Messiah 2016!! - July 2016


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Located in Grantham, PA at Messiah College (Where else??? :)

Israel- Small but Outstanding!




If you have never gone to Israel, you really do not know what you are missing! My wife and I have gone twice. We learned so much by seeing, by listening to our guide, Arie Ben David!!!

We recommend going with Christian or Jewish experts who understand the Bible and KNOW that you want to see where Biblical events happened!

Our favorite tours have always been with First Century Foundations.

The Trinity

Some people have trouble with God being a trinity. For some that may be because they do not want to recognize his son as the Messiah or Hameshiach. For others it may be overthinking.

It is rather obvious to me and to most Christians. I am a sceptic at heart. I am not a person to believe just because someone says I should. In fact I often the react the opposite way.


I want to KNOW what evidences there are of many concepts.


There is so much evidence for God being 3-in-1 that it starts in Genesis and probably if I checked, one could find it in Revelation too.


So here is some of my research about the Trinity. Yes I welcome comments that are not simply flame-throwing or ad hominem attacks. Most of us can question without denying totally because we are open to listen to reason. Some unfortunately are not.


The concept is only hard if you overthink it or are in a mood of "don't confuse me with the facts because my mind is made up."


For example: I am a husband, a parent, a teacher at heart and by profession, a bus driver, an internet webpreneur etc. The above demonstrates how I, me, can be MORE than a trinity. I mentioned 5 roles I play. Each role is distinct. And yet I am ONE person. Honest! No one has split my personality (except maybe God).


A teacher acts a certain way toward his/her students. A husband acts another way toward his wife and another as a driver etc. If you are starting to think that this is ridiculous remember that we have to understand God in earthly ways. We are called his children for one reason! Compared to Him, we are simply ignorant children full of humanity, mistakes and ideals.


Some of you have been taught that the trinity of God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit is not correct. But check it out for yourself! 


If you find yourself thinking "But ......" Remember goats go but(t); but his sheep know his voice! That makes it your choice to listen to His voice. 



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The bolded type highlights the evidences. The numbers are Strong's Concordance numbers in case you want to look them up.
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Trinity - One God or Three? or One God IN Three?


Deu 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

The Trinity consists of three persons

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:1 In the beginningH7225 GodH430 createdH1254 (H853) the heavenH8064 and the earth.H776
H430
אלהים
'ĕlôhı̂ym
el-o-heem'
Plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative: - angels, X exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.

Elohim is the plural form of God.
Notice below how often the plural form of God, Elohim is used

Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping animal that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:26 And GodH430 said,H559 Let us makeH6213 manH120 in our image,H6754 after our likeness:H1823 and let them have dominionH7287 over the fishH1710 of the sea,H3220 and over the fowlH5775 of the air,H8064 and over the cattle,H929 and over allH3605 the earth,H776 and over everyH3605 creeping thingH7431 that creepethH7430 uponH5921 the earth.H776


Gen 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man hath become as one of us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he should put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
Gen 3:22 And the LORDH3068 GodH430 said,H559 Behold,H2005 the manH120 is becomeH1961 as oneH259 ofH4480 us, to knowH3045 goodH2896 and evil:H7451 and now,H6258 lestH6435 he put forthH7971 his hand,H3027 and takeH3947 alsoH1571 of the treeH4480 H6086 of life,H2416 and eat,H398 and liveH2425 for ever:H5769


Who were the US that were to go down?
Gen 11:7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
LITV Gen 11:7 Come, let Us go down and confuse their language so that they cannot understand one another's speech.
YLT Gen 11:7 Give help, let us go down, and mingle there their pronunciation, so that a man doth not understand the pronunciation of his companion.'


Who will go for us? Who is us?
Isa 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
LITV Isa 6:8 And I heard the voice of Jehovah, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us? Then I said, Behold me. Send me!
YLT Isa 6:8 And I hear the voice of the Lord, saying: `Whom do I send? and who doth go for Us?' And I say, `Here am I, send me.'

Isa 48:16 Come ye near to me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.

Who was sent?

(KJV+) Come ye nearH7126 untoH413 me, hearH8085 ye this;H2063 I have notH3808 spokenH1696 in secretH5643 from the beginning;H4480 H7218 from the timeH4480 H6256 that it was,H1961 thereH8033 am I:H589 and nowH6258 the LordH136 GOD,H3069 and his Spirit,H7307 hath sentH7971 me.

