Posts

This is an ongoing series of posts on various topics as I feel impressed upon by God in my prayer time. Each message is limited to only one page to keep them concise, pertinent, and forceful. What I love about these posts is that they get right to the point which helps you, the reader, get the point convincingly. My heart is to help you understand the Scriptures better as the Lord has been helping me understand, “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened” (Eph 1:18).


They Went Out from Us

“They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us” (1Jo 2:19). Proponents of “Once Saved Always Saved” (OSAS) use this verse … Continue reading “They Went Out from Us”

The Mindset of a Slave

Paul, James, Peter, and Jude all identified themselves as doulos, “a servant” or “a slave” of Jesus Christ: “Paul, a servant [doulos 1401] of Jesus Christ” (Rom 1:1); “James, a servant [doulos 1401] of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ” (Jas 1:1); “Simon Peter, a servant [doulos 1401] and an apostle of Jesus Christ” … Continue reading “The Mindset of a Slave”

Loving as God Loves

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (Jhn 3:16-17). God didn’t send His Son into … Continue reading “Loving as God Loves”

The Word was God

The beginning statement of John’s Gospel is the favorite of Trinitarian ministers to teach that Jesus Christ is God Himself, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.” (Jhn 1:1-2). But twice John said He was “with God” … Continue reading “The Word was God”

How to Know We Know God

“And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments” (1Jo 2:3). “And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him” (1Jo 3:24). John didn’t say that we know God when we’re believers but when we’re keeping His commandments. That we must keep His commandments to know … Continue reading “How to Know We Know God”

What is the Gospel?

When Paul said, “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them … For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts” … Continue reading “What is the Gospel?”

Baptism in the Name of Jesus

There’s evidence from church history that the statement “baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Mat 28:19), is a corruption by the Roman Catholic Church into this Trinitarian formula. That Matthew wrote his Gospel originally in Hebrew was attested by Ireneus, Eusebius, Epiphanius, and Jerome. … Continue reading “Baptism in the Name of Jesus”

The Just Shall Live by His Faithfulness

The Hebrew noun ‘ĕmûnȃ in Habakkuk’s famous statement “but the just shall live by his faith [‘ĕmûnȃ 530]” (2:4), means “faithfulness” as a few translations render it correctly, “live because of his faithfulness” (NET), “live by his faithfulness” (NIV). This word appears about 50 times in the Old Testament and consistently carries the meaning of … Continue reading “The Just Shall Live by His Faithfulness”

God’s Faithfulness, Not Abraham’s Faith

The Greek noun pistis translated as “faith” throughout the New Testament actually means “faithfulness.” Here in Romans, “For what if some did not believe [trust]? shall their unbelief [distrust] make the faith [pistis 4102] of God without effect?” (Rom 3:3), “the faithfulness of God” (ASV, NET, NKJV), “God’s faithfulness” (CSB, NIV), Paul was talking about … Continue reading “God’s Faithfulness, Not Abraham’s Faith”

2021 and prior

Trust in God

Paul’s famous statement, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe [pisteuō 4100] in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Rom 10:9), is misunderstood to mean that we’re saved by simply believing that the resurrection of Jesus Christ happened as an … Continue reading “Trust in God”

Say Not in Your Heart

Paul quoted Moses’ words from Deuteronomy, “Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and … Continue reading “Say Not in Your Heart”

Examining Sola Fide

Habakkuk’s famous statement “but the just shall live by his faith [‘ĕmûnȃ 530]” (Hab 2:4), isn’t about faith but faithfulness as rendered correctly in some versions, “but the person of integrity will live because of his faithfulness” (NET), “but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness” (NIV). The Hebrew noun ‘ĕmûnȃ appears about 50 … Continue reading “Examining Sola Fide”

