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The Bible Speaks About the Truth

The Bible is a very special book because it gives us inspiration, hope,  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, then you can have it.  In the Old Testament Hades and Sheol is not hell.  It means the grave.  While in the New Testament, Hell is mentioned by Jesus 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 at that time.

To Peter, Hell is called Tartaroo which is not for humans but reserved for angels that had sinned against God.  You will not be able to find the word Hell to be real 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 Hell is. We are all too aware of it already. When you do not care that you are hurting someone as long as it doesn’t hurt you, it is okay.  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 either 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 to make your own hell or your own heaven it is our choice, but at the end of our journey, the real thing will come into play.

The mortal and immortal punishment is in the book if we pray and 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 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 that He will bless those who bless you, in other words, if you bless others God will bless you.

The gospel of Matthew, Mark, and Luke who wrote about the life and death of Jesus identified Jesus as; King, Servant, and a Man which is flesh, and according to John, he wrote that Jesus is God.  It could also be a misinterpretation of those early church fathers that claimed that the word in John 1 is Jesus.  Many comments are made that the whole chapter 2 of the gospel of John was manipulated by the author itself.  If Jesus is merely a prophet, a healer, or a messenger of God, then to worship 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 and that is His word.

As believers of the good news of Jesus Christ, we believe in the only, one 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 not something that can be comprehended with the natural mind but must be received by faith (1 John 5:7).  We worship one God who is manifested as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and they are all Spirit.  The first person is singular meaning one, the second person is also singular but the third person is plural which gives us something to feel very happy because it involves many persons.  Are we part of it?  Can we be a part of it? God knows!

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