by Pastor Max
said, "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
from the Garden of Eden, the stage was set for the Mighty
Deliverer to step onto the world stage! The promise came
from Almighty God Himself, who had earlier created the heavens and
the earth, the cosmos and everything herein.
the great plan of redemption and the 'Coming of the Deliverer'
to ransom fallen man was already a done deal, it was
not until the wicked, treasonous Lucifer had caused the greatest
catastrophe to befall the human race, that the great God and
creator made it public.
Adam and Eve, the first human beings to rebel, couldn't have seen
the announcement coming, as things had escalated out of the
precise order they were so accustomed to previously.
Wicked One, the conniving deceiver, undoubtedly knew there
would be a strong response from the EVERY LIVING ONE to his
dastardly deed. But, the 'Coming of the Deliverer'
was more than he had expected.
was stricken with PANIC as he heard the Almighty question Adam and
Eve: "Adam, why did you do this"?
Adam passed the buck, using a blame game approach: "The
woman you gave me is to blame. She gave me the fruit.
It is not my fault."
asked the woman: "What hast thou done?"
Eve answered truthfully, "The Serpent beguiled me and I
did eat." She pointed at the devil in the SNAKE and
said, "Satan is to blame. He beguiled me."
eternal God stated: "Because you have done this
unrighteous deed, I have placed enmity between man and
snakes. People will loath serpents and hate them.
Snakes will crawl on their belly and eat dust because it allowed
the deceiver to enter its body. Lucifer, you will
identify with the lowest of the low and be named the great Serpent
DELIVERER'S VIRGIN BIRTH
Deliverer will be born to a woman without a human father.
He will be True God from eternity and True Man through His virgin
birth; incarnated (God in human flesh) without sin. He will
meet the Demands of Divine Justice to atone for the sins of the
world. Through this act of LOVE,
He will atone (pay the penalty) for Adam and Eve's
treasonous deeds. The
shedding of His righteous, sinless blood, and His
resurrection from the dead will guarantee forgiveness for
members of the human race, who will receive Him!
“But, for you, Lucifer, there will be no peace or
redemption. Your fate is sealed forever.
You are an eternally doomed Despot. The blood of the Deliverer
will obliterate your
power to dominate Adam's race. In the future, your sins of Pride,
Greed and Hatred will fuel your torments.
will constantly haunt you as you search for clues of the Coming
Deliverer. You will seek to destroy Him, but will be unable to
do so. Because of His perfect redemption, He will bring
total liberty, forgiveness, healing and eternal life for Adam's
the Final Battle, the Deliverer will CRUSH your head,
Lucifer. And you will be cast into the Lake that burns with Fire
and Brimstone for ever and ever. Throughout eternity, Lucifer, you
will be known as Satan, the Liar, Deceiver, Opposer of all
righteousness – an Enemy of God and Man!
name Devil, will identify you as a Liar above
all liars, a Swindler, Traducer, and Slanderer.
You've have earned your titles well;
Beelzebub means the Master of flies; dirty,
filthy flies! You deceived the woman, but the God/Man Who will be
born of a Virgin, will lift the heavy burdens from God's children.
His pure and perfect blood will be shed for all human beings and
will free all who believe on His Name."
IS YOUR NAME
IN THE BOOK OF LIFE?
said: “And the Devil that deceived them was cast into the Lake
of Fire and brimstone where the Beast and False Prophet are, and
shall be tormented day and night forever and ever.
I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from Whose
face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no
place for them. And I saw the dead small and great, stand before
God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which
is the Book of Life
and the dead were judged out of those things which were
written in the books, according to their works.
death and Hell were cast into the the Lake of Fire. This is the
Second Death. And whosoever was not written in the Book of
Life was cast into the Lake of Fire.” (Revelation 20:10
What is the Book of Life? Whose names are
recorded in the Book of Life? Are some names blotted out of the
Book of Life? Why do many Jews during the Jewish New Year season
use this greeting: “May your name be
inscribed in the Book of Life?"
their campaigns, Jesus' disciples were joyous: “And the seventy
returned again with JOY, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject
to us through Thy name.
He said unto them, I beheld
Satan as lightning FALL from Heaven. Behold I give unto you
power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power
of the enemy: and NOTHING shall by any means hurt you.
in this rejoice not, that the (evil) spirits are subject unto you:
but rather REJOICE because your names are written in Heaven.”
the very moment a person is born again by the Holy
Spirit and the Word of God, his name is inscribed in the Lamb's
Book of Life. That is the MIRACLE of Christ's redemptive work in
our hearts and lives.
DEATH UNTO LIFE!
stated: “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.” (John 5:24)
BIBLE says: “Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed
upon us, that we should be called the sons of God; therefore the
world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not. Behold, now
are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we
shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like
Him; for we see Him as He is.” (1 John 3:1,2)
man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us. Hereby know we
that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because He hath given us of
we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the
Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the
Son of God, God dwelleth within him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:12-15)
believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and
every one that loveth Him
that begat loveth him also that is begotten of Him. He that
believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in
himself: he that believeth not God hath made Him a liar because he
believeth not the RECORD that God gave of His Son.
this is the record, that God hath given to us ETERNAL LIFE, and
this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he
that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son
of God: that ye might know that ye have eternal life, and that ye
might believe on the name of the Son of God.
we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given an
understanding, that we may know Him that is true and we are in Him
that is TRUE, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son
Jesus Christ. This is true God and eternal life.”
(1 John 5: 1,11-13,20)
THERE IS ONLY
ONE WAY TO HEAVEN
his letter to former pagans in Corinth, St. Paul the Founder of
the Church among the Gentiles, declared that Jesus Christ is the
ONLY Saviour and that all other deities or paths to God, Heaven
and eternal life are false. He said that they will not save you!
to us (Believers) there is but ONE GOD, the Father,
of Whom are all things, and we in Him; and ONE Lord Jesus
Christ, by Whom are all things, and we by Him.” (1 Corinthians
8: 6). The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sins. Jesus Christ saves
us by His Blood. The Blessed Holy Spirit brings us into the
presence the Father.
Bible says: “For through Him (Jesus Christ) we
both (all believers) have ACCESS
by one Spirit (Holy Spirit) unto the
Father.” (Ephesians 1:18)
Christ is the only WAY to God and Heaven! He said: “I
am the DOOR, by Me if any man enter in, he shall be SAVED,
and shall go in and out and find pasture. The
thief (Satan) cometh not but for to steal, kill and
destroy. I am come that you may have life, and have it more
abundantly.” (John 10:9,10). Amen.
TO MEET GOD?
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
I ASK YOU A QUESTION? ARE YOU READY TO MEET GOD?
most important question I could ask you and the most important
decision of your entire lifetime revolves around the spiritual
welfare of your soul and its eternal destiny.
are preachers today who have soft-soaped the Gospel and watered
down God’s word to please their listeners in order to keep their
parishioners coming to church.
are afraid that if they preach the truth, as it is written, people
will not like it and their offering plates will not bring in too
Bible warns that this would be the case in the end time, of which
we are now living. (2 Timothy 3:13) (2 Timothy 4:3-4). The Apostle
Paul calls such preachers Food Preachers or Belly Preachers.
(Romans 16:18) (Philippians 3:19) These men only preach to earn a
living and not to win men and women to Jesus Christ.
going to be absolutely honest with you and tell you the complete
truth as found in God’s Word concerning your soul, death,
judgment, heaven, hell and eternity and the gift of salvation.
Then I will also show you how you can be saved and forgiven by the
precious blood of Jesus Christ.
- YOUR SOUL WILL NEVER DIE
soul is eternal and will live on even after your body dies.
- ONE APPOINTMENT YOU CAN’T CANCEL OR POSTPONE
is appointed unto man once to die but after this the
judgment." (Hebrews 9:27)
- YOU CAN’T FOOL GOD
not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that
shall he also reap." (Galatians 6:7) "Be sure your sin
will find you out." (Numbers 32:23)
- YOU’LL PAY FOR YOUR SINS IF YOU DON’T REPENT OF THEM
wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23) "The wicked shall
be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God."
"When the Son of man shall come in his glory,
and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the
throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all the
nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a
shepherd divided his sheep from the goats:
And he shall set the
sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the
King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my
Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation
of the world:
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand,
Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the
devil and his angels: And these shall go away into everlasting
punishment: but the righteous into life eternal." (Matthew
25:31-34, 41, 46)
- ALL HAVE SINNED
all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." (Romans
3:23) "And we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned
every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the
iniquity of us all." (Isaiah 53:6) "There is none
righteous, no, no one." (Romans 3:10)
- JESUS DIED TO SAVE SINNERS
said, "For I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners
to repentance", (Matthew 9:13) and "For the Son of man
is come to save that which was lost." (Matthew 18:11)
was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our
iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with
his stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5)
God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting
life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the
world, but that the world through him might be saved." (John
- YOU MUST REPENT OF YOUR SINS
that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and
forsaketh them shall have mercy." (Proverbs 28:13)
the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts
and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him;
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon." (Isaiah 55:7)
"Except ye repent ye shall all likewise perish." (Luke
- YOU MUST BELIEVE THE GOSPEL
if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall
believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto
righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto
salvation." (Romans 10:9-10)
- ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOUR BY FAITH
by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should
boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9) "Come unto me all ye that
labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
(Matthew 11:28) "Come now, and let us reason together saith
the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white
as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as
wool." (Isaiah 1:18) "Him that cometh to me I will in no
wise cast out." (John 6:37)
- HE WILL GIVE YOU THE POWER YOU NEED
came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as
received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on his name." (John 1:11-12)
"Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come
upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and
in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the
earth." (Acts 1:8)
CAN I BE SAVED?
are asking this question today. They are wanting to know how to
"make things right with Almighty God." They realize
somewhere along the way, they have lost sight of God - they have
lost contact with the Eternal One - the Great Creator, God, who
loved the world so much that He sent His Son to die for lost
today are groping in darkness - looking for a ray of light to
point them to the Heavenly way - but alas, they search in vain,
they stumble and fall in the shadows of sin, worry, fear, anxiety,
loneliness, heartbreak, sickness and confusion.
people have tried to live a better life, turn over a new leaf,
rehabilitate themselves, only to find that their strength in the
time of testing and temptation has failed and they are back where
they started. So now, not only are they defeated, but they are
also bewildered, perplexed and tormented, not knowing which way to
Reader, perhaps you are one of these poor unfortunate souls. THEN
LISTEN CAREFULLY, for I have good news for you. There
is still balm in Gilead for your sin sick soul. There is still
deliverance for the bound, victory for the defeated and peace for
the troubled. There is still healing for the sick and salvation
for the lost.
