Bible Believers' Newsletter 384
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we welcome you to fellowship.
Our guest contributor this week is Alan Gourley, pioneer student of the conspiracy of evil, and best-selling author whose writing should be known to you as several of his books appear on the Website. Our feature article is from his latest book, "Of Truth." Alan observes: "Dozens of arrogant people want to tell us how we should live, but neither you nor I, nor government, nor mankind as a whole, can arbitrarily decree that life should be best lived in one way or another. For it is the Order of life itself that decrees what is good for us and what is not".
That Order is God's spoken Word, which is Absolute TruthGod's Own Spirit in a form we can receive by faithso to identify with Him and partake eternal Life (John 1:1-3, 14; 6:63; 14:6). Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by Me." Yet God is no respecter of persons and He has placed each of Adam's sons on the basis of free moral agency to choose His way or to refuse, with the certainty of reward or punishment.
John 11:49-52, "Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to the Sanhedrin, You know nothing at all, nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not."
"Now he did not speak of his own volition: but being high priest that year he prophesied under inspiration that Jesus should die for the nation; and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad".
In a subsequent report, Caiaphas wrote to the Sanhedrin: "Malkus, the captain of the royal city guard . . . said that all the soldiers that he had conversed with were convinced that Jesus was resurrected by supernatural power and was still living, and that he was no human being, for the light of the angels and the dead that came out of their graves all went to prove that something had happened that had never occurred before. He said that John and Peter were spreading it all over the country and that if Jesus would appear at the head of the host, and declare for the King of the Jews, he believed all the Jews would fight for Him".
"So let us get to know truth!
We do not have to be clever; we do not have to be mathematicians or atomic scientists, we just have to be rational reasoning humans who care enough about the future of humanity to sacrifice mistakes.
First: begin at the beginning. What is truth? Truth is 1+1=2. If you can accept that then you know a truth. It follows then that truth extends into all the complications of mathematics. The entire structure relies on the one basic truth: 1+1=2.
We may look in a book about engineering and see an algebraic expression; we don't need to know what it means but if we wanted to prove it true we could work it out and check that it agreed with the proposition that 1+1=2. If it did not do this then it would not be a true formula; and if algebra were not a true method of mathematical problem-solving only the most foolhardy would ever trust themselves to an aeroplane, motor car, bridge, or any construction based on algebraic method.
An evidence of truth is its ability to forecast. That engineers are able to forecast as confidently and accurately as they do is evidence that present engineering beliefs are predominantly true, and also that mathematics is an expression of truth. (For contrast, consider economic forecasting).
The equation 1+1=2 is among the oldest and most universally provable, of scientific facts. Any caveman or woman could place one stone alongside another and observe that the result would always be two stones. All logic, science, rational descriptionall communication of intelligence, depends on this. No rational communication would be possible were this not so.
You think this is simplistic; I know you know the obvious. But the reason we consistently fail to understand truth is because we start with wrong ideas and look for an imagined complexity rather than simplicity. In fact we often do not know what we know until we put it into words. Were we taught truth from childhood there would never be a problem. Religions must take some responsibility for this because, to emphasize their majesty, they tend to create mysteries where there are none.
When we create a culture that is opposed to the truth of our order the result is a corrupt and increasingly disorderly culture. Law begins to enforce law rather than justice. Citizens become increasingly frustrated. Violence expands as restrictions become more and more obnoxious, and order in the culture disintegrates. The rate of change becomes increasingly rapid and obvious to the honest eye, but the eye that knows not truth sees no evil.
If we do not know the nature of authority we can have little chance of understanding our choices or of agreeing about them. With education as it is, it is not surprising that each individual feels entitled to an opinion, or that each opinion has no more value than the force available to its owner.
We live under corrupt authority. Had we greater willingness to seek out true authority and make understanding of truth common knowledge, then room for conflict would wither as also would misunderstanding and hatred. The order of humanity gives authority to create order but unless these creations are based on Universal Order the creations will be corrupt.
The order creates its own authority. If the order is corrupt then its truth will be personal to itself and in conflict with universal truth; this truth will, at best, be unreliable. Suffering, in a world of manipulation and deceit, is no more than a matter of cause and effect.
"My load is light;" the Lord says; and it is. "The truth will set you free;" the Lord says; and it is beyond any scientific logic to show otherwise. Are we too proud to listenor too ashamed?
