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The Bible Speaks About the Truth

The Bible is an extraordinary book because it gives us inspiration, hope, and life, and the only book that can explain that God is love, Jesus saves, and the Holy Spirit is in us. It is the only book that makes us feel that heaven is real and Hell is yet to be seen. If you cannot find heaven in the Word of God, then you are not there yet. If you want to find Hell where the wicked belongs, you have the wrong book, but if you believe in Hell, you can have it. In the Old Testament, Hades and Sheol are not Hell. It means the grave. In the New Testament, Jesus mentions Hell as Gehenna, a literal place in Israel known to this time as the valley of Hinnom in Jerusalem, while He was talking to the Israelites then.

To Peter, Hell is called Tartaroo, which is not for humans but reserved for angels who have sinned against God. You will not be able to find the word Hell to be accurate in that book, but if you want to feel it, you are in it now. Humanity doesn’t need to be made aware of what the Hell is. We are all too aware of it already. When you do not care that you are hurting someone, it is okay if it doesn’t hurt you. When someone hurts you, and you do not want peace until you get even with the person who wronged you and you hit back, it could lead to worsening the situation, and that is the way to declare living in Hell. When you sin, you invite Hell into your body, and when you enjoy life with holiness, you are in heaven. No one can stop you from making your Hell or your heaven. It is our choice, but the real thing will come into play at the end of our journey.

The mortal and immortal punishment is in the book. If we pray, it will be revealed to us. After these third parts of God’s love letter, God’s Will is soon to be fulfilled that His creation will be with Him. We need faith to spring hope, and without hope, faith will be missing its leg; it will not stand by itself, and sometimes, if not most of the time, we need a powerful hope that will bear love and grow within us and let the flow of the Holy Spirit run thru our body. It is not only a blessing to us, but it could also be a blessing to others. The gift of the Holy Spirit will do wonders, and we must not keep it inside for ourselves but must learn to share it, and it will grow much more so we can share more. The more we share, the more we get back. God said He would bless those who bless you; in other words, if you bless others, God will bless you.

The gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, who wrote about the life and death of Jesus, identified Jesus as a king, servant, and man who is flesh, and according to John, he wrote that Jesus is God. It could also be a misinterpretation of those early church fathers who claimed that the word in John 1 is Jesus. Many comments were made that the author manipulated the whole chapter 2 of the gospel of John. If Jesus is merely a prophet, a healer, or a messenger of God, then worshiping Jesus would not be appropriate. Remember that The LORD is a jealous God and will not give His glory to another, and He is the “I AM,” and the only God and no one else besides Him, which is His word.

As believers of the good news of Jesus Christ, we believe in the only true God—our Creator, our Redeemer, Father, Comforter, Teacher, and Guide. He is the Almighty God (Deuteronomy 6:4). The Bible tells us that God has three manifestations in one (Trinity): Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are members of the Godhead. The Trinity is hard to understand and cannot be comprehended with the natural mind. Faith must receive it (1 John 5:7). We worship one God manifested as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are all Spirit. The first person is singular, meaning one, and the second is singular. Still, the third person is plural, which gives us something to feel very happy about because it involves many people. Are we part of it? Can we be a part of it? God knows!

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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