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  • Famous Covid Doctor Reveals What's Really Going On | Dr. Zev Zelenko 2021. Duration 9:32. This is a Biblical war, a war from the beginning of Creation. There is only one freedom in the world, and that's someone who chooses to be a servant of God.
  • Millions of Muslims are Converting to Christianity After Having Dreams and Visions of Jesus Christ. Duration 6:21. 11/29/2021.
  • What Representing Men in Divorce Taught Me About Fatherhood | Marilyn York | TEDxUniversityofNevada. Duration 14:48. Excellent summary of the disaster that fatherlessness has caused our society.
  • The 2520 Non-Prophecy by Pr. Stephen Bohr. Duration 1:28:52. Discusses the William Miller prophecy of 2520 which some claim EGW endorsed. However, she never mentions it directly in any of her writings and her husband, James White, soundly refuted in a 1864 article.
  • The 144,000 - 119 Ministries. Duration 28:00. The meaning of the names and order of the 12 tribes in Revelation 7 tell a story. Here it is: Now will I praise YHWH; surely YHWH has looked upon my affliction; how fortunate!; happy am I; with great wrestlings have I wrestled and I have prevailed; for God has made me forget all my toil; because YHWH has heard that I was hated he has therefore given me this son; now this time will my husband be joined unto me; God has given me my wages,; God has endowed me with a good gift; my husband will dwell with me; YHWH shall add to me; thou shall have this son [Or, YHWH shall add to me the Son of His right hand."
  • Bonhoeffer‘s Theory of Stupidity. Duration 5:58. Stupidity is essentially a moral failing more than an intellectual one. The failure is in believing things based on how they make us feel, rather than on their truthfulness. "Anyone who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities" - Voltaire. "Never underestimate the power of human stupidity." Robert A. Heinlein - Writer (1907 - 1988). “Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.” – Socrates. "Mankind is made of two kinds of people: wise people who know they're fools and fools who think they are wise." – Socrates.
  • 23 Quotes from SOCRATES that are Worth Listening To! Duration 4:15.
  • The Criminal Code of Ancient Israel. There were no prisons in the law of Moses. Slavery was used instead.
  • God as More than One Person in the OLD TESTAMENT? Duration 7:13. Who delivered Israel from Egypt and guided her to the Promised Land? Deuteronomy 4:35-37 ("the Presence"); Judged 2:1 ("angel of YHWH"); Deuteronomy 7:19 ("YHWH").
  • Ibid. Joshua 5:13-15 ("drawn sword in his hand...commander of YHWH...holy ground"); Numbers 22:23 ("angel of YHWH...drawn sword in his hand"); 1 Chronicles 21:16 ("angel of YHWH...drawn sword")
  • Did Jesus MISQUOTE the Old Testament?. Duration 9:29. Jesus did not include the revenge portions of the Old Testament with regard to the Gentiles. There was to be a time of grace and a time of judgment ("the day of the LORD") in Jesus' ministry.
  • Michael Heiser - Two Powers of the Godhead. Duration 1:21:52. Discusses the two deities found in the Old Testament. See: . Bible references covered: Genesis 19:24 ("YHWH rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah sulfurous fire from YHWH out of heaven"); Amos 4:11; Exodus 3:2-6; Exodus 23:20-22; Deuteronomy 12:4-11 ("to establish [Or put] His name there...[Or to make his name dwell there]"); Psalm 20:1,7; 2 Samuel 6:1-2 (the ark is called the Name [HaShem]); Isaiah 30:27; Deuteronomy 4:35-37 ("brought you out of Egypt with his own presence [panim] by his great power..."); Exodus 33:13-14 (And he [God] said, "My presence will go with you, and will give you rest."); Judges 2:1-4 ("the angel of YHWH"; his presence leaves); Genesis 31:10-13 ("the angel of God said...I am the God of Bethel"); Genesis 48:14-16 ("The God...The God...The Angel...May he bless these lads."); Judges 6:11-23 ("the angel of YHWH");
  • Ibid. Summary: The "Name" is another way of referring to YHWH; The "Name" is within the Angel of YHWH; The Angel is therefore YHWH in visible form.
  • Ibid. 1 Samuel 3:1,7,10,19-21 ("the word of the LORD was frequent vision...YHWH came and stood...YHWH revealed himself to Samuel at Shiloh as the word of YHWH."); Jeremiah 1:4-9 ("the word of YHWH came...YHWH put out his hand and touched my mouth"); Deuteronomy 33:26 ("who rides through the heavens" [in contrast to Baal]); Psalm 68:32 ("YHWH...who rides in the heavens"); Psalm 104:1,3 ("YHWH...he makes the clouds his chariot"); Isaiah 19:1 ("YHWH is riding on a swift cloud"); Daniel 7:9-13 ("One like a human being came with the clouds of heaven"); Jesus quotes Daniel 7 in Matthew 26:63-65 when on trial;
  • Ibid. Summary: YHWH can be present in two persons; the second YHWH figure is portrayed (Daniel 7) in human form and physically embodied.
  • Ibid. [Spirit references] Isaiah 63:7-11 ("YHWH...the angel of his presence...grieved his holy spirit"); [parallel] Psalm 78:40-41 ("grieved him in the desert...tested God...the holy one of Israel"); Ezekiel 8:2-6 ("a form that had the appearance of a man...the spirit lifted me up...he said to me"); Ezekiel 9:8; 11:13 (this form is identified as YHWH);
  • Manuscript 5, 1876, 1-3. {12MR 208.3}. The plea may be made that a loving Father would not see His children suffering the punishment of God by fire while He had the power to relieve them. But God would, for the good of His subjects and for their safety, punish the transgressor. God does not work on the plan of man. He can do infinite justice that man has no right to do before his fellow man. Noah would have displeased God to have drowned one of the scoffers and mockers that harassed him, but God drowned the vast world. Lot would have had no right to inflict punishment on his sons-in-law, but God would do it in strict justice.