IS STILL HOPE - LOOK TO JESUS
IS STILL HOPE FOR YOU. There is life for you. There is still
forgiveness and happiness for you. LOOK
TO JESUS, the author and finisher of your faith,
TO JESUS, the mighty conqueror (Revelation
TO JESUS, the Saviour of the World (Luke
look at your sinful condition, LOOK TO
JESUS; don’t look at your hopelessness, frustration
and bewilderment, LOOK TO JESUS.
look at your sickness, grief and loneliness, LOOK
look at your friends of other Christians who have failed, but LOOK
TO JESUS who never fails.
Bible says in Isaiah 45:22, "Look unto me and be ye saved,
all the ends of the earth: for I am God and there is NONE
is only one way to be saved and that is through Jesus Christ, the
Son of the Living God.
said in (John 14:6), "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life,
no man cometh unto the Father but by me." Jesus said in (John
10:9), "I am the Door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be
SAVED, and shall go in and out and find pasture."
IS ONLY ONE WAY TO GO - that way is JESUS. There is only
one door to God, and that door is Jesus. There is no other.
Buddha and the Roman Pope, a church organization - none of these
will open the doors to the Kingdom of Heaven, but Jesus Christ,
the one who came from heaven, who died on the Cross, rose again
from the dead - He is able to forgive you, save you and bring you
into the Kingdom of God. GLORY TO HIS NAME FOREVER.
Apostle Peter said in (Acts 4:12) concerning Jesus Christ,
"Neither is there Salvation in any other, for there is none
other name under Heaven, given among men whereby we must be
SAVED." There you have it. the only name that can bring
salvation, blessing and deliverance is the Mighty Name of Jesus.
The Angel said unto Joseph (Matthew 1:21), "Ye shall call His
Name Jesus, for He shall SAVE His people from their sins." In
(Romans 10:13) we read, "For whosoever shall call upon the
name of the Lord shall be SAVED."
Philippian jailer asked the same question many today are asking
and he got an answer he was converted, his life was changed. He
met the master, Jesus. You can do the same. There in the prison
house he cried out (Acts 16:30), "Sirs, what must I do to be
saved?" Paul answered, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ
and be Saved." He believed on Jesus Christ and was Saved. you
can do the same.
you ask - how can I believe? What must I do to believe in Jesus
Christ? Where do I start? I am glad you asked these questions,
because I have the answer for you from God’s word - Here is what
you must do to be saved.
- REPENT OF YOUR SINS
To be saved you must repent of your
sins and see yourself as you really are - You must realize you are
lost and undone, without hope. You must see God’s Holiness and
realize that you have sinned against the Almighty. You must be
sorry for your sins, you must hate your sins and be willing to
forsake them (Matthew 4:17) your sins have condemned you (John
3:18) your sins have separated you from God (Isaiah 59:2). The
Bible says (Romans 3:23), "For all have sinned and come short
of the Glory of God." Also in (Isaiah 53:6) the word of God
says, "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned
everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the
iniquity of us all."
HATES YOUR SINS
- but God loves you. God wants to rescue you out of your sins. You
must be willing to give yourself completely over to God and turn
your back on all unrighteousness.
- YOU MUST CONFESS YOU SINS TO GOD
(1 John 1:9) "If we confess our sins (to God), He is
faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from
all unrighteousness." You must tell God you are a sinner and
that you cannot save yourself. You must confess to God that no one
else can save you except Jesus Christ. You must ask God to have
mercy on you (Luke 18:13) and to forgive you. Then you must
confess to God that you believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God,
that Jesus Christ died on the Cross of Calvary for your sins, that
He rose again from the dead and that He is able to save you (1
Corinthians 15:1-4) (Hebrews 7:25).
- YOU MUST ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOUR
Tell God that you accept His pardon
and that you now, through faith in God’s word accept Jesus
Christ into your heart and life. (Ephesians 2:8-9) "For by
grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it
is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."
Salvation is absolutely free - you cannot work for it - you cannot
pay for it - It is free - you just receive it from God.
you have prayed to God asking Him to forgive you - then you must
believe He has heard your prayer and forgiven your sins. That is
faith. You say that is hard to do. No - it isn’t. If you believe
that God told the truth and the Bible is God’s word - God will
do what He said He would do. If you have prayed the sinner’s
prayer asking God to forgive you, (then he has forgiven you; His
word tells you that and His word is the truth) and if you are
forgiven, then you are saved. You must then continue to live in
God’s way - you must live for God. Believe that you are saved,
begin to praise and worship God and thank him for saving your
you have doubts and say, "I don’t feel any different."
You say you still feel the way you did before, you don’t feel
like you are saved. Always remember, you are NOT SAVED by your
feelings, you are saved by FAITH IN GOD’S WORD. If God said it -
it is the truth, whether you feel like it or not. However, when
you stand of God’s word and by faith accept the Salvation that
God offers, you WILL FEEL DIFFERENT.
will believe before you feel - you will feel the cleansing, you
will feel the forgiveness of God, you will feel the assurance when
you believe God’s word and have confessed Jesus Christ as your
Saviour. (Romans 10:9-10).
will begin to feel peace, the peace that comes from knowing you
are saved, that your sins have been forgiven and you will feel
hope and optimism.
Word of God states (John 6:37), Jesus said, "Him that cometh
unto Me, I will in no wise cast out." You have come to Jesus
by faith; He has not cast you out - Jesus has taken you in - you
are SAVED. Praise God.
your hands to God (in complete obedience and surrender). Say
"thank you, Jesus, for saving my soul." Praise Him and
Worship Him for what He has done for you.
are now saved, you have passed from death unto life (John 5:24).
Your name has now been written in the "Lamb’s Book of
Life." (Revelation 20:15) The Angels are rejoicing in Heaven
over this great victory over the devil. God has snatched your soul
from Satan’s grasp and the angels are rejoicing over this. (Luke
from you knees full of peace (John 14:27). Now go and tell someone
about Jesus Christ and his love. Tell people what God has done for
you. (Romans 10:9-10) "That if thou shalt confess with thy
mouth, the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God
hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be SAVED. For with the
heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth
confession is made unto Salvation."
Seek the Lord (James 4:8) and ask Him to fill you with the holy
Ghost and Fire.
God to give you power for service (Luke 3:16) (Acts 1:4) (Acts
1:8) (Acts 2:4) (Acts 2:38-39). Read your Bible every day and pray
to the Lord Jesus Christ.
you go about your life, witness to people about Jesus Christ. Find
a good church where the pastor and the congregation believe the
whole Bible, where they believe in holiness of life and separation
from the world.
a church where they believe in prayer for the sick and where the
pastor and congregation have a burden to see the lost saved and
brought to Jesus Christ.
the Lord bless you and give you peace. Write me a letter if you
have accepted the lord Jesus Christ as a result of reading this
LIFE & DEATH of
by Pastor Max
the lies & deceptions of the 'DaVINCI CODE' & 'JESUS
PAPERS' and providing Historical Evidence and proof of Jesus'
men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being
deceived." (2 Timothy 3:13),
the Word.... For the time shall come when they will not endure
sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to
themselves teachers having itching ears; And they shall turn away
their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
(2 Timothy 4:2-4)
are those who say that the 'Day of Revivals' is over, that
the Gospel of Jesus Christ has lost its power. And
that the Bible has become an obsolete book, because of the
horrific attacks against its veracity ad evil and wicked forces.
intimate that the influence of the Church is passé
and the Gospel Ministry of saving souls, healing the sick and
restoring lives, marriages and homes belonged to a different time.
They also say we are now living in the Post-Christian era.
doubt, the attacks by diabolical "enemies of the cross"
will harm the cause of Christ. The rebellious and
gullible will believe their lies and be attracted to their
hateful propaganda much like those drawn toward the occult, New
Age Movement, perverted sex, drugs, alcohol and pornography.
who are disgruntled by organized religion - especially the Roman
Catholic Church - are prime targets for the biased, distorted
views and down right lies that ooze out of the 'Jesus Papers'
and 'The Da Vinci Code'
show that 60% of British people who read the "Da VINCI
CODE" believe Jesus had children with Mary Magdalene
Norwegian Lutheran Newspaper 'Dagen' (May 28, 2006) reprinted that
according to a recent survey, 60% of British people who had read
the book 'The DaVinci Code' believed that Jesus had children with
Mary Magdalene and 30% of those who had not read the book also
believed that pernicious, blasphemous lie. That is
normal people with a functioning brain, could become so deluded by
these fabrications in the book and movie, 'The DaVinci Code' is
very alarming. These fabrications and distortions
deliberately reconstructed the historical records regarding the
crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth.
guess it does make sense, when you realize that these same people
flock to theatres to view flicks produced by people like Michael
Moore, and 'conspiracy advocates' who reject the holocaust, blame
the Jews and CIA for the 9-11 attacks on America and declare that
astronauts did not walk on the moon and that the U.S. Government
is hiding aliens in Roswell.
DO PEOPLE BELIEVE THE FALSE DISTORTIONS OF THE 'DA VINCI CODE' AND 'JESUS PAPERS'?
Bible gives the REAL REASON people accept and believe these false
doctrines and reject the Gospel instead of embracing it.
"And this is the condemnation, that men loved darkness
rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For
everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the
light, lest his deeds should be reproved." (John 3:19)
is sad that millions are people are so warped intellectually, that
they would so easily believe such nonsense as is shown in 'The Da
Vinci Code' and the 'Jesus Papers'. This book and movie
are a total fabrication and rejection of the detailed historical
evidence validated by the Jewish Sanhedrin, the noted Jewish
historian Flavian Josephus, the Roman Governor Pontius Pilate and
the Centurion who crucified Jesus of Nazareth. Also the
Roman historians and the eye witness accounts of more than 500
people who saw Him after His crucifixion and resurrection.
makes the money from 'The Da Vinci Code' and 'The Jesus Papers'
but they will also be responsible for many souls lost.
and Baigent will make hundreds of millions of dollars for the
promotion of their blasphemous work. We know these people
have an agenda. They blatantly promote goddess worship, hate
the gospel of Jesus Christ, disdain the Roman Catholic Church and
will do anything for money.
Holy Record states, "And when they were assembled with
the elders, and had taken counsel, THEY GAVE LARGE MONEY unto the
soldiers, saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night and stole
Him away while we slept. And if this comes to the governor's
ears, we will persuade him, and secure you."
THEY TOOK THE MONEY", and did as they were taught: and
this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this
day." (Matthew 28:12-15)
people will do anything to get their name in the paper, their
faces on television and a multi-million dollar bank account.