It is both foolish and futile to fight against truth. Truth is our Creator! Truth gave us life and the world we live in. Truth gave us intelligence to participate in creation by allowing us the freedom to create new reality and to be individual. When we deform truth to our own passing desire we are being self-destructive.
Understanding of our origins is vital to human development; that is why Globalists have been so determined to fix evolution theory in our minds. They work to deform our vision to our own self-destruction; it is to their advantage that we be neither healthy, nor wealthy nor wise; that we do not become competitive with them".
This explains why Satan and Luciferians hate and attempt to refute the Books of Genesis and Revelation with the irrational hubris of evolution, Judaeo-Communism and humanism. These Books reveal the beginning and the doom of Satan, sin, and sinners, and Satan cannot stand Spiritual revelation of God's unchanging Word which is faith that gives hope to believing men.
"Humans now inhabit a criminal culture: a culture that is destructive of human values and human ideals. Until we accept a true moral base for culture, our culture based on corrupt belief will become increasingly corrupted!
Few see the real consequences of corrupt belief but creation belief is the philosophic base for ideology, and morality is the base for cultural health. This is anathema to those who wish us to believe that there is no truth. To expose false belief is more important than curing cancer, heart problems or wars because it plays a big part in the elimination of all of these and more. To make this a better world we have to remove the cause of today's problems, problems resulting from false creation beliefs and, in consequence, false moral values. Decisions based on false beliefs have disastrous human consequences.
The most dangerous virus in the world today is the ideas virus called "Theory of Evolution". This theory is a "Weapon of Mass Human Destruction" designed to deform and destroy our developing intellect.
The truth of what we are and what is being done to mislead us is what all concerned people really need; we all want understanding that will allow us to make best use of the life we were given. Love of life requires sacrifice of false belief to the truth.
The choice is yours, you can have as you choose,
When you bet your own life, you must winor you'll lose.
You cannot stay put and let time pass you by,
You must choose truth and live, or falsehood and die". Alan Gourley
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life, personally confirming all things in your own Bible.
Nearly 9,000 US Troops Dead?
June 29, 2005 ". . . DoD lists currently being very quietly circulated indicate almost 9,000 [US military] dead"; this far exceeds the "official" death count of 1,831. How can this be? It's largely because "US Military Personnel who died in German hospitals or en route to German hospitals have not previously been counted."
In other words, "death" has been redefined. . . at least 5,500 American military personnel have deserted, most in Ireland but more have escaped to Canada and other European countries, none of whom are inclined to cooperate with vengeful American authorities. This means that of the 158,000 US military shipped to Iraq, 26,000 either deserted, were killed or seriously wounded. Full story: baltimore.indymedia.org tbrnews.org jordantimes.com
Photos of the American Base in Israel
Israeli correspondent Barry Chamish reports the US is building a 50 sq. mile communications monitoring base ten minutes from Ben Gurion Airport:
"It is the leaders of the NWO/Illuminati who will decide the appropriate time when . . . It is to be turned over to the United Nations . . . This base will be a disaster to the best interests of Israel. It will be used against Israelis." Photos: rense.com Full story: rense.com
Air Force finds no Trace of Lost Nuke
Savannah, June 17, 2005 The first government search in decades for a hydrogen bomb lost off the Georgia coast in 1958 found no trace of the sunken weapon, the Air Force said Friday. A damaged B-47 bomber jettisoned the Mark-15 bomb into Wassaw Sound about 15 miles from Savannah after colliding with a fighter jet during a training flight . . .
Full story: abcnews.go.com
Files on Himmler 'Murder' exposed as Fake
July 2, 2005 Documents from the National Archives used to substantiate claims British intelligence agents murdered Heinrich Himmler in 1945 are forgeries, The Daily Telegraph can reveal today. It seems certain that the bogus documents were somehow planted among genuine papers to pervert the course of historical study. . .
The allegation that the SS leader was murdered, with the knowledge of Churchill and War Cabinet ministers, appeared in "Himmler's Secret War," published in May.
Full story: telegraph.co.uk
Comment: We mentioned the initial claim in Newsletter 380. David Irving comments, "I think we need to see an independent expert review the files and documents, not one hired by a pro-Churchill newspaper. recall, it was The Telegraph which serialised the Churchill six-volume memoirs, "The Second World War," and the newspaper has been very close to the Churchill family ever since".