  • From Babylon to Rome. Published 8/27/2021. Duration 1:09:56. Nimrod (sun god), Semiramis (queen of heaven, moon god), Tammuz (miracle son). The calendar we use today is largely Roman.
  • In the Footsteps of Noah. Published 9/1/2021. Duration 1:21:38. Sister Onycha Holt addresses several historically changed doctrines within the SDA church--e.g. the sinful nature of Christ, EGW, trinitarianism, abortion, etc. "He, the Son of God, and an innocent man, was murdered because He told men truths that it di not please them to hear" (13LtMs, Lt 31, 1898, par. 13).
  • As it was in the Days of Noah part 2 — The Base Crime of the Antideluvians. Published 8/27/2021. Duration 1:01:54. Leviticus 19:19, "You shall keep my statutes. You shall not let your cattle breed with a different kind. You shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor shall you wear a garment of cloth made of two kinds of material."
  • Ibid. "All tares are sown by the evil one. Every noxious herb is of his sowing, and by his ingenious methods of amalgamation he has corrupted the earth with tares.—Ms. 65, 1899" 2SM 288.2
  • Familiar Spritualism. Published 8/27/2021. Duration 1:00:59. "He [Jesus] was guarded from His earliest years by heavenly angels" ST 8/6/1896. See EGW's The Truth About Angels.
  • Why Genghis Khan Refused To Invade India | Abhijit Chavda. Published 12/18/2020. Genghis Khan was motivated by survival in a violent world, justice, retaliation, and revenge. A fascinating perspective. Khan learned that power trumps wealth. If you are wealthy, you need power to protect you wealth. If you have power, wealth is an afterthought.
  • Heavenly Sanctuary and Investigative Judgment. This article has several important key points. It is worth reading in its entirety.
  • Ibid. From eternal ages it was God’s purpose that every created being, from the bright and holy seraph to man, should be a temple for the indwelling of the Creator. ... In cleansing the temple from the world’s buyers and sellers, Jesus announced His mission to cleanse the heart from the defilement of sin,—from the earthly desires, the selfish lusts, the evil habits, that corrupt the soul. —Desire of Ages, 161.1
  • Ibid. The coming of Christ as our high priest to the most holy place, for the cleansing of the sanctuary, brought to view in Daniel 8:14; the coming of the Son of man to the Ancient of Days, as presented in Daniel 7:13; and the coming of the Lord to His temple, foretold by Malachi, are descriptions of the same event; and this is also represented by the coming of the bridegroom to the marriage, described by Christ in the parable of the ten virgins, of Matthew 25. —Great Controversy 426.1
  • Thus,
  • In 1844, Christ entering the most holy place as our high priest
  • = the coming of the Son of man to the Ancient of Days
  • = Christ entering the temple to cleanse it
  • = the coming of the Bridegroom in the parable of the 10 virgins. See Christ's Object Lessons 408.2, 408.3 and 411.1.
  • Ibid. In order to cleanse the living, the truth about our Creator God and His design-law of love had to be recovered in order for the final message to go out and lighten the world and for the lies about God to be refuted, so a people on earth could be prepared to take the message about God’s character of love throughout the world.
  • Ibid. Jesus needs to not only perfect the individualities of those asleep in death who have placed their trust in Him, but He also has to do the same for those who are still alive on earth at the time of His second coming. This means He needs a people who have comprehended the truth sufficiently enough to expunge the lies about God from their minds and experience the transformation of their individualities/souls. Because of Satan’s counterattack on Christ’s work at the cross, it wasn’t until 1844 that people on earth were ready to begin this final preparation.
  • Ibid. The message of God for this time is the message of His character of love and His design-law of love, including the work of Jesus in His heavenly temple to prepare all who trust Him to live in His presence for eternity. Jesus won the victory at Calvary; He procured the remedy to sin, and He is now in heaven, applying His perfection to the hearts, minds and characters of all who trust Him. This is all in harmony with His character, methods and design-law of love. This is not a legal, judicial process but an actual fixing of what sin has broken within us. A legal, judicial process cannot fix our damaged characters.
  • Ibid. The same power that upholds nature, is working also in man. The same great laws that guide alike the star and the atom control human life. The laws that govern the heart's action, regulating the flow of the current of life to the body, are the laws of the mighty Intelligence that has the jurisdiction of the soul. From Him all life proceeds. Only in harmony with Him can be found its true sphere of action. For all the objects of His creation the condition is the same—a life sustained by receiving the life of God, a life exercised in harmony with the Creator's will. To transgress His law, physical, mental, or moral, is to place one's self out of harmony with the universe, to introduce discord, anarchy, ruin. —Education 99.2
  • 1. The Final Generation: Issues by Pastor Stephen Bohr - Last Generation Theology. Published 1/25/2021. Duration 58:30. After probation closes, there will be no intercessor in the heavenly sanctuary. Christ will have taken off his priestly robes and put on kingly robes.
  • Doug Batchelor, John Lomacang and the Holy Spirit as an Impersonal Force | Berean Talk. Published 7/16/2021. Duration 51:41. See also: Reactionary Theology - A Response about D. M. Canright
  • Ibid. “Question: The Trinity - We speak of the Trinity, the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost; do we understand that the Holy Ghost, or Spirit, is a personal being as God the Father and Jesus the Son? In Christ’s talk with the disciples, in John 14, He uses the personal pronoun in referring to the Comforter.
  • Ibid. Answer: There are various interpretations and differences of opinion in regard to the matter. To the mind of the writer, the Spirit is the life of God, or better, the life of the Godhead, common both to the Father and the Son. It is that which makes Deity everywhere present. In Acts 2 it is spoken of as that which came into the room and filled all who were there. In the thirty-third verse Peter speaks of it as the power, which Christ had poured forth. It is spoken of as a person, because by the Spirit the Father and the Son come personally to us. In John
    16:7 Jesus tells us, “It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you.” Jesus was a person located in one place; the Spirit was that which was shed abroad among all His children, but it brought to every one of those children, the presence of Christ. So we read again, “He (the Spirit) shall glorify Me; for He shall take of Mine, and shall declare it unto you.