Judas, however, sold Jesus for only 30 pieces of silver.
deceptive, money grabbling publicity hounds, like Michael Baigent
and Dan Brown have nevertheless pulled off a diabolical coup, with
a less than brilliant press corps eating up their blasphemous lies
as if it were the truth.
EVIL CONSPIRATORS behind the poisonous attacks on our Lord Jesus
Christ took into consideration the millions of Muslims who would
gloat at the depiction of Jesus as having escaped crucifixion,
seeing an opportunity to promote their false, blasphemous, twisted
knew they had a ready audience among Jews who continue to reject
Jesus of Nazareth as their Messiah, although their meticulous
historical records prove His crucifixion.
is an excerpt from 'The Early Jewish & Gentile Writings'
by the eminent theologian and historian F.F. Bruce:;
the Mishmah is a law code, and the Talmud's commentaries on this
code, there is little occasion in these writings for references to
Christianity, and what references there are, are hostile in
nature. Such as they are, these references do show there was
not the slightest double of the historical character of Jesus.
to the earlier Rabbis whose opinions are recorded in these
writings, Jesus of Nazareth was a transgressor in Israel, who
practiced magic, scorned the words of the wise, led people astray,
and said he had not come to destroy the law but to add to it.
He was hanged on Passover Eve for heresy and misleading the
people. His disciples, of whom five are named, healed the
sick in his name.
is clear that this is just such a portrayal of our Lord we might
expect these elements in the 'Pharisaic Party' which were opposed
to him. Some of the names by which he is called bear witness
directly or indirectly to the Gospel record. The appellation
Ha-Taluy - 'The hanged One' - obviously refers to the manner of
we have earlier and more important Jewish literature or our
purpose than anything found in the Talmud. The Jewish
historian Flavius Josephus who was born of a priestly family in AD
37 writes about Jesus. In the 'Antiquities' (xx.9.1),
Josephus describes the high handed acts of the high priest Ananus
after the death of the procurator Festus (AD 61) in these words:
therefore Annus was of such a disposition, he though he had now a
good opportunity, as Festus was no dead, and Albinos was still on
the road; so he assembled a council of judges, and brought before
it the brother of Jesus the so-called Christ, whose name was
James, together with some others, and having accused them as
law-breakers, he delivered them over to be stoned.'
story of the death of 'James the Just' (as the Lord's
brother was called) is told in greater detail by Hegesippus, a
Jewish Christian writer of c.AD 170. The account in Josephus
is chiefly important because he calls James 'the brother Jesus the
so-called Christ',. in such a way as to suggest that he has
already made some reference to Jesus. We do find reference
to him in all extant (existing) copies of Josephus, the so called
Testimonium Flavianum in Antiquities xviii.3.3.
Josephus narrates some of the troubles which marked the
procuratorship of pilate, and continues:
there arose about this time Jesus, a wise man, if indeed we should
call him a man; for he was a doer of marvelous deeds, a teacher of
men who receive the truth with pleasure. He led away many
Jews, and also many of the Greeks. This man was the Christ.
And when Pilate had condemned him to the cross on his impeachment
by the chief men among us, those who had loved him at first did
not cease; for he appeared to them on the
third day alive again, the divine prophets having spoken these and
thousands of other wonderful things about him: and even now the
tribe of Christians, so named after him, has not yet died
is a translation of the text of this passage as it has come down
to us, and we know that it was the same at the time of Eusebius
(275-339 A.D.), who quotes it twice: 'Some acute critics have
found no difficulty in accepting the Testimonium Flavianum as it
passage certainly contains several characteristic features of the
dictation of Josephus, as has been pointed out by the late Dr. H.
St. John/Thackeray (the leading British authority on Josephus in
recent years) and others.
LEADING BRITISH AUTHORITY ON JOSEPHUS
has also been pointed out that or omission of words, short phrases
is characteristic of the textual tradition the Antiquities, which
makes it easier to accept a suggestion that the word 'so-called'
has dropped out before 'Christ', and some such phrase as 'as they
said' or possibly 'as they say' after 'for he appeared to them'.
Both these suggested emendations are attractive, the former
especially so, because the very phrase 'the so-called Christ'
occurs in the passage where Josephus related the death of James.
other emendations have much to commend them. One is a
suggestions of Thackeray, that instead of 'the truth' (Greek aethe)
we should read 'strange things' Greek aethe). The
other is a suggestion of r. Robert Eisle, that some words have
fallen out at the beginning. If the passage, which
originally commenced: "And there arose about this time a
source of new troubles, one Jesus.' If then, we adopt these
emendations of the test, this is what we get as a result:
there arose about this time a source of new troubles, one Jesus, a
wise man. He was a doer of marvelous deeds, a teacher of men
who receive strange things with pleasure. He led away many
Jews, and also many of the Greeks. This man was the
so-called Christ. And when Pilate had condemned him to the cross
on his impeachment by the chief men among us, those who had loved
him at first did not cease; for he appeared to them, as they said,
on the third day alive again, the divine prophets have spoken
these and thousands of other wonderful things about him: and even
now the tribe of Christians, so named after him, has not yet died
version of the Testimonium has got rid, by one or two very simple
devices, of the difficulties of the traditional while it preserves
(or even enhances) the worth of passage as a historical document.
The flavour of contempt is a little more marked as a result of the
addition; and the closing reference to 'the tribe of Christians'
is not inconsonant with a hope that though have not yet died out,
they soon may.'
JOSEPHUS VERIFIES CRUCIFIXION
OF JESUS CHRIST
have therefore very good reason for believing that JOSEPHUS did
make reference to Jesus, bearing witness to (a) His date, (b) His
reputation as a wonderworker, (c) His being the brother of James,
(d) His crucifixion under Pilate at the information of the Jewish
rulers, (*e) His messianic claim, (f) His being the founder of
'the tribe of Christians', and probably (g) the belief in His
rising from the dead."
first Gentile writer who concerns us seems to be one called
Thallus, who about AD 52, wrote a work tracing the history of
Greece and its relations with Asia from the Trojan War to his own
day. He has been identified with a Samaritan of that name,
who is mentioned by Josephus (Ant.xviii.6.4.) as being a freed man
of the Emperor Tiberius:
Julius Africanus, a Christian writer on chronology about AD 221,
who knew the writing of Thallus, says when discussing the darkness
which fell upon the land during the crucifixion of Christ: 'Thallus,
in the third book of his histories, explains away this darkness as
an eclipse of the sun - unreasonably - as it seems to me'
(unreasonably, of course, because a solar eclipse could not take
place at the time of the full moon, and it was at the season of
the paschal full moon that Christ died).'"
this reference in Julius Africanus it has been inferred (a) that
the gospel tradition, or at least the traditional story of the
passion, was known in Rome in non-Christian circles towards the
middle of the first century; and (b) that the enemies of
Christianity tried to refute this Christian tradition by giving a
naturalistic interpretation to the facts which it reported."
the writings of Thallus have disappeared; we know that only in
fragments cited by later writers. Apart from him, no certain
reference is made to Christianity in any extent (existing)
non-Christian Gentile writing of the first century."
is, indeed, in the British Museum an interesting manuscript
preserving the text of a letter written some time later than AD
73, but how much later we cannot be sure. This letter was
sent by a Syrian named Mara Bar-Serapion to his son Serapion.
Mara Bar-Serapion was in prison at the time, but he wrote to
encourage his son in the pursuit of wisdom, and pointed out that
those who persecuted wise men were overtaken by misfortune.
He instances the death of Socrates, Pythagoras and Christ:
advantage did the Anthenian, gain from putting Socrates to death?
Famine and plague came upon them as a judgment for their crime.
What advantage did the men of Samos, gain from burning Pythagoras?
In a moment their land was covered with sand. What advantage
did the Jews gain from executing their wise King? It was
just after that that their kingdom was abolished.'
justly avenged these three wise men: the Athenians died of
hunger; the Samians were overwhelmed by the sea; the Jews, ruined
and driven from their land, live in complete dispersion. But
Socrates did not die for good; he lived on in the teaching of
Plato. Phythagoras did not die for good; he lived on in the
statue of Hera. Nor did the wise King die for good; He lived
on in the teaching which He had given.'
writer can scarcely have been a Christian, or he would have said
that Christ lived on by being raised from the dead. He was
more probably a Gentile philosopher, who led the way in what later
became a commonplace, the placing of Christ on a comparable
footing with the great sages of antiquity.
HISTORIAN RECORDS PILATE'S ROLE
IN JESUS DEATH'
some ancient writers believed that Pilate did send in such a
report, but there is no evidence that any of them had any real
knowledge of it. About AD 150, Justin Martyr, addressing his
'Defense of Christianity' to the Emperor Antoninius Pius, referred
him to Pilate's report, which Justin supposed must be preserved in
the imperial archives."
the words, 'They pierced my hands and my feet; he says, 'are a
description of the nails that were fixed in His hands and His feet
on the cross; and after He was crucified, those who crucified Him
cast lots for His garments, and divided them among themselves; and
that these things were so that you may learn from the
"Acts" which were recorded under Pontius Pilate.'
Later he says: 'That He performed these miracles you may easily be
satisfied from the "Acts" of Pontius Pilate.'
greatest Roman historian in the days of the Empire was Cornelius
Tacitus who was born between AD 52 and AD 54, and wrote the
history of Tome under the emperors. About the age of 60,
when writing the story of the reign of Nero (AD 56-68), he
described the great fire which ravaged Rome in AD 64 and told how
it was widely rumored that Nero had instigated the fire, in order
to gain greater glory for himself by rebuilding the city."
goes on: 'Therefore, to scotch the rumour, Nero substituted as
culprits, and punished with the utmost refinement of cruelty, a
class of men, loathed for their vice, whom the crowd styled
from whom they got their name, had been executed by sentence of
the procurator Pontius Pilate when Tiberius was emperor, and the
pernicious superstition was checked for a short time, only to
break out afresh, not only in Judaea, the home of the plague, but
in Rome itself, where all he horrible and shameful things in the
world collect and find a home.'
was in a position to have access to such official information as
was available; he was the son-in-law of Julius Agricola, who was
governor of Britain in AD 80 to AD 84. If Pilate did send a
report to Rome, Tacitus was more likely to know of it than most
writers, his language is too summary to make any such inference
point in worth noting however, apart from Jewish and Christian
writers, Tacitus is the one and only ancient author to mention
Pilate. It may surely be accounted one of the ironies of
history that the only mention Pilate receives from a Roman
historian is in connection with the part he played in the
execution of Jesus."
