The wrong hero

In the Western World we can find people who love to honour a creator that is far beyond any human person. In the East people worship other gods, but also do have three or two headed divinities. The clergy and followers of the many sects or cults of Christendom worship also such more than one in one God, but they prefer not to give them a specific name. A lot of those worshippers give preference to have a nameless triune lord or do not know the name of their God. though the one who created the earth, heaven and everything around us, has a name that He picked out Himself – YaHuWhah = Jehovah.

It is ‘that god’, the God of all, Jehovah the Elohim, who is the Maker of everything, the Provider, the Father of us all.

 

Madonna of humility by Fra Angelico, c. 1430.

Madonna of humility by Fra Angelico, c. 1430. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nearly two thousand years ago a son to Him was born, who was taken by many to be their god. For them that man of Nazareth became their Hero who they could worship like the vast majority of people prefer to worship some one. Worshipping some one or something is as old as the street. We can find Hindu gods but to us mostly the Germanic or Celtic gods are know. People also know folks who like to worship Allah, Buddha, Jesus; Mary, the mother of Jesus, but even money and sex do not escape the line of fame. Mostly a name is given to the subject to be worshipped, but in Christendom we can find also a nameless lord; almost anything but Jehovah. Then, these very people who ignore Jehovah wonder why He ignores them.

Though the Holy Scriptures, they say they take as their guide, tell us enough about the Lord of lords, His Name and His position as well what He wants. But it looks like most of the people do not read those Book of Books because they prefer to read the theological works of people from the past and present. The main character of the Biblical Books is YHWH or Jehovah, the Elohim Hashem, who explained how He wanted to be worshipped and we have His directions written down in the Bible so that future generations can follow this Spirit who has given us enough information so that we can find Him and understand Him.

“I have let Myself be inquired of, not by those who asked; I was found, not by those who sought Me. I said, ‘Here I am, here I am,’ to a nation not calling on My Name.” (Isaiah 65:1 The Scriptures 1998+)

“Elohim is Spirit, and those who worship Him need to worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24 The Scriptures 1998+)

To those who really want to follow God and give honour to the right persons, it is not always made easy, because through history some translators and copyists have altered and changed the
wording of various scriptures in order to support false beliefs such as the Trinity Dogma.  That happened as they did not seem to be afraid for the important warning that nothing should be to add to, nor taken away from the words of the Holy Scriptures.

“For I witness to everyone hearing the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to them, Elohim shall add to him the plagues that are written in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, Elohim shall take away his part from the Book of Life, and out of the set-apart city, which are written in this Book. ” (Revelation 22:18-19 The Scriptures 1998+)

The confusion wanted to be created could by the removing of Gods Name easily be hold between two heroes of the Bible, namely the Father of the Old Testament (Jehovah God) and the son of the New Testament (Jeshua/Jesus son of God).  According to this transfer could one furrow each other easier to fall in the trap of the notion “God the son“.  The principle of the Holy Trinity could then be kept more easily. The omitting of the Name of God or the changing of the word-order opened the doors to mis-interpretation or mistranslation, errors in textual transmission which could give grounds to the idea of the imposed Trinity doctrine. Added texts like the one not found in any Greek manuscript before the fourteenth century for 1 John 5:8 where late manuscripts of the Vulgate testify “in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. And there are three that testify on earth”. If you look carefully in the translation you can even sometimes find outright forgery. These can often be exposed by even a cursory glance at an English/Greek interlinear Bible or a Greek concordance.

Luckily, but also strangely enough, God’s Word has been amazingly well preserved, no matter what people tried to do with it to destroy it or to bring it in oblivion.  In the world there are many translations and/or versions available and people can compare those translations and the wording used in it. Comparisons between the English versions and the oldest existing manuscripts (The Old Testament‘s “Dead Sea Scrolls” date to around 100 B.C., and the oldest New Testament fragments date to around A.D. 120!), prove that the vast majority of the original meaning is still intact and easily perceivable from most any Bible by the average Christian. So if you know which word is been used in a translation for a certain thing or person, you always can find the clue to understand it fully. The Truth comes always to the forefront, no matter which version you use. So, please do take up your favourite Bible translation and read it from begin to end. Then you shall be able, if you read carefully and listen to the Words of the Holy Scriptures, to find all solutions and sea clear no matter which fog churches want to spread over the world.

You shall be able to recognise the characters presented in the different Books of the Bible. Their positive as well as their negative points shall become visible. You also shall be able to see the relation between all the figures. You shall get to know all the heroes of the past and of the People of God, Israel.

One of the most mistaken heroes is Jesus or Jeshua/Jashua/Jehoshua. In the Bible’s second part, the New Testament, we can find the story of his life. there we can find that in Bethlehem Jesus of Nazareth was born. So he had a beginning and had to grow up. He lived on this earth and died to redeem mankind from the curse of sin brought on by the first man, Adam. But this son, Jesus Christ was not God himself, but fully 100% man, the perfect agent and representative of God, one who always did his father’s will, and could therefore rightfully say “He who has seen me has seen the father” (John 14:9). Because in Jesus Christ, the Messiah, we can see several characteristics of his Father.

