Monday Sermon – Keep Reading

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Submitted by Grenville Phillips II

It is important for followers of Jesus to keep reading the Bible.  You can never read enough.

I have found that as you read, you may not understand everything.  But you will understand what you need to understand at your individual stage of development.  This removes the pressure of having to be an expert to read the Bible.

If you do not read the Bible, and only read other’s opinions of it, then you risk being led astray.  To reduce this risk, Moses commanded that the Law should be read in the presence of everyone in Israel, every seven years.  Hear the commandment.

“So Moses wrote down this law and gave it to the Levitical priests, who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and to all the elders of Israel.  Then Moses commanded them: “At the end of every seven years, in the year for cancelling debts, during the Festival of Tabernacles, when all Israel comes to appear before the Lord your God at the place he will choose, you shall read this law before them in their hearing.”

“Assemble the people—men, women and children, and the foreigners residing in your towns—so they can listen and learn to fear the Lord your God and follow carefully all the words of this law.  Their children, who do not know this law, must hear it and learn to fear the Lord your God as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”  (Deuteronomy 31:9-13)

They appeared to do this for one generation, and then stopped.  Israel then served the false gods of the people whom they had displaced, and suffered the consequences.

Is there a place for intensive study beyond what we initially understand?  Of course.  However, when studying like that, we must be careful to check that our results, including any resultant religious traditions, are consistent with Jesus’ words.  Why?  Hear God Himself.

“While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” (Matthew 17:5)

This reassuring message from God, of Jesus’ words being the standard, was critical, because Jesus was saying things that scriptural experts were challenging.  Hear Jesus on a challenge of what defiles a person.

“Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:  ‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honour Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.  And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ ”

“When He had called the multitude to Himself, He said to them, “Hear and understand: Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.”

“Then His disciples came and said to Him, “Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?”

“But He answered and said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted.  Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.”

“Then Peter answered and said to Him, “Explain this parable to us.”

“So Jesus said, “Are you also still without understanding?  Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated?  But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.”

“For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.  These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”  (Matthew 15:7-20)

The Gospels are full of Jesus’ wonderful simple teachings.  We are to convey the same simple and self-explanatory messages to others.  Hear Jesus’s instruction to those who wished to follow Him.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20)


Be encouraged to keep reading and sharing Jesus’ simple message.

Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer.  He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com

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  • Great post! It truly takes a lifetime of reading and studying to show ourselves approved of God. And why wouldn’t you study that which will judge us in the end?

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  • RE It is important for followers of Jesus to keep reading the Bible. You can never read enough. BOTH OF THESE SENTENCES RE TRUE
    I have found that as you read, you may not understand everything. But you will understand what you need to understand at your individual stage of development. THIS DEPENDS . THOSE OF US WHO WERE DISCIPLED IN BIBLE TEACHING CHURCHES UNDERSTOOD PLENTY. AS TEENS

    RE This removes the pressure of having to be an expert to read the Bible. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN EXPERT TO READ THE BIBLE, BUT IF YOU STUDY IT SYSTEMATICALLY YOU WILL BECOME AN EXPERT. I HAVE NEVER FELT PRESSURE READING THE BIBLE

    ONE CAN GET FREE BIBLE STUDY HELPS FROM 1 RADIO BIBLE CLASS 2 THRU THE BIBLE RADIO
    3 BERACHAH TAPES AND PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER SOURCES WRITTEN BY STALWARTS OF THE FAITH

    RE If you do not read the Bible, and only read other’s opinions of it, then you risk being led astray. IF YOU READ THIS RUBBISH ON MONDAY’S YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE LED ASTRAY. BECAUSE IT IS NOT TRUE.

    AFTER 50 YEARS I AM STILL LEARNING FROM READING BIBLE COMMENTARIES AND STUDY GUIDES

    RE To reduce this risk, Moses commanded that the Law should be read in the presence of everyone in Israel, every seven years. Hear the commandment.

    HOW DOES THIS COMMANDMENT GIVEN IN Deuteronomy 31:9-13 HELPS ONE TO UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE OR REDUCE ONE FROM GOING ASTRAY

    THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES
    Deuteronomy 6:6-9
    6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
    7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
    8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
    9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

    Joshua 1:8
    This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

    Nehemiah 8:8
    8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
    Note that someone explained what was written and helped them to apply the word.

    2 Timothy 2:15
    15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
    Isaiah 28:10
    10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

    Re They appeared to do this for one generation, and then stopped. Israel then served the false gods of the people whom they had displaced, and suffered the consequences.

    This not exactly true. Read Judges, I & 2 Samuel I & 2 Kings I & 2 Chronicles to get the full picture.

    Re Is there a place for intensive study beyond what we initially understand? Of course. However, when studying like that, we must be careful to check that our results, including any resultant religious traditions, are consistent with Jesus’ words.

    WHERE IS THIS TAUGHT IN THE BIBLE? NOWHERE THIS IS FALSE TEACHING

    RE
    “While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” (Matthew 17:5)

    THIS VERSE IS CITED OUT OF CONTEXT
    WHEN YOU ARE CITING VERSES OUT OF CONTEXT IN SUCH SLAP DASH HODGE PODGE WILLY NILLY WAY, YOU MAKE THE TEXT A PRETEXT AS IS THE CASE HERE, AGAIN

    RE This reassuring message from God, of Jesus’ words being the standard, was critical, because Jesus was saying things that scriptural experts were challenging.

    WHEN THE EVENT OCCURRED THAT OCCASIONED THE SAYING OF Matthew 17:5, PETER JOHN AND JAMES WHO WERE PRESENT WERE NOT CHALLENGING ANYTHING

    THIS IS WHY ONE MUST READ THE BIBLE FOR ONE’S SELF, AND SEEK THE HELP OF SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

    TO BE CONTINUED

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  • MARTIN LUTHER THE REFORMER SAID THAT HE STUDIED HIS BIBLE AS HE PICKED APPLES

    1- FIRST HE SHOOK THE WHOLE TREE————-HE HAD A GOOD BIBLE SURVEY THAT HE FOLLOWED. MANY BELIEVERS READ THE WORD THROUGH YEARLY

    2 THEN HE SHOOK THE MAJOR BOUGHS——-AS TEENS WE WERE TAUGHT HOW TO DO BOOK STUDY’S OR SUMMARIES

    3 THEN HE ADDRESSED THE BRANCHES—-AS TEENS WE WERE TAUGHT HOW TO DO CHAPTER STUDY’S OR SUMMARIES

    THEN HE LOOKED UNDER EVERY TWIG AND EVERY LEAF—-AS TEENS WE WERE TAUGHT HOW TO DO VERSE BY VERSE STUDIES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF KEY VERSES AND HOW TO DO WORD STUDIES

    WE WERE ALSO INTRODUCED TO THE OTHER METHODS OF BIBLE STUDY THAT I HAVE SHARED ON BU OVER THE YEARS

    precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

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  • QUESTION?

    WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN Deuteronomy 31:9-13, Matthew 17:5 AND Matthew 15:7-20 OR Matthew 28:19-20
    HOW DOES ONE GO FROM ONE TO THE OTHER?

    HOW DOES ONE GO FROM “If you do not read the Bible, and only read other’s opinions of it, then you risk being led astray. To reduce this risk, Moses commanded that the Law should be read in the presence of everyone in Israel, every seven years. Hear the commandment.” TO “Hear Jesus on a challenge of what defiles a person.
    “Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: ‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honour Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’?