Great Fire of Rome is also mentioned by Toning, who about AD 120
wrote the lives of the first twelve Caesars, from Julius Caesar
onwards. In his 'Life of Nero' (xvi.2) he says:
was inflicted on the Christians, a class of men addicted to a
novel and mischievous superstition.' Another possible
reference to Christianity occurs in 'Life of Claudius' (xxv.4), of
whom he says: 'As the Jews were making constant disturbance at the
instigation of Chrestus, he expelled them from Rome.'
ASKS HOW TO DEAL WITH WORSHIPPERS OF JESUS
AD 112, C. Plinius. Secundus (Pliny the Younger), governor of
Bithyia in Asia minor, wrote a letter to the Emperor Trajan,
asking his advice on how to deal with the troublesome sect of
Christians, who were embarrassingly numerous in his
to evidence he had secured by examining some of them under
torture, 'they were in the habit of meeting on a certain fixed day
before it was light, when they sang an anthem to Christ as God,
and bound themselves by a solemn oath (sacramentum) not to commit
any wicked deed, but to abstain from all fraud, theft and
adultery, never to break their word, or deny a trust when called
upon to honour it; after which it was their custom to separate,
and then meet again to partake of food of an ordinary and innocent
else may be thought of the evidence from early Jewish and Gentile
writers, as summarized in this chapter and the preceding one, it
does at least establish for those who refuse the witness of
Christian writings, the historical character of Jesus Himself'
writers may toy with the fancy of a 'Christ-myth', but they do not
do so on the ground of historical evidence. The historicity
of Christ is an axiomatic for an unbiased historian as the
historicity of Julius Caesar. It is not historians who
propagate the 'Christ-myth' theories.'
earliest propagators of Christianity welcomed the fullest
examination of the credentials of their message. The events
which they proclaimed were, as Paul said to king Agrippa,
"not done in a corner", and were well able to bear all
the light that could be thrown on them."
spirit of these early Christians ought to animate their modern
descendants. For by an acquaintance with the relevant
evidence that will not only be able to give to everyone who asks
them a reason for the hope that is in them, but they themselves,
like Theophilus, will thus know more accurately how secure is the
basis of the faith which they have been taught."
is EVIDENT from the above historical facts that Jesus of Nazareth
was crucified on Calvary's cross by the Romans at the behest
and prodding of the Jewish Sanhedrin, as the New Testament
is also EVIDENT that the 'pin-heads' who wrote the Jesus' Papers
and the Da Vinci Code have not studied history and are among
'the most ignorant of peoples", or are the "most cunning
liars" and deceptive "distorters of history" on the
devil's crowd has tried unsuccessfully to derail the 'Gospel
Train" for 2000 years. Its just not going to work!
We are aware of Satan's 'same-old, same-old' tired, worthless,
worn out tricks.
Bart D. Ehrman, Department Chair of Religious Studies at
University of NC, Chapel Hill states, "Not a single one of
our ancient sources indicates that Jesus was married, let alone
married to Mary Magdalene."
ARE ONLY TWO SOURCES OF
are only two sources of supernatural wisdom - God and Satan.
Therefore, we need a divinely formulated rule book as a guide or
measuring stick. The Bible is that rule-book.
Christ endorsed the Holy Scriptures. He even said, "For
verily I say unto you, Til heaven and earth pass, one jot or one
tittle (iota) shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be
fulfilled." (Matthew 5:18, 24; 35)
are looking for a reliable voice of authority. They know
they cannot trust treaties between world leaders or statements
made by philosophers, modernistic theologians and scientists.
BIBLE - GOD'S WORD - IS THE ONLY REAL
AUTHORITY WE HAVE
Proven trustworthy throughout the centuries, the
Holy Bible sheds
light on human nature, world problems and human sufferings.
Beyond that, it clearly reveals the way to God.
WROTE THE BIBLE? Where did it originate and why is it so
important? Biblical scholar Dr. Moshe Katz, and computer
expert Dr. Menachen Wiener of 'The Technician' - Israel's
Institute of Technology - have concluded that God is its author.
conclusion is based on the notion that significant words are
concealed in the Hebrew text of the first five books of the Bible,
spelled by letter, separated at fixed intervals; a system alluded
to in Rabbinical literature used much later.
Katz said the researchers' evidence contradicts the belief that
the Pentateuch is a collection of documents written and edited by
different persons at different times.
patterns of letters repeated throughout all the text dismiss this
theory, because the statistical probabilities of the pattern are
information appearing at set intervals. By chance, it is
extremely low - sometimes one to three million.
pointed to the repetition of the Hebrew word "Torah"
(law), which appears in the book of Genesis repeatedly ever fifty
characters, and the word "Elohim" (God), which appears
in the same book, then skipping 26 letters. The numbers 50
and 26 have great significance in Jewish tradition.
burial site of Adam and Eve is never mentioned in the text in the
Bible, but by the letter skipping method the names, "Adam and
Eve" appear in the the where the burial place of Abraham and
Sarah, the patriarch's tomb, is described.
BIBLE IS NOT WRITTEN BY HUMAN HAND
extra ordinary aspect to emerge from the research is the prophetic
nature of many words revealed in the text, which gives ammunition
to Dr. Katz conviction that the Old Testament was not written by a
the book of Esther, which is read during the Jewish holiday of
Purim, the story of Haman's treachery and execution was
graphically told. Haman's 10 sons were hanged and their
names are listed in the same book. After the hangings, Queen
Esther, was asked by the king what more could be done for her and
her people, the Jews. Her reply was that she want "Haman's
10 sons hanged upon the gallows."
puzzled scholars for centuries, since they had already been
hanged. A major hint explaining this mystery, said Katz, is
the appearance of 3 letters. These 3 letters are
"tas, shin and savin" in the list of Haman's 10 hanged
sons (written smaller than the other letters).
"TAS, SHIN, ZAYIN" spell out the number in the Jewish
calendar for the year 1946 on the Gregorian calendar.
October 16, 1946, explained Dr. Katz, 10 Nazis were hanged
following their conviction and sentencing at the Nuremberg Trials.
(11 had been convicted by Herman Goering committed suicide, by
poisoning an hour before the execution). Julius Steicher,
one of the 10 hanged, seconds before the noose tightened cried
out, "Purim Fest, 1946""
said Katz, "In 1946 according to the Jewish calendar, October
16th fell exactly on the annual Jewish holiday, "Hoshna Raba",
which is considered the last 'day of judgment' in a chain of high
holidays, including Hoshana, Raba and Yom Kippur, a period of
a phenomenon cannot be explained rationally", commented
computer expert, Dr. Weiner. "So we need a
non-rational. And ours is that the Bible was written by God,
through the hands of Moses."
his book, 'Rapture before the Russian Invasion of Israel', Dr.
Emil Gavberluk, M.A., Ph.D, Ed.D., writes: "How do we know
what happened to the universe? The only book in the world
that can give us that information is called The Bible. It is
a book that cannot be destroyed in spite of nations and
individuals who have tried to destroy it down through 3000 years
of its existence.
other book has this track record. It is important because it
is the only book that God speaks through with authority, wisdom
and power. it is the only book that changes men's lives.
It is the only book that gives us hope for a glorious future.
HOLY BIBLE - IS SEALED WITH A COMPLEX CODE
is sealed mathematically with a code that has just recently been
discovered as the subliminal language of science. Ivan Panin
a professor at Harvard spent some 50 years working 15 hours a day
decoding it. The Israelis have just rediscovered it.
Rabbi David Ordman who directed a 5 year study with 20 rabbinical
scholars at the Hebrew University revealed this in prestigious
London Sunday Mail (1988).
stated: 'The codes are so complex that it
took thousands of computer hours to unmask them, and it would have
required an ultra-modern hi-tech computer to devise them and hide
them in the tet - an obvious impossibility 2,400 years ago.
The Torah, therefore, could only have been written by someone
given explicit divine direction on how it was to be done',
Rabbi Ordman stressed.
suggested that the texts were encoded as a sign to future
generations that the Torah is much more than a history of the
roots of the ancient Jewish people, but instead a time capsule
awaiting a generation with the advanced technology to decode its
contents. Scholars, he said, have long noticed that the
number 7 has a mystical significance."
example, all the key names in Genesis such as God, Adam and Noah
are always mention seven times! Other examples of this:
Starting with the first letter T in Genesis, and counting ever
49th letter (7 times 7), the word Torah is spelled out. In
Exodus, if you start with the first Y, then add every 7th letter,
the Hebrew name of God, Yehovah is spelled out."
these and other examples of the number 7's key importance, Rabbi
Ordman and his colleagues programmed all 125,000 words in the
Torah and combed through billions of combinations, a job that
would have taken humans hundreds of years to complete without
their amazement they found that the Bible contains numerous
messages hidden in number codes, the significance of which they
have yet to understand. He went on to say that the
statistical odds against The Bible being written humanly are
SIGNATURED ALSO IN NEW TESTAMENT
Emil Gaverluk states that the Greek alphabet is also adaptable to
mathematics, and this shows that the 2 Testaments are really one
revelation from God. He writes: "In the Greek the
number for Jesus is 888. The same number reveals Him in the
first 2 Hebrew words of Deuteronomy and the last 2 Hebrew words of
the same book add up to: 'These be the words - all Israel.'
The first 2 add up to 297 and the last 2 add up to 591. Each
letter having the equivalent number, as does the Greek. The
sum total is 888."
Gospel of John opens with this test, "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 anything made that was made.
In Him was life, and the life was the life of men. And the
light shineth in darkness; and the darkness was overpowered."
Gaverluk writes: "Jesus is signatured in the Old Testament:
Malachi 3:6, "I am" is 63; "Jehovah" is 770;
and "Not" is 31; all adding up to 888. Another:
Genesis 13:1, "Almighty God" is 345; and Exodus 3:14
"I am that I am" adds up to 543. The total
signature for Jesus again in 888."
thanks to Albert Nobell for digging these out. He has more
including the prime numbers 37 and 73 in "And the Numbers
Cam' along with 'Gematria and a Priori Data' published by
Micro-Text, 3221 S. Colfax, Min. Mn. The number 3 stands
for trinity and the number 7 stands for perfection."
THE BIBLE BE TRUSTED?