In about 68 places we are told that Jesus is the son of the Father, our Hashem Elohim God. Being a child of someone does not make it in being the same person as the father, even when there are so many things the same as that person. As we can look like our father and do like our father, it does not make us an incarnation of our father. Even when people say “He is just his father”, it does not mean that we are the father.

To “beget” something means to “give rise to” it, to “generate” some new thing out of nothing. If God begat Jesus, then God was the source of Jesus’ “beginning”, who could not have been around until he was “begotten“. Also along these same lines, contrary to the statement that Jesus was part of the Trinity as “God the Son” through all eternity, Luke said that the very reason he “shall be (future tense) called the son of God” would be his divine conception and his birth from Mary (Miriam) (Luke 1:35). So if this was to be the reason he would thereafter be called the Son of God, then he was not the Son of God before his birth. We might also consider the implications of the word “birth” in places such as Matthew 1:18. It is the Greek word “gennesis”, which means “beginning”.

While Jesus was on earth he truly worshipped God, and God listened to his prayers.

” who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and petitions with strong crying and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His reverent fear, though being a Son, He learned obedience by what He suffered. ” (Hebrews 5:7-8 The Scriptures 1998+)

The Television serial saga Heroes about people all over the world discovering that they have superpowers and trying to deal with how this change affects their lives is as fictitious as giving Jesus superpowers of his own. A hero (heroine) (Ancient Greek: ἥρως, hḗrōs), in Greek mythology and folklore, was originally a demigod, their cult being one of the most distinctive features of ancient Greek religion. Some people take it that Jesus was half man half God. they do seem to forget that God is a spirit who can not die, while Jesus really died. Making Jesus not just as a god but as The God who is eternal would take the essence of his action away. Making him the God of gods, would not give him the full honour of his  and his Fathers saying.

Jesus from the Deesis Mosaic

Jesus from the Deesis Mosaic (Photo credit: jakebouma)

 

Jesus was not exactly a hero in the sense of “ἥρως” (heros), “hero, warrior” but he did something enormous for humankind. His deed of giving his self for all sinners was great, because he did it voluntary and for his Father to whom he obeyed. In the literal sense literally “protector” or “defender” he came up for those who could not speak up, the poor ones, the sinful ones, the illiterate, the ones who are willing to go into the footsteps of the son of God. Jesus has become the defender of man and women and so can be our hero too. The Indo-European root of Hero is *ser meaning “to protect” and that is what Jesus did with his blood-offering. By his action, and following his lessons, we are protected and can count on it to be saved. The Greek word Hērōs “is akin to” the Latin seruāre, meaning to safeguard and that is what Jesus is wiling to do.

Osiris, Prometheus, Theseus, Dionysus, Moses, Buddha may be the heroes of very ancient times. Rabindranath Tagore, Mohandas, Karamchand Gandhi, Che Guevara, Nelson Mandela, Bob Dylan, a..o. could be heroes who played a key role in a whole generation some years ago. Today there are other new heroes and persons who are given the role of being the god of this or that. The real heroes are the modest ones who never claim to be Thé Hero. Jesus also never claimed to be the hero nor a god or the God. He knew that he knew less than his Father and that everything what he did was done by the Father, who had revealed His name also to His son.

We find about two thousand years ago Yahshua/Jehsua/Jeshua Jesus the Messiah, made lower than the angels for the suffering of death, but by doing this heroic deed he earned to be crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

“But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the messengers, יהושע, because of the suffering of death crowned with esteem and respect, that by the favour of Elohim He should taste death for everyone. ” (Hebrews 2:9 The Scriptures 1998+)

“And I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Set-apart Father, guard them in Your Name which You have given Me, so that they might be one, as We are. (John 17:11 The Scriptures 1998+)

“When I was with them in the world, I was guarding them in Your Name which You have given Me, and I watched over them, and not one of them perished except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be filled.” (John 17:12 The Scriptures 1998+)

“As You sent Me into the world, I also sent them into the world. (John 17:18 The Scriptures 1998+)

“I have much to say and to judge concerning you. But He who sent Me is true, and what I heard from Him, these Words I speak to the world.” They did not know that He spoke to them of the Father. So  יהושע said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Ad?am, then you shall know that I am He, and that I do none at all of Myself, but as My Father taught Me, these words I speak. “And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do what pleases Him.” (John 8:26-29 The Scriptures 1998+)

“יהושע {Jeshua} said to her, “Do not hold on to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father. But go to My brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My Elohim and your Elohim.’ ” (John 20:17 The Scriptures 1998+)