  • Ibid. M.C. Wilcox, Signs of the Times, February, 26th, 1908.
  • The Government of God - with Pastor Daniel Mesa. Published 6/9/2021. Duration 49:12. The government of God has God the Father, His Son, and the angels. 1 Timothy 5:21, "In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging, doing nothing from partiality." Revelation 14:10, "he also will drink the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb."
  • Response to Ellen White Becoming Trinitarian in 1898 | Berean Talk. Published 5/28/2021. Duration 1:19:31. The SDA church today does not believe in a literal Son of God but in only the title of the Son of God. They do not believe in a literal God the Father but in only the title of God the Father.
  • Priesthood of the Spirit & the Trinity - Imad Awde. Published 5/7/2021. Duration 58:05. Great insights!
  • God's Family: Jesus & his Siblings. Published 12/17/2020. Duration 6:15. The children of God are born from above. Children of the kingdom of God. Like Jesus, the firstborn of God, the children of God are no longer of this world, but they are sent into the world. The children of God are 'from' God, their own Abba Father. They are the anointed ones, just as Jesus, God's own Son was anointed. They are partakers of the divine nature and have the fullness of the deity within them! Being partakers of the holy spirit with which they walk. Yes, these are the sons of God--those who are led by the spirit of God and walk as Jesus walked. They are conformed to the image of God's Son, His firstborn--who is the image of the Father. They are conformed to His image, who is the image of God. These sons of God will be raised in the resurrection to be in the same image as the firstborn. "We shall be like Him for we will see Him as He is." When we are raised into glory, just as He was raised into glory. The world does not know this, just as the world has not known the Father (John 16), the world does not know the Son. Being born of God, children of God, they are heirs of God. Natural heirs of their Abba Father. Co-heirs of God's firstborn, who inherited all things (Hebrews 2). These children of God, who have overcome, will sit down with the Son of God on His throne, just as the Son overcame and sat down on His Father's throne. They, these sons of God, will rule the nations, they will judge the world; they will judge the angels. They are siblings of Jesus, God's firstborn (Hebrews 2). "The firstborn of many brothers." This is God's household. This is the royal family of God and His kingdom. Those who serve their Abba Father and do His will, just like His firstborn Son served His Father and did His will.
  • Ibid. Hebrews 12:22-24, "But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, 23 and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel."
  • Ibid. Romans 8:15-17, "For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him."
  • What Brings Us to Believe That Christianity Is the Exclusive Way to Truth?. Published 2/12/2019. Duration 10:57. Powerful philosophical answer(s).
  • 2020 Q4 Lesson 10: Education in Arts and Science (Dec. 5). Four judgments: (1) God is judged (to be true--i.e. God is glorified or vindicated in the Son and in His people), (2) God's people are judged (to be cleansed by spiritual fire--i.e. God's glory is slowly revealed to and in their lives), (3) God's people judge the wicked (in the 1,000 years in heaven by reviewing the books and understanding that nothing more could be done for them; God's people are prepared and trained to receive the kingdom), (4) Final judgment (after the 1,000 years) when the earth is cleansed by fire (God finally gives them up and His glory is manifest in its full unveiled manner which consumes the wicked--i.e. God no longer holds back in mercy but manifests full justice).
  • Ibid. Holiness is perfect harmony with God, perfect harmony with God's design laws, perfect harmony with health in all its forms (mental, physical and spiritual). The consequence of healthiness is happiness. The "beauty of holiness" is perfection back to God's design for our creation. Pathology is not beautiful.
  • The Rest of Jesus & the Three Angels' Messages. Published 11/10/2019. Duration 1:24:12. The three angels' messages have to do with preparing a people for the vindication of God's character. Read Early Writings, p. 258.
  • Ibid. The "faith of Jesus" is the rest of Jesus in his Father.
  • Ibid. Holy Spirit, life of God and the righteousness of Christ are all linked. RH May 20, 1890, par. 2, "The Holy Spirit must come in contact with your spirit, that it may divinely restore your soul, working your sanctification, and giving life and power to your efforts. When the life of God is restored to the soul, we rest in God, and are clothed with the righteousness of Christ."
  • Ibid. And, the life of God is the impartation of life of Christ. DA 805.3, "The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ."
  • Are You Glorified? - Nader Mansour. Duration 49:12. Jesus is glorified in us (John 17). We receive the spirit and Christ is glorified. Glory, spirit and life are all connected.
  • God Works for Those Who Wait for Him. Duration 51:40. by John Piper. God works for those who wait for Him. Scripture: Acts 17:25; Isaiah 64:1-4; Isaiah 46:1-4, Mark 10:41-45; 2 Chronicles 16:9 ("to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless [Or whole] toward Him." (TLB) For the eyes of the Lord search back and forth across the whole earth, looking for people whose hearts are perfect toward him, so that he can show his great power in helping them.
  • The Baptism of the Holy Spirit - Part 1 - Imad Awde. Duration 1:05:20. A Christian knows he is a son of God because God abides in him by His Spirit (1 John 4:13, "By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his spirit."). Living water flowing from one's heart is the Holy Spirit (John 7:38-39). The Holy Spirit is received by "hearing of faith" (Galatians 3:2). John 3:5, must be born of water and the spirit. To be born again you must be born of water and spirit. Born of water is repentance and baptism ("Repent and be baptized"). Born of the spirit is something God does for you. God's presence in your life is not something you work to get, it is something God gives by measure. You may receive a little, you may receive a lot. John 1:33, Jesus is the one who baptizes with the holy spirit. When did Jesus baptize with the holy spirit? Answer: On Pentecost (Acts 2). 1 John 5:11-13, he who has the Son of God has life. The life is in the spirit. When God breathed on Adam, he became a living being. When God breathes on us, we receive eternal life and this life is in His Son. John 1:4, in him was life (i.e. eternal life) and the life was the light of men. Colossians 3:4, when Christ who is our life appears... Luke 24:49, the spirit is given so that we may have power. After the temptation in the wilderness, Jesus went out in power. He had been baptized, he had received the spirit, he had been tempted, and then he goes out in power. John 1:12, has many as receive Jesus, he gives power to become sons of God. That power is the power of the spirit; we are born again as sons of God.