Bible can certainly be trusted. The Bible is the
living Word of God. Over the centuries, a number of very
sincere doubters have set out to prove the Bible to be incorrect.
of these was William
Richard Ramsay, who determined to use historical
events - especially the 'Book of Acts' to disprove the validity of
the Sacred Writings. His strategy was to travel to every
place and do all the things - recorded by Dr. Luke, which St. Paul
and his party experienced.
similar modes of transportation and reconstructing the great
Apostle's missionary journeys, he discovered Luke's accounts so
accurate and convincing that he received Jesus Christ as his
the conclusion of his study, William Richard Ramsay concluded:
"Luke is an historian of the first rank; not merely are his
statements of fact trust worthy, he is possessed of the true
historical sense; he fixed his mind on the idea and plan that
rules in the evolution of history, and proportions the scale of
his treatment to the importance of each incident...In short, this
author should be placed along with the greatest of
historical accuracy of the Bible overwhelmed Sir William Ramsay!
Another 'notable' to be converted to Christ by the outcome of his
own research is mathematician, Dr. Ivan Panin. Immigrating
to the USA more than a hundred years ago from his native Russia,
the famous atheist was challenged by friends to prove the Bible
erroneous, using mathematics.
results of Dr. Panin's scientific research convinced him that the
Bible is indeed a 'mathematical marvel'.
discovered a miraculous numeric pattern and consistency, which ran
like a thread throughout the entire Bible - Old and New
Testaments! Using the same scientific approach to Greek
classics, the Apocrypha and books of literature, Dr. Panin found
no such divine design.
upon his face he cried out for mercy and received Jesus Christ as
his personal Lord and Saviour! And he devoted the rest of
his life speaking publicly at universities across the USA, proving
that the Bible is inerrant, infallible and divine.
ABOUT THE ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS OF THE BIBLE?
Irwin stated: "Mighty empires have arisen, flourished and
fallen, but God's Word endures. And in times of skepticism
and unbelief, buried records have been brought to light, and
forgotten nations, whose very existence was questioned, have been
rediscovered. Science, anthropology, philology, and
archaeology have all thrown light upon the historic truth of the
his powerful book, 'The Story of the Bible', Sir Fredric
the Director and Chief Librarian of the British museum wrote,
all the work of classical antiquity we have to depend upon
manuscripts written long after their original composition.
The author who is in best case in this respect is Virgin: yet the
earliest manuscript of Virgil that we now possess was written some
350 years after his death. For all other classical writers,
the interval between the date of the author and the earliest
extant manuscript of his works is much greater. For Livy it
is about 500 years, for Horace 900, for most of Plato 1,300 and
for Europides 1,600.
the other hand the great vellum uncials of the New Testament were
written perhaps some 250 years after the date when the gospels
were actually composed, while we now have papyrus manuscripts
which reduce the interval by a hundred years. And while the
manuscripts of any classical author amount at most to a few score,
and in some cases only to a few units, the manuscripts of the
Bible are reckoned by thousands."
following quotes are from the British and Foreign Bible Society's
book, 'The Master Light'. "Not one of the manuscripts
already mentioned goes back to an earlier date than the fourth
century, and it almost came to be assumed that no manuscript of a
prior time would ever be unearthed.
assumption, however, was falsified by the discovery near the site
of the ancient city of Aphroditopolis in Egypt of a group of
papyri, afterwards known as the "Chester Beatty Papyri' (so
named after Mr. Chester A. Beatty, who purchased most of them).
Some of thes go back to the third century, and one even to the
second century - this oldest manuscript giving us Numbers and
Deuteronomy. There are two manuscripts of Genesis, a
fragmentary copy of Isaiah, a leaf of Jeremiah, a manuscript of
Ezekiel, Daniel and Esther, a leaf or two of Ecclesiasticus."
all, therefore, it will be seen that in these three papyrus
manuscripts we have all the books of the New Testament, with the
exception of the Pastoral and Catholic (general) Epistles,
represented more or less in copies which can be confidently
assigned to the third century. A large part of the gap
between the original writers and the earliest manuscripts which we
possessed of them has thus been filled: and who knows what the
future may bring."
EVIDENCE: THE OLDEST BIBLE LEAF
question: Who knows what the future may bring? This
question is already being answered. The oldest manuscript of
the Chester Beatty papyri was the Numbers and Deuteronomy of the
Bible, but a further discovery was made a year or so ago
(1935-1936) - a fragment of Deuteronomy for the Septuagint
belonging to the second century B.C. The story of this
precious leaf can only be hinted at:
1917, Dr. Rendel Harris purchased for the John Rylands Library,
Manchaster, a bundle of papyri, and among them two pieces of 'cartonnage',
as it is called - the papyrus used for wrapping up mummies.
When the various fragments had been disentangled there were found
to be portions of a roll of the book of Deuteronomy - small parts
of chapters 23 to 26, and a verse or two of chapter 28."
Deissmann sums it up this way: "The chief value of the new
discovery lies in the fact that the certainty of the handing on
through millenniums of the text of the Holy Scripture - which
hostile critics have often ventured to dispute - has been
established with convincing force in one example."
earliest translations were in Syriac,
Coptic, Ethiopic, Armenian, Latin, Gothic and
Slavic, and scholars have devoted much to these versions in
order to determine what Greek manuscripts were used, and, that
questioned settled, what can be gleaned concerning the text of the
Caspar Rene Gregory, in 'Canon and text of the New Testament, p.
306 stated: "The value of the translations attaches
especially at first to the localizing of texts or of readings, or
we may say to the perceiving of the extent to which readings were
spread abroad. For it is clear that a reading, whensoever it
may come, if to be in the Syrian language, must have been in
Syria: if it be in the Coptic translation, must have been in
Egypt. Furthermore, in so far as we may succeed in dating a
translation approximately, its text offers us a clue to the age of
a given form or given readings."
'The Story of the Bible' (p.144), Sir Fredric Kenyon summed it all
up as follows: "It is reassuring at the end that the general
result of all these discoveries and all this study is to
strengthen the proof of the authenticity of the Scriptures, and
our conviction that we have in our hands, in substantial
integrity, the veritable Word of God."
NEW HISTORICAL EVIDENCE OF
THE BIBLE DISCOVERED
London Times priinted and article by Matthew D'Ancona (Dec 24,
1994), who wrote of the astonishing discovery made by Dr. Carsten
Thiede on three fragments known as the Magdelen Papyrus.
casual observer would not look twice. Yet these ancient
scraps of papyrus, which have been locked away in an Oxford
College library for most of the century...may transform our
present understanding of Christianity and the Gospels."
Thiede was taken aback by what he found...the strong possibility
that the Gospel according to St. Matthew is not the second century
version of an oral tradition, but an eye witness account.
The New Testament, in other words, may have been written and read
by men who walked with Jesus in Galilee.
the Magdalen fragment was dated four decades ago, important
research has been carried out which enabled Dr. Thiede to estimate
far more accurately the years in which the papyrus was likely to
have been written. His conclusions were bold.
the course of four trips to Oxford, it became clear to him that
the papyrus was written in a distinctive script common in the
first century B.C,. but petering out by the middle of the first
century A.D. The hand, he gradually realized, was a hundred
years older than was previously thought. He will not deny
the extraordinary implication of his analysis."
THE NEW DATING IS CORRECT, the Magdelen papyrus would turn out to
be not only the oldest known fragment of Matthew, but the oldest
of all listed New Testament manuscripts."
don't forget that when the 'Dead Sea
Scrolls' were found in some
caves in 1948, the Book of the Isaiah was perfectly intact. Even
though the scrolls had been hidden away for more than 2,000 years,
the Book of Isaiah is exactly the same as contained in the Holy
Bible we have today.
BIBLE IS STILL THE WORLD'S BEST SELLER
is small wonder then that the Holy Bible is still the world's
'best seller'! The American Bible Society reported in
1982, that the Bible had been translated into 1739 languages and
dialects, which are spoken by 97% of the world's population.
tot the General Secretary of the Associated Bible Societies,
Fergus MacDonald, more than 40 million Bibles and New Testaments
were distributed world-wide in 1998, in more than 200 nations and
through more than 130 Bible Societies! The total of Bibles
sold were 20,751,515 - which is an increase of more than 1/2
million over the year before, and a gain of more than one million
New Testaments, totaling 20,116,627 copies.
stated: "We have good reason to praise God for the increase
we see, but we have a long way to go, before we can say that we
have accommodated the growing hunger after God's Word."
DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT THIS?
unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge.
There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to
the end of the world." (Psalms 19:2-4)
what of the loud noises made by some 'Johnny-come-lately', like
the humanistic philosophers and supposed theologians who call
themselves, 'The Jesus Seminar'? As well as opportunistic
'play actors' like Baigent Brown, Ron Howard and Hanks? I
would say, "Much like the proverbial story of the dogs that
run after the caravan - The dogs bark, but the caravan moves
MORE SCIENTIFIC THAN SCIENCE
T.A Pierson says, "There is a danger is pressing the word in
the Bible into a positive announcement of scientific fact, so
marvelous are some of these correspondences. But it is
certainly a curious fact that Solomon should use language entirely
consistent with discoveries as EVAPORATION and STORM
CURRENTS (1:6,7). Some have boldly said that Redfield's
theory of storms is here explicitly stated. Without taking
such ground, we ask, who taught Solomon to use terms that readily
accomodate facts that the MOVEMENT OF THE WINDS which seem
to be so lawless and uncertain, are ruled by laws as positive as
those which rule the growth of the plant: and that by EVAPORATION,
the waters that fall on the earth are continually rising again, so
that the sea never overflows."
12:8 is a poetic description of death.
the 'Silver Cord' describes the spinal marrow, the 'Golden Bowl'
the basin which holds the brain, the 'Pitcher' the lungs, and the
'Wheel' the heart. Without claiming that Solomon was
inspired to foretell the Circulation of the Blood, 26
centuries before. Harvey announced it, is it not remarkable
that the language he uses exactly suits the facts. A wheel
pumping up through one pipe to discharge through another."
LEWIS' FAMOUS STATEMENT
number of years ago, US President, Ronald Reagan, quoted C.S.
Lewis - the renowned Oxford professor - about Jesus Christ, when
he made his profession of faith. Here is the famous quote in
am trying here to prevent anyone from saying the really foolish
thing about Him: "I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great
moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God."
That is the one thing we must not say.
man who was merely a man and said the things that Jesus said would
not be a great moral teacher, he would either be a lunatic - on a
level with a man who says he is a poached egg - or else He would
be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice.
Either this man was, and is, the Son of God or else a madman or
something worse. But let us not come up with any patronizing
nonsense about Him being a great human teacher. He has not
left that open to us. He did not intend to."
his close encounter with death at the hands of a deranged
assassin, President Ronald Reagan was asked by his pastor,
"Were you ready to die?" He answered, "No, I
have much more to do!" The pastor continued, "No,
I meant, were you ready to meet God?" President Reagan
answered, "Yes." The pastor questioned,
"Why?" With a knowing smile, President Reagan
replied, "I have a Saviour!"