“There were indeed many other signs that  יהושע did in the presence of His taught ones, which are not written in this book, but these have been written so that you believe that  יהושע is the Messiah, the Son of Elohim,1 and that, believing, you might possess life in His Name. Footnote: 1See Mt. 16:16. “(John 20:30-31 The Scriptures 1998+)

“You heard that I said to you, ‘I am going away and I am coming to you.’ If you did love Me, you would have rejoiced that I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I. “And now I have told you before it takes place, that when it does take place, you shall believe. (John 14:28-29 The Scriptures 1998+)

“For, let this mind be in you which was also in Messiah יהושע, who, being in the form of Elohim, did not regard equality with Elohim a matter to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, and came to be in the likeness of men. And having been found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, death even of a stake. Elohim, therefore, has highly exalted Him and given Him the Name which is above every name, that at the Name of יהושע every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and every tongue should confess that יהושע Messiah is Master, to the esteem of Elohim the Father. (Philippians 2:5-11 The Scriptures 1998+)

“And I wish you to know that the head of every man is the Messiah, and the head of woman is the man, and the head of Messiah is Elohim. ” (1 Corinthians 11:3 The Scriptures 1998+)

This hero is even going to be so humble and honest to give the Kingdom of God back to his Father.

” And when all are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself shall also be subject to Him who put all under Him, in order that Elohim be all in all. ” (1 Corinthians 15:28 The Scriptures 1998+)

It is only after all the work he had done that Jesus was placed higher and received a position above all created things and persons.

“… יהושע Messiah,  who, having gone into heaven, is at the right hand of Elohim, messengers and authorities and powers having been subjected to Him.” (1 Peter 3:22 The Scriptures 1998+)

You may take Jesus as your hero, but do not make him more important than he is and do not give him a higher position than he himself would want to take. Listen carefully to his words and those of his Father. In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways. He also had given us his son, the Master teacher. Because in these last days God has spoken to us by his Son, we better take note of what that son said.

“Elohim, having of old spoken in many portions and many ways to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by the Son, whom He has appointed heir of all, through whom also He made the ages, who being the brightness of the esteem and the exact representation of His substance, and sustaining all by the word of His power, having made a cleansing of our sins through Himself, sat down at the right hand of the Greatness on high, ” (Hebrews 1:1-3 The Scriptures 1998+)

For Jeshua/Jesus has given to us the words which his Father had given to him, we should have to known surely that this hero Jesus came out from God, and we should believe that He the Only One God, Elohim Hashem Jehovah did send him.

“I have esteemed You on the earth, having accomplished the work You have given Me that I should do. “And now, esteem Me with Yourself, Father, with the esteem which I had with You before the world was. “I have revealed Your Name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me, and they have guarded Your Word.1 Footnote: 1See Ps. 138:2. “Now they have come to know that all You gave to Me, is from You. “Because the Words which You gave to Me, I have given to them. And they have received them, and have truly known that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me. “I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. “And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I have been esteemed in them.” (John 17:4-10 The Scriptures 1998+)

The Hero Jesus is the Servant of the greatest Hero, Creator of all.

“See, My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved in whom My being did delight. I shall put My Spirit upon Him, and He shall declare right-ruling to the nations.” (Matthew 12:18 The Scriptures 1998+)

Let us listen to this humble man, who did not mind becoming a servant for us all and who sits at the right hand of his Father and like Jesus obeyed always to this Father, we should listen and obey to Jesus, the son of God, and obey his Father, the Only One God Jehovah.

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The Dutch version of this article can be found under: Nederlandse versie:  De verkeerde held

Excerpt of the book of Exodus from the The Gre...

Excerpt of the book of Exodus from the The Great Bible (entitled The Byble in Englyshe), publ. 1540. The English form Iehovah (Jehovah as the “J” stands for both I and the later J) is used for the Tetragrammaton at Exodus 6:3. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Additional literature:

Read more about and why most people in the world do not worship Jehovah and do find out who we have to give the worship to.

  1. Idolatry or idol worship
  2. Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #1 Creator and His Prophets
  3. God is one
  4. God of gods
  5. Only one God
  6. Attributes to God
  7. Full authority belongs to God
  8. God about His name “יהוה“
  9. Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #2 Calling upon the Name of God
  10. Who Is Jehovah?
  11. Why Is God’s Name Missing From Many Bibles?
  12. The Bible and names in it
  13. Will God’s People Be Stumbled By The Name Of Jehoshua?
  14. Jesus begotten Son of God #4 Promised Prophet and Saviour
  15. Jesus begotten Son of God #10 Coming down spirit or flesh seed of Eve
  16. Jesus begotten Son of God #19 Compromising fact
  17. Jesus – The Promised Messiah
  18. Jesus spitting image of his father
  19. Servant of his Father
  20. If the Father is the “only true God” (John 17:3) , does that mean that Jesus is a false god?
  21. Seeing Jesus
  22. Is Jesus God?
  23. Jesus Christ and God – Some Basic Considerations
  24. Pre-existence of Christ
  25. Around pre-existence of Christ
  26. Trinity And Pagan Influence
  27. The Trinity – the truth
  28. The Trinity – A Doctrine Overdue for Extinction
  29. Trinity: A False Doctrine of a False Church
  30. Trinity Proof Texts Considered
  31. God – helper and deliverer
  32. Fear of God reason to return to Holy Scriptures
  33. The World framed by the Word of God
  34. Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #6 Words to feed and communicate
  35. Video – Worshipping God
  36. Video – Commandments of God
  37. Self inflicted misery #4 To whom to listen
  38. Self inflicted misery #5 A prophet without a hedge around him
  39. Self inflicted misery #7 Good news to our suffering
  40. A small company of Jesus’ footstep follower
  41. Heroes and saints
  42. Follower of Jesus part of a cult or a Christian
  43. Breaking up with a cult
  44. Those who call the Christadelphians a cult
  45. Childish or reasonable ways
  46. People are turning their back on Christianity
  47. Clergy not contributing enough to America

