This is a parking place for teaching notes, resource materials and record of some of my reading and reflecting. When I read, sometimes I record insights but more often make note of questions and curiosities.
It's not enough to say I believe in Jesus Christ, I believe in
the grace of God, I believe in faith in Jesus Christ, I believe that He
died. That belief must square with the meaning Scriptures give to those
Church history records a First Century cult group that used
similar words to Christianity. Mithras
members would go up to each other on the streets of Rome and say,
"I've been washed in the blood of the Son of God, I have been born
Think of hearing those words. Wouldn't you just run up to them
and say, "Wow, praise the Lord." But the problem is that if you
took a moment and asked a few questions you'd find their God was Mithras.
His blood was the blood of a bull. Being born again was part of a ceremony
with real animal blood from a living bull, as you stood in a pit beneath
that bull as it was sacrificed over your head.
When you got out of that pit covered with blood you would say
you were born again. Are we talking about the same Christ, Son of God and
New Birth? NO--- but the same words and that's why it's so important that
The way of God that only Jesus
Christ is the door to Heaven.
The truth of God--the Biblical
definition of what: Christ Jesus, sin, Son of God, grace, faith, and
conversion: really mean from God's Word; and that you have embraced