(LITV) Come near to Me; hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning. From its being, I was there; and now the Lord Jehovah, and His Spirit, has sent Me.

(MKJV) Come near to Me, hear this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning. From its being, I was there; and now the Lord Jehovah, and His Spirit, has sent Me.

(Webster) Come ye near to me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.

(YLT) Come ye near unto me, hear this, Not from the beginning in secret spake I, From the time of its being, there am I, And now the Lord Jehovah hath sent me, and His Spirit.

The son is speaking

Isa 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to publish good tidings to the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

(KJV+) The SpiritH7307 of the LordH136 GODH3069 is uponH5921 me; becauseH3282 the LORDH3068 hath anointedH4886 me to preach good tidingsH1319 unto the meek;H6035 he hath sentH7971 me to bind upH2280 the brokenhearted,H7665 H3820 to proclaimH7121 libertyH1865 to the captives,H7617 and the opening of the prisonH6495 to them that are bound;H631

(LITV) The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is on Me, because Jehovah has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the meek. He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to captives, and complete opening to the bound ones;

(MKJV) The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is on Me; because Jehovah has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

(Webster) The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to publish good tidings to the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

(YLT) The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is on me, Because Jehovah did anoint me To proclaim tidings to the humble, He sent me to bind the broken of heart, To proclaim to captives liberty, And to bound ones an opening of bands.

Here the son is quoting exactly what was prophesied in Isaiah

Luk 4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee. And a report went out throughout all the neighborhood concerning Him.
Luk 4:15 And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
Luk 4:16 And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And, as His custom was, He went in to the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read.
Luk 4:17 And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And unrolling the book, He found the place where it was written,
Luk 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; because of this He has anointed Me to proclaim the Gospel to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and new sight to the blind, to set at liberty those having been crushed,
Luk 4:19 to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."
Luk 4:20 And rolling up the book, returning it to the attendant, He sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on Him.
Luk 4:21 And He began to say to them, Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your ears.
Luk 4:22 And all bore witness to Him and wondered at the gracious words which came out of His mouth. And they said, Is this not Joseph's son?

Who was sent to fulfill Isaiah 61:1?

Jehoshua was given all power and commanded his disciples to baptize all nations in the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit

Mat 28:18 And Jesus came, and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and upon earth.
Mat 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 Spirit.

Matthew 28:19

(ABP+) GoingG4198 then,G3767 discipleG3100 allG3956 theG3588 nations!G1484 immersingG907 themG1473 inG1519 theG3588 nameG3686 of theG3588 father,G3962 andG2532 of theG3588 son,G5207 andG2532 of theG3588 holyG39 spirit.G4151

(ESV) Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

(KJV) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

(KJV+) GoG4198 ye therefore,G3767 and teachG3100 allG3956 nations,G1484 baptizingG907 themG846 inG1519 theG3588 nameG3686 of theG3588 Father,G3962 andG2532 of theG3588 Son,G5207 andG2532 of theG3588 HolyG40 Ghost:G4151

(LITV) Then having gone, disciple all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

(MKJV) Therefore go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

(Webster) Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

(YLT) having gone, then, disciple all the nations, (baptizing them--to the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
If you do not believe in the trinity, then you cannot believe in baptism because Jehoshua [Jesus] commanded his disciples to baptize in the name of all 3.

Php 2:5 For let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
Php 2:6 who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God,
Php 2:7 but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Himself the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.
Php 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Php 2:9 Therefore God has highly exalted Him, and has given Him a name which is above every name,
Php 2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly ones, and of earthly ones, and of ones under the earth;
Php 2:11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Col 1:13 For He has delivered us from the power of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son;
Col 1:14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the remission of sins.
Col 1:15 who is the image of the invisible God, the First-born of all creation.
Col 1:16 For all things were created in Him, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers, all things were created through Him and for Him.
Col 1:17 And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.
Col 1:18 And He is the Head of the body, the church, who is the Beginning, the First-born from the dead, that He may be pre-eminent in all things.
Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all fullness should dwell.
Col 1:20 And through Him having made peace through the blood of His cross, it pleased the Father to reconcile all things to Himself through Him, whether the things on earth or the things in Heaven.
Col 1:21 And you, who were once alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled

There is so much more. Check for yourself. But how many evidences do you need to believe the truth??? :)