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  • Who is the True Worshipper according to Bible ? (answeringchristian.wordpress.com)
    Jesus made it very clear that “True” Worshipers would be those that worshiped his Father in heaven.
  • What About Those Who Do Not Know The Name of God? (bereanreport.wordpress.com)
    The most common question I hear among those that I share the truth of the name is “Doesn’t Yahweh know who I’m talking to? Why does it matter what I call Him, He answers me anyway?”
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    I do not think there is anything wrong with calling Yahweh our Father, Master, Creator, etc. which are all fitting titles. What I think Yahweh would have a real problem with is changing His name from Yahweh to “Lord” It is extremely ironic, if not prophetic what Yahweh declared to Jeremiah when we understand that the word “Baal” means “Lord.”
  • God loves me – He sent me 2 Jehovah’s Witnesses (lisagodfrees.com)
    Simply put, they believe that God the Father alone is God. Jesus is His Son (but not God), and the Holy Spirit is God’s force (but not God).
  • Rob responds to Mushtaq (jessicahof.wordpress.com)
    You are probably aware various branches of Christians take different approaches in establishing the reliability of their beliefs. This also applies to the concept of the trinity. For some the fact their church tradition has established a concept as truth is adequate for them.
  • He Is Our Peace (devosfromthehill.org)
    “I Am Who I Am” is the closest translation (or more exactly, transliteration) of a Hebrew word that cannot actually be pronounced. The closest Latin transliteration is actually YHWH. Notice, there are no vowels, only consonants. This name of God cannot be pronounced. Still in order to make this word accessible, scholars eventually added vowels and this word became Yahweh, or for some, Jehovah.

    Throughout scripture, this unpronounceable name of God is used in conjunction with descriptive words to help us understand who God is.
    For instance . . .

    “Jehovah” Jireh – The LORD our Provider (Gen. 22:13-14)
    “Jehovah” Rapha – The LORD our Healer (Exo. 15:26)
    “Jehovah” Nissi -The LORD our Banner (Exo. 17:8-15)
    “Jehovah” Tsidkenu: The Lord Our Righteousness (Jer. 23:6)
    and of course . . . “Jehovah” Shalom – The LORD our Peace (Judges 6:24)

  • Creator and Blogger God 8 A Blog of a Book 2 Holy One making Scriptures Holy (bijbelvorser.wordpress.com)
    The Holy One making Scriptures Holy “for I [am] Jehovah your god, and you shall sanctify yourselves, and you shall be holy, for I [am] holy. neither shall you defile yourselves with any kind of swarming thing that swarms on the earth.” ( Leviticus 11:44 MKJV)
  • Take a walk through Amos 5 (quietbuck.wordpress.com)
    So much so, it should shake a modern day Christian to the core!!!
    But, alas, few will listen to YHWH. It appears that most would rather have fun and “good company” than follow our Heavenly Father above…
    who needs nothing but your obedience and devotion to Him!!!

    How many churches celebrate things from Halloween, Thanksgiving and from Christmas, Valentines Day through to having Easter egg hunts on Easter etc?
    Is that your church? Then they are NOT teaching you properly! They are ignoring YHWH’s Word completely!

    From Malachi to Jeremiah to 1Kings to Matthew and more, each book has witnesses, within their verses, showing us what our eyes must see to come out of her.  Perhaps a good study into Amos will help one to witness to the lost flock.

  • Vision for Selah (quaystoneworship.wordpress.com)
    We believe it is important to spend time worshiping and seeking the Lord together…after all, the Bible tells us that God says “where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst”. At Selah, we gather together with a heart of worship, to spend time together, in fellowship, seeking God, praising Him and praying.

    The vision for Selah, is for it to become a space where people feel freely able to worship in an informal, and Christ-focused environment.

