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MUST READ!!!: IS JESUS CHRIST GOD? [Part 25]

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IS JESUS CHRIST GOD
IS JESUS CHRIST GOD: Often times, due to a trinitarian bias, people see things in certain scriptures that aren’t there. Matthew 28:19 is an example.
Matthew 28:19
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Now, the above scripture doesn’t say ‘God the father, God the Son, and  God the Holy Spirit.’ It also doesn’t say ‘the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost who are three persons in one being/God.’ It doesn’t say any of these. Sadly, most folks see either or both of these when reading the above scripture. The above scripture therefore, doesn’t by any means, support the teaching of God being three persons in one being.
The father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are mentioned separately. The scripture doesn’t say they are all one God (three in one being).
Furthermore, Eusebius, a man considered to be ‘the father of church history,’ quoted Matthew 28:19 severally in the early 4th century after Christ, and he didn’t quote it the same way it appears in modern Bibles. In the writings of Eusebius prior to the council of Nicaea, he quoted Matthew 28:19 eighteen times. None appears the way it does now in modern Bibles. He quoted it thus:
Matthew 28:19
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in my name
Justin Martyr and Aphraates of Nisibis, in the middle of the 2nd century and in the early 4th century respectively, also quoted Matthew 28:19 exactly the same way Eusebius did.
This simply means that the manuscripts (if you don’t know what this is, you have to read parts posted earlier) from which these men quoted didn’t have “the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” It had just “in my name (Jesus speaking).”
However, from the latter part of the 4th century, most manuscripts read Matthew 28:19 the way moderns Bibles do now. This is an indication that due to the conversion of pagans who already had trinity ideologies, re-written manuscripts had trinity notions induced into them. Most manuscripts started having the verse rendered the way it is today.
The writings of Eusebius, Aphraates and Justin before the middle of the 4th century reveals that their manuscripts read “in my name.” However, most modern versions couldn’t get hold of the most ancient manuscripts (those before the 4th century after Christ). As a result, they translated with manuscripts rewritten with the trinity bias in mind.
One major rule of Bible interpretation is that the bible explains it self. Scriptures interpret scriptures. For something to be considered scriptural, more than one scripture should support it. However, no other bible verse teaches baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
In Matthew 28:19, the instruction was given by Jesus Christ. However, every other place in the Bible where the baptism instruction was carried out, we see that it was done in the name (in the authority) of Jesus. The father and the Holy Ghost are not mentioned.
Acts 2:38
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 8:12
But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, they were baptized, both men and women.
Acts 8:16
For up to that time he had not come on any of them; only baptism had been given to them IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS.
Acts 10:48
So he gave orders to have them baptized IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. Then they asked him to stay for several days.
If the instruction was to baptise in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and the early believers were using only the name of Jesus, it could have been sheer disobedience. However, the above scriptures show clearly that the instruction of Jesus was that the baptism be done in his name. Salvation can be found in no other name! Only Jesus Christ!
Acts 4:12
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
No other name! Only the name of Jesus.
We are baptised into Christ when we hear the gospel about him and believe it.
That is what God has instituted and has enacted and sealed by his power (his Spirit).
Doctrines are established with lots of related scriptures, not a single isolated scripture (as in the case of Matthew 28:19 which is often misquoted or misunderstood).
Eusebius, Aphraates and Justin quoted rightly from an ancient manuscript.
Jesus said, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in my name (Matt. 28:19).”
Thanks for your time and effort invested in reading.
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Agaga Fredrick Abangji is a writer, reporter, content writer, believer in Jesus Christ, and a creator of religious literature. A student of Bingham university – Nasarawa state, studying mass communication.

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BOOK: Lecrae’s new book “I Am Restored”

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HOW I LOST MY RELIGION BUT FOUND MY FAITH

THE NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD STORY OF LECRAE’S LOSS OF FAITH AFTER THE EXPERIENCES OF HIS PAST THREATENED TO RUIN HIS CAREER AND LIFE.

