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An alleged church as a ‘depository‘ just like a bank? Why, is God’s forgiveness similar to “money” that is being deposited? And God is depositing his forgiveness in a church? Church people, do you agree? Does forgiveness had to be deposited?
But because nobody has the bank book to withdraw the forgiveness, theoretically, it will be withdrawn instead by the depositor Himself. In such a case, what will happen to alleged church people? Will they be forgiven if no available forgiveness can be withdrawn from the depository?
Based on the above tests on Pope Francis’ statement, obviously something is wrong with how the words “depository” and “God’s forgiveness” were used. More so, as regards the use of word “church”.
With all due respect to Roman Catholics and those who do not like criticisms against the Pope and the Catholic priests, this article is merely raising an issue against the pronouncement of those who are supposed to use “The Name” of God properly and not in vain. (more…)
What is the significance of the opening and closing procreation statements in prohibited meat? And what are these opening and closing procreation statements? Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “procreate” as “to produce children or offspring”.
As an example of the word, it cites “procreate” for animals, as follows: “animals have a natural instinct to procreate”.
To look into the operational definition of The Word on “procreate”, we will review some verses in the “Word” to have a comprehensive and full understanding of the word “procreate”.
This is to understand how to apply the word in human beings and animals. And whether or not the definition and example given by Merriam-Webster dictionary is comprehensive enough.
The “Word” states as follows:
15 God said to Noah, 16 “Go out of the boat with your wife, your sons, and their wives. 17 Take all the birds and animals out with you, so that they may reproduce and spread over all the earth.” 18 So Noah went out of the boat with his wife, his sons, and their wives. 19 All the animals and birds went out of the boat in groups of their own kind. (Genesis 8:15, TEV).
In God’s Word, is there any prohibition/condition pertaining to the act to procreate for animals and birds? None.
For Human Beings:
9 God blessed Noah and his sons and said, “Have (more…)
What is spiritual stress? What is its relationship to stresses that are being experienced today? In this article, we will try to tackle the topic by citing some verses in The Word and historical facts that were experienced by Israel and the Kingdom of Judah, in order to address the questions.
First, concerning Israel:
1The Lord spoke to me:2”Mortal man” he said, “this is what I, the Sovereign Lord, am saying to the land of Israel. This is the end for the whole land”.
3”Israel, the end has come. You will feel my anger, because I am judging you for what you have done. I will pay you back for all the disgusting (more…)
“Do for others what you want them to do for you: this is the meaning of the Law of Moses and of the teachings of the prophets” (Matthew 7:12, TEV)
Above verse is admittedly a message. But what do you notice from it? Is it not that you are looking at the words? Is the image or statue or picture of any person manifesting in the words? No.
Looking at another perspective, the “Word”, as a communication process, is composed of three participants, to wit; 1) Sender, 2) Messenger and the 3) Receiver. These are the three major (more…)
What happened to the “Word”? Is it vague or was it rendered not understandable by teachers and their followers?
In the beginning The Word already existed: The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2From the very beginning The Word was with God. 3Through him God made all things, not one thing in all creation was made without him. 4The Word was the source of life and this life brought light to people. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out. (John 1:1-5,TEV)
14The Word became a human being and, full of grace and truth, lived among us. We saw his glory, the glory which he received as the Father’s only Son. (John 1:14, TEV)