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Confusion Ends

Updated on February 29, 2016

Seek as for hidden treasure as at Proverb 2:1-6.

It is a SAD and ILL-ADVISED position for ANYONE to take, when one RELIES on MAN instead of ALMIGHTY God, YHWH [Yahweh, traditionally rendered, Jehovah]. So then, one SHOULD NOT rely on minister, pastor ETC. for SPIRITUAL food, BUT RATHER on EVERY INSPIRED UTTERANCE from Jehovah God.

In the Book of Matthew, we read at chapter 4, verse 4: But in reply he said: "It is WRITTEN, 'Man must live, NOT on bread ALONE, but on EVERY utterance coming forth through Jehovah's mouth.' Compare Deuteronomy 8: 3. Jeremiah 17: 5 reads: 'Cursed is the able-bodied man who puts his TRUST in earthling man and ACTUALLY makes flesh his arm[strength], and whose HEART turns AWAY from Jehovah himself.' Verse 6 reads: And he WILL CERTAINLY become like a solitary tree in the desert plain and WILL NOT SEE GOOD when good COMES; but he must reside in parched places in the wilderness, in a salt country that is not inhabited.

For SURE, if one DOES NOT put his TRUST in God's words the Bible, but INSTEAD, would RATHER listen to MAN, then that one would be in a SPIRITUAL DROUGHT or WILDERNESS. Not ONLY that, but WHEN good COMES, that one would NOT know. Hence if one believes in a FALSE DOCTRINE, because one DOES NOT SEARCH God's Word, the Bible, but INSTEAD relies on his/her pastor/minister, then EVEN when the TRUTH is mentioned to them they WOULD NOT KNOW. Psalm 1: 1 - 3 : Happy is the man that has NOT walked in the counsel of the wicked ones, And in the way of sinners has NOT stood, And in the seat of ridiculers has NOT sat. But his delight is in the law of Jehovah, And in his law he READS in an undertone DAY and NIGHT. And he WILL CERTAINLY become like a tree planted by STREAMS of WATER, That gives its own FRUIT in ITS SEASON And the foliage of which DOES NOT WITHER, And EVERYTHING he does WILL SUCCEED. Compare with Jeremiah 17: 7 - 8.

We SEE then, that the one who SEARCHES God's Word, the Bible, and APPLY it in his/her life WILL become SPIRITUALLY STRONG and WILL bear FRUITAGE of the spirit. At Galatians 5 verse 22 we SEE the fruitage of a spiritual life being: LOVE, JOY, PEACE, LONG-SUFFERING, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITH, MILDNESS, SELF-CONTROL. HONEST-HEARTED persons THEN, should be EAGER to SEARCH the Scriptures for THEMSELVES as did those in Beroea as recorded at Acts 17: 11 which says: Now the latter were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with the GREATEST EAGERNESS of MIND, CAREFULLY EXAMINING the Scriptures DAILY as to WHETHER these things WERE SO. May WE also, EXAMINE God's word the Holy Scriptures, DAILY.

The English scholar Isaac Newton, best known today for his many contributions to mathematics and physics, also wrote extensively on Biblical matters. In a 1690 treatise entitled An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture, Newton observed: "In all the vehement universal and lasting controversy about the Trinity in Jerome's time and both before and long enough after it, this text of the 'three in heaven' was never once thought of. It is now in everybody’s mouth and accounted the main text for the business and would assuredly have been so too with them, had it been in their books."[9] Newton's history of the Comma Johanneum reflects his belief that Church history was one of progressive decay from a pure original and that the Comma was introduced, intentionally or by accident, into a Latin text during the fourth or fifth century, a time when he believed the Church to be ripe with corruption.


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    • True Truthseeker profile imageAUTHOR

      True Truthseeker 

      8 years ago

      God told Adam and Eve, (two living souls) that they would “surely die” if they disobeyed Him. (Gen. 2:17) It is the soul, the sentient being, the will or mind of a man which is responsible for sin, and it is the soul, therefore, which is to bear the penalty of sin. That penalty is distinctly stated to be death. “The wages of sin is death.” (Rom. 6:28) “The soul that sinneth it shall die.” Ezek. 18:4

      From this standpoint we can see that Adam was created mortal—in a condition in which death was a possibility. Had Adam remained obedient he would have continued living forever, everlastingly—and yet all the while he would have been mortal, liable to death if he became disobedient.

      Because he was not immortal God’s threat that if he disobeyed he should die, meant something. It meant the loss of the spark or “breath of life,” without which the body would return to dust and the living soul or sentient being would cease. Had Adam been immortal, God’s sentence would have been an empty threat. But because Adam was mortal, liable to death, he died because of his disobedience.

      What is the Death State?