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  • One has to do more than just read the Bible to build a comprehensible knowledge of it because any secular minded person can do that, but one has to read the Bible with the guidance and comprehensibility of the Holy Spirit.

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  • And other point I wanted stress about Scripture is this: they are those that have a comprehensive knowledge of Scripture ( and some of this very blog) but whose actions and conduct do not reflect what the Scripture implores the followers of the Christion Gospel do as far as the Fruits of the Spirit is concerned. If one claim to possessed a comprehensive command of Scripture, but has little or no command over his or her temper, then all his or her memorization and regurgitation of Scripture is to no real avail.

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  • And the man who has a infinitesimal knowledge Scripture, but applies it practical in his life, is more deserving of eternal life, than the man who has a comprehensive knowledge of Scripture, and does not apply is in a real and meaningful way in his life. So a comprehensible knowledge of Scripture is of real value if the follower applies what his knows to his life, and such knowledge continually and progressively draws him closer to God. So the greater one knowledge of Scripture becomes , the more change one should see reflected in his life or in the life of the one who claims to be a follower of the Gospel.
    And lastly, it is not all about building a treasure chest of knowledge of Scripture to impressing others; but the applicability of that knowledge in an authentic and meaningful way to one own life in effort to effectuate change.

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  • Let me end my rant by saying this: I often tell followers of the Christian Gospel that if they really want to receive all of God’s promises: practice the Fruits of the Spirit and avoid the Works of Flesh. These are written out comprehensibility and conspicuously and all you have to do is to act upon expediently!

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  • @ the Pretent Christian and Biblical scholar Granville Phillips

    You said and i “…I have found that as you read, you may not understand everything.

    But you will understand what you need to understand at your individual stage of development.

    This removes the pressure of having to be an expert to read the Bible…”

    What does this mean?

    What does this silliness mean?

    And I will show it to be silliness.

    I want you AND ONLY YOU, BEDROOM POLICE to show everyone here ONE SINGLE THING with your response to this Primer Question

    In Genesis Chapter 1 verse it says

    “… 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let THEM have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

    27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them….”

    Explain these verses, as you understand them, particularly juxtaposed against Genesis 2 verse 7 which, (SINCE YOU DONT KNOW IT) reads

    “…And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul…”

    I know Granville Phillips that you CANNOT ANSWER MY QUESTION(S) being that you are an impostor SEEKING TO LEVERAGE A SPIRITUAL CURRENCY as your political strategy.

    Without any reliance on the internet or other party ANSWER THIS MATTER OF THE FIRST BOOK OF THE BIBLE YOU CLAIM TO KNOW

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster your help please

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  • RE The Gospels are full of Jesus’ wonderful simple teachings. We are to convey the same simple and self-explanatory messages to others. Hear Jesus’s instruction to those who wished to follow Him.
    “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

    BESIDES THE GOSPELS, THE BIBLE CONTAINS THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS AND THE SAPIENTIAL LITERATURE. JESUS HIMSELF REFERRED TO ALL OF THESE, BECAUSE THEY SPOKE OF HIM.

    THESE SO CALLED SIMPLE AND SELF EXPLANATORY MESSAGES ARE NOT SO SELF EXPLANATORY AT ALL, BECAUSE JESUS HIMSELF SPENT A LOT OF HIS TEACHING EXPLAINING THESE “SIMPLE AND SELF EXPLANATORY MESSAGES.”
    E.G LUKE 23, THE OLIVET DISCOURSE, THE UPPER ROOM DISCOURSE. THE DISCOURSE IN JOHN CHAPTER 6 AND JOHN CHAPTER 10.ETC

    RE Be encouraged to keep reading and sharing Jesus’ simple message.

    BE ENCOURAGED TO KEEP READING, BUT BEFORE YOU START SHARING THE BIBLE STUDY IT PROPERLY.
    BEFORE I STARTED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE I STUDIED MANY YEARS TO BE ACCEPTED INTO MEDICAL SCHOOL, AND THEN I STUDIED MANY YEARS TO GET OUT

    WE CAN NOT GO AND TELL OTHERS ABOUT ANYTHING IF WE HAVE NOT OUR SELF LEARNED AS IS CLEARLY TAUGHT IN ROMANS 10

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  • RE The Gospels are full of Jesus’ wonderful simple teachings. We are to convey the same simple and self-explanatory messages to others.

    SEE HOW GRENVILLE CONTRADICTS HIMSELF BELOW

    NOTE THAT JESUS HAD TO EXPLAIN HIS SIMPLE SELF EXPLANATORY MESSAGE BELOW
    “But He answered and said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.”

    “Then Peter answered and said to Him, “Explain this parable to us.”

    “So Jesus said, “Are you also still without understanding? Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.”

    DID YOU SEE THE WORDS “Explain this parable to us.”

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  • PIECE
    I FIND GRENVILLE TO BE A JOKER OF THE HIGHEST ORDER
    HEAR HIM SPEAK OF HIMSELF THUS

    “Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.”

    I GUESS HE THINKS THAT GOD PLANTED HIM BUT YET PSALM 1 TEACHES THAT THOSE WHO GOD PLANTS WILL PROSPER.
    WHY IS IT THAT NON SOLUTIONS BARBADOS IS NOT PROSPERING?

    HERE AS A BLIND MAN HE IS INCORRECTLY SEEKING TO TEACH BIBLE BUT YET HE PONTIFICATES WITH hey are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.”

    ONE APPLICATION OF THAT VERSE (NOT AN INTERPRETATION) IS THAT IF BARBADOS PERMITS ITSELF TO FOLLOW THE BLIND LEADERSHIP OF NON SOLUTIONS BARBADOS, THEY WILL FALL FURTHER INTO OBLIVION, BECAUSE IT IS CLEAR THAT NON SOLUTIONS BARBADOS,HAS NO SOLUTIONS FOR BARBADOS

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  • GRENVILLE IS NOW A BIBLE EXPERT AND BIBLE TEACHER , RIGHT

    CAN HE EXPLAIN THIS TEXT FOR US FROM JEREMIAH Jeremiah 12:5 ?

    If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?

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  • @Piece at 8:03 a.m. “you are an impostor SEEKING TO LEVERAGE A SPIRITUAL CURRENCY as your political strategy.

    But isn’t this what your beloved PdP is trying to do also/

    I don’t vote for overtly religious people. Or for parties with overtly religious leaders. Period.

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  • Brother GP: Over on the other thread,you don’t have anything to teach about the novel corona virus? I know how much you love to teach.

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  • RE Brother GP: Over on the other thread,you don’t have anything to teach about the novel corona virus? I know how much you love to teach.

