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The Gospel of John, part 9, Jesus' baptism

John was drawing large crowds, which in turn drew attention from the religious authorities in the temple. The Pharisees appear to be the first to question John’s credentials and… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-8-jesus-baptism/

The Gospel of John, part 8, John's ministry

John 1:19-21 says, 19 This is the witness of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 And he confessed and did not deny,… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-8-johns-ministry/

The Gospel of John, part 7, The Pleroma

John 1:15 says, 15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me’.”… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-7-the-pleroma/

The Gospel of John, part 6, The weight of glory

John 1:14 says, 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. The Word of… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-6-the-weight-of-glory/

The Gospel of John, part 5, The Sons of God

Christ is the living Light that was spoken at the beginning, John says. He is therefore the living Word (Memra/Logos) through which all things were created at the beginning and… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-5-the-sons-of-god/

The Gospel of John, part 4, The Light and the Witness

Another main theme in John’s gospel, which he introduces in John 1:4, 5 is that the living word was light: 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-4-the-light-and-the-witness/

The Gospel of John, part 3, God and Gods

John 1:1-3 tells us, 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being by… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-3-god-and-gods/

The Gospel of John, part 2, John's Hebrew perspective

John was from a priestly family, and “was known to the high priest and entered with Jesus into the court of the high priest” (John 18:15). Later, he was also able to speak to “the… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-2-johns-hebrew-perspective/

The Gospel of John, part 1, Introduction

Today we start a new series, a commentary on the Gospel of John. I have long wanted to do this study but was not led to do so until now. I first did an audio tape series on John… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-1-introduction/

The Church Councils, Final

It took most of the fourth century to transition from pagan Rome to Christian Rome. What began in 313 with Constantine’s Edict of Toleration ended with Theodosius’ edicts making… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-church-councils-final/

The Church Councils, part 6

Constantine’s conversion to Christianity brought a peculiar problem to the church for which it had no prior experience: political power. The Christian power brokers did not heed… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2018/09-2018/the-church-councils-part-6/

The Church Councils, part 5

The fourth-century church conflict between the “Orthodox” and the Arians continued long after the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. That council obtained a political victory and forced… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-church-councils-part-5/

The Church Councils, part 4

The church in the second and third centuries was divided in its opinions as regarding the nature of Christ and His relationship to the Father. (The position of the Holy Spirit had… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-church-councils-part-4/

The Church Councils, part 3

By viewing the soul as spiritual rather than fleshly (carnal), most early church leaders after the first century strayed from the apostle Paul’s understanding of the nature of… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-church-councils-part-3/

The Church Councils, part 2

As I see it, the church debate regarding Christ’s deity and humanity failed to focus on the real underlying issue. Their arguments did not start with an understanding of Paul’s… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-church-councils-part-2/

The Church Councils, part 1

While the virgin birth of Jesus was a teaching from the earliest times in the church, it was used mainly to prove the uniqueness of the Messiah without elevating Him to the equal… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-church-councils-part-1/

The Logos, part 4

From the beginning, the purpose of creation was to bring about heaven’s duplicate in a physical dimension. The earth in particular was to be a mirror image, reflecting the glory… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-logos-part-4/

The Logos, part 3

In John 1:4 and 5, the apostle links life to the light, saying, “the life was the light of men.” The wording makes it appear that life is light, as if they are somehow the same.… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-logos-part-3/

The Logos, part 2

John 1:1 tells us, 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word is logos, a Greek word that had long been used in a… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-logos-part-2/

The Logos, part 1

In John 1:1-5 the apostle introduces his gospel of Christ in this way: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-logos-part-1/

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