  • Is The Godhead a Mystery?- Short Answers 32 - Imad Awde. Duration 5:17. The nature of God is a mystery, but not the identity of God. Nowhere in Scripture is God's identity stated as a "mystery". Indeed, to know God is to have eternal life. John 17:3, "And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." See also 1 John 5:20.
  • God the Father Questions - with Pastor Daniel Mesa. Duration 34:52.
  • 50 Bible Questions About the Trinity, Part 1 of 2 - with Daniel Mesa. Published 6/5/2020. Duration 49:59. Is the reference of Father/Son in the Bible metaphorical? No. God/Yahweh is really the Father of Jesus. Jesus is really the Son of God.
  • My Theological Testimony - with Daniel Mesa. Published 8/8/2020. Duration 57:56. They must have His grace, the Spirit of Christ, to help their infirmities, or they cannot resist evil. {SC 52.2} ... Strength and grace have been provided through Christ to be brought by ministering angels to every believing soul. {SC 52.3} ... All the miracles of Christ performed for the afflicted and suffering were, by the power of God, through the ministration of angels...All the blessings from God to man are through the ministration of holy angels. {2SP 67.2} ... Angels are working upon human minds just as these minds are given to their charge; they bring precious remembrances fresh before the mind as they did to the women about the sepulcher. {1SM 96.3}
  • Ibid. A created instrumentality is used in heaven’s organized plan for the renewing of our nature, working in the children of disobedience obedience unto God. The guardianship of the heavenly host is granted to all who will work in God’s ways and follow His plans. We may in earnest, contrite prayer call the heavenly helpers to our side. Invisible armies of light and power will work with the humble, meek, and lowly one.—Letter 116, 1899. {1SM 97.1}
  • Ibid. All who engage in ministry are God’s helping hand. They are co-workers with the angels; rather, they are the human agencies through whom the angels accomplish their mission. Angels speak through their voices, and work by their hands. And the human workers, co-operating with heavenly agencies, have the benefit of their education and experience. As a means of education, what “university course” can equal this? {Ed 271.1}
  • Law & Grace. Published 5/15/2020. Duration 3:46. The law says vs grace replies:
  • The Law: (1) "For the wages of sin is death" Romans 6:23. (2) "the soul that sins it shall die" Ezekiel 18:4. (3) "This do and you will live" Leviticus 18:5; Ezekiel 20:11; Galatians 3:12. (4) Pay what you owe." Matthew 18:28. (5) "And it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to do all this commandment before the Lord our God, as he has commanded us." Deuteronomy 6:25. (6) 'For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.”' Galatians 3:10.
  • Grace: (1) "the free gift of God is eternal life" Romans 6:23. (2) "whoever believes in him may have eternal life" John 3:15. (3) "Because I live, you will also live." John 14:19. (4) "I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me" Matthew 18:32. (5) "And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness" Romans 4:5. (6) 'Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”' Galatians 3:13.
  • Gospel Vs Trinity - South Africa. Published 4/25/2020. Duration 1:17:05. Excellent sermon!
  • MS6-1893.5. To what church or people do you belong, if Christ is formed within the hope of glory? What is that glory? Character.
  • "And we are to be sharers in His glory; for Christ says, “The glory which thou givest me I have given them.” What is that glory? The character of Christ. Can we ask any greater endowment?" PC 106.2
  • Ibid., This is my teaching - moral purity. The opening up of the blackness of impurity will not be one half as efficacious in uprooting sin as will the presentation of these grand and ennobling themes.
  • The Bible Exterminates the Trinity. Published 3/7/2020. Duration 21:03.
  • Winter 2017: The Manifestation of Christ Part 3. Published 4/4/2016. Identifies the four horses in Revelation 6 the same as Robert Hauser in his book, "Give Glory to Him." Also presents a chiastic structure of Revelation which relates to this interpretation.
  • Regarding a creed. John Loughborough said in 1861, "The first step of apostasy is to set up a creed, telling us what we shall believe. The second is to make that creed a test of fellowship. The third is to try members by that creed. The fourth to denounce as heretics those who do not believe that creed. And fifth, to commence persecution against such." --“Doings of the Battle Creek Conference, Oct. 5 & 6, 1861,” Advent Review and Sabbath Herald 18 (8 Oct. 1861): 148.
  • Regarding a creed.The Adventist Church now has 28 Fundamental Beliefs. If someone wants to know what Adventists believe, it's helpful to have official beliefs to refer them to. These beliefs are adaptive, subject to reinterpretation and clarification. These are not definitive TRUTH statements. They are progressive beliefs. Sometimes, however, these beliefs have been presented as 28 statements of unchangeable dogma. This results in legalism and in losing sight of the main tenet of truth Jesus wanted us to follow: "They will know you are Christians by your love."
  • Regarding a creed. “The Bible, and the Bible alone, is to be our creed, the sole bond of union; all who bow to this Holy Word will be in harmony. Our own views and ideas must not control our efforts. Man is fallible, but God's Word is infallible. Instead of wrangling with one another, let men exalt the Lord. Let us meet all opposition as did our Master, saying, “It is written.” Let us lift up the banner on which is inscribed, The Bible our rule of faith and discipline.” — Ellen White, Review & Herald, Dec 15, 1885
  • The 7 Kings of Revelation 17. Published 1/17/2013. Duration 1:26:17. Revelation 17:9-10. The speaker concludes that Revelation 17 is in harmony with Daniel 2 and Revelation 13. The first four are Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome. The fifth king is Papal Rome. Thus, five are fallen--Papal Rome fell in 1798. The sixth king is the "wounded" stage of Papal Rome until 1929. The seventh king is then Papal Rome restored in 1929 which must remain only a little while. Note: The beast that you saw, "it was and is not and is to come" (verse 8), refers to the same power of Papal Rome. What about verse 11, "As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven"? The answer: The seventh king--i.e. Papal Rome since 1929--is confined to its own jurisdiction; it does not have political power outside of Vatican City, other than secret influence over other nations. The eighth king will be when Papal Rome is again restored to political power as it once had. It is an eighth but it belongs to the seven. Revelation 17:12-13 is interpreted by EGW as being the U.S. and the world (i.e. 10 kings) handing power over to Papal Rome (the beast).
