jesus was, in fact, Himself. That’s a hard thing to get our minds around for sure, and some might say that is really not what God was saying. What does it mean when God called Jesus His Son here?

Those watching and listening at the baptism of Jesus would have gotten this reference right way; we see in other places that the Pharisees got it when Jesus claimed to be the Son of God, and it made them consider Jesus to be a blasphemer.

Obviously, Jesus was not physically the begotten or created son of God. Being a son had deeper meaning than that in the Jewish culture of the day. The first born son in that day would not have only been the biological offspring of a Father; there would come a day in each case where that son would actually assume the position of his father. The firstborn would eventually assume his father’s position in life, culture and society. He would become his father in terms of position. A son would be equal with his father.

There we have it, friends. God knew even as He spoke these words that Jesus Christ was equal in position, status and authority with Himself. God had sent Himself to this Earth to walk among us and offer us salvation and an eternal place with Him forever.

One Blessed, Single Plateful ~

Great poetry from Deborah Ann. Comments closed here; blessings and enjoy!

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

On Thanksgiving day this year,
before the turkey starts roasting
my thanks, I will be singing
for the dinner I’ll be hosting.

I will set the dining table,
with the gratitude I feel
before anyone comes
to feast upon the meal.

I will spread the hope,
that I’m feeling inside
before I even serve . . .
the food that God supplied.

I will polish up on all,
the reasons I’m thankful
before I even dish up
one blessed, single plateful.

On Thanksgiving day this year,
before the food I present
I will let everyone know . . .
just why I am so content!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Timothy 6:8

“And having food and raiment
let us be therewith content.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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Too busy for “God stuff?

Then, you’re just too busy.

Jesus and God Are One

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John 12:44-50

Jesus clearly understood just who He was and said it clearly here, so the only way to receive this statement is as a clear claiming on the part of Jesus that He was, in fact, God walking among us! This is so very important to the nature of what Jesus came to do, and what He is capable of doing.

In this same passage, Jesus states that He came not to judge the world but to save it. Of course, we all need saving from the very instant we become aware enough to understand the fact that we are all sinners by birth and choice. The question is never will we fall short of the glory of God, but when. That is simply fact even though our nature is also to ignore or downplay this fact. Jesus has not come to judge us, because we exist in an already judged condition; Jesus came to save us from that.

Jesus and God are one. Friends, that is the key to it all right there. Jesus as one man could have only paid for one man. Jesus was a man, but not just any man. Jesus is God. God is the only infinite being who has ever been. The infinite nature of our  sin requires that kind of power to redeem. Jesus did that when He paid the price for all sin, for all people and for all time. He offers it; will we accept it?

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