    NO I DONT MS SIMON

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  • The importance of KEY VERSES IN BIbLE STUDY and bible reading

    In Philemon, note the phrase “receive him” in verses 12, 15 and 17

    11Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me:
    12Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:
    13Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
    14But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
    15For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;
    16Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?
    17If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.
    18If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account;

    In Romans 5 observe the key phrase “Much more ” in verses 9, 10,15,17 20

    9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
    10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
    11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
    12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
    13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
    14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
    15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
    16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
    17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
    18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
    19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
    20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

    throughout Mark, where Jesus is portrayed as a servant the key word is STRAIGHTAWAY OR IMMEDIATELY

    A characteristic term which occurs with great frequency in Mark’s Gospel is the Greek word Eutheos,” which is variously translated “straight away, immediately” etc. Notice a few of the occurrences of this word in the first chapter alone: “And straight away coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him” (v. 10). “And immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness” (v. 12). “And when He had gone a little further, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets, And straight away He called them” (vv. 19,20). “And they went into Capernaum; and straight away on the sabbath day He entered into the synagogue, and taught” (v. 21). “And immediately when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon” (v. 29). “And He came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her” (v. 31). “And He straight away charged him, and immediately sent him away” (v. 43).

    In all, this word is found no less than forty times in Mark’s Gospel. It is a most suggestive and expressive term, bringing out the perfections of God’s Servant by showing us how He served. There was no tardiness about Christ’s service, but “straight away” He was ever about His “Father’s business.” There was no delay, but “immediately” He performed the work given Him to do. This word tells of the promptitude of His service and the urgency of His mission. There was no holding back, no reluctance, no slackness, but a blessed “immediateness” about all His work. We should all learn from this perfect example which He has left us.

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  • Importance of words in interpreting scripture

    Here Jesus takes what He said in chapter 7 and amplifies it a lot more fully for the twelve disciples and perhaps others who had believed in Him, but particularly the twelve disciples. Notice the phrase in verse 16, “another Helper.” In Greek, there are two words for the word another. Sometimes it is helpful to know that there are some distinctions in Greek that are not available in English, and they enhance what Jesus was saying. Here is one of those places. Jesus said, “I am going to send you another Helper. I have been your Helper. I have been your Comforter.”

    Don’t you know those were wonderful months and years when the disciples were following Jesus around? What a Comforter He must have been. What a Helper He must have been to them. He helped Peter walk on water. He helped them catch a huge catch of fish. He did all kinds of things to help them physically, and particularly spiritually. He tells them that He is going to send them another Helper.

    There are two words for another. One is the word homo. The word homo means “another similar”; but there is a second Greek word, and it is the Greek word allos. This word means “another of exactly the same kind.”

    Let’s go back to the word homo. No two men are exactly alike. Aren’t you thankful for that? No two men are exactly alike, but they are similar. They have the same characteristics in general, so we can say that I, and any other male are of the same kind. But, Jesus didn’t use that word. When He said, “I am going to send you another comforter,” He used the word allos, and in our English, we really do not have a word that will translate that in one word accurately. It means “another of exactly the same kind.”

    The significance of that when Jesus said, “I am going to send you another comforter exactly of the same kind,” is that what He is establishing here is that the Holy Spirit is God.

    Here is a sweet mini sermon- a real sermon – stressing the importance of the word “appear” in Hebrews 9 and a few other texts
    Note that in Hebrews 9 the word “appear” is translated from three different Greek verbs.
    i HAVE SET THEM OUT WITH SOME COLLATERAL VERSES THUS

    1-ONCE TO APPEAR Hebrews 9 : 26
    2-NOW TO APPEAR Hebrews 9 : 24
    3- SOON TO APPEAR Hebrews 9 : 28

    1 ONCE TO APPEAR Hebrews 9 : 26
    9 : 26…Hath He appeared….
    The Greek is….Planeroo..to make clear….to manifest.
    Perfect Indicative Passive……denoting an action that was COMPLETED in the past, but has continuing results .
    Hebrews 9:26
    Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
    1 John 3:5
    You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.
    2 Timothy 1:10
    but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel

    2 NOW TO APPEAR Hebrews 9 : 24
    Hebrews 9 : 24…Now to appear…
    The Greek is….Emphanizo….to make visible….to represent
    The Tense is Aorist Infinitive passive…….denoting an action occuring in the past, but continuous in it’s activity.
    ( The Infinitive in the English, is a reminder of the usage of the ‘verb to be’)

    3- SOON TO APPEAR Hebrews 9 : 28
    9 : 28 …Shall He appear…
    The Greek word used here is ‘Optomai’…’. which denotes…dramatic suddenness
    He will appear and be seen with dramatic suddenness ..
    Titus 2:13
    looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
    future
    1 John 2:28
    Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming
    1 John 3:2
    Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.
    Colossians 3:4
    When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
    future
    1 Timothy 6:14
    that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    2 Timothy 4:8
    in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.

    YOU DONT PICK UP THESE IMPORTANT THINGS REQUIRED FOR UNDERSTANDING OF THESE PASSAGES BY JUST READING

    IT SEEMS THAT ONE MUST ALSO STUDY AND MEDITATE AND RESEARCH TO FULLY UNDERSTAND IF ONE REALLY WANTS TO BE A TEACHER

    I REALLY MISS ZOE. HE WAS A REAL BIBLE STUDENT AND TEACHER ON BU

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  • GRENVILLE OH EXALTED BIBLE TEACHER

    I WAS KEEPING UP WITH MY READING BUT I NEED HELP WITH THE FOLLOWING
    NOW SINCE YOU HAVE THE TRAINING MANUAL AND SINCE YOU ARE IN THE FAMILY BUSYNESS,AND SINCE YOU KNOW ALL ABOUT THE SIMPLE SELF EXPLANATORY TEACHINGS OF JESUS CAN YOU PLEASE KINDLY EXPLAIN THESE TEXTS FROM JOHN 6?

    14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

    27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

    50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
    51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
    52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
    53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
    54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
    55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
    56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
    57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
    58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
    59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

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  • GRENVILLE PHILLIPS COMMENTARY SHOWS US HOW TO BOTH GROW IN OUR UNDERSTAND OF THE WORD BY READING AND STUDYING CONSISTENTLY AND SHARING THE GOSPEL. THE GOSPEL IS SIMPLE IT IS NOT COMPLICATED AND WHAT GP11 SAID IS THAT EVERY MAN AT THE LEVEL OF HIS UNDERSTANDING CAN GET SOMETHING FROM IT IS TRUE.

    GP 11 RE GP 11…“If you do not read the Bible, and only read other’s opinions of it, then you risk being led astray.”

    RE GP “AFTER 50 YEARS I AM STILL LEARNING FROM READING BIBLE COMMENTARIES AND STUDY GUIDES”…

    THAT IS OK BUT IF YOU ONLY READ SUCH DEVOID OF ACTUALLY READING THE SCRIPTURES YOU MAY BE INFLUENCED BY THE OPINIONS OF MEN AND NOT THE SPIRIT THAT IS WITHIN YOU TO GUIDE YOU ALONG.

    RE GP “THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES Deuteronomy 6:6-9 …6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:”

    DID GP UNDERSTAND THIS PROFOUND STATEMENT?

    There is a Huge Difference between the Spirit of the Law versus the Letter of the law…He is Well Versed in the Letter of the Law like the Pharisees and Sadducee’s. However, he is Detached from the Spirit that teaches the Spiritual Understandings of the Word…

    The Sprit Will Teach All things that the eyes have not seen or the Ears Heard, or Perceived in the Heart, Even that which is NOT WRITTEN to Those who have been Spiritually Anointed and Born Again in His Image.

