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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/

Jesus and His Father, part 3

Paul wrote in Colossians 1:15-20, taken from The Emphatic Diaglott, 15 He is a likeness of the invisible God--First-born of all creation; 16 Because in Him were created all… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/jesus-and-his-father-part-3/

Jesus and His Father, part 2

The law of imputation, which Paul uses in Romans 4 in regard to calling us righteous in a pre-existent way, is best summed up in Romans 4:17. The NASB reads, “God… calls into… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/jesus-and-his-father-part-2/

Jesus and His Father, part 1

If we set aside, for the moment, what later church leaders said about Jesus, let us focus on what Jesus said about Himself in relation to His heavenly Father. The Only True God… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/jesus-and-his-father-part-1/

The Image of God, part 2

We come now to the most controversial aspect of our sequence. What does the Father-Son relationship mean in terms of the nature of God? This is the main issue that wracked the… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-mage-of-god-part-2/

The image of God, part 1

Genesis 1:26, 27 says, 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man [awdawm] in our image [tselem, “shadow, profile, image”], according to Our likeness [demuth] … 27 And God created man… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-image-of-god-part-1/