      King David said of death: “His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth, in that very day his thoughts perish.” (Psa. 14:6) If immortal, the thoughts of a man would not perish, but would go on to another state of being. Solomon said: “There is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave whither thou goest.” The dead are not conscious, for both the body and the mind of a man cease to exist at death. “For the living know that they will die; but the dead know nothing ...” Eccl. 9:5, 10

      The Apostle Paul describes death as “sleep.” “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep [dead], that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope… For the Lord himself shall descend [at his second coming] from heaven with a shout... and the dead in Christ shall rise first.” (1 Thes. 4:13, 16) If the dead were conscious, then they would have no need to be raised.

      Hope Beyond the Grave

      Although the Scriptures do not support the thought that the soul is immortal, they do abound with the hope of a resurrection from death in due time. “God will redeem my soul [that sentient being which had been alive] from the grave [sheol—the condition of death].” Psa. 49:15

      When Jesus “poured out his soul [being] unto death” “he made his soul an offering for sin” and became our ransom-price. (Isa. 53:10,12) This was necessary, because it was Adam’s soul that was sentenced to death, and the promise to mankind is a redemption of soul or being from the power of death. Therefore, Jesus’ soul, life, was poured out in death. The penalty of Adam’s sin was death (everlasting,) and when Jesus took his place he became subject to that penalty—eternal death. Jesus, as a man, then, in order to redeem man had to give up forever his human existence.

      The Bible declares that as all of Adam’s race share by heredity in his death penalty, so they all shall be permitted to share in recovery from the power of the grave as they learn of and accept Christ. As Paul expressed: “As by a man comes death, by a man also comes the resurrection of the dead; for as all in Adam die, even so shall all in Christ be made alive.” ICor. 15:21-23

      Immortality Brought to Light

      The Apostle Paul explains that the term immortality had no application before the resurrection of Jesus. Our Lord received immortality at his resurrection as a reward for his faithful obedience “unto death, even the death of the cross.” “Wherefore, God hath highly exalted him [to the promised divine nature, at his resurrection], and given him a name that is above every name [Jehovah’s name excepted].” 1 Cor. 15:27; Heb. 12:3,2; 2 Cor. 8:9; Phil. 2:8,9

      Paul declares that Jesus “abolished death [broke its hold on man] and brought (1) life and (2) immortality to light through the gospel.” (2 Tim. 1:10) This shows that: (1) life in perfection, lasting life, is separate and distinct from (2) immortality, indestructibility. In addition, it shows that neither of these great blessings had been disclosed or made accessible previous to the gospel.

      The Offer of Everlasting Life: Perfect Humanity

      During God’s Kingdom on earth, His plan of salvation for the general race of Adam is to extend to each member of it the offer of everlasting life through the precious blood of the Lamb. Adam’s race will be offered “restitution” (Acts 3:19-21) to perfect human life—the same that Adam possessed before his fall from grace. Restitution in its ultimate sense will bring the restored ones not only out of the grave, but also out of their sick and dying condition.

      By the close of God’s thousand year Kingdom, all the obedient of mankind shall have attained all that was lost in Adam and redeemed by Christ. Then, armed with complete knowledge and experience, all will be fully able, as individuals, to stand the test of obedience. They will not be rewarded with immortal life, but will be granted everlasting life here upon the earth as long as they remain obedient.

      The Offer of Immortality: A New Creation

      God purposes not only to give the world of mankind life everlasting, but to give the faithful followers of Jesus a higher kind of life—immortality, the divine nature. Immortality is “brought to light” for this special class only, the Church, which, by God’s wonderful favor, is now being called, tested, and selected to be joint-heirs with Christ. This inherent life is referred to by our Lord: “As the Father hath life in himself [immortality] so hath he given unto the Son that he should have life in himself [immortality]” and that he should give it unto whomsoever he would—his bride, his Church. (John 5:26; Eph. 3:6) Paul tells Christians to “seek” this gift from Christ and to “put on” immortality, implying that they did not already have it inherently. Rom. 2:5-7; 1 Cor. 15:51-55

      The hope of the Church, Christ’s bride, is that she will share in his glory, honor and immortality if faithful. It is written respecting “the resurrection” of the Church: “It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption [immortality]: it is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: it is sown a natural [animal] body; it is raised a spiritual body.” 1 Cor. 15:42-44,49; Rev. 2:10

      What a glorious prospect! Then, “the Spirit [Christ] and the Bride say, Come... And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Rev. 22:17

    • True Truthseeker profile imageAUTHOR

      True Truthseeker 

      8 years ago

      What I am about to say may appear "fanatical" or "wierd" to you, but, there are some things that cannot be understood in a physical way, but in a spiritual way.

      Having spent years proving the reliability of the Holy Writings, what we today refer to as the Bible, I usually let it speak for itself. One will not understand, the contents of the Bible, unless he realizes that it was indeed inspired of and by Yahweh/ JEHOVAH, the One who is not governed by time, and out of whom all things are [the universe, visible and invisible creation]. JEHOVAH created all things through His first invisible Son, whom he has elevated, the Word. Only by a SERIOUS SEARCH of its contents aided by JEHOVAH's holy spirit, an enabling force that enlightens, fortifies and energizes.