YOU HAVE A SAVIOUR?
dear friend, reading these lines: My question to you is,
"DO YOU HAVE A SAVIOUR?" When the Philippian
Jailor asked Paul and Silas, "What must I do to be
saved", they answered: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ
and thou shalt be saved and thy house." (Acts 16:31)
NOT GOING TO WORK
Jewish Sanhedrin tried 'early-on' to stamp out the followers of
Jesus, but they couldn't do it. Five thousand were converted
when a crippled beggar was healed. The High Priest and
Jewish leaders got extremely nervous when these great things
happened in the name of Jesus, Whom they had crucified.
on the miracle, Peter declared: "And His name (Jesus Christ)
through faith in His name made this man strong, whom ye see and
know: yea, the faith which is by Him hath given Him this perfect
soundness in the presence of you all." (Acts 3:16)
word of the 'AWAKENING' spread through the city of Jerusalem, the
disciples were brought before the High Priest and his associates
for questioning: "And when they had set them in the midst,
they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done
this?" (Acts 4:7)
answered: "Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of
Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Whom
ye crucified. Whom God raised from the dead, even by Him
doth this man stand here before you whole."
is the STONE which was set at naught by your builders, which is
become the HEAD OF THE CORNER. Neither is there salvation in
any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among
men, whereby we must be saved."
BOLDNESS SHOOK THE JEWISH LEADERS
conferred among themselves, saying, "What shall we do with
these men? For that indeed a notable miracle hath been done
by them is manifest to all in Jerusalem: and we cannot deny it.
But that it spread no further among the people, let us straightly
threaten them that they speak henceforth to no man in THIS
they called them, and commanded them not (never) to speak at all
nor teach in the name of Jesus." (Acts 4:16-18)
and John were no pussy cats! They were tough fishermen who
had been with Jesus, and they had witnessed first hand the awesome
power connected with His name. He had instructed them -
before His crucifixion - to pray to the Father in His name. (John
observing the great power wielded by the name of Jesus, do you
think they would listen to a group of stodgy old religious men who
had no contact with God? A thousand times, "NO!"
They answered, "Whether it be right in the sight of God to
hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot
but speak the things which we have seen and heard." (Acts
Peter and John were threatened, they went back to their own
company of believers and reported what the chief priests and
elders had said. When the believers heard the report, they
lifted up their voices to God with one accord:
Thou art God, which has made heaven, and the earth, and the sea,
and all that in them is: And now, Lord, behold their
threatenings: and grant unto Thy servants, that with all boldness
they may speak Thy Word."
stretching forth Thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders
may be done by the name of Thy holy child Jesus. And when
they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled
together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they
spake the Word of God with boldness." (Acts 4:24, 30, 31)
attacks on Jesus Christ and the Bible have happened many times
before, and the Church has survived and grown as a result.
Christianity hasn't gone into extinction and today the Bible is
still the world's best selling book.
RATCHET UP ATTACKS ON
December 1936 issue of 'The Witness' carried an article on the
Virgin Birth of the Saviour by T. Ernest Wilson. He wrote,
"Many years ago Dr. Dale of Birmingham made the statement:
"The storms of criticism now are bursting about the venerable
head of Moses, but Moses is not the objective; the time will soon
come when the tempest will break about the One Holy Head."
continued: "And that time has come, apostate Christendom
takes every opportunity of attacking the Person and work of our
Lord Jesus Christ."
Wilson was referring to was the wicked onslaught by the so called
higher critics who were erroneously charging that Moses did not
write the Pentateuch (first 5 books of the Bible). Of
course, they have since been conclusively proven wrong. But
the devil never gives up, so he grooms more lapdogs to attack the
he's going after the Head of the Church, the Chief Cornerstone
Himself, Jesus Christ the Messiah. How does he do it?
The same way he deceived Eve in the Garden of Eden, through
deception, lies and planting doubts about the veracity of God's
planted doubt in Eve's mind: "Hast God said...? Ye
shall not surely die...You can become like God yourself. God
wants to keep you ignorant..." (Genesis 3:1-5) That
LYING DEVIL even had the audacity to tempt our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Incarnate Son of God, Who had come down from heaven to redeem
us from our sins and Satan's shackles.
said: "If Thou be the Son of God..." (Matthew 4:1-10)
That lying tricksters KNEW that Jesus was the Son of God. He
knew why Jesus had come down to this planet. He knew what
Jesus was about to do to his kingdom.
study of history chronicles the struggle of Satan and his evil
forces against the Church of the Living Go during the last 2000
years. Repeatedly, we see the ebb and flow and against all
odds, the constant and steady growth of the Church.
is an excerpt from 'The Wonder of the
Bible' by Professor Dyson Hague, M.A.: "Another wonderful thing about the Bible is that
it has stood ages of ferocious and incessant persecution.
Century after century men have tried to burn it and bury it.
Crusade after crusade has been organized to extirpate it.
Kings of the earth set themselves, the rulers of the church took
counsel together, to destroy it from the face of the earth."
(click here to read the entire pamphlet
called 'THE WONDER OF THE BIBLE" by Dyson Hague.)
the Roman Emperor, in 303 inaugurated the most terrible onslaught
that the world has known against a book. Every Bible almost
was destroyed; myriads of Christians perished; and a column of
triumph was erected over an exterminated Bible with the
inscription: "Extincto nomine Christianorum." (Extinct
is the name of Christians.)"
yet, not many years after, the Bible came forth as Noah from the
ark to re-people the earth, and in the year 325 Constantine
enthroned the Bible as the Infallible Judge of Truth in the First
followed the prolonged mediaeval persecutions. You all know
how the Church of Rome denied the Bible to the people. The Church
of Rome never trusted the people with the Bible. For ages it
was a practically unknown book. Martin Luther was a grown up
man when he said that he had never seen a Bible in his life.
No jailor ever kept a prisoner closer than the Church of Rome has
kept the Bible from the people."
CRITICS HAVE THEIR OWN AGENDA
perhaps the worst opposition to the Bible has been during the last
150 years. Its bitterest foes, curiously enough, were men
who claimed liberty of thought, and Bolingbroke and Hume and
Voltaire seemed so confident of the extermination of the Bible,
that the Frenchmen declared that a hundred years after his day not
a Bible would be found save as an antiquarian curiosity."
came the German rationalistic host, with the fiercest and
deadliest of all the attacks. Yet here the Bible is today,
stronger than ever. It stands, and will stands. The
adversaries have done their worst. They have charged their
heaviest charge. They have fired their deadliest volley.
Whatever unexpected adversaries appear in the future, no more
destructive trios than Julian and Celsus and Porphyry, than
Voltaire and Strauss and Renan, than Eichorn and Wellhausen and
Kuenen, will probably ever be confederate against it."
in spite of all these age-long persecutions and assaults, the Word
of the Lord is having free course, and is being glorified.
The Bible is being circulated at about 12,000,000 copies a year,
in about 500 languages."
us remember here that the adversary has cunningly changed his
tactics. Under Christian garb, by professedly Christian men,
under the high sounding term of "higher criticism" the
Bible is assailed in its very foundation as God's Word, God's
revelation to man. It is no less Satan's work, and more to
be feared than the violent opposition of former days."
have been terrible times of persecution against God's people.
Dr. David Barrett, a statistician who has tracked this world wide
phenomenon for the past 30 years, reports that an average of about
150,000 people have given their lives for Christ annually, and
that millions are presently persecuted in one way or another for
the name of Jesus.
said, "Thy kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and violent
taketh it by force." (Matthew 11:12) The literal
translation states, "Thu kingdom of God is advancing
powerfully and men of faith take hold of His promises and carry it
forward with an ardour that resembles violence."
is still showing His awesome power in Communist China and other
totalarian countries, including Muslim dominated nations.
Here is a recent awesome testimony of the power of Jesus Christ.
NEWS FROM EGYPT - GIRLS FOUND
ALIVE AFTER 15 DAYS
Muslim man in Egypt killed his wife and then buried her with their
infant baby and 8 year old daughter. The girls were buried
alive. He then reported to the police that an uncle killed
the children. 15 days later, another family member died.
When they went to bury him, they found the 2 little girls under
the sand - ALIVE.
country is outraged over this incident, and the man will be
executed. The older girl was asked how she had survived.
"A man wearing shiny white clothes, with bleeding wounds in
his hands, came every day to feed us. He woke up my mom so she
could nurse my sister," she said.
was interview on Egyptian National T.V. by a veiled Muslim woman
anchor. She said on public T.V. "This was none
other than Jesus, because nobody else does things like this."
believe Jesus would do this, but the wounds mean He really was
crucified, and its clear also that He is alive. But, it is
also clear that the child could not make up a story like this, and
there is no way these children could have survived without a true
leaders are going to have a hard time to figure out what to do
with this, and the popularity of the 'Passion of the
doesn't help. With Egypt at the center of the media and
education in the Middle East, you can be sure this story will
spread. Christ is still turning the world upside down!
I spoke with a young Muslim man from Tanzania whose forbears were
from India. He stated that he could believe that Jesus was
born of a virgin and therefore was very special, but he could not
believe in the Trinity.
replied that if he could understand God, then I wouldn't be able
to believe in God, for then He would be as weak as I am and couldn't help me, or I
would be as great as God is and I wouldn't need Him. No my
friend, it is impossible for us to understand the One who has
created us in His own image.
WESLEY asked, "How can a worm understand a man?"
It is impossible for a finite being to understand the invisible,
immortal, infinite God. It is almost insane to believe that
created human beings could understand - with our limited
intellectual capacity - the One who made us and knows our DNA and
our human genome and is the giver and sustainer of physical and
EINSTEIN stated: "The most incomprehensible thing about the
universe is that it is incomprehensible."
CARLYLE - Scottish essayist, historian and philosopher - declared:
"I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual
ignorance - I don't pretend to understand the universe - it's a
great deal bigger than I am."
we are unable to understand the universe, how could we possibly
understand God? The real danger presenting itself to the
human race is the totally unrealistic notion that we can thing of
Almighty God in human terms. Thinking of God as though
He were a human being, instead of the Immortal. God is
Eternal, Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent and Transcendent Lord
God of all flesh. He is the creator, Saviour, sustainer,
healer, deliverer and Judge.
can a sin laden, disease bearing, guilt ridden mortal hope to
under the pure, righteous, holy and immortal Lord God of all
flesh? How can an ignorant, unknowing creature such as man,
think we should be able to understand the omniscient (all wise,
all knowing) God?
is irrational to think that we could understand our Maker.