  • Five Minute Friday: Worship (writingcanvas.wordpress.com)
    how I worship, or I how I look, is not a grading of my relationship with God.
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    It can  be scary when we follow others, that almost become like our idols in the way Christians should be rather than how our Father God wants us to be.
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A God between many gods

Lots of people do not want to know about a god. Others go so far to cloth puppets which represent their gods, and others several times put food ready for their gods, as if God would not be able to take care of his food himself.

In the world we find cooking bibles, football-, tennis-, golf or cricket gods next to the many television stars and music gods. In the Western World there are also many churches who say that they honour the only one real God, but they keep talking about three gods: God the Father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit. Then they also say they read the Word of God, the Holy Scriptures, but then we notice that they do not want to take note of what one person says about the other one. In their Scriptures they also tried to get rid of the Name of God in the many translations, and substituted the name of God with an anonymous “Lord”. Why do they prefer to speak about Him as “Lord”? Would you speak about your husband as “Sir” or “Lord”? Would you speak about your wife with the word “Woman” “My woman”? Would you write to your best friend with “Dear Lord”?

English: Example of appendix from New World Tr...

Example of appendix from New World Translation of The Holy Scriptures, study edition (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Creator of the earth who is also the God of gods, is a loving Father who wants that his children accept Him as their Father and not only speak to Him with “Father” but also with His Name. And when His children talk about Him, He wants that they use His Name and not just some tittles He has or people have given to Him.

God is watching this world and some think He is hiding His face when He is seemingly silent but He has given His Word to the world. But they should take it for granted. We are incomplete without the mind of God. Some think the mission of the one called son of God is perceived as a failure. That man who never aimed to be a god and never declared himself to be God, wanted that his followers would get to know his Father and would proclaim His Name and His Kingdom. But early in this Common era the ones who called themselves Christians gave in to the Roman Power and the Pagan traditions. They placed themselves and the persons of the Bible in a totally different relationship. They ignored the plain necessary food of the Gospel. They seemed to have become blind and did not see the reasons that Jesus was not God.

Today there are a lot of people who call themselves Christian, who are stepped on their toes and cry “murder” and “fire” when they are confronted with the Biblical Truth. They do not want to hear the sayings around God. But they should better listen or even better, go and look for themselves into investigating the Holy Scriptures, the Word of God which is the inspired and infallible Word which can change ourselves and bring salvation. In that big Book of Books, full of Wisdom they shall be able to find out who is who in the World of God. They shall find the Names and Titles of the many Biblical and worldly figures.

Also you, can find out more about what is said about the figures spoken of in the Holy Scriptures. It is not bad to compare what your Bible is saying with what your church and other people are saying.

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Please do find to read:

  1. Is there an assumed existent God? Our God is an awesome God
  2. Archeological Findings the name of God YHWH
  3. Attributes to God
  4. Only One God
  5. God is one
  6. Jehovah Yahweh Gods Name
  7. I am that I am Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh אהיה אשר אהיה
  8. Hashem השם, Hebrew for “the Name”
  9. God about His name “יהוה“
  10. Jehovah Yahweh Gods Name (Video)
  11. The Divine name of the Creator (Video)
  12. Use of /Gebruik van Jehovah or/of Yahweh in Bible Translations/Bijbel vertalingen
  13. Praise the most High Jehovah God above all
  14. The Trinity – the Truth
  15. Altered to fit a Trinityod of gods
  16. History of the acceptance of a three-in-one God
  17. I Will Cause Your Name To Be Remembered
  18. Without God no purpose, no goal, no hope
  19. Created to live in relation with God
  20. Lord or Yahuwah, Yeshua or Yahushua (Video)
  21. Praise the God with His Name
  22. Jeruzalem Gods city
  23. The Word being a quality or aspect of God Himself
  24. Blind leading the blind
  25. The Bible and names in it
  26. About a man who changed history of humankind
  27. Lord or Yahuwah, Yeshua or Yahushua
  28. No Other Name (But Jesus)
  29. A Living Faith #8 Change
  30. Nuturing a close relationship with God
  31. God is my refuge and my fortress in Him I will trust

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Please do find also by other denominations:

