Monday, August 31, 2015

A Response to my Muslim friend's post, "Jesus Teaching vs. The Church" by Tuese

A Response to my Muslim friend's post, "Jesus Teaching vs. The Church"
by Tuese Ahkiong


I noticed this post on my Muslim friend's wall and wanted to respond.  





1)  THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT THERE IS ONE GOD REVEALED IN 3 PERSONS: FATHER, SON & HOLY SPIRIT
Philippians 1:2   Grace to you and peace from GOD OUR FATHER and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 1:8  But OF THE SON he says, “Your throne, O GOD, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
Acts 5:3-4 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart TO LIE TO THE HOLY SPIRIT and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? YOU HAVE NOT LIED TO MAN BUT TO GOD.”


2)  JESUS IS WORSHIPPED AND ONLY GOD CAN BE WORSHIPPED. TO WORSHIP ANYONE ELSE IS SIN. 
Matthew 2:11  And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and WORSHIPED HIM. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.
Matthew 14:33  And those in the boat WORSHIPED HIM, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Matthew 28:9  And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and WORSHIPED HIM.
Matthew 28:17  And when they saw him they WORSHIPED HIM, but some doubted.
Luke 24:52  And they WORSHIPED HIM and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
John 9:38  He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he WORSHIPED HIM.
Hebrews 1:6  And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God's angels WORSHIP HIM.”


3)  YES, JESUS WAS SENT TO THE LOST SHEEP OF ISRAEL BUT HE HAS OTHER SHEEP AS HE STATES HERE:
John 10:15-16  just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR THE SHEEP. 16 And I HAVE OTHER SHEEP THAT ARE NOT OF THIS FOLD. I MUST BRING THEM ALSO, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

JESUS DIED FOR SINNERS WHO PLACE THEIR FAITH IN HIM.
John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have ETERNAL LIFE.
1 Timothy 1:15  The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

4)  CHRIST IS GOD SO YES HE CAN DO ALL THINGS AS GOD.
Luke 10:22 All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
1 Corinthians 8:6  yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.


5)  SCRIPTURE TEACHES THAT JESUS IS GIVEN ALL JUDGMENT.
John 5:22  The Father judges no one, but has GIVEN ALL JUDGMENT TO THE SON,


6)  ALL AUTHORITY HAS BEEN GIVEN TO JESUS.   THE CHURCH DOES NOT TEACH THAT IT IS HIS ALONE.
Matthew 28:18  And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.


7)  YES, THE BIBLE TEACHES JESUS IS GOD IN THE FLESH.
John 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”
Exodus 3:14  God said to Moses,I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

John 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and THE WORD WAS GOD.
John 1:14  AND THE WORD BECAME FLESH and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of THE ONLY SON FROM THE FATHER, full of grace and truth.

John 10:30-33  I AND THE FATHER ARE ONE.”
31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” 33 The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you BUT FOR BLASPHEMY, because YOU, being a man, MAKE YOURSELF GOD.”
John 20:28  Thomas answered him (Christ), “My Lord and MY GOD!”

Colossians 2:9  For in him (Christ) THE WHOLE FULLNESS OF DEITY DWELLS BODILY,

Philippians 2:5-8  Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in CHRIST JESUS, WHO, THOUGH HE WAS IN THE FORM OF GOD, DID NOT COUNT EQUALITY WITH GOD a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

**THE COMFORTER THAT WOULD BE SENT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT.

John 14:26But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.



8)  BELIEVING IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST TO BE SAVED  FROM THE PENALTY OF YOUR SIN AND TO RECEIVE THE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE, AND THE PEACE & LOVE OF GOD.
Acts 16:31  And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
John 3:16   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have ETERNAL LIFE.
John 3:36  Whoever believes in the Son has ETERNAL LIFE; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
John 5:24  Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has ETERNAL LIFE. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
John 6:40  For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have ETERNAL LIFE, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

1 John 5:13  I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have ETERNAL LIFE.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

2 Peter 3:8-9 One Day Like Thousand Years, All Saved, Mockers, Not a Slow Promise - It came in that THIS GENERATION by Tuese Ahkiong

2 Peter 3:8-9 One Day Like Thousand Years, All Saved, Mockers, Not a Slow Promise - It came in that THIS GENERATION


by Tuese Ahkiong


1 Peter 1
1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who are elect exiles of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, HE HAS CAUSED US TO BE BORN AGAIN to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

2 Peter 3
This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing TO YOU (see 1Pet 1) in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2that YOU should remember the words spoken beforehand BY the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles.
**[Peter's source is the OT prophets, Yeshua and The Apostles including himself.]

3Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,4and saying, "Where is THE PROMISE of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation."
**[Peter was living in the last days of the Old Covenant.  Mockers were present because they were aware of Yeshua's promise to return in that generation destroy the temple, Old Covenant and end that age.  They even mock v4]

5For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water,6through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water.
**[Peter gives an example of how the heavens and earth of Noah time was destroyed.]

7But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
**[The present heavens and earth, Old Covenant Mosaic Age is reserved for fire in 70AD]

8But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.
**[see Ps 90:4  For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past,
    or as a watch in the night.]

**God is NOT saying 1 day = a thousand years or 1000 years = a day!
He is basically saying if he makes a promise He will keep it whether it was made for a specific in a day or in a thousand years.

9The Lord is not slow about HIS PROMISE, as some count slowness, but is patient TOWARD YOU, not wishing for ANY TO PERISH but FOR ALL to come to repentance.

a) Who is the “you” in verse 9?  see c)
b) Is it every single individual in the world?  No.
c) Or is it to those whom this letter is addressed? See 2Pet3.1 and 1Pet1.1
d) Who is the any in v9? see c)
e) Is not the antecedent of any, the “you” in the same verse?  Yep
f) What is the antecedent of “all?” Is it not the “you” in the same verse? Yep
g) What would they perish from? What is perish referring to? Physical death?  No. Hell?  No.
h) What is HIS PROMISE about? Jesus’ Coming judgment upon Jerusalem via The Roman Armies took place in 70A.D.
i) Was the Lord slow about HIS PROMISE?  No, Christ stated He was coming quickly/soon/in a very little while, in that 1st century "this generation," while some were still standing with Him were still alive several times in the NT.   He returned in that "this generation!" but most Christians through out the century have been misled.



Modern Day Christians are so committed to an idea of Jesus physically returning on a physical cloud that they twist and stretch words like soon, at hand, near, quickly, this generation to mean THOUSANDS of years by pulling out 2 Peter 3:8. This is a total distortion of God's Word in order to hold to a erroneous idea. Why not just submit to God's Word and change one's worldview to a Biblical worldview. If God wanted people to know that He was coming soon, quickly, at hand, in this generation, before some standing with Him would taste death, WHAT LANGUAGE WOULD HE THEN USE?????
STUDY TO SHOW YOURSELF APPROVED which means studying the entire Bible, old and new, and not just the psalms and NT gospels.

Be a Berean and search the Scriptures to the numerous times in the Old Testament God came on clouds but was NOT physically present.