Video exposes Medical Marijuana as Hoax
Video footage, posted at the website www.sorosmonitor.com, gives the lie to the claim often seen in the media that smoking marijuana is a legitimate medical treatment for people with diseases.
Rosenthal, who was associated with High Times magazine for many years, is shown speaking to dozens of marijuana activists. "With all the talk about medical marijuana, I have to tell you that I also use marijuana medically (laughter)," he says. "I have a latent glaucoma, which has never been diagnosed (more laughter). And the reason why it has never been diagnosed is because I've been treating it (laughter). But there is a reason why I do use it. And that is because I like to get high. (cheers, applause). Marijuana is fun."
Full story: newswithviews.com
Comment: How often have we have seen healthy people mock the Lord in Brother Branham's meetings, and feigning particular diseases take on those demons and depart epileptics, deaf, dumb, blind, insane, or riddled with cancer and tuberculosis?
Butt out: Russia, China go Own Way
Moscow, July 4, 2005 In a thinly veiled attack on perceived US efforts to dominate the world, Russia and China have teamed up to issue a declaration demanding respect for the right of all countries to develop free of outside interference.
The declaration was signed by presidents Vladimir Putin and Hu Jintao on the second day of a summit in Moscow on Friday. It denounces "the aspiration for monopoly and domination in international affairs" and calls for an end to "attempts to divide nations into leaders and those being led".
While not mentioning the US directly, the "Declaration on World Order in the 21st Century" left no doubt that Washington was its main target. . . Full story: smh.com.au
Comment: Developments such as this are leading up to the soon-coming successful Russian invasion of the United States. Mark June some year in your diary.
By Alan Gourley
Many years ago I met Jesus in a dream, no ordinary dream and not, Biblically speaking, unusual. But, had you been there at the time and asked me immediately after what He looked like, I could not have told you.
Many say that there is no description of Jesus. I accepted that, as he represented every-man then every-man may fail to see anything to excite memory. Or was it perhaps a necessary disguise to stop people drawing cultural or racial conclusions? Or did this mystery only apply to those open to conviction: would a passing stranger stopping to see this man addressing a crowd see differently, and would what he saw be the true image?
I cannot give you an answer. After all, those who are afraid to face truth will prefer to believe that the Jesus of the New Testament did not exist. Or, to save their pride, might claim that He was just an ordinary person married to one of his followers. However, people who are capable of honestly observing the evidence and then reaching logical conclusions will ignore the foolish escapists while still accepting that mysteries remain.
Jesus of Nazareth was a genuine historical being, a person far above human understanding of the human condition. Was He the best-documented person of His time? I cannot say because I know not how to collect or weigh the evidence. But here is evidence that most Christians and non-Christians are not aware of and it is time it became better known.
Jesus lived in the time of one of the greatest empires of history, an Empire of far conquests where governors oversaw law and order. This was no barbarian empire; her Governors had to send written reports back to Rome. Religious leaders also wrote reports of events to their Priests and congregations.
As Jesus was a well known person of the time and seen by Rome as a possible troublemaker, He was, as we would expect, mentioned in dispatches. We can thank Mr. D. J. Pinwill and his book "Knowledge without Wisdom" for the following research and quotations:
". . . the President of Judea about AD33, one Publius Lentulus, to the Roman Senate. (This letter was part of the civic records of the Romans who were the rulers of the Holy Land at the time. Some prints of the King James Bible have this physical description of Jesus included in their Biblical notes).
"There lives at this time in Judea, Jesus Christ, whom the barbarians esteem as a prophet, but His followers love and adore Him as the offspring of the immortal God. He calls the dead from their graves, and heals all sorts of disease with a word or a touch. He is a tall man and well shaped, of an amiable and reverend aspect. His hair of a color that can hardly be matched, falling into graceful curls, waving about and very agreeably crouching upon His shoulders, parted on the crown of his head, running as a stream to the front after the manner of the Nazarites. His forehead high, large and imposing; His cheeks a lovely red; nose and mouth formed with exquisite symmetry; His beard thick and of a color suitable to the hair and parting in the middle like a fork; His eyes bright blue, clear and serene; look innocent, dignified, manly and mature. His hands and arms most delectable to behold."
"He rebukes with majesty, counsels with mildness; His whole address, whether in word or deed, being eloquent and grave. No man has seen Him laugh, yet His manners are exceedingly pleasant, but He has wept frequently in the presence of men. He is temperate, modest and wise; a man for His extraordinary beauty and divine perfections; surpassing the children of men in every sense".