We are unable to even understand ourselves. Millions of
people go to counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists or pastors
for help in understanding themselves. If you can't
understand yourself, stop trying to analyze the One who made you.
people who are unbelievers of God and intellectuals that don't
have God in their lives, try to understand God, they are
thinking of God in human terms. Man will never understand
God by rationalizing or thinking of God in human terms.
is transcendent and so far above us that we could never understand
Him. This is why God sent His Son Jesus. Jesus was
wrapped in human flesh, to show us what He is like.
Our Lord visited this planet to redeem us and deliver us from the
powers of darkness that are seeking to destroy us.
Christ said: "If ye had known Me, ye should have known My
Father also.... Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast
thou not known Me, Philip? He that hath seen Me hath seen
the Father; and how sayest thou then, show us the Father?"
MURRAY, Dutch Reformed theologian, declared: "Everything is
of the Father, everything is in the Son, everything is through the
Spirit. The entire carrying out of the counsel of God is
through the Holy Spirit, and the sanctification and the
impartation of divine holiness which He works."
SHOULD WE REACT TO THESE
should we do in light of these outrageous blasphemous attacks on
the divinity of Jesus Christ? How should Christians conduct
themselves when facing such lies, blasphemy and injustice?
What is the Scriptural route to take?
we organize demonstrations, and take to the streets starting riots
across the world? How about burning movie studios in
Hollywood and theatres showing the movie or bookstores selling the
blasphemous books? Should we threaten those involved with the
Jesus Papers and Da Vinci Code, like Muslims would have done if
such attacks were leveled against Muhammad?
answer is a resounding, "NO". We live by a
different code of ethics employing sanity, holiness and tolerance.
We have not filled the world with the glorious Gospel of Christ by
using the sword.
do not gain converts to Christ through intimidation, kidnappings
or forced starvation like the Muslims are doing in Sudan and else
where in the world.
martyrs have died by the millions during the last 1000 years,
while trying to win souls for Christ and helping the poor of the
world. Our martyrs dies to save someone, instead of trying
to see how many they could kill in a suicide attack.
Christians are opposed to Satan's work.
are used to being discriminated against. Christians are used
to being persecuted and killed as martyrs while seeking to save
lost souls, feed the hungry and heal the sick.
Islamic suicide bombers who die as martyrs trying to kill as many
people as possible, millions of Christian martyrs over the last
2000 years have gladly given their lives while sharing Christ's
to defend Jesus from the Temple Guard who were led to the Garden
of Gethsemane by Judas Iscariot, Peter used his sword to cut off
the ear of Malchus. Malchus was the servant of the high priest.
said to Peter, "Put up thy sword into its sheath: the cup
which My Father hath given Me, shall I not drink it?" (John
18:10) Then Jesus healed the man's ear.
MUST STAY FOCUSED ON THE WORD OF GOD AND KEEP OUR EYES ON JESUS
job is to stay focused on the Word of God. We must keep our
eyes on Jesus. We must stay focused on the Holy Spirit and
keep on preaching the Gospel of Christ. We must continue
by praying for the sick and casting out devils. We have a
job to do and a world of sinners to win to Christ. We need
to bring healing to the hurting people of our generation.
the Samaritans refused to give Jesus and His disciples lodging,
James and John asked, " ... Lord wilt Thou that we command
fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias
did? But He turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not
what spirit ye are of. For the Son of Man is not come to
destroy men's lives, but to save them." (Luke 9:52-56)
do know that after King Herod had killed 'James the Just' -
the younger brother of Jesus - he was judged by the Lord:
"And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in Royal apparel, sat upon
his throne, and made an oration to them. And the people gave
a shout, saying, it is the voice of a god, and not of a man.
And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave
not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the
ghost." (Acts 12:21-23)
Word states: "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but
rather give place unto wrath: For it is written, Vengeance is
Mine; I will repay, sayeth the Lord." (Romans 12:19)
appears that HOLLYWOOD is already cursed by its own imbecilic,
pornographic and perverted actions. Look at the broken
homes, scarred children, alcoholism, drug addition, suicides,
sexual perversion, depression and mental illness. What a
sorry mess Hollywood is.
needs to be pitied rather than emulated. Hollywood needs to
be prayed for rather than envied. Hollywood must be
challenged and rebuked when they pervert society with their filthy
must pray for the salvation of those in Hollywood; the actors,
writers, directors and owners of these Hollywood movies need
prayer and salvation. We need to pray that Baigent, Brown,
Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are convicted because of their sins and
that they are saved, born again and filled with the Holy Spirit.
AGAINST THE COMPANIES WHO BLASPHEME JESUS IN BOOKS AND MOVIES SUCH
AS THE "DA VINCI CODE' AND THE 'JESUS PAPERS'
Christians are sleeping and hiding in complacency. May
God awaken us all. Protest against the lies, fabrication and
diabolical attacks that have been used against our Lord Jesus
Christ. Protest against the companies who blaspheme the name
of Jesus and defame His character in books and movies such as the
'Da Vinci Code' and the 'Jesus Papers.'
VICIOUS ATTACKS FROM THE 'DA VINCI CODE' AND THE 'JESUS PAPERS'
PROVE THE BIBLE SCRIPTURES ARE TRUE
Bible records the amazing prophecy of the aged and righteous Jew,
Simeon, who took the baby Jesus in his arms, in the Temple,
saying: "Behold this Child is set for the fall and rising
again in Israel; and for a SIGN which shall be spoken
against." (Luke 2:34)
directors, producers and companies that produced the movies the
"Da Vinci Code' and the 'Jesus Papers' are certainly speaking
against Jesus Christ. They spoke against Jesus in the past
just as they are today. The hate filled mobs cried:
"Away with Him. Crucify Him" even though Pontius
Pilate said: "I find no fault in Him." (Luke 23:4, 14)
The Bible says: "But this cometh to pass, that the Word might
be fulfilled that is written in their law, THEY HATED ME
WITHOUT A CAUSE." (John 15:25)
directors, producers, writers and movie studios producing movies
such as the 'Da Vinci Code' and 'Jesus Papers' are enemies of the
the 'ENEMIES OF THE CROSS' are at it again, re-writing
history and trying to destroy people's faith in the living Saviour
Jesus Christ. They will upset some people, they will turn
many people away from the Lord and in the end they fulfill another
Scripture from the Bible, where Jesus said:
am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be
already kindled? But I have a baptism to be baptized with;
and how am I straightened till it be accomplished. Suppose
ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay,
but rather division." (Luke 12:49-51)
prophesied that divisions would arise because of Him. This
is literally being fulfilled through the lies, hatred and strife
generated against Him by the enemies of the cross, as well as the
use of these blasphemous books and films such as the 'Da Vinci
Code' and 'Jesus Papers.'
Christian Church is now rising to the challenge and going on the
offensive. Jesus said, "The Gates of Hell (opinions,
plans, attack of Satan) will not prevail against the Church."
(Matthew 16:18) Praise the Lord and glory be to the Lamb of
God forever. Amen.
IS AT WORK, A.D. April 18, 2006
Kentucky Board of Education has voted to take the first step in
re-defining how America dates time. The board voted to
include a new secular system of dating the calendar, BCE (means
Before Common Era) and AD (Anno Domini, Latin for 'in the year of
our Lord') method.
new secular system of time dating will appear in the curriculum
and other materials used by Kentucky educators. This new
system is already being included in textbooks across the nation.
new method will replace the birth of Christ as the dividing point
in history. For example, the new system would change 2006 AD
(Anno Domini) to 2006 CE (Common Era).
also opens the door for the ACLU to find a liberal activist judge
who will forcefully remove the use of BC and AD. The ACLU
types will claim that the use of BC and AD are a violation of the
First Amendment because it dates history based on the birth of
WILL NOT COMPROMISE
will not be a part of the Antichrist's plan that seeks to
eradicate the EVIDENCE OF JESUS CHRIST'S influence in the earth
during these past 2000 years.
compromising preachers have fallen for the trick of the enemy.
They hope to reach Jewish people by amending their teaching and
re-writing history. Jewish people are not fools.
Jewish people are intelligent people who want to know the truth.
HAVE HUNDREDS OF JEWISH FRIENDS
have hundreds of Jewish friends. The Jewish people know
there are those of us who tell the truth and also stand with them
and the nation of Israel against their enemies.
you try to re-write history in this case, how could they ever
trust you if the Muslims, who hate them, gain power in Israel?
Compromisers are not to be trusted. Lets always tell the
truth, even if it is unpopular.
Martin Luther stated so many years ago, I declare: "Here I
stand, I cannot do otherwise. God help me. Amen.
- Max Solbrekken
Christian Friend: If you
find it in your heart to remember this ministry and your humble
servant in your prayers on a daily basis, we would be so thankful
to you and the Lord. Thank you and God bless you. Amen.
I DO TO
said, "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
my dear friend, God is still in the business of setting men and
women free from their sins, sorrows, heartbreaks, fears and
troubles. In this age of frustrations, nervous tensions and
mental collapses, Jesus Christ is still granting peace to the
troubled, joy to the discouraged, strength to the weary and
healing to the sick!
- You must admit that you are a sinner
Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of
God”. (Rom. 3:23) “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have
turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the
iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)
- You must believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God
MUST believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that Jesus died
on the cross, was buried and rose again from the dead.
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal
life. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: buot he that
believeth not is condemned already.” (John 3:15,18) “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.” (John 5:24)
- You must repent of your sins
Bible says, “…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
(Luke 13:3) “Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous
man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will
have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon”.
- You must receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour
Bible says: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish,
but have everlasting life”. (John 3:16)
I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open
the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he
with Me.” (Rev. 3:20) “He that hath the Son hath life: and he
that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 5:12)
- You must confess Jesus Christ as your Lord
Bible says: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord
Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man
believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is
made unto salvation”. (Romans 10:9-10)
shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man confess
before the angels of God: But he that denieth Me before men shall
be denied before the angels of God.” (Luke 12:8, 9)
DO I INVITE
JESUS CHRIST INTO MY LIFE?
to God, a prayer - from your heart.
Tell Him that you
are a sinner and that you need forgiveness. Tell him that
you believe Jesus Christ died for your sins. Tell him that
you are willing to change, to turn away from sin. Ask Jesus
Christ to come into your heart and life and be your personal
as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on his name." (John 1:12)
if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are
passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2
you prayed and ask Jesus Christ into your heart - YOU HAVE NOW
RECEIVED THE GIFT OF SALVATION - YOU HAVE BECOME A CHILD OF GOD.