Two-time GRAMMY winning hip-hop artist and bestselling author Lecrae had inspired millions with his redemptive and gut-honest art. But when his personal life spun into chaos, he was forced to face the buried impact of the unhealed wounds–sexual abuse, physical trauma, addiction, and depression–that threatened to tear it all apart. Along the way, he realized the wounds we all carry have the potential to be unlikely guides to healing and freedom for ourselves, and others.

With vulnerable honesty and transformational yet simple steps you can apply today, Lecrae shares the personal practices he uses in his daily life for mental, emotional, and spiritual health. With powerful prose, he gives an unflinching look at the personal and public spaces that sadly hurt us so often–culture, politics, family, church, personal failure–and reminds us that learning to let go and forgive is the birthplace for the life of creativity and freedom God has for us.

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I Am Restored is an inspiring charge to embrace the lasting healing and restoration available now, and that we all desperately long for, because no matter what you’ve experienced, God is near, He hears, and He’s not done with you yet.

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IACMP Official Nigerian Gospel Music Top 10 Chart [June 2020]

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Fast rising Gospel music minister Yadah has topped the June edition of the Official Nigerian Gospel Music Top 10 Chart, compiled by The International Association of Christian Media Practitioners [IACMP], with her wavemaking recent single titled “Onye Inaputara.”

With +18K views on the music video released on the 12th of June and an overwhelming number of votes from 54 Nigerian Gospel music blogs all across the nation, add to the nods from IACMP Top 10 Chart Panelists, the Abuja based Gospel artiste has whisked the spot off Dunsin Oyekan’s “At All Cost,” which dropped 6 steps to the Number 7 spot, for the month of June.

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“Obinasom,” by Mercy Chinwo, Ada Ehi’s “Fix My Eyes On You” featuring Sinach and GUC’s “All That Matters,” all made their way back to the chart in order of mention due to recent demands and the vacuole created by lack of stronger contenders for the month. “‘All That Matters” by GUC pushed “On God” by Eben a step down from the number 4 spot which the single held last month.

SEE COMPLETE CHART BELOW

  1. Yadah – Onye Inaputara
  2. Mercy Chinwo – Obinasom
  3. Ada Ehi – Fix My Eyes on You
  4. GUC – All that Matters
  5. Eben – On God
  6. Frank Edwards – Believers Anthem
  7. Dunsin Oyekan – At All Cost
  8. Sammie Okposo – Nobody Can
  9. Samsong – My Life Belongs to You
  10. Jimmy D Psalmist – I Need You 

The IACMP Official Nigerian Gospel Music Top 10 Chart uses popular votes from about 54 Gospel music blogs & online radio stations all over Nigeria, online music statistics such as charts from Gospel music blogs all over Nigeria. Also views, downloads, streams, external Gospel music charts and the decision of 2 panels (a 4-man and a 6-man panel) as criteria to determine the song that makes the monthly chart. The chart is the most credible Gospel music chart in Nigeria.

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Corona Virus/5G: Let Us Assume That

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Let Us Assume that:
1) The cause of this pandemic is the 5-G technology.

2) The only answer to the pandemic is a vaccine to be administered with a chip.

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3) The chip will be the fulfilment of the biblical prophecy of 666, the mark of the beast.

4) Anyone whether he is a believer or not, who takes the vaccine (with the chip) which is mark of the beast will be automatically lost forever!

5) Any one who refuses to take the vaccine will die from the virus or from hunger but he will be saved whether he is a believer or not!

Such a person will not even be allowed to buy or sell because he doesn’t have the mark of the beast but he will be saved forever! .

So, the only way out of the pandemic is to take the vaccine. The vaccine is the only way to survive now!

What is the Implication of all these?

If the above 5 points are correct it means that:

Salvation now is purely based on receiving or refusing the mark (the vaccine).

Even if one is a believer but takes the mark he will be lost. So, salvation now is purely based on what we do with the mark!
If you take the vaccine you shall be lost. If you reject the vaccine you shall be saved!

Salvation by faith in Christ Jesus is no longer valid. Christ died in vain. Jesus is no longer the message.

The vaccine is now the message!

Do you understand now?


Rev. Joshua Izugbara Nwokedi is The Senior of The Living Ambassadors Church Kubwa Abuja, Nigeria. He is an author of several books. Visit https://izugbara.org/ for his books and Articles

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