Another well accepted source of information from the times of Jesus is Josephus. He was a priest, scholar and historian of the first century who wrote several books that contain valuable information including "The Antiquities of the Jews." His works are often quoted by modern day scholars. Josephus was not a follower of Jesus. Here is an extract:
"Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call Him a man; for He was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him many of the Jews and many of the Gentiles. He was the Christ. And when Pilate, at the suspicion of the principal men among us, had condemned Him to the cross, those that loved Him at the first did not forsake Him; for He appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and then 10,000 other wonderful things concerning Him. And the tribe of Christians, so named after Him, are not extinct at this day".
The Roman Empire was not just a mighty war machine. Along with their domination, they established their law among the conquered lands and also kept government records. Many of these manuscripts are available to this day and can be researched in places like Constantinople and the records of the Senatorial Docket taken from the Vatican in Rome. There are some remarkable documents from the times of Jesus. As you can imagine, Rome was a little nervous about all the unrest caused by Jesus and His followers so, naturally, there are government reports and letters dealing with this subject. One such letter is a report written by Pontius Pilate himself (who was the Roman Prefect of Judea at the time of Christ) and it is addressed to "Tiberius Caesar, Emperor of Rome." Here is an extract as written in "The Archko Volume," translated by Drs. Mclntosh and Twyman. Page 131:
"One day in passing by the place of Siloe, where there was a great concourse of people, I observed in the midst of the group a young man who was leaning against a tree, calmly addressing the multitude. I was told it was Jesus. This I could easily have suspected, so great was the difference between Him and those listening to Him. His golden colored hair and beard gave to His appearance a celestial aspect. He appeared to be about 30 years of age. Never have I seen a sweeter or more serene countenance. What a contrast between Him and His hearers, with their black beards and tawny complexions. Never have I read in the works of the philosophers anything that can compare to the maxims of Jesus. It was on account of the wisdom of His sayings that I granted so much liberty to the Nazarene. This unlimited freedom granted to Jesus provoked the Jewsnot the poor, but the rich and powerful".
There are various other reports of Jesus by important historians who have written of the events that happened only a few decades before they were born. Pliny the Younger, Cornelius Tacitus and Suetonius (none of whom were Christians, in fact they used to execute Christians) would have had access to recent and reliable information. The above offerings are sufficient to prove that Jesus Christ was indeed, a very real visitor to this Earth. Even the Encyclopaedia Britannica states, "Independent accounts prove that in ancient times even the opponents of Christianity never doubted the historicity of Jesus".
Birth and Resurrection
. . . (Acts 5:34-39) and the apostle Paul mentions that he was taught at the feet of Gamaliel (Acts 22:3). It was Gamaliel that was sent by the Sanhedrin to interview Joseph and Mary about the circumstances surrounding the birth of Jesus. His report can be read in the holy writings in the St. Sophia Mosque at Constantinople, in "The Archaeological and the Historical Writings of the Sanhedrin and Talmuds of the Jews." The following is part of that report:
"She (Mary) seems to be about forty or forty-five years of age, abounds with a cheerful and happy spirit and is full of happy fancies. She is fair to see, rather fleshy, has soft and innocent eyes, and seems naturally to be a good woman. I asked her if Jesus was the son of Joseph. She said he was not. I asked her to relate the circumstances of the child's history. She said that one day when she was grinding some meal there appeared at the door a stranger in shining raiment, which showed as bright as a light. She was very much alarmed at his presence and trembled like a leaf; for he said, "Mary, thou art loved by the Lord and He has sent me to tell thee that thou shalt have a child; that this child will be great and rule all nations of the earth."
She continued; "I immediately thought of my engagement to Joseph, and supposed that was the way the child was to come; but he astonished me the more when he told me that Cousin Elizabeth had conceived and would bear a son, whose name would be John; (John the Baptist) and my son was to be called Jesus. I asked the messenger if Joseph knew anything of the matter. He said that he told Joseph that I was to have a child by command of the Holy Ghost, and that he was to redeem his people from their sins, and was to reign over the whole world; that every man should confess to him and he should rule over all the kings of the earth."
"I asked her how she knew it was an angel, and she said he told her so, and then she knew he was an angel from the way he went. I asked her to describe how he went away from her, and she said he seemed to melt away like the extinguishing of a light."