    1 Corinthians 2:6- 12

    “6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

    7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, EVEN THE HIDDEN WISDOM, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

    8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

    9 BUT AS IT IS WRITTEN, EYE HATH NOT SEEN, NOR EAR HEARD, NEITHER HAVE ENTERED INTO THE HEART OF MAN, THE THINGS WHICH GOD HATH PREPARED FOR THEM THAT LOVE HIM.

    10 BUT GOD HATH REVEALED THEM UNTO US BY HIS SPIRIT: FOR THE SPIRIT SEARCHETH ALL THINGS, YEA, THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD.

    11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, SAVE THE SPIRIT OF MAN WHICH IS IN HIM? EVEN SO THE THINGS OF GOD KNOWETH NO MAN, BUT THE SPIRIT OF GOD.

    12 NOW WE HAVE RECEIVED, NOT THE SPIRIT OF THE WORLD, BUT THE SPIRIT WHICH IS OF GOD; THAT WE MIGHT KNOW THE THINGS THAT ARE FREELY GIVEN TO US OF GOD.”

    1 John 2:20 &27

    20” BUT YOU HAVE AN ANOINTING FROM THE HOLY ONE, AND ALL OF YOU KNOW THE TRUTH…

    27 AS FOR YOU, THE ANOINTING YOU RECEIVED FROM HIM REMAINS IN YOU, AND YOU DO NOT NEED ANYONE TO TEACH YOU. BUT AS HIS ANOINTING TEACHES YOU ABOUT ALL THINGS AND AS THAT ANOINTING IS REAL, NOT COUNTERFEIT—JUST AS IT HAS TAUGHT YOU, REMAIN IN HIM.”

    RE GP “DID YOU SEE THE WORDS EXPLAIN IT TO US”.

    WHILE Grenville Phillips is REASONING THAT, THE GOSPEL IS SIMPLE AND SELF EXPLANATORY. Meaning, that it is CHRIST who WILL REVEAL ALL TRUTH, IN HIS OWN TIME, LINE UPON LINE, PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT, HERE A LITTLE AND THERE A LITTLE UNTIL WE COME TO A FULL UNDERSTANDING ACCORDING TO THE DILIGENCE AND UNDERSTANDING , WE GIVE IN HEEDING THE WORD.

    IN ADDITION, THAT WE SHOULD NOT LOOK TO THE PRECEPTS AND TEACHINGS OF MEN AS GIVEN IN COMMENTARIES AND STUDY GUIDES ALONE BUT LOOK TO THE GREATEST TEACHER WHO WAS THE AUTHOR OF THE WORD WHOSE LIGHT RESIDES IN US.

    THERE IS POWER IN THE WORD OF GOD, THEY ARE NOT MAN’S WORDS. His word is His Spirit even the Spirit of Truth and they have the ability to Transform us a little at a time until we are Perfected in him. That is the Different of those BETWEEN THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW VERSUS THE LETTER OF THE LAW!

    DO NOT BE DECEIVED AND LED AWAY BY KNOW IT ALL PHARISEE BABBLERS BUT SEEK DISCERNMENT AND ESPECIALLY ASK FOR WISDOM FOR IT IS A GIFT FROM GOD, PRAY TO RECEIVE IT!

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  • Dear Readers:

    Porgie (posting as GP) has produced a lot of material. However, most of it is irrelevant to the topic, and most of his questions are answered in the original submission. For example.

    Moses is the one who commanded the parents teach the Law to their children. However, not all would. Hence his instruction that it be read every seven years. Hear Moses again on why reciting it every seven years is important.

    “Their children, who do not know this law, must hear it and learn to fear the Lord your God as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.” (Deuteronomy 31:13)

    On traditions in conflict with Jesus’ words, hear Jesus Himself from the start of Matthew 15 that I quoted. Note the ‘Tradition of the Elders’.

    “Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, “Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”

    “He answered and said to them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? For God commanded, saying, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’ But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God”— then he need not honor his father or mother.’ Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.”

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    WHILE Grenville Phillips is REASONING THAT, THE GOSPEL IS SIMPLE AND SELF EXPLANATORY. Meaning, that it is CHRIST who WILL REVEAL ALL TRUTH, IN HIS OWN TIME, LINE UPON LINE, PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT, HERE A LITTLE AND THERE A LITTLE UNTIL WE COME TO A FULL UNDERSTANDING ACCORDING TO THE DILIGENCE AND UNDERSTANDING , WE GIVE IN HEEDING THE WORD.

    IN ADDITION, THAT WE SHOULD NOT LOOK TO THE PRECEPTS AND TEACHINGS OF MEN AS GIVEN IN COMMENTARIES AND STUDY GUIDES ALONE BUT LOOK TO THE GREATEST TEACHER WHO WAS THE AUTHOR OF THE WORD WHOSE LIGHT RESIDES IN US.

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    WIST THOU NOT THAT THE TEACHINGS OF MEN AS GIVEN IN COMMENTARIES AND STUDY GUIDES WAS GIVEN TO THESE MEN IN THE SAME WAY THAT THE TWO OF YOU BIBLE ILLITERATES CLAIM TO HAVE GOT REVELATIONS FROM THE SPIRIT?
    WHO SAID THAT ONE MUST ONLY READ COLLATERAL LITERATURE? THE TWO OF YOU?

    WHEREAS THEIR WRITINGS AND MATERIAL HAS BEEN CIRCULATED AND ARE A BLESSING TO THOUSANDS………..WHO HAS HEARD OF FREEDOM CRIER AND GRENVILLE OF NON SOLUTIONS FOR BARBADOS FAME

    RE Porgie (posting as GP) has produced a lot of material. However, most of it is irrelevant to the topic, and most of his questions are answered in the original submission

    WHAT IS THE ORIGINAL SUBMISSION ABOUT? HOW TO KEEP READING NOT SO?
    HAVE I NOT GIVEN VALUABLE INFORMATION TO ASSIST IN ASSIMILATING THINGS DURING ONE’S READING ?

    I HAVE GIVEN THE BOG ONLOOKERS METHODS TO USE IN FACILITATING THEIR READING .

    ONLY AN IDIOT WOULD SAY THAT THESE ARE IRRELEVANT WHEN ONE CONSIDERS THAT YOU HAVE ONLY STRUNG A FEW VERSES TOGETHER INCOHERENTLY

    GRENVILLE SINCE YOU ARE GETTING ALL THIS REVELATION FROM CHRIST CAN YOU ANSWER ANY OF THE QUESTIONS I ASKED?

    CAN YOU PLEASE KINDLY EXPLAIN THESE TEXTS FROM JOHN 6? LET CHRIST REVEAL THE TRUTH TO YOU LINE UPON LINE, PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT, HERE A LITTLE AND THERE A LITTLE UNTIL WE COME TO A FULL UNDERSTANDING ACCORDING TO THE DILIGENCE AND UNDERSTANDING , WE GIVE IN HEEDING THE WORD.

    14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

    27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

    50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
    51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
    52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
    53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
    54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
    55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
    56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
    57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
    58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
    59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN?

    CAN YOU EXPLAIN THIS TEXT FOR US FROM JEREMIAH Jeremiah 12:5 ?

    If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?