  1. Who Is God?
    The true God is the Creator of all things. He had no beginning and will never have an end. (Psalm 90:2) He is the Source of the good news found in the Bible. (1 Timothy 1:11) Since God gave us life, we should worship only him.—Read Revelation 4:11.
  2. Does God Have a Name?
    Humans all have personal names. Wouldn’t it be reasonable for God to have a name? Having and using personal names is a vital part of human friendships. Should it be different when it comes to our friendship with God? In the Bible, God says: “I am Jehovah. That is my name.” (Isaiah 42:8)
  3. The Divine  Name: Spoken by Jesus and early Chrhristians
    The Divine Name of God: Spoken by Jesus and Early True Christians (An Archeological, Logical and Biblical Proofs) Many religious scholars are still looking for evidence that the Divine Name or the Tetragrammaton has been known to early true Christians. They believe that Jesus himself have revealed the name of his Father to his apostles […]
  4. Trinity: A False Doctrine of a False Church
    Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD. 1Timothy 2:5For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Galatians 3:20 A mediator, however, does not represent just one party; but God is one. Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be king […]
  5. The Divine Name
    The Divine Name: Should We Refrain From Saying It? “It is evident that the original pronunciation of God’s name is no longer known. Nor is it really important. If it were, then God himself would have made sure that it was preserved for us to use. The important thing is to use God’s name according […]
  6. Re: Questions for those who believe in the Trinity  (reply)
    I was hoping to use some of the points of discussion here to do some research of my own. I will try to respond to some of the questions you listed as best I can and look forward to additional input. How can Jesus be God and HAVE a God…
  7. Exodus 7:1 – “a god” or “God”?  (topic)
    It could be honestly rendered “a god” or “God” at Exodus 7:1 from the Hebrew Manuscripts. The ancient manuscripts of the Greek OT (Septuagint/LXX), however, use theon without a definite article (qeon NOT ton qeon). As also used in the NT…
  8. Trinity And Pagan Influence  (topic)
    1. “The trinity was a major preoccupation of Egyptian theologians …. Three gods are combined and treated as a single being, addressed in the singular. In this way the spiritual force of Egyptian religion shows a direct link with…
  9. The Lie That Made God a Mystery
    The Christian religion “in its three classic forms of Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism acknowledges one God in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. According to Christian theology, this acknowledgment is not a recognition of three gods but that these three persons are essentially one.”—The New Encyclopædia Britannica.
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    Jesus, the Son of God, never claimed to be equal to or of the same substance as his Father. Rather, he said: “I am going my way to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am.” (John 14:28) He also told one of his followers: “I am ascending to my Father and your Father and to my God and your God.”—John 20:17.
  10. The Lie That Made God Nameless
    “A man who does not know God by name does not really know him as a person,” wrote theologian Walter Lowrie, “and he cannot love him, if he knows him only as an impersonal force.”
  11. Misuse of God’s name Jehovah => Jehovah Is Worthy of Honor
    When we deny him, by our failure to use his glorious name Jehovah, then we display a flagrant disregard for the sovereignty of Jehovah. When we speak and act in a derogatory manner, then we dishonor our holy God and his holy name.

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  • The Holy Bible is the Word of God (ourfathershavetoldus.wordpress.com)
    The Bible tells us over and over again that the things which have been spoken within its pages are spoken by the Lord Himself.  God spoke and the world came into existence.  Again and again we read what God is saying and doing on behalf of His people.  In fact, the Bible uses the phrase “thus saith the Lord” 413 times.  The phrase “word of the Lord” is used another 255 times.  The phrase “God said” is used 46 times, and the phrase “God spoke” is used 12 times.  The Bible is truly the Word of God.
  • So that’s what that means?! (laurenfalber.wordpress.com)
    Often I sound like a blubbering idiot because my words just don’t do Him justice. And the truth is I don’t really have all the answers. I have faith and so I don’t need all of the answers, but a lot of the times I just wish I could form the right words and offer a good explanation.
  • Correct Doctrine 10 (matthew714ministries.wordpress.com)
    God The Father is distinct and separate from both the Son of God (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Ghost. (Mat. 3:16, 17:5, Mark 1:10-11)
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    God the Father is God. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Son. The Holy Spirit is the Holy Spirit. As I’ve attempted to explain before (badly), The Lord Jesus voluntarily places Himself under God the Father. The Holy Sprit witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ, preferring to never bring attention to Himself. And God the Father has Exalted the Lord Jesus Christ above all others.
  • Praying Real Prayers; Asking God Real Questions (crosbyp12003.wordpress.com)
    I don’t think you should question God because that’s who he is, God! God cannot be on trial but, you can ask God questions.
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    God wants a relationship with people , he doesn’t insist you relate to him with rules! Love God with all your imperfections, because God loves you right where you are and is not intimidated if you’re funky, dirty, unworthy , sinful, hurt, impatient , irrelevant , suicidal, angry, molested, raped., rejected……..
  • Who told you? The lies of otherwise (examiner.com)
    God gave me the phrase “the lies of otherwise,” and explained it this way: “accepting any words that are not grounded in My Word is unwise. And anything that is unwise is otherwise. My Word is truth and light. My people are kept by My Word. My sons and daughters are protected by my Word, nourished by My Word, and are directed by what I have spoken. To be fed or led by any other word is to engage in otherwise.”
  • Logos & Son of God (jessicahof.wordpress.com)
    One of the more puzzling of Mushtaq’s objections to the teaching of God’s Church is his comment on St John’s use of the word ‘Logos’ which because it originates outside Christianity – ‘Logos is a pagan Greek term, not teaching of Prophets from Adam till Moses’ – he seems to think inadmissible. The word ‘God’ originates outside Judaism and Christianity, and we use that word, so I don’t see what point he is making. ‘Hellenistic Judaism’ is still part of Judaism, and St John uses the word. I don’t see what the point of this objection is.
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    If anybody is working along his own father? Then does it mean that they are forming one unit? Answer is no. Working of father or Son doesn’t mean Trinity. Blessed Jesus here is telling his obedience to God, Blessed Jesus is not claiming here his Second membership in Triune God.
  • Is God Self Centered? (handsofclay.wordpress.com)
    If you read the Bible much, you may come away with the idea that God is self centered.  There is a lot in the Bible about how God wants Glory from us.
  • Why is Sola Scriptura important? (michaeljschellerbcb.wordpress.com)
    Sola Scriptura is a latin phrase that means “by scripture alone”. The point of the phrase is to make people realize that the Bible is the highest authority of a Christian and the Christian faith. It was a phrase by the reformers to open peoples eyes that the Catholic church’s teachings and traditions weren’t always based on truth. The Reformers realized that the Bible was what we needed to know the truth about what God says and for good reasons.First of all the Bible clearly talks about how the Scripture is directly from God.
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    Second, God is the good Father and He knows exactly what we need (Matthew 6:32). If He wanted to tell us something, then He would tell us. He put everything that we need into the books of the Bible.
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    God gave us His Word for a reason, what pride it would be to think that we could add to or take away from it.
  • Just listen. (katherineannesmith.wordpress.com)
    If I am going to call myself a Christian shouldn’t I rely on God a little more than that? If I am going to preach the gospel to people who need Jesus, shouldn’t I be in contact with him always, and not just when life gets hard or i’m in a church building? The answer is yes.
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    I remembered how it felt to feel God every morning before taking on the day. I remember what it meant to truly spend time with him. Of course, God calmed my fears, took my anxiety, and rejuvenated my heart by nudging me towards some scripture that pertained to the stress I was feeling. When I finally closed my bible, and tuned back into the world, I Immediately got a text from a friend struggling with something she knew I had been through. And I was ready to patiently talk her through her options, and advise her to lean on God rather than on the world’s expectations of her.
  • “God See’s Everything” (iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist.com)
    There is such a comfort to the Believer who truly knows that God see’s everything and nothing is hid from his sight.Some live as though we will not be held accountable for our actions,yet the word of God teaches us otherwise.