"I asked her if at the time of the angel, as she called him, visited her, was she 'almah' (that is, virgin). She said she was; that she had never showed to man, nor was known by any man. I asked her if she at the time maintained her fourchette'; and after making her and Joseph understand what I meant, they both said she had, and Joseph said this was the way he had of testing her virtue. I asked her if she knew when the conception took place. She said she did not. . ."
The next question that must be dealt with isdid Jesus really die or was he taken down from the cross and revived secretly at a later time? All the evidence points to the fact that Jesus must have been dead. Crucifixion is a cruel and torturous death but it was a common punishment at the time. It's hard to imagine anyone lasting very long in this situation before the relief of death would come. The accounts in the Gospels are adamant that Jesus "gave up the ghost." The soldiers that came to break His legs, as was done to the thieves on either side of Him, decided not to bother because they could see He was already dead.
Remember, soldiers of this era were very familiar with death and what it looked like, so it is hardly likely that they would be mistaken. Common sense also dictates that Pilate himself had a vested interest in being sure the main focus of the recent riots and civil unrest was gone forever. The Roman Empire did not want any self-proclaimed 'king' coming back to challenge Caesar's authority and start stirring up more trouble. Jesus would have been certified dead as was normal practice.
Add to this the motives of the local political masters, the Sanhedrin. They were in the position of having forced the hand of Pontius Pilate to condemn the innocent Jesus to death and they were very aware that Jesus had promised to return alive after three days. The last thing they wanted was to have this person, whom they despised, pull some magical trick and fool the populace that he had returned from the dead. They were watching all proceedings very closely and had posted their own guards to prevent just such an occurrence. Obviously, they were 100% convinced that Jesus was deceased before they would have agreed to letting Him down from the cross. It's not likely that Jesus could have survived all of this . . .
It is astonishing how evidence can turn up in the most unlikely places. Caiaphas was the head of the Sanhedrin and the main accuser of the innocent Jesus. This was the man that was the instigator of crucifying Jesus and yet, as it turns out, he is also one of the main witnesses (apart from the Bible) that Jesus did rise from the grave. There seems to be a certain justice in that. Once again we can go to the St. Sophia Mosque (as mentioned earlier) and there we can read the actual report that Caiaphas wrote to the Sanhedrin on this very event. This is a fairly lengthy report so only the sections that impact directly on the subject we are dealing with have been quoted. It is an amazing read:
"To You, Masters of Israel; I feel duty bound to communicate to you some facts that have come to my knowledge. A few days after the execution of Jesus of Nazareth the report of his resurrection from the dead became so common that I found it necessary to investigate it, because the excitement was more intense than before, and my own life as well as that of Pilate was in danger. I sent for Malkus, the captain of the royal city guard, who informed me he knew nothing personally, as he had placed Isham in command of the guard; but from what he could learn from the soldiers the scene was awe-inspiring, and the report was so generally believed that it was useless to deny it. He thought my only chance was to suppress it among the soldiers, and have John and Peter banished to Crete, or arrested and imprisoned, and if they would not be quiet, to treat them as I had treated Jesus. He said that all the soldiers that he had conversed with were convinced that Jesus was resurrected by supernatural power and was still living, and that he was no human being, for the light of the angels and the dead that came out of their graves all went to prove that something had happened that had never occurred before. He said that John and Peter were spreading it all over the country, and that if Jesus would appear at the head of the host, and declare for the king of the Jews, he believed all the Jews would fight for him."
"I sent for the lieutenant, who gave a lengthy account of the occurrence that morning, all of which I suppose you have learned, and will investigate. From this I am convinced that something transcending the laws of nature took place that morning, that cannot be accounted for upon natural laws, and I find it is useless to try to get any of the soldiers to deny it, for they are so excited that they cannot be reasoned with. I regret that I had the soldiers placed at the tomb, for the very things they were to prevent they have helped to establish."
"After questioning the soldiers and officers to my satisfaction, my mind being so disturbed that I could neither eat nor sleep, I sent for John and Peter. They came and brought Mary and Joanna, who are the women that went to embalm Jesus' body the morning of the resurrection, as it is called. They were very interesting and they related the circumstances. Mary said that when they went day was just breaking. They met the soldiers returning from the sepulchre and saw nothing strange until they came to the tomb, and found that it was empty. The stone that covered the sepulchre was rolled to one side, and two men dressed in flowing white were sitting, one at each end of the sepulchre. Mary asked them where was her Lord; they said, 'He is risen from the dead; did he not tell you he would rise on the third day and show himself to the people, to prove that he was the Lord of life?' Go tell his disciples, they said."