The Gospel of Christ

When Paul began his letter to the Romans, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ” (1:16), he didn’t mean the gospel about Christ but the gospel Christ Himself preached as evident by how he ended his letter, “the preaching of Jesus Christ” (16:25). The true gospel message, the message that saves, is … Continue reading “The Gospel of Christ”

The Tri-Part Beast

“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy” (Rev 13:1). In this vision, John stood on the shoreline in Judea looking toward the west … Continue reading “The Tri-Part Beast”

The Least of These

Christ spoke of the sheep that will be on His right hand at the final judgment, “Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?  Or … Continue reading “The Least of These”

Trust and Obey

Salvation has always been by trusting and obeying God. The Greek noun pistis and verb pisteuo appear some 250 times each in the New Testament but have been mistranslated as “faith” and “believe” respectively rather than “faithfulness” and “trust.” We’re not saved by believing some facts are true but by trusting and obeying the one … Continue reading “Trust and Obey”

The Root Problem

Trinitarianism is a “Jesus” religion masquerading as Christianity by piggybacking on the Scriptures just like Jehovah’s Witnesses and Seventh-day Adventists. And by persistently renouncing all others as false, it bolsters the deception that it’s the one that’s actually true. But the God of Trinitarianism isn’t the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, “I ascend unto … Continue reading “The Root Problem”

I Will Be Their God

The question is sometimes asked about how people were saved before Christ came into this world and died on the cross. After all, if salvation is by faith in Christ or believing in Him, then how could anyone have had faith or believed? This dilemma is actually a big red flag that something is seriously … Continue reading “I Will Be Their God”

Harden Not Your Hearts

When Jude wrote “ye should earnestly contend for the faith [faithfulness] which was once delivered unto the saints” (v. 3), he was referring to God’s people in the Exodus, “the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed [trusted] not” (v. 5). God commanded faithfulness to Him, … Continue reading “Harden Not Your Hearts”

The True Gospel Message

Paul spoke of a mystery hidden since the beginning: “the revelation of the mystery [mysterion 3466], which was kept secret since the world began” (Rom 16:25); “a mystery [mysterion 3466], even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world” (1Co 2:7); “the mystery [mysterion 3466], which from the beginning of the world hath been … Continue reading “The True Gospel Message”

Listen to Jesus!

We’re now living in the time Paul said would come, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables [mythos 3454]” (2Ti … Continue reading “Listen to Jesus!”

The Doctrine of Christ

The apostle John wrote, “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son” (2Jo 1:9). The Trinitarian view of God transgresses the doctrine of Christ—it’s not what He taught. And according to John, those that … Continue reading “The Doctrine of Christ”

Faithful unto Death

Baptism in the name of Jesus Christ is committing ourselves to be faithful to Him unto death and possibly die for His name as He died for our sins: “And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me” (Mat 10:38); “Know ye not, that so many of us … Continue reading “Faithful unto Death”

Not Ashamed

When the apostle Paul wrote to the Romans, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ” (Rom 1:16), he clarified at the end, “my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ” (Rom 16:25). The true gospel message is what Jesus Christ Himself preached that Paul wasn’t ashamed to proclaim as his own gospel … Continue reading “Not Ashamed”

For Whom He did Foreknow

Wise unto Salvation

What about those who never heard?

Enter His Rest

Why the King James Version

Love Our Neighbor as Ourselves

On Which Side of the Jordan Will We Die?

The Remission of Sins

The Actions of the Law

The Broad Way

The Eyes of Them Both Were Opened

A Tree is Known by its Fruit

The spirit of antichrist

Turning Us Away from the Truth

The Purpose of Baptism

Pleasant to the Eyes

Baptism in the Name of Jesus

Whose side are we on?

The Mystery from the Beginning

He that has the Son has life

Man and Eternal Life

It is God that Justifies

Is God’s Son, God Himself?

The Faithfulness Once Delivered

Hear what the Breath says

Who are you to disagree with the Lord?

Turned from the Truth to Myths

The Doctrine of Christ