  • Becoming a Saint: The Practical Psychology of Sanctity [Peter Kreeft]. Published 7/7/2014. Duration 1:21:49.
  • The Flood and the Question of Whether God Kills - Part 1. Published 12/12/2019.
  • Wisdom in Proverbs 8 - Short Answers 8 - Imad Awde. Published 1/17/2020. Duration 5:12.
  • But Whom Say Ye That I Am (Part 2). Published 10/22/2019. Duration 1:27:08. Notes: "The concept of the Trinity, namely the idea that the three are one, is not explicitly stated but only assumed." --Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, Volume 12, p. 138.
  • Reign of God: an introduction to Christian theology from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective / Richard Rice, Andrews University Press, 1997. "The role of the trinity in a doctrine of God always raises questions. One reason is that the word itself does not appear in the Bible, nor is there any clear statement of the idea. But the Bible does set the stage for its formulation, and the concept represents a development of blibical claims and concepts. So even though the doctrine of the trinity is not part of what the Bible itself says about God, it is part of what the church must say to safeguard the biblical view of God."
  • But Whom Say Ye That I Am (Part 1). Published 9/6/2019. Duration 1:20:44. Notes: "...the father-son image cannot be literally applied to the divine Father-Son relationship within the Godhead. The Son is not the natural, literal Son of the Father. A natural child has a beginning, while within the Godhead the Son is eternal. The term "Son" is used metaphorically when applied to the Godhead." --A Question of Sonship, Angel Manuel Rodriguez, Adventist Biblical Research.
  • "When Christ first announced to the heavenly host His mission and work in the world, He declared that He was to leave His position of dignity and disguise His holy mission by assuming the likeness of a man when in reality He was the Son of the infinite God." --Ellen G. White, letter, to J. H. Kellogg, Letter No. K-303, August 29, 1903, paragraph 14. See Letter 303, 1903.
  • That Christ should manifest Himself to them, and yet be invisible to the world, was a mystery to the disciples. They could not understand the words of Christ in their spiritual sense. They were thinking of the outward, visible manifestation. They could not take in the fact that they could have the presence of Christ with them, and yet He be unseen by the world. They did not understand the meaning of a spiritual manifestation. { SW September 13, 1898, par. 2 }
  • The Trinity According to Jesus - Nader Mansour. Published 8/29/2016. Duration 1:07:13. “In him was life; and the life was the light of men” ( John 1:4). It is not physical life that is here specified, but immortality, the life which is exclusively the property of God. The Word, who was with God, and who was God, had this life. Physical life is something which each individual receives. It is not eternal or immortal; for God, the Life-giver, takes it again. Man has no control over his life. But the life of Christ was unborrowed. No one can take this life from Him. “I lay it down of myself” ( John 10:18), He said. In Him was life, original, unborrowed, underived. This life is not inherent in man. He can possess it only through Christ. He cannot earn it; it is given him as a free gift if he will believe in Christ as His personal Saviour. “This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” ( John 17:3). This is the open fountain of life for the world. { 1SM 296.2}
  • But turning from all lesser representations, we behold God in Jesus. Looking unto Jesus we see that it is the glory of our God to give. “I do nothing of Myself,” said Christ; “the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father.” “I seek not Mine own glory,” but the glory of Him that sent Me. John 8:28; 6:57; 8:50; 7:18. In these words is set forth the great principle which is the law of life for the universe. All things Christ received from God, but He took to give. So in the heavenly courts, in His ministry for all created beings: through the beloved Son, the Father’s life flows out to all; through the Son it returns, in praise and joyous service, a tide of love, to the great Source of all. And thus through Christ the circuit of beneficence is complete, representing the character of the great Giver, the law of life. { DA 21.2}
  • In the beginning the Father and the Son had rested upon the Sabbath after Their work of creation. When “the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them” ( Genesis 2:1), the Creator and all heavenly beings rejoiced in contemplation of the glorious scene. “The morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.” Job 38:7. Now Jesus rested from the work of redemption; and though there was grief among those who loved Him on earth, yet there was joy in heaven. Glorious to the eyes of heavenly beings was the promise of the future. A restored creation, a redeemed race, that having conquered sin could never fall,—this, the result to flow from Christ’s completed work, God and angels saw. With this scene the day upon which Jesus rested is forever linked. For “His work is perfect;” and “whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever.” Deuteronomy 32:4; Ecclesiastes 3:14. When there shall be a “restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began” ( Acts 3:21), the creation Sabbath, the day on which Jesus lay at rest in Joseph’s tomb, will still be a day of rest and rejoicing. Heaven and earth will unite in praise, as “from one Sabbath to another” ( Isaiah 66:23) the nations of the saved shall bow in joyful worship to God and the Lamb. { DA 769.2}
  • Ted Wilson Changing Gods (A New God in Adventism) - Nader Mansour. Published 11/27/2018. Duration 1:16:06. Ted Wilson contradicts his own church historians on the history of the early church.
  • Good summation of non-Trinitarian view: That there is ONE God, THE FATHER. (John 17:3). We believe that Christ is JUST AS DIVINE as The Father and worthy to be WORSHIPPED, BECAUSE He is HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON. (John 5:23-26). We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit OF God and the Spirit OF Christ, which is the SPIRITUAL MANIFESTATION of Christ in you and the Father in Christ. (John 14:16-23).
  • Good summation of Trinitarian confusion: Belief that 3 beings are 1 God without even ONE verse saying that, and that we should worship the Holy Spirit without even ONE verse saying that, that Christ’s Sonship is metaphorical without even ONE verse saying that, and that the Holy Spirit being the Spirit OF God and the Spirit OF Christ is metaphorical without even ONE verse saying that.
