MATHEW 7:24-27 HEBREWS 6:1-3
1. JESUS THE CHRIST THE CHIEF CORNER STONE
(The one anointed by God to be Saviour and King.) Luke 4:18-19
2. REPENT, CHANGE TO GOD'S WAYS
(Change from living after the flesh to living after the Spirit.)
John 3:3 Acts 11:15-18
3. FAITH TOWARD GOD
(Faith is trusting in the (Spirit) invisible God and what he tells you by the the Holy Ghost.) 2nd Corinthians 5:7 Hebrews 11:27
4. BAPTISM IN WATER
(Your funeral day. You give up your flesh life as Jesus gave up his. That is why we are Baptized in Jesus' name. He is the one that died for us.)
Romans 6:3-11 Colossians 2:12
5. BAPTISM IN SPIRIT
(When you are filled with the Holy Spirit is when you are born again.)
Romans 8:9, 1stCorinthians 12:3 , 2nd Corinthians 5:16 , Acts 2:17
6. BODY BECOMES TEMPLE OF GOD (LAYING ON OF HANDS)
(Your life is no longer your own. You give your body to God to use.)
Mark 16:18, 1st Corinthians 12:7-11
7. RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD
(Without the resurrection, there is no hope.)
1st Corinthians 15:1-50
8. ETERNAL JUDGEMENT
(We can repent now, while we are still in the body. But eternal judgement will be forever. So be careful how you live while in the body.)
A BRIEF HISTORY OF GOD AND MANKIND
1. THE CREATION AND ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN
Genesis 1 & 2
Adam and Eve were like angels (spirits) only in bodies. They knew only what God told them. They had no evil in their hearts or minds, they were innocent, like babies. That's why they could walk around naked and not be ashamed. And God would walk and talk with Adam in the cool of the day.
2. THE FALL INTO SIN
Lucifer entered the serpent and caused Eve and Adam to obey him instead of God. And when their eyes were opened, they became godlike animals and started living after the flesh , killing, hating, greed, etc. God cursed them. Genesis 3:15 I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed. (Note, there are two seeds now.) Lucifer's seed and God's Seed (in the future, the Seed that God plants in the virgin Mary) (the woman's seed) who is Jesus. Without God's seed (Jesus) we cannot get back to God and would forever be lost.
3. ABRAHAM THE FATHER OF FAITH
Abraham believed in the invisible God and whatever God told him (that's what faith is). God promised him a son, Isaac. Isaac, the son of the promise. Ishmael was a son of the flesh and not the son of the promise, he was the son of Abraham and Sarah's Egyption maid. Ishmael's children are who we now know as Arabs, Palestinians, Moslems, etc. Isaac is the father of Jacob. Jacob is the father of twelve sons, who became the twelve tribes of Israel. Joseph is one of Jacob's sons. He was sold by his brothers into Egypt as a slave. Joseph later became second in charge in Egypt. When a famine came upon the land, Jacob and all his other sons and family came to Egypt for corn.
4. AFTER MANY YEARS THE JEWS BECAME SLAVES TO EGYPT
Then after about 430 years in Egypt, God sent Moses to deliver his people. They crossed the Red Sea on dry land into the wilderness where God gave them the Law and they made the Tabernacle where the ARK OF THE COVENANT was placed in the HOLY PLACE behind a veil and God would come down once a year and talk to the High Priest.
After forty years, they crossed the river of Jordan into the promised land (Israel). King David wanted to build a Temple for God. David said that he lived in a great house while his God was in a tent (Tabernacle). But God wouldn't let David build it because he had spilled too much blood. Solomon built the Temple. The Ark of the Covenant was placed into the Holiest of All behind the veil in the Temple. The Temple was built and destroyed, rebuilt, then once again restored by Herod. The Law was given as a schoolmaster (a guide) until the Seed (Jesus) would come.
5. JESUS IS THE SEED OF GOD AND THE SACRIFICE FOR OUR
SINS, HE IS ALSO THE HIGH PRIEST
Jesus fulfilled the Law and then began the NEW COVENANT
(GOD IN US) THE HOLY GHOST.
Acts 2:17-18 WE ARE NOW THE TEMPLE OF GOD.
The Temple was once again destroyed (as Jesus had prophesied) about forty years after Jesus was crucified. Around 70 A.D. by the Roman army and Israel was no longer a country until 1948.
6. AROUND 330 A.D. ROMAN EMPEROR CONSTANTINE
Constantine was getting ready to go into battle when he saw a vision of a cross and a voice told him to fight under this symbol. He won the battle and after that he accepted Christianity as a religion along with Roman paganism to bring peace between the two religions in his empire. He had fifty copies of the first Bibles made on fine vellum and the bishops he controlled that used these Bibles were the beginning of the Catholic church.
