Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Knowing God (Christ)
Knowing God (Christ)
What is foundationally, I mean at its very CORE, what is most IMPORTANT about being (and growing as) a CHRISTIAN?
Is it "worshiping" the "K J V" (or any other) "translation" of the Bible.... or
Is it KNOWING the Person of Jesus Christ / Yeshua Ha Mashiach, GOD!
“That is why I told you that you will die in (under the curse of) your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He [Whom I claim to be--if you do not adhere to, trust in, and rely on Me], you will die in your sins.” John 8:24 (AMP)
“13 Moshe said to God, "Behold, when I come to the children of Yisra'el, and tell them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you;' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' What should I tell them?"
14 God said to Moshe, "I AM WHO I AM," and he said, "You shall tell the children of Yisra'el this: "I AM has sent me to you." ”
Exodus 3:13-14 Hebrew Names Version (HNV)
“53 Are you greater than our father, Avraham, who died? The prophets died. Who do you make yourself out to be?"
54 Yeshua answered, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say that he is our God.
55 You have not known him, but I know him. If I said, 'I don't know him,' I would be like you, a liar. But I know him, and keep his word.
56 Your father Avraham rejoiced to see my day. He saw it, and was glad."
57 The Yehudim therefore said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Avraham?"
58 Yeshua said to them, "Most assuredly, I tell you, before Avraham came into existence, I AM."
59 Therefore they took up stones to throw at him, but Yeshua was hidden, and went out of the temple, having gone through the midst of them, and so passed by.”
John 8:53-58 Hebrew Names Version (HNV)
Should a “good” Christian read only the KJV, effectively “worshiping” said translation? Remember To "worship" the KJV is nothing short of Idolatry! You see folks, depending on how we look at any one or a series of any of the various ENGLISH Interpretations *** / Translations *** of God's (Christ's) Holy Word, we can see various and varied implied differences in single passages.
Would you like to know the one true God, Jesus Christ / Yeshua Hamashiach? Please read on.
“Know Jesus, know peace whereas no Jesus, no peace”
How does one get to “know” Jesus? Simple, invite Him into your heart, as Jesus says: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” [Revelations 3:20 NIV] How can we be assured that this Jesus stuff means anything, anything at all? Well because the Bible tells us so, as the Apostle Paul wrote:
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” [Romans 10:9-10 NIV]
And for those of you who say to me, I can’t be bothered reading the Bible, “it’s confusing” or “it’s a waste of my time”, may I draw your attention to what the Bible says about wisdom: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” [Proverbs 9:10 NIV]
If nothing else, PLEASE read two chapters from the Bible – (don’t own one, sorry NO excuse, if you’re reading this, you can access this: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203:16&version=NIV) John 3 and John 14!
John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
And John 14:6 says: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Well that’s it, that’s Da Bauz’s Take on, Knowing God (Christ) – this 29th day of March 2012 © 2012, All Rights Reserved. wr (Da Bauz, Christian Zionist “creationist” too)
*** RE: “Interpretations *** / Translations *** of God's (Christ's) Holy Word” Like it or not folks, every single rendering of the Word of God / Holy Bible in the English language is to some extent an interpretation. An interpretation by a human being (albeit a very scholarly and skilled one or set of scholars), and as such there are subtle nuances, variances and differences in many of the “non-essential” transliterations, passage-to-passage, between the numerous English versions available. That said, the KEY message of the Holy Bible, God’s (Christ’s) Holy Word from Genesis through Revelations remains intact and unchanged from the original texts, and is every bit as powerful and relevant to this very day, as when first penned.
Posted by Da Bauz (The Boss) at 23:38