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How to believe in jesus
There seems to be some confusion here about who Jesus is.
God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The three are One. People seem to have a problem with this, but I personally can’t see why this is so hard for some to understand. Tell me, what is ‘water’? Is water not a combination of hydrogen and oxygen? Take away one of those elements, and you no longer have water. Water is water, and God is God. I am not just throwing out a theory here, but this is what the Bible teaches, when you study it through and put it all together in its perfect truth and harmony. To believe otherwise, than how can you deal with all the supposed ‘contradictions’ that atheists and others will present to you, in order to ‘prove’ that the Bible contradicts itself? Is it not rational thinking to believe that if one is holding onto ‘truth,’ than all the corners and pieces should and will fit the entire puzzle perfectly? Jesus often replied to those who did not fully understand scripture, when he replied to them, “It is also written.” Realize that even Satan quoted scripture.
The scriptures quoted above are just as true as any others but the total picture is not fully understood. Surely, Jesus would say here also, “It is also written.”
The truth is we worship in spirit to the Father through Jesus the Son. Christians worship in Truth and Spirit. There are so many scriptures that I could quote, but I will try to show you some of the most pertinent ones as examples. Of course, as you read the Bible for yourself your understanding will increase; that is, if you have eyes that see and ears that hear; because not everyone does.
Here, below are just a few scriptures I have picked, of which there are many, to show that Jesus and God are not “two separate persons,” as stated above. The truth is; God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; the three entities are ONE. In marriage, a husband and wife become ONE flesh. There is ONE Lord, ONE faith, ONE baptism. (See Eph. 4:4).
Remember, how I suggested starting reading with the book of John? That is because you wanted, or needed, to know about Jesus, --in order to be able to believe in Him. How could anyone truthfully and rationally be able believe in Jesus, if they didn’t know anything about him? Let the Bible, --God’s truth, God’s Word, Jesus, God’s love, tell you about who Jesus is:
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 were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4: In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5: And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6: There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7: The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8: He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9: That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10: He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11: He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
15: John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
16: And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
17: For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
18: No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. (John 1:1-18).
“I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30).
“And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.” (John 20:28).
“ For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.” (1 John 5:7-8).
Following, are some random scriptures I came up with; but the easiest way to get the true picture, is to just read it all in full context for yourself. You may find it hard to put God’s word down, once you really get into it. God is talking to you. God’s Word is truth. God is Truth. God is Love. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. J John 8:42; 10:30; 11:25; 17:22; Rom. 15:8; 1 Cor. 8:6; Eph. 4:7; 5:20; 5:31; Mat. 4:7; Luke 1:47; 4:12; Acts 4:24.
Another thing to understand, is that the New Testament is God’s New Covenant with mankind, brought to light by God Himself, Jesus the Son, becoming the only perfect sacrifice possible to atone for the sins of all mankind. God is ’just’ therefore our sins had/have to be paid for. God sent Jesus in his love, that we might not perish in our sins. The blood of Jesus on the cross at Calvary is what seals the New Testament forever. We are no longer bound by the law of the Old Testament, the Law of sin and death; which was but a shadow , a mystery, a school master for our learning,, as what was to come, and He has come. Today, we are able to be saved from our sins, by grace, through faith, and not of ourselves. (See Eph. 2:8-9).
And then when we study the Old Testament, in light of the New Testament, --it really brings it all home, and together with so many evidences of good science, and history, we can know that Jesus is truly from God and not of men. Now, we have the hope of life eternal!
Answered by DonColeCartoons on December 19, 2008
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