  • "Before the foundations of the earth were laid, THE FATHER AND THE SON had UNITED IN A COVENANT TO REDEEM MAN if he should be overcome by Satan. THEY had clasped THEIR hands in a solemn pledge that Christ should become the surety for the human race." DA 834 par. 2
  • The Person-hood of the Spirit - Imad Awde - Perth. Published 1/3/2020. Duration 43:41.
  • What is the Agency of the Holy Spirit? - Dustin Butler. Published 12/13/2019. Duration 41:33.
  • Who Are Really The Ones In Laodicea? - Mike Casey. Published 11/29/2019. Duration 55:09.
  • "The doctrine of the Trinity which was established in the church by the council of Nice, A.D. 325. This doctrine destroys the personality of God, and his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. The infamous, measures by which it was forced upon the church which appear upon the pages of ecclesiastical history might well cause every believer in that doctrine to blush." {J. N. Andrews, March 6, 1855, Review & Herald, vol. 6, no. 24, page 185}
  • The Promise of the Father - Nader Mansour (MI). Published 8/3/2015. Duration 58:57. A new experience for believers after the cross. Christians receive the life of Christ--a life of power, a life of victory.
  • Matthew 28:19 Father, Son, Holy Spirit or IN MY NAME A Closer look into the Holy Trinity. Published 10/9/2017. Duration 11:15.
  • Eusebius of Caesarea (A.D. 260-340) published one version before Nicea and the current version after Nicea. "Go to them and make disciples of all nations in my name..."
  • "In my name" passages. John 14:13, "Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son." Matthew 18:20, "For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them." Matthew 24:5, "For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray." Matthew 7:22, "On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’" Luke 10:17, 'The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”' Mark 16:17, "And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;"
  • Baptism in the Book of Acts. Acts 2:38, 'And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.' Acts 4:12, "And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Acts 8:16; 10:48; 19:5-7; 22:16.
  • Paul. Romans 6:3, "Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?" Galatians 3:27, "For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ."
  • Alternative to Matthew 28:19 found in Luke 24:47, "and that repentance for[a] the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem."
  • God's Will, Chance & Coincidence - Nader Mansour. Published 11/12/2013. Duration 1:01:34. If what God wants is what happens, then everything that happens is what God wants. In other words, the concept that God's will is supreme. What logically follows is that it makes God responsible for everything that happens on earth. Then, logically, God is responsible for sin. Is this true or not true? Is God responsible for sin? The doctrine of predestination (held by some) is closely linked with the idea that God's will is sovereign. If God's will is sovereign then why are we asked to pray, "Our Father, who art in heaven, Thy will be done"? Why are we asked to pray for God's will to be done, if it will be done regardless of human say or do?
  • First premise: That's God's will does not always happen on earth (as it happens in heaven). One factor is freedom of choice. We can choose to eat from the tree of life or not. We can choose life that comes from belief in Jesus or not. This comes with great responsibility. You, as a human being, can choose to reject God's will.
  • Ecclesiastes 9:11 (ESV) Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to those with knowledge, but time and chance happen to them all.
  • God is not a director in a puppet show, where He pulls all the strings.
  • The Dual Kingdom - Nader Mansour. Published 4/30/2015. Duration 59:06. (1) Kingdom promised, before John the Baptist; (2) Kingdom preached, until Pentecost; (3) Kingdom established in Heaven, spiritual kingdom until the 2nd coming + millenium; (4) Kingdom established on earth, physical kingdom. Satan is: (1) ruling, the Flood presaged the Final Judgment; (2) contested and cast down; (3) defeated and bound, but still the god of this world; (4) destroyed by fire.
  • EGW & The Trinity - Imad Awde - TN. Published 10/22/2017. Duration 54:54. Excellent! Lots of EGW quotes before and after 1898 (Desire of Ages).
  • The Two Mediators - Nader Mansour. Published 12/10/2014. Duration 1:04:12. The two mediators: one was a type of the latter. Moses was the mediator of the old covenant. References: Galatians 3:19, Leviticus 26:46, John 7:20-23, Deuteronomy 18:15-19, Hebrews 3:1-6, Malachi 4:4-6. The transition point was John the Baptist. Matthew 11:13-14. John 1:14-17. The two covenants: The first was the Law, then second was grace and truth. Luke 16:16-17.
  • Are you Glorified? - Nader Mansour. Published 7/26/2019. Duration 43:47. Romans 8:30, "And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified." The Father was glorified in the Son. This is because of the Son's yielding his will to the Father and was ever seeking to glorify the Father. John 17:4-5, "I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed." Jesus was referring to the glory that he would receive at Pentecost. See notes below. Equation: Receiving the spirit => glorified.
  • Jesus was glorified as a man at his baptism. In this event the Father spoke, "This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased." What did Jesus receive at his baptism? The spirit.
  • Jesus was glorified at the Mount of Transfiguration. Luke 9:32, "they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him." In this event the Father spoke, "This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased."
  • Jesus was glorified at Pentecost (in heaven). This understanding is developed from John 12:28: Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The voice from heaven was the voice of the Father. The Father's name would be glorified in the glorification of the Son. The Son was glorified after the Ascension and the spirit was poured out from the Father to the Son and from the Son to the disciples at the day of Pentecost. John 7:38-39: Whoever believes in me, as[a] the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
  • The Father extends His glory to the Son. The Son shares his glory to us. John 17:22, "The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one." That is, we receive the glory of Jesus, as Jesus receives the glory of the Father. Notice, that this is past tense. Jesus was doing this *before* the Ascension, and much more after the Ascension. John 1:14, "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth." So, the disciples saw the glory of Jesus while on earth. This is, therefore, the testimony of both John and Jesus.
  • We as Christians focus on the Cross, which is fine. But we often forget about the Resurrection (which occurred on the third day) and the Glorification (which occurred at Pentecost, 50 days later).
  • Measures of glory. (1) Lazarus raised from the dead. John 11:40: Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”. What did Martha see? The resurrection of Lazarus. Seeing the resurrection of Lazarus is closely related to seeing the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 3:18, "And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit."
