Monday, November 7, 2016

Word Growth

Each of us is ignorant about something. Being ignorant is simply “not knowing”. It’s nothing about which to be ashamed. Many, who believe in the Bible, just don’t know the truth about the subject of death. Therefore, let us go to the next line in the poem. 

Line 3: “Let Jesus teach you all that you should know, about life after death; let your knowledge grow.”

Here we are encouraged to seek from Jesus, whatever we do not understand about “life after death”. We have already seen in St. John 11 that He had the ability to restore life to His friend, Lazarus, raising him from the dead, after four days of death and embalming. It has been said that it is not unheard of for people to be found alive within 48 hours of having been thought dead; but four days! That would be impossible, without a supernatural undertaking. Therefore, if you want to get the truth about what “life after death” is all about, then ask Jesus. So, let’s do that by reading the associated scripture.

II Peter 3:18 – “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.”

When it comes to Scripture, we are told that Jesus is the Word (St. John 1:1 & 14-17) “1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was 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…17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. (Emphasis supplied)

Peter says that we need to grow our knowledge regarding Jesus Christ. Why? Because Jesus constitutes the Truth of the Bible, and in those pages are bound up Truth. Please reason a moment with me.

In the book of St. John, which we’ve already quoted, John confirms on four different occasions that Jesus=Word; Jesus was in the beginning with God, as the Word; then He/Jesus/Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. Additionally, John also equates Jesus with “Truth”. He says that Jesus is full of Truth and also, that Truth came by Him. Therefore, we can safely conclude that Jesus, the Word, is filled with Truth and we can securely rest upon it.

Therefore, as we continue dissecting this poem, we can safely proceed, using the Word of God, for that is what Jesus is referred to as being, and we have already seen His power over death. I believe that He is the absolute correct authority for growing our knowledge about “life after death” and any additional bible topic. What about you; do you believe?

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All Scriptures are taken from the KJV – King James Version Bible

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Published on this Blog – 11/7/2016

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