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One God, truth, and way, He’s singular, visited with Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, wrote the commandments for people’s good on tablets of stone for Moses’ deliverance to His chosen people, He and He alone is the only eternal absolute. He came in the flesh, overcame temptations, did deeds proving Himself to be the Son of God, and inspired His apostle Paul to write; (2Cor 11:4; For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus different from the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit than the one you received, or a different gospel than the one you accepted, you put up with it well enough.)
In the flesh, the many teach a Jesus other than the One His apostles proclaimed, and as manifested to be in the Holy Scriptures. Naïve fleshly nature we inherited prefers looking to credentials rather than Jesus’ word, and prayerfully searching the Holy Scriptures to prove all things. Jesus said; (Mark 13:5-6; Watch out that no one misleads you. Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and they will mislead many.) Divided teachers are misleading nations, religions and individuals.
To worship Jesus in sincerity of spirit, and truth is to believe IN His total inspired word as transcribed through Moses, His prophets, apostles and Himself. His church is founded likewise, and to them He had Paul write.
(Ephesians 2:19-22; So then you, are no longer foreigners and non-citizens, but you are fellow citizens with the Saints and members of God’s household, because you have been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the Cornerstone. In Him the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.)
Called believers are gifted with knowing faith in our Creator’s inspired original words. He came to sacrifice Himself, by the will of God the Father, to remit sins, and make Believers fellow citizens. His Church foundation is as described at Ephesians 2, and (He’s the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven, on earth were created by Him. All things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, principalities or powers – all things were created through Him and for Him. He Himself is before all things and all things are held together in Him. He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that He Himself may become first in all things. For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in the Son, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross – through Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven. Colossians 1:15-20)
Three witnesses prophesied. See John 1:1-5 and Heb 1:1-4.
Worshiping images of any kind is an abomination to Creator Jesus and God the father. Jesus re-created this earth, making it habitable again before Adam’s creation, and again after the Noah day flood. Creator Jesus made Adam in the image of Himself and God the Father. As the Lord God He communed with, and made perpetual promises to Abraham, Isaac and, Jacob’s descendents are their heirs. The same Lord God came as the Messiah, prophesied through His prophets, and called twelve apostles, revealed God the Father through His deeds, willingly died a sacrificial death, was resurrected, and ascended as promised. He’s going to return, as king of kings and Lord of Lords.
Jesus revealed the following to Peter and he to believers for their understanding.
(2Peter 3:7; But by the same Word the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire, by being kept for the ‘day of judgment’ and destruction of the ungodly.)
He’s the God of Love. His plan is that; ‘ultimately all unrepentant persons will be destroyed at the last day judgment.’ Repentant persons of His choosing, from all ages will see the glorious benefit of His Way, when deceiver ‘Satan’ is bound. (That is, many will turn from the ways that seemed right to themselves in their previous lives.) When seeing God’s Way in action, ‘many people will love Him for His holiness and righteousness.’ Many will be gifted to recognize truths. See 1Kings 4:29-34.
Consider Solomon’s insight.
(Ecclesiastics 9:4-12; But whoever is among the living has hope; a live dog is better than a dead lion. For the living know that they will die, but the dead do not know anything; they have no further reward – and even the memory of them disappears. What they loved, as well as what they hated and envied, perished long ago, and they no longer have a part in anything that happens on earth.
Life is Brief, so Cherish its Joys. Go, eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, because God has already approved your works. Let your clothes always be white, and do not spare precious ointment on your head. Enjoy life with your beloved wife during all the days of your fleeting life that God has given you on earth during all your fleeting days; for that is your reward in life and in your burdensome work on earth.
Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might, because there is neither work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the grave, the place where you will eventually go.
Again, I observed this on the earth: the race is not always won by the swiftest, the battle is not always won by the strongest; prosperity does not always belong to those who are the wisest, wealth does not always belong to those who are the most discerning, nor does success always come to those with the most knowledge - for time and chance may overcome them all.
Surely, no one knows his appointed time! Like fish that are caught in a deadly net, and like birds that are caught in a snare - just like them, all people are ensnared at an unfortunate time that falls upon them suddenly.)
God gifted Solomon with superior fleshly knowledge and understanding beyond others of his time. World leaders of that day came and consulted him. Accidents do happen regardless of life styles, and to blame our Creator God for things that may not go our way in this physical life is preposterous, because God is allowing people go the way that seems right to themselves. However, God does protect, and intervene for His chosen people, according to His purposes and planning. These things aren’t normally shared in detail, however, God’s plans, and promises for His Elect’s future are certain. Heirs with Abraham are destined to be co-rulers with Jesus in His millennial kingdom. Length and quality of life on this earth are God’s prerogative until He plans differently. We don’t have the promise of a tomorrow in our current physical bodies. His Word teaches ‘be ready for this life’s end, by yielding to and seeking His Ways.’ People in this age that are led to believe IN Jesus are God’s Elect and will be in His First Resurrection.
Jesus revealed and had John write.
(Revelations 20:4-6; Then I saw thrones and seated on them were those who had been given authority to judge. I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. These had not worshiped the beast or his image and had refused to receive his mark on their forehead or hand. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were finished.) This is the First Resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who takes part in the First Resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God, ‘of Christ’ and they will reign with Him for a thousand years.)
These words from Jesus aren’t parables as were parable given to the Pharisees about ‘Lazarus and the rich man.’ Jesus’ promises include a First Resurrection for this age’s Believers, a Second Death to the ungodly, thus, more than one Resurrection!
Most Christendom denominations teach ‘immortality at birth’ and an immediate, ‘after death judgment’ (a hell - heaven doctrine) that twist Jesus’ revelations to John to make it fit their preferred doctrine, and Satan’s lie. (This crosses into the realm of, ‘cause and effect.’ HOW SO? Jesus taught, ‘immortality is only gifted through Himself.’ Believing that people are born immortal at birth is a hindrance to emotional maturity, and leads to other false teachings. Examine Satan’s lie, Eve’s response and how deceived.
(Gen 3:1-7; Now the serpent was more shrewd than any of the wild animals that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Is it really true that God said, ‘You must not eat from any tree of the orchard’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit from the trees of the orchard; but concerning the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the orchard God said, ‘You must not eat from it, and you must not touch it, or else you will die.’ The serpent said to the woman, “Surely you will not die, for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open and you will be like divine beings who know good and evil.” When the woman saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food, was attractive to the eye, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.)