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  • WHEN STRONGS CRUDEN AND YOUNG RESEARCHED TO PRODUCE THEIR CONCORDANCES, THAT MANY BIBLE STUDENTS HAVE FOUND MOST USEFUL, THEY HAD NO INPUT FROM THE SPIRIT

    WHEN THE SEVERAL RENOWNED PREACHERS AND TEACHERS AND EXPOSITORS OF THE WORD GAVE THEIR SERMONS MADE THEIR RECORDINGS , WROTE THEIR BOOKS AND COMMENTARIES THAT MANY BIBLE STUDENTS HAVE FOUND MOST USEFUL OVER THE YEARS, NONE OF THEM HAD ANY INPUT FROM THE SPIRIT

    NONE OF THE EDITORS OF THE EXCELLENT STUDY BIBLES AROUND LIKE SCGOFIELD WILMINGSTON ETC THAT MANY BIBLE STUDENTS HAVE FOUND MOST USEFUL OVER THE YEARS, NONE OF THEM HAD ANY INPUT FROM THE SPIRIT

    ONLY GRENVILLE AND FREEDOM CRIER HAVE READ AND KNOW ABOUT 1 JOHN 2:20&27 OR 1 Corinthians 2:6- 12, AS THESE VERSES ONLY APPEAR IN THEIR BIBLES

    YET NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT THE TWO OF THESE

    THEIR PITHY POSTS ARE NOT READ BY ANY ONE AT CODRINGTON FAR LESS AT THE RENOWNED THEOLOGICAL SEMINARIES ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

    SIMPLE SIMON

    I HAVE A DOCTORATE IN THEOLOGY AND THE BIBLICAL ILLITERATES ON BU SAY WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN IS IRRELEVANT AND BU BLOGMASTER TAKES DOWN THE POSTS WHERE I DENOUNCE THEIR RUBBISH

    I HAVE NO DOCTORATE IN MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY; WHY THEN SHOULD I PONTIFICATE ON CORONVIRUSES?

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  • POOR CRY CRY BULLY BABY!

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  • Reviews of “Sweet Tuesday Sermon” By TheOGazerts

    Reviewer 1
    I came expecting to find Bible verses with numerous references to the OT and NT.
    The author cleverly sidestep the discussion that would follow by not listing or referring to any verses.
    In fact, the Word God was never mentioned.

    Reviewer 2.
    I know one person that is bound for hell.

    Reviewer 3.
    Two idiots besides me read this nonsense

    Reviewer 4
    I hope his next effort is a suicide note.

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  • LAST WEEK DONNA POSTED THIS LINK http://scofieldinstitute.org/basic-bible-interpretation-the-importance-of-context-in-understanding-bible-language/

    THIS IS A PIECE OF THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION GIVEN IN THIS SITE

    Resource List for Understanding the Context of a Passage
    Ranked in order beginning with the least complicated and least costly resources in each category.

    Bible Handbooks
    Bible Handbooks provide outlines and overviews of every book in the Bible.

    Halley’s Bible Handbook
    New Unger’s Bible Handbook
    MacArthur’s Bible Handbook
    Larry Richards, The Illustrated Bible Handbook
    Willmington’s Bible Handbook and Willmington’s Guide to the Bible
    Book introductions and outlines in Study Bibles, Reference Bibles, or commentaries.

    Bible Surveys
    Bible Surveys provide helpful overviews of the entire Word of God.

    Henrietta Mears, What the Bible is All About
    Bruce Wilkinson and Ken Boa, Talk Thru the Bible
    Jensen’s Survey of the Old Testament and Jensen’s Survey of the New Testament

    IF YOU WANT TO REALLY READ AND UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE YOU WILL DO WELL TO GET HOLD OF SOME OF THESE BOOKS AND USE THEM TO HELP YOU GRASP WHAT THE BIBLE IS ALL ABOUT

    YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE LED ASTRAY BY THE RUBBISH POSTED ON THIS BLOG BY THE UNINFORMED NONSOLUTIONS FOR BARBADOS PERSON THAN READING ANY OF THE ABOVE BIBLE SURVEYS AND HANDOUTS

    HAVING A GOOD STUDY BIBLE IS A HELP LIKE SCHOFIELDS STUDY BIBLE OR THOMPSON’S CHAIN REFERENCE BIBLE

    IF YOU SERIOUSLY WANT TO READ THE BIBLE—– THE TOPIC IS BIBLE READING RIGHT?

    It is very important for all Bible students to have some system which they employ to work their
    way through the Bible. The divisions below, which I have used SINCE 1977 from Ray Baugham’s Bible History Visualized, Moody Press 1963, but similar classifications that are just as useful may be found in The Visualized Bible

    • CREATION.
    • CONSCIENCE.
    • CAPTAIN NOAH.
    • CONFUSION OF TONGUES.
    • CALL OF ABRAM.
    • CARRYING BURDENS.
    • CAMP.
    • CONQUEST.
    • CROWN.
    • CAPTIVITY.
    • CONSTRUCTION.
    • CROSS.
    • CHURCH.
    • COMING OF CHRIST.
    • CONDEMNATION.
    • CONSUMATION.

    THE FIRST FIVE DIVISIONS ARE OF COURSE IN GENESIS, WHICH IS CALLED THE SEED PLOT OF THE BIBLE

    YOU CAN LEARN A LOT ABOUT HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE HERE=> https://www.ttb.org/docs/default-source/Booklets/how-to-understand-the-bible_ttb.pdf?sfvrsn=2

    YOU WILL LEARN MORE FROM READING THE BOOKLETS PUT OUT BY J VERNON MC GEE OR LISTENING TO HIS
    BROADCASTS THAN READING THE SLAP DASH RUBBISH PUT OUT BY GRENVILLE PHILIPS ON BU

    THERE ARE OTHER GOOD TEACHERS ONLINE LIKE GUZICK BOB DEFFINBAUGH RAY STEDMAN

    ALL OF THESE HAVE A LOT MORE TO TEACH YOU THAN READING THE SLAP DASH RUBBISH PUT OUT BY GRENVILLE PHILIPS ON BU

    ALL OF THESE TEACHERS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE

    READ YOUR BIBLE FOR SURE BUT READ GOOD COMMENTARIES TO HELP YOU

    NOTE THAT WHEN YOU COME ON BU AND YOU READ THE THE SLAP DASH RUBBISH PUT OUT BY GRENVILLE PHILIPS ON BU YOU ARE ACTUALLY READING A COMMENTARY ——–BUT YOU ARE READING A VERY POOR COMMENTARY

    LET PHILIPS STICK TO HIS STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

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  • Was making fun of myself, but I can see how someone could otherwise\
    Much respect for the sermon guys,

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  • Georgie Porgie is like the Devil with a Bible and is not blessed by God or Holy Spirit Jah Know

    Looking for the Zulu Version of Son of A Preacher Man

    Here’s the Sons of Anarchy Version

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  • If Jesus is the Lord of the Dance, God is the DJ Selector and is a Smooth Operator

    Ecclesiastes
    3:4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

    “The most valuable thing the Psalms do to me is express the same delight in God which made David Dance” CS Lewis

    Psalm 149:3-4
    Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp. 4 For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.

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  • What GP said about additional information and insights from other sources is Correct, however it does not take away from the FACT that God can teach us and Inspire us as we read the Scriptures and at a level that we may understand. Commentary while good might be at a level that we cannot understand so to the reader it is Confusion. Therefore, to take the position of Read the Learners people is to Ignore the Master Teacher who brings you along line upon line.