  • In order for Jesus to give us glory, he first had to receive it. In the same way, we are to manifest glory. "...those whom he justified he also glorified." John 17:10, "And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them." 1 Peter 4:14, "If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you." Notice that this verse equates the spirit of God and the spirit of glory as the same thing.
  • The Resurrection. Romans 6:4, "We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life." What did Jesus receive when he was raised from the dead? Answer: (new) life. Just as Christ received new life, so to we can receive new life.
  • Glories to follow. 1 Peter 1:11, "inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories." 2 Thessalonians 2:14, "To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 8:18 (KJV), "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." Greek: "on us". in us] Lit., and better, unto us, upon us; q. d., “to be revealed as ours and laid as a crown, or robe, upon us.”—With this verse on his lips Calvin died, in extreme suffering, and unable to finish the quotation. Colossians 3:4, "When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." We receive life now, when we are born again. In the future, the second coming, we will receive life eternal which is receiving his glory in a physical sense. Also, verse, "Christ in you, the hope of glory."
  • Baptismal Rites of Early Christianity. Published 8/19/2016. Duration 48:41. Very detailed reading of the history of water baptism in the early church.
  • Top 10 Best Digital Pianos and Keyboards 2019: Reviews. The Yamaha YDP-184 (retails for $2,199 on Amazon) is is arguably the best digital piano for classical pianists as it has been designed to recreate the sounds of the Yamaha CFIIIS, which is a grand piano which has been favored by many concert pianists. See also: Yamaha YDP184 Digital Piano compared to Yamaha U1 Acoustic Upright Piano.
  • WATCH: Student asks D'Souza to convince him life starts at conception. Published 5/26/2019. Duration 3:50. Goes back to Lincoln. Paraphrase: You do not have the right to choose to cancel out the choice of other people. You have the right to swing your fist as long as it does not come in contact with my jaw. You have the right to choose, but not to crush the rights of another person. The developing life in the womb has the right to make chooses and live. If we are going to other planets to look for life, whether a single cell or an organism, then what is that which is growing in the womb of a woman?
  • The Two Great Cities: Babylon, Jerusalem and the New Birth - Vasko Belovski. Published 5/31/2019. Duration 59:07.
  • God, God, God, God, God & God's God. [downloaded] Published 9/16/2017. Duration 36:35. Amazing logical argument against the "God shield."
  • Uncovering the impossible: 6 of the Heaviest Ancient Stones Ever Made. Published 1/10/2018. Duration 15:20. Solomon's temple is also mentioned.
  • Philippians 2:9-11: Jesus is How the FATHER will Judge. Published 10/21/2017. Duration 29:54. God will judge through His Son. Excellent material for a sermon. Who will judge the world? God the Father will judge the world. How will God judge the world? Through Jesus Christ.
  • WHY BELIEVE ALL WOMEN? Shapiro defends due process & slams radical feminism. Published 4/26/2019. Duration 4:50.
  • The Worst Part Of Pompeii's Destruction Isn't What You Think. Published 4/10/2019. Duration 11:15.

Notes on Who Are Really The Ones In Laodicea? - Mike Casey. Published 11/29/2019. Duration 55:09.

  • J. N. Andrews, March 6, 1855, Review & Herald, vol. 6, no. 24, page 185. The doctrine of the Trinity which was established in the church by the council of Nice, A.D. 325. This doctrine destroys the personality of God, and his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Handbook for Today's Catholic, p. 11. The mystery of the trinity is the central doctrine of the Catholic faith. Upon it are based all the other teachings of the church.
  • Note: With any religion, the god or gods we worship is the central doctrine to that religion.
  • SS Quarterly of SDA, 1904, 2nd Quarter, page 11. "Where Satan's seat is." It was following the supposed conversion of Constantine that the flood-gates of error were opened, and every form of false doctrine was brought in. Constantine was nothing but a heathen to the day of his death. His so-called conversion was wholly an affair of political policy. Nearly every false doctrine in the Roman Chruch today, and every many still retained in Protestant churches, came direct from paganism, and were brought into, the church at that time. Truly it was where Satan's seat was.
  • Constantine introduced both the Trinity and Sunday worship.
  • The church of Pergamos prophetic period reached from Constantine, about 313, down to the rise of anti-christ, about 538 (cf. PP 188.13).
  • In 538 A.D., the Arian believers were completely wiped out by the Catholic Church, leaving the Papacy as the sole "Corrector of heretics." Anyone opposing the Catholic teaching of the Trinity was exterminated, for "the Mystery of the Trinity is the central doctrine of the Catholic Faith." (Reference is unclear. Not found in Handbook for Today's Catholic, p. 11, as some reference.May have been quoted from: An Attempt to Cover Up History or The Pagan Origins Of The Trinity Doctrine.)
  • Good motto: No belief should be held dogmatically which is not explicitly stated in Scripture.
  • “If we turn from the testimony of God’s word, and accept false doctrines because our fathers taught them, we fall under the condemnation pronounced upon Babylon; we are drinking of the wine of her abominations.” {E.W., 4SP 357.1} “Babylon is said to be “the mother of harlots.” By her daughters must be symbolized churches that cling to her doctrines and traditions, and follow her example of sacrificing the truth and the approval of God, in order to form an unlawful alliance with the world… therefore it cannot refer to the Roman Church alone, for that church has been in a fallen condition for many centuries…” {EGW, GC 382.3}
  • The Fourth Angel's Message is a Repeat of the Second. The prophet says, “I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils” ( Revelation 18:1, 2). This is the same message that was given by the second angel. Babylon is fallen, “because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication” ( Revelation 14:8). What is that wine?—Her false doctrines. She has given to the world a false sabbath instead of the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, and has repeated the falsehood that Satan first told Eve in Eden—the natural immortality of the soul. Many kindred errors she has spread far and wide, “teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” ( Matthew 15:9). { 2SM 118.1}
  • “There have ever been two classes among those who profess to be followers of Christ. While one class study the Saviour’s life and earnestly seek to correct their defects and conform to the Pattern, the other class shun the plain, practical truths which expose their errors.” {Ellen White, GC 43.2}

Notes on "The Two Lords"

  • The Two Lords by Sumner. "God has made him both Lord and Messiah—this Yeshua." (Acts 2:36) "No one can say, 'Yeshua is Lord,' except by the Holy Spirit." (1 Corinthians 12:3) "We preach Messiah Yeshua as Lord." (2 Corinthians 4:5).