      Christ [anointed One].

      After Adam disobeyed, the penalty was death. Adam was placed outside of JEHOVAH's protective care, eventually died, a fate that would befall his

      progeny. So then, death ruled as 'king'.

      After Moses mediated the Mosaic covenant, [Exodus 19:6] transgression was the order of the day, so then transgression ruled as 'king'.

      When Christ mediated the New Covenant [Jeremiah 31:31- 34], [it was subsequently revealed that physical Israel was rejected by JEHOVAH, because they rejected the Christ/ Messiah], this was done with spiritual Israel [those anointed with holy spirit, as Christ had been]

      Matthew 21:43; Matt. 23:38; Acts 15:14 to 20]

      So then, Christ made it possible for death due to Adam, and death due to

      the transgression of the Law, to be done away with. Hence, Christ actually opened a way of freedom from death and sin. All this made possible by JEHOVAH, the God and Father of Christ. 1 Peter 1:3.

      Romans 6:14-23 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

      14Certainly, sin shouldn’t have power over you because you’re not controlled by laws, but by God’s favor.[a]

      15Then what is the implication? Should we sin because we are not controlled by laws but are controlled by God’s favor? That’s unthinkable! 16Don’t you know that if you offer to be someone’s slave, you must obey that master? Either your master is sin, or your master is obedience. Letting sin be your master leads to death. Letting obedience be your master leads to God’s approval. 17You were slaves to sin. But I thank God that you have become wholeheartedly obedient to the teachings which you were given. 18Freed from sin, you were made slaves who do what God approves of.

      19I’m speaking in a human way because of the weakness of your corrupt nature. Clearly, you once offered all the parts of your body as slaves to sexual perversion and disobedience. This led you to live disobedient lives. Now, in the same way, offer all the parts of your body as slaves that do what God approves of. This leads you to live holy lives. 20When you were slaves to sin, you were free from doing what God approves of.

      21What did you gain by doing those things? You’re ashamed of what you used to do because it ended in death. 22Now you have been freed from sin and have become God’s slaves. This results in a holy life and, finally, in everlasting life. 23The reward for sin is death, but the gift that God freely gives is everlasting life found in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hi, First of all I would like to say that, I do agree with you on the fact the churches over the centuries have twisted and got to 'human' if you would like. But my belief is that, at the time of Jesus, He was just He. He did the things that he did, and people believed in him. So I think that He would be very sad today to know that churches and people fight over Him. I do not go to church, as I think they do not explain anything else apart from the same old thing, time after time. I just believe. thanks for an interesting hub. Nell

    • True Truthseeker profile imageAUTHOR

      True Truthseeker 

      8 years ago

      Newton's history of the Comma Johanneum reflects his belief that Church history was one of progressive decay from a pure original and that the Comma was introduced, intentionally or by accident, into a Latin text during the fourth or fifth century, a time when he believed the Church to be ripe with corruption.[10]

      Wikipedia encyclopaedia is quoted below.

      Sir Godfry Driver wrote : "The Reformers preferred Jehovah, which first appeared as Iehouah in 1530 in Tyndale's translation of the Pentateuch (Exodus 6.3), from which it passed into other Protestant Bibles." The English transcription "Iehovah” is found in the 1611 edition of the King James Bible, and during the 1762-1769 edit of the KJV , the spelling "Iehovah" was changed to "Jehovah" (in accordance with the general differentiation of I/J and U/V into separate letters which developed over the course of the 17th century in English). Thus began a period where the word was rendered: "Jehovah ". The Jerusalem Bible (1966 ) uses Yahweh exclusively

      The editors of the Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon state that JHWH occurs 6518 times in the Masoretic Text . While JHWH occurs 6518 times in the Masoretic Text that underlies all editions of the King James Bible, JEHOVAH [in all capitals letters] only occurs 4 times in current editions of the King James Bible : Exodus 6:3 and Psalm 83:18 and Isaiah 12:2 and Isaiah 26:4 (and three more times in place-names). (The King James Bible which is commonly sold in bookstores is an 18th century spelling and punctuation revision of the King James Bible of 1611) Instead of YHWH or Jehovah, the expression "The Lord" (with the word "Lord" in all capital letters) has commonly been used in most English-language Bible translations.

      "IEHOVAH" [in all capital letters]. In the King James bible of 1611, the tetragrammaton is predominantly translated (over 6,500 times) as LORD or GOD, all in capital letters e.g. Exodus 6:2, Psalm 110:1, Psalm 113:1, Proverbs 18:10, et al. Four times it is transcribed as JEHOVAH: Exodus 6:3, Psalm 83:18, Isaiah 12:2, and Isaiah 26:4.


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