    They were Rabbi’s in Jesus time, they were Priests in Jesus time and they were Faction within those Categories, yet Christ spoke to ordinary folk with language that they could understand and he used PARABLES that each could take the portion that they were capable of understanding and build on until they could come to a greater understanding.

    INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY IS A CHERISHED GIFT WHILE DENYING OTHERS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE FOR THEMSELVES IS THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE GOSPEL TEACHES.

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  • THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER AND THE FOUR SOILS IS A STORY TOLD BY JESUS TO ILLUSTRATE HOW PEOPLE REACT TO THE WORD OF GOD : MATTHEW 13:3-8, 18-23; MARK 4:3-8, 14-20; LUKE 8:5-8, 11-15

    After Jesus tells this story, Jesus’ disciples ask him why he speaks in parables. Jesus explains why, and then he explains the meaning of the parable of the sower and the four soils.

    As this parable of the sower and four soils illustrates, only seed that produces fruit is considered to have fallen on good soil. If the word of God does not produce fruit in our lives, then our hearts are not fertile soil for God’s word. This is because Our Actions Reveal the Truth about what we truly believe and they reveal whether we really understand the Meaning of Repentance and Salvation.

    MEANING OF THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER AND THE FOUR SOILS

    The parable of the sower is one of a small number of parables reported in all three of the synoptic Gospels. It is also one of an even smaller group of parables Jesus explained to His disciples. The seed that was sown was “the word of the kingdom” (Matthew 13:19), “the word” (Mark 4:14), or “the word of God” (Luke 8:11)—the teachings of the Master and His servants.

    The different soils on which the seeds fell represent different ways in which mortals receive and follow these teachings.

    Thus, the seeds that “FELL BY THE WAY SIDE” (Mark 4:4) have not reached soil where they might possibly grow. They are like teachings that fall upon a heart hardened or unprepared. The parable of the sower warns us of circumstances and attitudes that can keep anyone who has received the seed of the gospel message from bringing forth a goodly harvest.

    The Savior’s examples could cause us to think of this parable as the parable of the soils. THE SUITABILITY OF THE SOIL DEPENDS UPON THE HEART OF EACH ONE OF US WHO IS EXPOSED TO THE GOSPEL SEED. In susceptibility to spiritual teachings, some hearts are hardened and unprepared, some hearts are stony from disuse, and some hearts are set upon the things of the world.

    STONY GROUND, NO ROOT …Some seed “fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: but when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away” (Mark 4:5–6).

    Jesus explained that this describes those “who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness,” but because they “have no root in themselves, … when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended” (Mark 4:16–17).

    THORNS: THE CARES OF THIS WORLD AND THE DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES…Jesus taught that “some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit” (Mark 4:7). He explained that these are “such as hear the word, and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful” (Mark 4:18–19). This is surely a warning to be heeded by all of us.

    FELL INTO GOOD GROUND AND BROUGHT FORTH FRUIT…The parable of the sower ends with the Savior’s description of the seed that “fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit” in various measures (Matthew 13:8). How can we prepare ourselves to be that good ground and to have that good harvest?

    Jesus explained that “the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience” (Luke 8:15). We have the seed of the gospel word. It is up to each of us to set the priorities and to do the things that make our soil good and our harvest plentiful. We must seek to be firmly rooted and converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ (see Colossians 2:6–7). We achieve this conversion by praying, by scripture reading, and by regularly partaking of the sacrament. We must also seek that mighty change of heart that replaces evil desires and selfish concerns with the love of God and the desire to serve Him and His children.

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  • Dr. GP

    You see why it is futile to discourse with this illiterate Bedroom Policeman Granville Phillips?

    He is an idiot and is incapable of discoursing anything intelligibly

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  • GRENVILLE PHILLIPS TEACHES THE WORD WITH GENTLENESS…

    2 Timothy 2:24-26 – And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all [men], apt to teach, patient, apt to teach, patient,

    25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

    26 And [that] they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

    Philippians

    15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

    16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:

    17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.

    18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.

    19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,…

    27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

    28 AND IN NOTHING TERRIFIED BY YOUR ADVERSARIES: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

    29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

    Matthew 28:19-20 – Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost

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    re Dr. GP

    You see why it is futile to discourse with this illiterate Bedroom Policeman Granville Phillips? He is an idiot and is incapable of discoursing anything intelligibly

    HE IS INDEED an idiot and is incapable of discoursing anything intelligibly THIS IS VERY SAD FOR A WOULD BE LEADER OF ANYTHING — FAR LESS A NATION

    HE IS ALSO VERY ILLOGICAL AND SEEMS INCAPABLE OF FOLLOWING A WELL LAID OUT ARGUMENT

    HE TALKS ABOUT READING THE BIBLE BUT CAN NOT TELL ANYONE HOW TO ENHANCE THEIR READING
    HIS READING SEEMS TO BE VERY LIMITED

    HE WANTS TO TEACH, BUT HE HAS NOT YET LEARNED, SO HE CANT TEACH OTHERS HOW TO TEACH OR HOW TO LEARN

    HE CONTRADICTS HIMSELF OFTEN BUT IS UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND THIS

    HE MUST BE HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE NATION. I HAVE NOT STARTED ON HIM YET. I MUST DEMONSTRATE THAT I AM NEITHER AN APOSTATE OR A FALSE TEACHER AS HE IS

    I CONTINUE TO WONDER WHY IT IS THAT HE CAN NOT EXPLAIN OR APPLY THE TEXT OF Jeremiah 12:5 FOR US

    If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?

    HE CLAIMS THAT JESUS’ TEACHING WERE SIMPLE AND SELF EXPLANATORY BUT CAN NOT TELL US HOW TO INTERPRET CERTAIN PASSAGES FROM JOHN 6, NOR CAN HE EXPLAIN WHY IT IS THAT EVEN HIS DISCIPLES ASKED HIM TO EXPLAIN MANY “SIMPLE AND SELF EXPLANATORY” THINGS THAT HE SAID

    LAST WEEK HE ACCUSED ME OF MIXING BIBLE WITH POLITICS BECAUSE IN HIS IGNORANCE OF BIBLE, HE FAILS TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE TWO ARE INTIMATELY INTERWOVEN THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE AS FAR BACK AS GENESIS 11

    SINCE IT IS TRUE THAT PRESSURE DOES BURST PIPE, AND SINCE IT IS TRUE THAT THE TRUTH SHALL SET US FREE, I NEED TO SAY IN CLOSING THAT HIS ONE MAN PARTY NON SOLUTIONS FOR BARBADOS HAS NO SOLUTIONS FOR BARBADOS

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  • GP
    You may say you are a good teacher but that does not make it true and is a false premise / belief.
    I will say opposite to both you and Grenville that you do not need to read the bible to know and follow spiritual laws which are intuitive to big people.
    Jesus did not have a Bible in his times and may have studied his Torah, but came out with a new school of thought to replace the historical beliefs of jews. He may well have been influenced by Buddhist priests on their travels as Jesus / Christianity preaches the middle path, peace not war, inheriting sins of the father to free their souls, meditation etc.