  • "The LORD said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand Until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." (Psalm 110:1) This passage is found four times in the New Testament: Matthew 22:44 (for context, see vss 41-46), Mark 12:36, Luke 20:42, and Acts 2:34.
  • The second "Lord" (printed with one capital letter) is Adon. Adon means master, sovereign, lord, even husband. It is most often used for human males (Sarah calls husband Abraham her "lord"; Gen 18:12. David calls Saul his "lord"; 1 Sam 24:6. Ruth calls Boaz "my lord"; Ruth 2:14). Several times Adon is used for God (Exod 23:17; Isa 1:24; Ps 8:2). He is "Lord of lords" (Deut 10:17; Ps 136:3) and "Lord of all the earth" (Jos 3:11, 13; Mic 4:13; Zech 4:14; 6:5; Ps 97:5).
  • Adon David. David is the central human character in the Hebrew Bible. More attention is given to him than to Moses. And, according to the prophets, Israel's national destiny lies with another, future David (Hosea 3:5; Ezek 37:24-25; Isa 55:3), not a second Moses. King David and his descendants who ruled from Jerusalem were thought to share God's throne as His representatives on earth. They and David were princes, symbolically sitting next to the "Great King" (Ps 48:2). We hear David express this idea himself. Just before dying, he tells his people that God "has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of YHVH over Israel" (1 Chron 28:5). At the coronation ceremony, the narrator then notes, "Solomon sat on the throne of YHVH as king" (1 Chron 29:23).
  • In Psalm 110:3 in the Septuagint [LXX 109:3], God says to his right-hand Lord: "Among the splendors of the holy ones, Before the dawn I have begotten you." A few Hebrew manuscripts also have "I have begotten you." The medieval Masoretic text has something like "yours was the dew of youth." Some historians believe the LXX follows the original Hebrew version, which was later changed by the Masoretes to suppress a proof-text used by Yeshua's disciples. Inaugurating a king into office is like a father begetting a son. This lord's inauguration takes place in the heavens, "before the dawn" (of creation, of history, of the final age?).
  • This phrase echoes Psalm 2:7b: He said to me, "You are my son, Today I have begotten you." [Quoted in Acts 13:33; Heb 1:5; 5:5] The emergence of human kings in Israel creates a dual monarchy in Hebrew Scripture. There are now two "Lords" in ancient Israel: God himself and his co-ruling David on earth. As a result, for Yeshua to appropriate to himself the title of Adon from Psalm 110:1 was a known messianic interpretation.
  • By calling Yeshua "Lord," the apostles were saying he was God's Adon — not YHVH, God the Father. Notice Paul's word order in this passage: As you have therefore received Messiah Yeshua [Christ Jesus] the Lord, so walk in him. (Col 2:6)
  • His Adon-ship dominates the NT. "Today in the city of David there has been born for you a savior, who is Messiah the Lord." (Luke 2:11) "The word which he sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Yeshua Messiah (he is Lord of all)" (Acts 10:36) "No one can say, "Yeshua is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit." (1 Cor 12:3)
  • "Lord Messiah and Lord God." (1) The title "Lord" (Greek, kurios) is typically used to distinguish Yeshua from "God." This is clear from the salutations and benedictions in NT letters . "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Yeshua Messiah" (Rom 1:7). See a complete list: Rom 1:7; 1 Cor 16:23; Jacob 1:1; 2 Peter 1:2. The Father is "the God...of our Lord Yeshua" (Rom 15:6; 2 Cor 1:3; Eph 1:17). The typical banner of NT faith is: "There is one God, the Father...and one Lord, Yeshua Messiah" (1 Cor 8:6).
  • (2) In some places in the NT, "Lord" [kurios] stands for the Tetragrammaton.
  • (3) At times, Hebrew Bible texts that refer to YHVH are applied to the Lord, Yeshua.
  • Here's the paradox. Though the Messiah is not YHVH, he in some way manifests God's presence on earth. (Paul calls Yeshua "the image of the invisible God"; 2 Cor 4:4; Col 1:15.) An inseparable bond exists between the two Lords. Angels praise both God and Yeshua (Rev 5:13). They share one throne (Rev 22:1).
  • Summary: (1) Psalm 110:1 sheds light on the Type and Anti-type of God's representative Adon on earth. David was the Type Adon and Christ is the Anti-type. (2) The NT disciples focused on describing Jesus as YHVH's Adon—his position, role, or status with God.
  • Also, please read the notes at the bottom of the article.

The Third Commandment ("You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain...")

  • The Purpose and Meaning of the Third Commandment. "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain..." References Ezekiel 36:16-27, Colossians 3:17, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, Romans 2:21-24, etc. God's Name represents His character, His purposes, His holiness, His power, His will.
  • Are you sure You really know the Third Commandment? A literal translation might read, "Do not carry the name of the LORD your God in vain; for God will not hold him to be clean that carries His name in vain." Also notice that it's a chiasm. "In like manner to the Levites lifting up and carrying the Ark of God in proper manner, as God commanded, so we are to lift up and carry God’s name honourably by the example of our lives , as part of God’s Family."

The 8 R's to Freedom

  1. Recognize. You must recognize what it is.
  2. Responsibility. You must take responsibility for what you recognize.
  3. Repent. Repent to God for participating with what you recognize.
  4. Renounce. You must take what you recognize as your enemy and renounce it.
  5. Remove. Ge rid of it once and for all.
  6. Resist. When it tries to come back, resist it.
  7. Rejoice. Give God thanks for setting you free.
  8. Restore. Help someone else get free.