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Scriptures verses about
crucifixion of Jesus Christ, resurrection of Jesus Christ, Easter
(King James Version
7:14 - (kjv) - "Behold,
a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His name
1:35 - (kjv) - "...the
Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest
shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall
be born of thee shall be called the Son of God."
4:4 - (kjv) - "But
when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His
5:24 - (kjv) - 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.
26:49-50 - (kjv) - "And forthwith he came to
Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed Him. And Jesus said unto
him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid
hands on Jesus, and took Him away."
26:55-56 - (kjv) - "In
that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as
against a thief with swords and staves for to take Me? I sat daily
with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on Me. But
all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be
fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook Him, and fled."
26:2 - (kjv) - "Ye know that after two days
is the feast of the Passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be
27:3-10 - (kjv) - "Then
Judas, which had betrayed Him, when he saw that He was condemned,
repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to
the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have
betrayed innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see
thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple,
and departed, and went and hanged himself."
the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not
lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price
of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's
field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The
field of blood, unto this day."
was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,
And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him that
was valued, Whom they of the children of Israel did value; And
gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me."
28:1-10 - (kjv) - 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
behold there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord
descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the
door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his
raiment white as snow:
for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And
the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I
know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for
He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the
dead, and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall
ye see Him: lo, I have told you.
they departed quickly from the sepulcher with fear and great joy;
and did run to bring His disciples word. And as they went to tell
His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they
came and held Him by the feet, and worshipped Him."
said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell My brethren that they
go into Galilee, and there shall they see Me.
13:3 - (kjv) - I
tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
17:30 - (kjv) - At
the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commanded all
men every where to repent:
3:19 - (kjv) - Repent
ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,
when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the
John 1:9 - (kjv) - If we
confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our]
sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2:5 - (kjv) - Remember
therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the
first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will
remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
2:38 - (kjv) - Then Peter
said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the
name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Peter 3:9 - (kjv) - The
Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any
should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
1:15 - (kjv) - And
saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand:
repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Corinthians 7:9 - (kjv) - Now
I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to
repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye
might receive damage by us in nothing.
3:2 - (kjv) - And
saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
2:13 - (kjv) - And rend
your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your
God: for he [is] gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of
great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
18:8 - (kjv) - If that
nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I
will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
3:19 - (kjv) - As
many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and
4:17 - (kjv) - From
that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3:10 - (kjv) - And God saw
their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God
repented of the evil, that he had said he would not do unto them;
and he did [it] not.
20:21 - (kjv) - Testifying
both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God,
and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
8:22 - (kjv) - Repent
therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the
though of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
3:9 - (kjv) - Who
can tell [if] God will turn and repent, and turn away from his
fierce anger, that we perish not?
Timothy 2:25 - (kjv) - In
meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God
peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the
1:4 - (kjv) - John
did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of
repentance for the remission of sins.
12:17 - (kjv) - For ye know
how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he
was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he
sought it carefully with tears.
2:4 - (kjv) - Or despisest
thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering;
not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
26:20 - (kjv) - But
shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and
throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and [then] to the Gentiles,
that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for
3:3 - (kjv) - I
came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
3:3 - (kjv) - And
he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism
of repentance for the remission of sins;
6:12 - (kjv) - And
they went out, and preached that men should repent.
2:7 - (kjv) - When Jesus
heard [it], he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need
of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to to call
the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
27:3 - (kjv) - Then Judas,
which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned,
repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to
the chief priests and elders,
9:13 - (kjv) - But
go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not
sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to
6:50 - (kjv) - This
is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat
thereof, and not die.
6:13 - (kjv) - And
lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine
is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
57:15 - (kjv) - For thus saith
the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is]
Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that
is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the
humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
1:23 - (kjv) - For
I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be
with Christ; which is far better:
6:23 - (kjv) - For
the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
6:8 - (kjv) - For he that soweth
to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that
soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
10:10 - (kjv) - But the
LORD [is] the true God, he [is] the living God, and an everlasting
king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall
not be able to abide his indignation.
90:2 - (kjv) - Before
the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the
earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou
72:17 - (kjv) - His
name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as
the sun: and [men] shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call
41:13 - (kjv) - Blessed
[be] the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting.
Amen, and Amen.
5:8 - Blessed
are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
5:12 - Rejoice,
and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so
persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
5:20 - For
I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the
righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case
enter into the kingdom of heaven.
But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and
where thieves do not break through nor steal.
8:11 - And I say unto you, That
many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with
Abraham and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
13:30 - Let both grow together until the harvest: and
in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye
together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them:
but gather the wheat into my barn.
13:43 - Then shall the righteous
shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who
hath ears to hear, let him hear.
13:49 - So shall it be at
the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the
wicked from among the just.
18:10 - Take heed that ye despise
not one of these little ones: for I say unto you, That in heaven
their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in
19:21 - Jesus said unto him, If
thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the
poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow
22:30 - For in the resurrection
they neither marry; nor are given in marriage, but are as the
angels of God in heaven.
25:34 - Then shall the King say
unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father,
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the
25:46 - And these shall go away
into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
10:20 - Notwithstanding in this
rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you, but rather
rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him
shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.
12:32 - Fear not, little flock;
for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
12:33 - Sell that ye have, and
give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure
in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth,
neither moth corrupteth.
15:6 - And when he cometh home,
he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them,
Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.
15:7 - I say unto you, that
likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth,
more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no
15:10 - Likewise, I say unto you,
there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner
15:32 - It was meet that we
should make merry, and be glad for this thy brother was dead, and
is alive again, and was lost, and is found.
16:22 - And it came to pass, that
the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's
bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
20:34 - And Jesus answering said
unto them, The child of this world marry, and are given in
20:35 - But they which shall be
accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from
the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
20:36 - Neither can they die any
more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of
God, being the children of the resurrection.
22:29 - And I appoint unto you a
kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
22:30 - That ye may eat and drink
at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve
tribes of Israel.
23:43 - And Jesus said unto him,
Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
5:28 - Marvel not at this: for
the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall
hear his voice,
5:28 - And shall come forth; they
that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that
have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
10:28 - And I give unto them
eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man
pluck them out of my hand.
12:26 - If any man serve me, let
him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if
any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
13:26 - Simon Peter said unto
him, Lord, whither goes thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I
go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me
14:2 - In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not
so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and
receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
17:22 - And the glory which thou
gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me
where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given
me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
7:55 - But he, being full of the
Holy Ghost, look up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of
God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
7:56 - And said, Behold, I see
the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand
5:17 - For if by one man's
offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive
abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in
life by one, Jesus Christ.
Corinthians 5:1 - For we know
that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we
have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in
Corinthians 12:2 - I knew a man
in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot
tell, or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
such an one caught up to the third heaven.
Corinthians 2:3 - And I knew such
a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell:
Corinthians 2:4 - How that he was
caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is
not lawful for a man to utter.
1:18 - The eyes of your
understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope
of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his
inheritance in the saints,
1:5 - For the hope which is laid
up for you in heaven; whereof ye heard before in the word of the
truth of the gospel;
1:6 - Which is come unto you, as
it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also
in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in
1:12 - Giving thanks unto the
Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance
of the saints in light.
3:4 - When Christ, who is our
life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Thessalonians 2:12 - That ye
would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and
Thessalonians 4:17 - Then we
which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them
in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever
be with the Lord.
Thessalonians 1:7 - And to
you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall
be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels.
Thessalonians 2:14 - Whereunto he
called you by our gospel, to the obtaining the glory of our Lord
10:34 - For ye had compassion of
me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods,
knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an
11:16 - But now they desire a
better country, that is, an heavenly : wherefore God is not
ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a
12:22 - But ye are come unto
mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly
Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels.
12:23 - To the general assembly
and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to
God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
12:24 - And to Jesus the mediator
of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh
better things than that of Abel.
12:28 - Wherefore we receiving a
kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may
serve God acceptably: with reverence and godly fear.
13:14 - For here have we no
continuing city, but we seek one to come.
Peter 1:4 - To an inheritance
incorruptible, and undefiled; and that fadeth not away, reserved
in heaven for you,
Peter 1:11 - For so an entrance
shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting
kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Peter 3:13 - Nevertheless we,
according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth,
wherein dwelleth righteousness.
2:7 - He that hath an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that
overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the
midst of the paradise of God.
3:21 - To him that overcometh
will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame,
and am set down with my Father in his throne.
4:4 - And round about the throne
were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and
twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment, and they had on
their heads crowns of gold.
5:9 - And they sung a new song,
saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals
thereof for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy
blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.
7:9 - After this I beheld, and,
lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations,
and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne,
and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their
Scriptures verses on Values, morals
Moral & values taught by
6:24 - (kjv) - No man can
serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the
other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
20:35 - (kjv) - I have shewed you
all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak,
and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is
more blessed to give than to receive.
6:32 - (kjv) - For if ye
love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also
love those than love them.
- (kjv) - Him
that is weak in the faith receive ye [but] not to doubtful
- (kjv) - And
when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that
your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your
- (kjv) - Thou
shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy
people, but thoo shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I [am] the
19:9-10 - (kjv) - And when ye
reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the
corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of
thy harvest. And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither
shall thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave
them for the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God.
- (kjv) - Put
on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels
of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering.
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have
a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of
- (kjv) - All
scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
3:1 - (kjv) - If ye then be risen
with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ
sitteth on the right hand of God
(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you
even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of Christ:
Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same
things to you, to me indeed [is] not grievous, but for you [it is]
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor
covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the
kingdom of Christ and of God.
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one
another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk
worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.
But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at
nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment
seat of Christ.
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no
power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye
present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
[which is] your reasonable service.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be saved.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him,
They have no wine.
He was not that Light, but [was sent] to bear witness of that
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one,
and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise
the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying,
Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
1:16 (kjv) - And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom
was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
1:18 (kjv) - Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on the wise: When
as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came
together, we was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
27:22 (kjv) - Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with
Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be
1:1 (kjv) - The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son
12:35 (kjv) - And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the
temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David?
1:17 (kjv) - For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth
came by Jesus Christ.
(kjv) - And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the
only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
(kjv) But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is
the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life
through his name.
(kjv) Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that
God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord
- Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of
you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye
shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
(kjv) - Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as
I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise
up and walk.
(kjv) - And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached
- Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that
by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom
God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here
before you whole.
(kjv) - And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased
not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
(kjv) - And when they believed Philip preaching the things
concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they
were baptized, both men and women.
(kjv) - And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart,
thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus
Christ is the Son of God.
(kjv) - And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee
whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.
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