Does Jesus say, “I Am God?”


DOES JESUS EVER SAY, “I AM GOD?”

JESUS SAID, “I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD”

Jesus made seven ‘I Am’ statements in John which are discussed by Jack Kelly on Grace thru Faith.

What do these statements mean and what was Jesus saying to us?

Having recently heard Pastor Denis McBride at Campus Church in Pensacola, FL preach on this statement of Christ, “I am the light of the world” I want to share his thought and consider the impact of the words.

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

Pastor Denis shared his experience of being closed in a cellar in total darkness as a child and the fear it brought. 

Imagine going from total darkness to complete light. Following Jesus Christ means that kind of difference spiritually! Those who try to navigate life without following Christ are walking in complete blindness. Wow! Who would walk in darkness when light is available?

JESUS IS THE LAMP or THE GLORY OF GOD IN REVELATION

Jesus will be the light of the world for all eternity:

23 And the city has no need for sun or moon to shine on it, because the glory of God illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24 By its light the nations will walk, and into it the kings of the earth will bring their glory. 25 Its gates will never be shut at the end of the day, because there will be no night there. Revelation 21:23-25

GOD’S GLORY SHINES FROM CHRIST’S FACE

The writer of Hebrews indicates that when those on earth saw Christ face, or when we see Him with spiritual eyes, we see the glory and light of God.

“For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6). Jesus Christ, the Son, is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being … (Heb.1:3).

WAS JESUS SAYING THAT HE IS GOD?

One of His closest disciples seemed to think so. Check out what John wrote:

1 John 1:5 5 And this is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you: God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.

That is how it sounds to me.

 

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University of GA – Who Wants House Republicans Guillotined?


COLLEGE LIFE THEN

Most of us remember fondly the day we left home to attend college. We felt freedom and a challenge to succeed. New friends, the smell of the college library, dorm life – it was a happy event. Our parents believed they were sending us off to a trusted place where we would return with what we needed to become truly independent thinkers and productive members of society. There were those who did not hold our values, but then there were those who did.

Jacksonville State University(JSU) | JSU/ Jacksonville, Al | PinterestCOLLEGE LIFE TODAY

An oped published on Monday, June 12, 2017 in the Chattanooga Times Free Press show how times have changed. It gives information on a young group of Socialist at the University of Georgia in Athens. They call themselves The Young Democratic Socialist  and describe their mission as follows:

Young Democratic Socialists works with local, state, and national organizations to raise awareness about important social and economic issues and to address them through direct action.

It is this group who tweeted in response to a college professor who said, “House Republicans should be lined up and shot.”

House Republicans should NOT be shot! They should be guillotined.”

The exchange began with a professor at The University of Washington .

I’m convinced state-supported colleges are going to continue to be bastions of hatred, prejudice, and far-left political ideology until parents decide enough is enough and stop enabling students to attend these institutions.

 

 

WHO ARE YOUNG REPUBLICAN CONSERVATIVES?

It is difficult to say whether state supported colleges and universities or the media do more damage to conservatives. Either way, the end result is the same.  This poster probably describes it best:

There is a dearth of conservative representation in the pop culture ...

Isn’t it time for parents, conservative students, and Americans who care to fight back? (Unlike the groups above I am not suggesting we use guns or a guillotine.)

Information on who Conservative College Republicans actually are may be found at College Republican National Committee.

To learn more about the bias they face everyday read: Conservatism Under Attack on College Campuses.

List of 70 most Conservative Colleges in America.

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Opinion Poll – Who was hurt by Comey’s testimony?


THE RESISTANCE THOUGHT COMEY’S TESTIMONY WOULD BE THE DEATH KNELL FOR TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY. WERE THEY RIGHT?

CNN expected Comey to say Trump was never told he was not under investigation. Oops, Trump was right on this one. 

Trump has long said there were those leaking for political reasons. Who would have thought it would turn out to be Comey and he would tell that fact to everyone while under oath?

If the head of the FBI is asked to do something by the commander-in-chief, they either do it, or resign if they believe it to be unethical. What they don’t do is write a memo and leak it to the press.

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Climate Change in Perspective


How many  disasters that were predicted in the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”? How accurate were these predictions? Gore wasn’t the first to predict disaster upon the climate. This had happened previously in 1970. See 18 spectacularly wrong apocalyptic predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970.

cal thomas.jpgCal Thomas puts many things into perspective in an OP Ed printed June 6, 2017. It is called ‘Hysteria Over Paris Pullout‘ and it puts the recent actions of President Trump in perspective when considering the many times we have been mislead in the past, not just on Climate Change, but on many issues that affect our daily lives.

Here is a sample of what you will read:

June 2010 article in Reason magazine lists some of the other Chicken Little claims about doomsday being just around the corner. The magazine’s science writer, Ronald Bailey, found a July 1, 1979 issue of The Washington Post claiming a “broad scientific consensus” that saccharin causes cancer. It took 30 years before the National Cancer Institute reported, “There is no clear evidence that saccharin causes cancer in humans.”

That same year, notes Bailey, the Post published a story citing researchers who believed eating more fiber appeared to significantly reduce the incidence of colon cancer. “Twenty years later,” writes Bailey, “a major prospective study of nearly 90,000 women reported that, ‘No significant association between fiber intake and the risk of colorectal adenoma was found.'”

Before we panic, should we not take a long hard look at all the climate information gathered over the centuries.

 

 

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Comparing Tenet 22 of Watchtower to the Holy Bible


This post contains an important up-date, so I am reposting:

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WATCHTOWER TEACHES

Tenet 22 – Christians should not vote in elections, hold political office, become involved in political affairs in any other way, salute a flag, or serve in the military even in noncombatant roles. wit.irr.org

THE BIBLE TEACHES

CONCERNING POLITICAL OFFICE

Why would we be commanded to pray for or honor these people if they are sinning by holding political offices? If every person belonged to Watchtower Organization, who would hold government positions?

2 Timothy 2:1-2 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. 2 Peter 2:17

For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but bad. Do you want to be unafraid of…

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Power to Reason – Let’s use it!


This blogger has spent time comparing translations with the Greek Interliner…

A Twist in Translation

The verses below show a major translation difference between the KJV (along with all other English translations) and the NWT. Take a look at them and then meet me again underneath the photo.

So above we see that the Kingdom interlinear shows the KJV to be on track and the NWT to be…not so much.

The other translations say things like “this is your logical worship.” This is your reasonable service or sensible worship and the like.

The last sentence is referring back to the “presenting of your bodies as a living sacrifice.” It describes that act as being a reasonable or logical and spiritual way to serve or worship God. The offering to God of our bodies should be something we naturally think is the right thing to do. It makes sense to us.

And the verse written that way also makes sense.

What doesn’t make sense?

Referring back…

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For Your Information…


Before we get upset with the Trump administration, a look back to this time last year might be in order:

THE WASHINGTON POST HEADLINE 

U.S. Offers to share Syria intelligence on terrorist with Russia 

June 30, 2016

THE WASHINGTON POST HEADLINE

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats.

May 15, 2017

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