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  • @ 555dubstreet February 5, 2020 5:47 AM
    “GP
    You may say you are a good teacher but that does not make it true and is a false premise / belief.
    I will say opposite to both you and Grenville that you do not need to read the bible to know and follow spiritual laws which are intuitive to big people.
    Jesus did not have a Bible in his times and may have studied his Torah, but came out with a new school of thought to replace the historical beliefs of jews. He may well have been influenced by Buddhist priests on their travels as Jesus / Christianity preaches the middle path, peace not war, inheriting sins of the father to free their souls, meditation etc.”
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    Kiki, there is must more to your epistomogical face than meets the eye of those who are spiritually blind.

    Dr GP is nothing more than a one-eyed rabidly rabbinic cry-baby wrapped in the spiritual cloth of European concocted fairytales ready for his ‘Christening’ and in preparation for his bar mitzvah but not old enough for a true baptism by Fire.

    Christianity is just a mixture of Zoroastrianism and Buddhism blended in a bowl of Mosaic Judaism glazed with the monotheism of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten.

    It carries ‘marked’ similarities to the English language.
    A potpourri of words borrowed and bastardized from other languages and subject to varying interpretations but still with wide ‘functional’ appeal.

    What can be said about Christianity is that it is the most flexibly accommodating (and willing to adjust to cultural and technological changes and times) than the other ‘more rigid’ branches of the Abrahamic Faith.

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  • All the Negativity that the Left speaks about Trump his popularity has increased and as far as Pressure does Burst pipe there is no difference to the Resist Dems in America who believe in Death by a Thousand Cuts and the Demonising Displayed here against GP11. The same way people see through them they see through the Bully’s Clown here Circus.

    Grenville Phillips will NOT contend with them, he knows it is pointless to debate them it is not that he has an inferior intellect Both Spiritually and Politically it is because he is well Governed Morally in Both…

    RE… “I HAVE NOT STARTED ON HIM YET. I MUST DEMONSTRATE THAT I AM NEITHER AN APOSTATE OR A FALSE TEACHER AS HE IS”

    THE BIBLE BABBLER’S OWN MOUTH CONDEMNS HIM. HE MOTIVE IS TO DESTROY GP11.

    RE “LET PHILIPS STICK TO HIS STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING”

    It is Clear Georgie Pudding is Soooooo Envious of GP 11 Posts that he wants his Monday Sermons Erased, hoping that more would attend Porgies Sundie Sermons. He Creates an Illusion that there is nothing to see or learn from here.

    It is also clear that LEGION wants him gone so that GP11 would not rival his beloved opposition party. Therefore, Legion with his Troop of Lies and Accusations like Adam Shifty Schiff persists to Discredit GP11.

    LEGION AND THE BIBLE BABBLER, WHAT A COMBINATION, it seems like one is Possessed by the other. It does seem like that is a possible because how else can someone be as DUALISTIC in their Personality of good and evil as this Sanctimonious, Two faced Bully.

    This Scenario seems to be more Plausible …Freedom has Spoken a Lot on Narcissist Personally Disorder here which is as Close to Possession as can be described. The Gospel is about Free Agency what these Obstructionists continually reveal with their Intent to Destroy GP11 is not to allow people here to exercise that Freedom to Choose or weigh the matters at hand for themselves. They again like the Left in America believe they must Choose for the people and Eradicate Trump…

    HOPE THEY WITNESSED GOD’S TIMING IN THAT IN THAT WHOLE FAÇADE!

    GOD’S TIMING IS PERFECT TIMING ONWARD AND UPWARDS GP11 …

    LONG LIVE THE SOVEREIGNTY, THE GIFT OF AGENCY MAN A CHERISHED GIFT FROM OUR CREATOR. THEY HAVE BECOME FREE FOREVER, KNOWING GOOD FROM EVIL; TO ACT FOR THEMSELVES AND NOT TO BE ACTED UPON, THEY ARE SUFFICIENTLY INSTRUCTED BY THE LIGHT WITHIN THAT THEY KNOW GOOD FROM EVIL.

    WHILE ON THE OTHER HAND DENYING OTHERS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE IS THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE GOSPEL TEACHES.

    CHOOSE THE RIGHT AND LET THE CONSEQUENCES FOLLOW.

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  • WHY IS IT THAT GRENVILLE PHILIPS AKA NON SOLUTIONS FOR BARBADOS CAN NOT DEFEND HIMSELF?

    HOW IS IT THAT GRENVILLE PHILIPS AKA NON SOLUTIONS FOR BARBADOS OR HIS DEFENDERS CAN NOT EXPLAIN OR APPLY THE TEXT OF Jeremiah 12:5 FOR US

    If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?

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  • @ GP February 5, 2020 5:36 PM

    Why don’t you stop nagging the poor lightweight junior! He is just a Sunday school kid when it comes to religious debates.

    Why don’t you try to rumble in the jungle of the heavyweights like “555dubstreet” aka Kiki?

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  • RE It is Clear Georgie Pudding is Soooooo Envious of GP 11 Posts that he wants his Monday Sermons Erased, hoping that more would attend Porgies Sundie Sermons. He Creates an Illusion that there is nothing to see or learn from here.

    WHY WOULD GP WANT THE Monday Sermons Erased? THEY ARE A SOURCE OF MUCH MIRTH AND A WEEKLY OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW THAT GRENVILLE PHILIPS IS A BIBLE ILLITERATE OF THE HIGHEST ORDER IT GIVES THE OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT HIM AND TO TEACH INTERESTED ONLOOKERS WHAT THE BIBLE IS REALLY ABOUT

    I AM AWARE THAT NO ONE ON BU CAN GIVE A SOUND REBUTTAL OF ANYTHING THAT I SAY ON SUNDAY SERMONS
    MY EXEGESIS IS SOUND SOLID SCHOLARLY SIMPLE AND ACCURATE

    THESE CHATS AND SERMONS HAVE ALL PREVIOUSLY BEEN RECEIVED BY BELIEVERS WHEN, AND WHERE THEY WERE DELIVERED OR SHARED.

    THESE BELIEVERS ARE THEMSELVES ARDENT BIBLE STUDENTS, AND BIBLE CONFERENCE ATTENDERS WHO HAVE READ THE BIBLE ALL THEIR LIVES, AND UNDERSTAND AND RECOGNIZE GOOD BIBLE TEACHING , AS IT IS THE NORM FOR THEM AS THEY HAVE ENJOYED AND EXPERIENCED THE SAME FOR YEARS. ON A REGULAR BASIS

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  • RE Why don’t you try to rumble in the jungle of the heavyweights like “555dubstreet” aka Kiki?

    1 BECAUSE HE HAS NOTHING OF SUBSTANCE TO SAY EVER.
    2 BECAUSE I DO NOT RUMBLE OR INTERACT WITH THE DEVIL AND HIS COHORTS

    YOU AND HE SHOULD READ AND ASSIMILATE PROVERBS 26:1-12
    26 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.

    2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

    3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back.

    4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

    5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

    6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.

    7 The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

    8 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

    9 As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouths of fools.

    10 The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.

    11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

    12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

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  • THE PROUD STAND MORE IN FEAR OF MEN’S JUDGMENT THAN OF GOD’S JUDGMENT.

    IT WAS THROUGH PRIDE THAT CHRIST WAS CRUCIFIED. The Pharisees were wroth because Jesus claimed to be the Son of God, which was a threat to their position, and so they plotted His death. (See John 11:53.)

