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  1. John 9:22 These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? 9:36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? 9:37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. 9:38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. Jesus healed a blind man who was brought to the Pharisees. The Pharisees questioned his parents in regard to the healing. The parents feared the Jews and would not answer that Jesus had healed him. To have eternal life the Jews had to believe on Jesus as the Son of God (John 9:35 John 20:31). Many Jews believed on Jesus to eternal life but did not publicly confess him as Christ, the Son of God for fear (John 9:22 John 12:42). Jesus elicited a response from the blind man in John 9:35 as to who he believed Jesus to be; the blind man confessed Jesus to be the Son of God in John 9:38. 1 John 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 1 John is written to Israel, not the body of Christ; Israel is to confess Jesus as the Son of God. Matthew 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Jesus, in the above verses, is speaking to Israel. If Israel confessed Jesus as their Christ, the Son of God before men then Jesus would confess them before the Father, otherwise they would be denied before the Father. Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. Revelation 3:5 conveys that Jesus will confess the name of those who overcome. Those who will overcome are the believing remnant of Israel who believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God (1 John 5:5). Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. I am of the opinion that the above verses are directed to Jews. Salvation for Israel was not in the law but faith in the risen Jesus. In the following verse the topic is Israel's salvation. Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. While Romans 10:9-10 may be good verses to use for salvation, technically, in Romans 10:1 it is evident Paul is dealing with Israel in this chapter and in the subsequent verses. The following verses below are from Romans; Paul is speaking of the righteousness of faith in Jesus Christ; Romans 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above: ) 10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; It can be seen that the verses above are related to the verses from Deuteronomy below. These following verses from Deuteronomy, incorporated in Paul's epistle, were spoken to Israel. Deuteronomy 30:11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. 30:12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 30:13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 30:14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. Confession of Jesus as the Christ, the Messiah, and the Son of God for Israel followed faith and trust in him. This is similar to what we find in Romans 10:10
  2. John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. 8:57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. 8:59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by. God would make great the name of Abraham (Genesis 12:2 Hebrews 7:4). Abraham would be a blessing to the whole earth (Genesis 12:3). Abraham was promised the land (Genesis 13:5). Abraham rejoiced to see the day that Jesus was here on earth to confirm the promises made unto him (Romans 15:8). Abraham was looking for a city built by God (Hebrews 11:10 Revelation 21:2) which would be found in the promised kingdom on earth as established by Christ (Daniel 2:44 Matthew 4:17). Jesus would fufill the new covenant and bring Israel into the promised land (Ezekiel 36:28). In the prophetic kingdom it would be fulfilled that Abraham would be a blessing to the whole earth (Isaiah 2:2-3 Isaiah60:3). Jesus being God in the flesh (John 8:58 Romans 9:5 1 Timothy 3:16) was the one who could fulfill all that was promised to Abraham.
  3. Hello Many make behaviors sinful that are not found in scripture. If one thinks something is a sin for him it is (Romans 14:14) but should not be imposed on others. We should be sensitive to their consciences (Romans 14:15). I do not see where wine (in all cases) could be grape juice according to Genesis 9:21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. Noah got drunk on wine. Wine was given to make us glad Psalm 104:15 Drunkenness is another matter (Ephesians 5:18)
  4. John 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; Israel had to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God to be justified unto eternal life (John 20:31). Israel had to believe on Jesus and his name (John 1:12 1 John 3:23). In John 8:31 it was to believing Jews that Jesus was speaking; Jesus told the Jews that to be his disciple they had to continue in his word. The believing Jews had to continue to abide in Christ, the vine, or be cast forth as an unfruitful branch (John 15:6). If they continued in his word they would endure to the end (Matthew 24:13 Mark 13:13) and be granted entrance into the promised kingdom on earth and would reign with Christ over the nations (Daniel 7:14 Revelation 5:10 Revelation 20:4).
  5. Hello There is no scripture about that....however they would be half brothers if Mary were the mother because Joseph was not a biological father
  6. Hello Thanks for your comments....John 7 only deals with his brothers but these other related verses are welcomed and relevant
  7. John 7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him. 7:2 Now the Jew's feast of tabernacles was at hand. 7:3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. 7:4 For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world. 7:5 For neither did his brethren believe in him. Here is another clear case of scripture showing that Jesus had brothers. The brethren could not be disciples because they are differentiated in the text in John 7:3. In John 7:5 brethren could not mean a disciple because they did not believe in him.
  8. John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. 6:48 I am that bread of life. 6:49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 6:50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. Jesus has promised that if we believe on him we have eternal life. We have it. We do not hope we have it, we know we have it. We do not work to have it, we are told we have it. We do not fear we can lose it, we are told we have it. We are promised this life (Titus 1:2 1 John 2:25). If we do not believe, we make God a liar (1 John 5:10). Jesus is the bread of life that gives eternal life. Under Moses those that ate the bread from heaven died (Exodus 16:15), but Jesus is our living bread unto life eternal. Likewise, the old testament given under Moses killed, but Jesus is the better testament, which gives life (2 Corinthians 3:6-7 Hebrews 7:22). Jesus is the better testament for Israel, but we also reap the Spiritual benefits of his shed blood (Romans 15:27 Romans 5:9).
  9. John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 6:45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Jesus was sent by the Father to be the Saviour to all but was first sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel (Matthew 15:24). The Father draws those who will hear and will come by his word (Isaiah 54:13 Romans 10:17 1 Corinthians 2:10). Micah 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. Believing Israel will enter into the promised Davidic kingdom on earth and the Gentile nations that will also enter will be taught by God.
  10. John 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. Jesus was sent by God to speak the words of God. It is by believing the word of God that one is saved. Jesus speaks the word of God by which Israel was to believe that Jesus was the Son of God and upon believing would have everlasting life. Everlasting life is granted upon belief and nothing else. Israel was admonished to flee the wrath to come by believing on Jesus. In every dispensation, including ours, justification unto eternal life is always by the grace of God and by believing God.
  11. Hello If you have any questions or comments please let me hear them.......I am pretty much a person who tends more to the objective, literal fundamental view of scripture...but would welcome discussion. I do view that there are different gospels given throughout the Bible but there is only one gospel for us to believe today in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4....God progressively revealed his redemption and gave differing pieces of the overall redemption found in Christ which were to be believed.
  12. Hello I am sorry but I am not sure I know what you are asking
  13. Hello Yes Jesus was to die and resurrect as forordained before the foundation of the world (1 Peter 1:20) as testified by the law and the prophets......I am not refuting that. I am saying that Jesus came into the world to save it and that the book of John was written so all might believe Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God and have eternal life (John 20:31)......the gospel Paul received was not yet given......all that Jesus would fulfill by the cross was not yet revealed.
  14. Hello Would you care to tell me why you presented these verses....what do you think they are conveying
  15. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. God gave his only begotten Son to the world and sent Jesus from heaven so all would believe on him for everlasting life. This verse is not referring to Jesus's death on the cross in saying that God gave the Son. John was not revealing what was revealed to Paul, that Jesus would justify Jew and Gentile by the cross. God sent him into the world so all would believe in Jesus as being the Messiah, the Son of God and by believing receive eternal life and be saved to enter the kingdom on earth. John 3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. God sent his Son from heaven and by believing the word and the Son one could be saved. John 3:31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. Jesus was sent from heaven so all would believe on him as Messiah and the Son of God for eternal life and be delivered from wrath. John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
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