Stepping toes {revisited}

Image representing Xanga as depicted in CrunchBase

Image via CrunchBase

Hallo Xanga world and Xanga members. {This was our heading on the in 2013 defunct Xanga site}

As serious Bible Students and Brothers in Christ we could not react to certain writings on Xanga, because we had to be a member. Some writings on the Xanga sites could use some reactions from outside. To be able to react we made at last the step and came over the threshold.

Probably not many articles shall we publish over here, {we wrote on 2011 September 28} because we have already to put in enough energy and time in the other websites. (Though you never know.)

In Dutch “Op de tenen stappen” or “Stepping on the toes” can be “to thread on a person’s toes” or making that somebody carries a chip on the shoulder.

We do hope that our visitors would not be to quickly to take offence. But we know that certain ideas we keep to are not favoured by so many. First of all do we love and honor only One God, who we want to address to with His Name. And that Name is one which frightens a lot of people.

People are easily put out when they hear whom we adhere.

But we are also sure that the die is been cast and that we have come in a special time were it is more important to share our love to the whole world, like our Masterteacher Jesus/Jeshua, the Messiah did. The man we do like to follow on this earth not only wanted that everybody knew his Father, he also proclaimed the Good News of the coming Kingdom of God and wanted that all his followers went out into the world to bring that Evangelion of good Tidings.

You could say that nobody can quarrel with such good news that Jesus of Nazareth brought, but as the world went against him so they were not pleased either with his followers.

English: The logo of the blogging software Wor...

The logo of the blogging software WordPress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now we pitch our own tents here also on this Xanga Group {and now on WordPress} we do hope we shall find enough spirits eager to share their ideas and to welk along on the long road to … Tipperary and beyond. happy

Most of our writings you can find at our other web pages, to which we would like to invite you:

Our main site: Belgian Christadelphians

Christadelphia

Christadelphian Ecclesia

Christadelphians Multiply

Bijbelonderzoekers

Broeders in Christus on WordPress

Hoop tot Leven | Redding door Christus Jezus

Hope to find you there also.heart

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2013 October update:

Problem with free of charge websites, like Multiply, Webs and Xanga, is that they suddenly quit with giving it for free and demand money to continue the service, getting you for a dilemma to start all over again and for loosing lots of work done on the internet creating CSS and HTML!

Now we transfer some of the writings from Xanga onto WordPress we shall look into the matter if it would be not worth to bring further shocking news-facts for discussion, like this weekend (5-6 October 2013) the Roman Catholic Church forbidding its priests in Belgium to do services in other buildings than church buildings. According to the Belgian Cardinals only in the church may be prayed publicly. In future at cremation no prayer service may be held at the crematorium any more and people would have to hold an extra service in church if they want a Catholic service. Such thing could have us wondering and would perhaps be worthwhile to bring on this platform.