7. PROTESTANTS IN THE 1400'S & 1500'S
Protestants started translating Bibles into their own languages and broke away from the Catholic church. The FIRST PRINTED BOOK was the Gutenberg (German) Bible, March 22, 1457.
King James the 6th of Scotland became King James the 1st of England in 1603. He was born in 1566 and sponsored a translatiion of the Bible in 1611 that is now known as the King James version that contains 66 books.
8. THE PENTECOSTALS
The largest part of the Pentecostal movement in the U.S. began on January 1, 1901 in Topeka, Kansas when a group of people were praying and a woman was filled with the Holy Ghost. After that, it spread to California where Brother Seymour conducted meetings in an old building. People came from all over to get a flame of fire of the Holy Ghost, and then go out and start their own churches.
9. THE QUENCHING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The movement of the Holy Spirit started dying out as people went back under the Law (dead letter) like the Galatians. Making the Bible the Word of God (for control) in place of Jesus who is "THE WORD OF GOD" (JESUS) under the New Covenant by the Holy Ghost he speaks to us.
Constantine the Great, one of the most unscrupulous yet influential individuals ever, murdered his oldest son, traded his sister to a pagan rival, and choked his wife to death while she bathed. Yet most historians say Constantine is more responsible for the spread of Christianity than any man since Jesus Christ.
James was the name of two kings of England and Scotland and of five kings of Scotland. All belonged to the House of Stuart.
James 1st (1566-1625) was the first Stuart King of England. He became James 6th of Scotland in 1567 when his mother Mary, Queen of Scots, gave up that throne. When his cousin Elizabeth 1st died, he became King James 1st of England in 1603, and ruled both England and Scotland until his death.
His son Charles 1st succeeded him.
James believed in the divine right of kings. The belief that kings get the right to rule from God, rather than from the consent of people. He set up a strong government in Scotland, but the English Parliament opposed his attempt to rule as absolute monarch in England. This dispute over who should have power continued under Charles 1st and led to the English civil war in 1642.
James supported the Anglican Church and sponsored a translation of the Bible in 1611 that is now known as the King James version. However, he persecuted certain Protestant groups such as the Puritans. Some Puritans migrated to America in 1620 and founded the Plymouth Colony.
Jamestown , the first permanent English settlement in America, was named in his honor. But James showed an interest in colonies only in Northern Ireland, where he seized land from Irish Catholics and gave it to English and Scottish Protestants.
(1624-1691) A British seeker after spiritual truth and peace, failed to find them in the churches of his time. He did find them however, in a new personal relationship with Christ: When all my hope in churches was gone (he said) I heard a voice which said, "It is the Inner voice." Or the inner Light, based on the description of John 1:9,The true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world, a voice available to all, having nothing to do with ceremonies, rituals, or creeds. Every person is a walking church, every heart is God's altar and shrine.
It was revolutionary, and it was treated as such by the state church of England. To say both state and church were wrong, that their theology and dogma meant nothing and that people need not attend church houses to find God, that it was equally wrong to pay taxes to support the state church clergy was rebellion.
A LETTER TO BILLY GRAHAM
Dear Dr. Graham,
I have given up trying to find out what the Bible says. As far as I can tell you can make the Bible say anything you want it to, if you just look hard enough.
I think we have to look elsewhere to find out about God, or whatever is out there. (writer unknown)
BIBLE TRANSLATIONS AND ILLITERACY
Bible translations have long been a part of our culture and have had great historical significance. Early Bible translations include the Latin Vulgate Bible, which was the first time that the Bible had been presented in a written form other than the original Hebrew and Greek. The Wulfila Bible was another notable translation created by a 4th century missionary to the Goths of Scandinavia, and marks the first translation in any Germanic tongue.
Today, the history and tradition of Bible translations are carried out through the work of Bible societies, Wycliffe Bible Translators, and other translation groups. More people have access to the Bible than at any other time in history. From the efforts of this globel network, Bible translations are available in almost 300 languages spoken around the world and missionary work has spread around the globe into developing countries. The effectiveness of this work has been limited because over 50% of the world's population is illiterate. A vast majority of people living in underdeveloped countries cannot read the Bible, even when it is translated in their own language.
WITHOUT TAKING THE MARK OF THE BEAST, YOU CANNOT BUY OR SELL AND YOU CANNOT BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, OR BE OR DO ANYTHING ELSE.
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.