    PRIDE DOES NOT LOOK UP TO GOD AND CARE ABOUT WHAT IS RIGHT. IT LOOKS SIDEWAYS TO MAN AND ARGUES WHO IS RIGHT…

    HUMILITY RESPONDS TO GOD’S WILL—to the fear of His judgments and to the needs of those around us. To the proud, the applause of the world rings in their ears; to the humble, the applause of heaven warms their hearts.

    PRIDE IS MANIFEST IN SO MANY WAYS, SUCH AS FAULT-FINDING, GOSSIPING, BACKBITING, MURMURING, ENVYING, COVETING, WITHHOLDING GRATITUDE AND PRAISE THAT MIGHT LIFT ANOTHER, AND BEING UNFORGIVING AND JEALOUS.

    SELFISHNESS IS ONE OF THE MORE COMMON FACES OF PRIDE. “HOW EVERYTHING AFFECTS ME” IS THE CENTER OF ALL THAT MATTERS—SELF-CONCEIT, SELF-PITY, WORLDLY SELF-FULFILLMENT, SELF-GRATIFICATION, AND SELF-SEEKING.

    RE “WHY WOULD GP WANT THE Monday Sermons Erased? THEY ARE A SOURCE OF MUCH MIRTH AND A WEEKLY OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW THAT GRENVILLE PHILIPS IS A BIBLE ILLITERATE OF THE HIGHEST ORDER…”

    Another face of pride is contention. Arguments, fights, unrighteous dominion, Contention drives the Spirit of the Lord away. Contention results in hostile spoken words. The scriptures tell us that “only by pride cometh contention.” (Prov. 13:10; see also Prov. 28:25 26… He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: 26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

    The scriptures testify that the proud are easily offended and hold grudges. The proud do not receive counsel or correction easily. See Prov. 15:10; Defensiveness is used by them to justify and rationalize their frailties and failures. (See Matt. 3:9; John 6:30–59.)

    RE “I AM AWARE THAT NO ONE ON BU CAN GIVE A SOUND REBUTTAL OF ANYTHING THAT I SAY…”

    The proud self-esteem is determined by where they are judged to be on the ladders of success. They feel worthwhile as individuals if the numbers beneath them in achievement or intellect are large enough. PRIDE IS UGLY. IT SAYS, “IF YOU SUCCEED, I AM A FAILURE.”

    Fear of men’s judgment manifests itself in competition for men’s approval. The proud love “the praise of men more than the praise of God.” (John 12:42–43.) “What will men think of me?” weighs heavier than “What will God think of me?”

    THE ANTIDOTE FOR PRIDE IS HUMILITY.

    AS RUDYARD KIPLING PUT IT SO WELL:

    The tumult and the shouting dies;
    The captains and the kings depart.
    Still stands thine ancient sacrifice,
    An humble and a contrite heart.
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
    Lest we forget, lest we forget. …

    God will have a humble people. Either we can choose to be humble or we can be compelled to be humble. Let us choose to be humble.

    PRIDE IS THE GREAT STUMBLING WE MUST CLEANSE THE INNER VESSEL BY CONQUERING PRIDE. (Matthew 23:25–26.)

    GRENVILLE PHILLIPS DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE WORLD’S OPINION AND THE LARGE AMOUNT OF HARSH CRITICISM AS LONG AS YOU’RE RIGHT WITH THE LORD AND CONTENT WITH THE QUIET “APPLAUSE OF HEAVEN”, ALWAYS SEEK TO RESPOND TO GOD’S WILL.

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  • @ GP February 5, 2020 5:56 PM
    “1 BECAUSE HE HAS NOTHING OF SUBSTANCE TO SAY EVER.
    2 BECAUSE I DO NOT RUMBLE OR INTERACT WITH THE DEVIL AND HIS COHORTS..”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yet your sweet Jesus spent 40 days (and nights) all by himself except for the same Devil to keep his company in the wilderness.

    What you ought to be explaining to the BU Bible illiterates is where they can find in the scriptures the name of the disciple(s) to whom Jesus told this ‘miraculously’ intimate story which only fairy-tales-believing children like you could swallow unquestionably instead of seeing it as just a Jewish play called the Temptation of Christ; a test of faith which all ‘Ascending Masters’, especially in the Kabbalah tradition, must undergo.

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  • RE Yet your sweet Jesus spent 40 days (and nights) all by himself except for the same Devil to keep his company in the wilderness.
    READ THE TEXT IN MATHEW 4 AND LUKE 4 AND SEE THAT YOU ARE TELLING A LIE HERE
    NEITHER OF THESE TEXTS SAY THAT Jesus spent 40 days (and nights) all by himself except for the same Devil to keep his company in the wilderness.
    GP HAS ALREADY RELATED THE ACCOUNTS IN MATHEW 4 AND LUKE 4 TO A SIMILAR TEMPTATION IN GENESIS 3 TO THE COMMENTARY ON THESE MATTERS AS PRESENTED IN 1 JOHN 2 IN MY STELLAR PPT ON THE FALL OF ADAM AND EVE

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  • @ GP February 5, 2020 8:50 PM
    “GP HAS ALREADY RELATED THE ACCOUNTS IN MATHEW 4 AND LUKE 4 TO A SIMILAR TEMPTATION IN GENESIS 3 TO THE COMMENTARY ON THESE MATTERS AS PRESENTED IN 1 JOHN 2 IN MY STELLAR PPT ON THE FALL OF ADAM AND EVE..”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Sounds as if you believe that Yahweh deliberately created the Devil (evil) to tempt and lead astray his defective toy called man (and woman).

    So why waste your time trying to put weak and vulnerable humans on to the straight and narrow path of perfection that leads to heaven when the very opposite already has been ordained from the beginning?

    Even your sweet Jesus (the very one who got pissing vex in the temple) could not change his destiny as determined, according to you, from the beginning of that pact which was made in the garden of perfection between your Yahweh’s go(o)d and Lucifer’s (d)evil.

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  • THESE ARE QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK THE LORD WHEN YOU MEET HIM AT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT

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  • “THESE ARE QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK THE LORD WHEN YOU MEET HIM AT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT”

    The concept of Judgement when your soul passes to heaven is another tenet of Buddhism not found in Judaism which whats his face would have known making the connection when he performed due diligence in religious studies of brainwashing and parroting understanding other faiths and philosophies of spirituality from the roots and branches to the leaves and fruits of humanity.

    A manual for life and death can be found in “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying”, which covers meditation, nature of mind, karma, rebirth, and trials and rewards of the spiritual path and is a useful guide for readers of all religions or readers of none.

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  • Jesus died to take the sins of the world – is called principle of Karma, Buddhism 101, you need to understand this by using your mind

    Creator Has A Master Plan [Peace]

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  • Dr. GP is not a psychologist and cannot understand the workings of Jesus’ mind.

    All ideas of God come Man
    Therefore God is in Man
    Christians who follow Christ believe God can manifest in Man
    (in same way that Devil Demons Snakes can manifest in Man)

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  • (*) Sorry should be

    All ideas of God come from* Man

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  • Each one teach one. To reach a higher understanding

    GP should learn to sit down and reason with GP instead of adversarial process of willy waving masturbation abuse of net.

    GP should sit down and watch this video on meditation breathing in love… … … …. …and breathing out love

    and go on a walk for any duration

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