"They both say that as they returned they met the Master, who told them he was the resurrection and the Life; all that will accept will be resurrected from the second death. 'We fell at his feet bathed in tears and when we rose up he was gone.' Both these women wept for joy as they were relating this story, and John shouted aloud which made me tremble in every limb, for I could not help thinking that something that was the exclusive work of God had occurred, but what it all meant was a great mystery to me".
This section of the Caiaphas report is followed by John and Peter answering questions about Jesus and giving account of some of the miracles that Jesus performed. It then continues:
"Thus argue Peter and John. If Jesus had such power over nature and nature's laws, and power over death in others, he would have such power over death that he could lay down his life and take it up again, as he said he would do. As he proposes to bring hundreds of witnesses to prove all he says, and much morewitnesses whose veracity cannot be doubtedand as I have heard many of these things before from different men, both friends and foes (and although these things are related by his friendsthat is the friends of Jesusyet these men talk like men of truth, and their testimony corroborates other evidence that I have from other sources that convinces me that this is something that should not be rashly dealt with), and seeing the humble trust and confidence of these men and women, besides, as John says, thousands of others equally strong in their belief, it throws me into great agitation."
"I feel sure that if I should meet Jesus that I should fall dead at his feet; and it seemed to me that if I went out I should be sure to meet him."
"In this state of conscious dread I remained investigating the scriptures to know more about the prophecies concerning this man, but found nothing to satisfy my mind. I locked my door and gave the guard orders to let no one in without first giving me notice. While thus engaged with no one in the room but my wife and Annas, her father, when I lifted up my eyes, behold Jesus of Nazareth stood before me. My breath stopped, my blood ran cold, and I was in the act of falling, when he spoke and said, 'Be not afraid, it is I. You condemned me that you might go free. This is the work of my Father. Your only wrong is you have a wicked heart; this you must repent of. This last lamb you have slain is the one that was appointed before the foundation; this sacrifice was made for all men. Your other lambs were for those who offered them; this is for all, this is the last; it is for you if you will accept it. I died that you and all mankind might be saved."
"At this he looked at me with such melting tenderness that it seemed to me that I was nothing but tears, and my strength was all gone. I fell on my face at his feet as one that was dead. When Annas lifted me up Jesus was gone, and the door still locked. No one could tell when or where he went."
"So noble masters, I do not feel that I can officiate as priest any more. If this strange personage is from God, and should prove to be the Saviour we have looked for so long, and I have been the means of crucifying him, I have no further offerings for sin; but I will wait and see how things develop. And if he proves to be the ruler we are looking for, they will soon develop into something more grand in the future. His glory will increase; his influence will spread wider and wider, until the whole earth shall be full of his glory, and all the kingdoms of the world shall be his dominion. Such are the teachings of the prophets on this issue. Therefore you will appoint Jonathan, or someone to fill the holy place."
How can anyone who reads this not be convinced about the resurrection? How can you argue against this compelling evidenceevidence that comes from the most notorious enemy of Christ? Only those who steadfastly refuse to accept the obvious, those who are determined to maintain themselves in a mental state of truth denial, will continue to be uncertain or unconvinced. It is so much easier to argue 'for' the resurrection than against it. We have to believe itJesus lives.
This ends the quote from "Knowledge without Wisdom".
The most important thing we can know about Jesus is that He represents truth. Anyone can claim Jesus said this or that but, even with Scriptural reference, if it is not true to human nature or to the order of creation, then it cannot be a non-corrupted teaching of Jesus.
Let's repeat: "All that may be known of God by men lies plain before their eyes . . . to the eye of reason in the things He has made." Jesus made enough scientifically correct social statements that are still not accepted by today's authorities to show His knowledge and understanding was not only beyond His times but also ahead of the social understanding of today. That is all the evidence we need and I bring these witnesses before you as a matter of interest only.
(Whether "The Archaeological and the Historical Writings of the Sanhedrin and Talmuds of the Jews" and the "Archko Library" published by Rev. W.D. Mahan in the late nineteenth century are bona fide, or spurious, we place our confidence in the Holy Bible alone, and in the ministry of God's vindicated prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7). nl384.htm
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.