For those who think it to be good to write, to think themselves and to let others think and to request some meditation, we would like to offer a platform where thoughts can be shared. Reactions may be given and ideas about subjects are welcome.

Those who made a circle of friends and readers on Xanga, probably have to start all over again and will have to look for each other again on the net and in the bloggosphere. Hopefully those who look for like-minded souls will also find other interesting webpages to hold track off. May we express the hope that some ex-Xanga members may find us also on the WordPress pages and like to continue to follow us here.

  • Goodbye Xanga (germcookies.wordpress.com)
    So, in the past when I needed to blog and reach out I always used Xanga, and I Thought I had purchased a lifetime membership, but I guess that membership didn’t transfer to Xanga 2.0 :-/ so, I guess today I am starting a new blog here on WordPress because I need to write, I need to process life and while I am bummed about losing so many of my old friends maybe a new start is just what I need now too.
  • So, no more Xanga. (steph123098.wordpress.com)
    Xanga went on this whole “XANGA 2.0″ kick where it’s moved to WordPress….but you have to pay to use it.
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    Right now “free” WP is operating at a higher level that “paid” Xanga…not a good business move for them until they can correct that…or perhaps I should say “if”. =)
  • Xanga stuff (integrityhell666.wordpress.com)
    Xanga transitioned my blog to WordPress even though I didn’t pay for that whole membership thing.  I forgot I was premium for life – a big Xanga mistake business wise in my opinion.
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    You are aware there is no more lifetime membership, right? Your blog may be imported over but you will not be able to use it until you pay $48 per year.+
    Anita said: Because I was free for a couple of years, all my stuff is locked up in the ether until I pay up. Which is fine by me. I downloaded my archives after my final post. :-)
  • The move. (peterjbyun.wordpress.com)
    So pretty much xanga decided it was time for a makeover and went along and made xanga 2.0 much to my dismay. Long story short, all my previous blog posts had to be imported and I am now a wordpress user.
  • Damn Xanga. (someonessally.wordpress.com)
    I might upload my archives from Xanga, but since most people probably won’t care to read all that whiny depressed backstory stuff from my adolescence, I think I’ll just stick to having a fresh start.
  • Since Xanga Got Ruined, Here I Am! 🙂 (mcbery.com)
    I guess there’s always time for a fresh start. Had to bury a cousin yesterday and now it seems I may have to bury Xanga. Sad. All the pictures I had on Xanga are buried somewhere too.
  • Welcome aboard, Carlette! (carlettes.wordpress.com)
    I just imported my previous articles from Xanga since it was upgraded to 2.0 and that, it’s not a free blog anymore.So, I hope that my followers from my former blog site will be able to find me here. I’m seriously crossing my fingers now. He-he-he!
  • Hello, WordPress. (emeraldz12.wordpress.com)
    So Xanga. I loved Xanga. But they were going to charge me to upgrade my blog to WordPress. Which I just did myself, in a few minutes, for free. Sorry, Xanga. I will miss you. And the friends I followed since 2004.
  • Second time around… (garlicbreadtwo.wordpress.com)
    Since I refuse to pay for Xanga 2.0, my Xanga was not transferred to the new servers.
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    I spent so much time on the CSS and HTML of my xanga and now it’s gone!!

Hallo

Hi everyone! I’m just getting started on Xanga… Drop me a comment if you’ve got some ideas on what to do first – or just to say, “Hi!”

Image representing Xanga as depicted in CrunchBase

Image via CrunchBase

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This Xanga site got transferred to a WordPress site under the direction of the Belgian Christadelphians in October 2013.

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A pity we do not have a photograph of the old site.
From the Autumn 2013 Stepping toes goes through life as:

Stepping Toes -aim Nov. 14 14.12

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  • Xanga vs WordPress (infinitymadness2.wordpress.com)
    You know what I love about WordPress? How easy it is to meet new bloggers! On Xanga, I would occasionally pick up a new blog here and there, occasionally being the key word. It wasn’t as easy to find people to read, follow or read your stuff, because of the way it was setup.
  • Why start a new one? (siuyujolin.wordpress.com)
    Well, now that I can’t use xanga any more… I realized how I’ve been using xanga as an outlet.
    I don’t know if this is something I will keep up with, but as least for the time being, I have somewhere to say what I want to say.
  • Xanga to WordPress! (corijthonen.wordpress.com)
  • New platform for Stepping Toes (steppingtoes.wordpress.com)
  • hallo usfb world (olineusfb.wordpress.com)
  • Hallo Welt, hello world (stefanplaysguitar.wordpress.com)
  • Let’s Get Real (hollytwopointzero.wordpress.com)
  • Hallo. Hallo. (mixedbagzurich.wordpress.com)