'Da VINCI CODE'
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
THE LIES & DECEPTIONS OF THE 'DA VINCI CODE' & 'JESUS PAPERS'
men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being
deceived." (2 Timothy 3:13); "Preach the Word ..... For the
time shall come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their
own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers having itching ears; And
they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto
fables." (2 Timothy 4:2-4)
are those who say that the
'Day of Revivals' is over, that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has
lost its power. And that the Bible has become an obsolete book,
because of the horrific attacks against its veracity and evil and
intimate that the influence of the Church is passé
and the Gospel Ministry of saving souls, healing the sick and restoring
lives, marriages and homes, belonged to a different time. They also
say we are now living in the Post-Christian era.
doubt, the attacks by diabolical "enemies of the cross" will
harm the cause of Christ. The rebellious and gullible will believe
their lies and be attracted to their hateful propaganda much like those
drawn toward the occult, New Age Movement, perverted sex, drugs, alcohol
who are disgruntled by organized religion - especially the Roman Catholic
Church - are prime targets for the biased, distorted views and down right
lies that ooze out of the 'Jesus Papers" and "The Da Vinci
SHOW THAT 60% OF BRITISH PEOPLE WHO READ the "DA VINCI CODE"
BELIEVE JESUS HAD CHILDREN WITH MARY MAGDALENE
Norwegian Lutheran Newspaper 'Dagen' (May 28, 2006) reported that
according to a recent survey, 60 percent of British people who read the
book 'The Da Vinci Code' believed that Jesus had children with Mary
Magdalene and 30 percent of those who had not read the book also believed
that pernicious, blasphemous lie. That is deplorable!
normal people with a functioning brain, could become so deluded by these
fabrications in the book and movie, the 'The Da Vinci Code' is very
alarming. These fabrications and distortions deliberately
reconstruct the historical records regarding the crucifixion of Jesus of
guess it does make sense, when you realize that those same people flock
to theatres to view flicks produced by 'freaks' like Michael Moore, and
'weird conspiracy advocates' who reject the holocaust, blame the Jews and
CIA for the 9/11 attacks on America and declare that astronauts did not
walk on the moon and that the U.S. Government is hiding aliens in
DO PEOPLE BELIEVE THE FALSE DISTORTIONS OF THE 'DA VINCI CODE' AND 'JESUS
Bible gives the REAL REASON people accept and believe false doctrines and
reject the Gospel instead of embracing it:
"And this is the condemnation, that men loved darkness rather than
light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone that doeth evil
hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be
reproved. (John 3:19)
is sad that millions of people are so warped intellectually, that they
would so easily believe such nonsense as is shown in the 'The Da Vinci
Code' and 'the Jesus Papers.' This book and movie is a total
fabrications and rejection of the detailed historical evidence validated
by the Jewish Sanhedrin, the noted Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, the
Roman Governor Pontius Pilate and the Centurion who crucified Jesus of
Nazareth. Also the Roman historians and the eye witness accounts of
more than 500 people who saw Him after His crucifixion and resurrection.
MAKES THE MONEY FROM THE 'The Da Vinci Code' and 'the JESUS PAPERS'
BUT THEY WILL ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MANY SOULS LOST
and Baigent will make hundreds of millions of dollars for the promotion
of their blaspemous work. We know these people have an agenda.
They blatantly promote goddess worship, hate the gospel of Jesus Christ,
disdain the Roman Catholic Church and will do anything for money.
Holy Record states: "And when they were
assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, THEY GAVE LARGE MONEY
unto the soldiers, saying: Say ye, His disciples came by night an stole
Him away while we slept. And if this come to the governor's ears, we will
persuade him, and secure you."
THEY TOOK THE MONEY", and did as they were taught: and this
saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day. (Matthew
28:12-15) Some people will do anything to get their name in the
paper, their faces on television and a multi-million dollar bank account.
Judas, however, sold Jesus for only 30 pieces of silver.
brains like the deceptive, money grabbing publicity hounds like
Michael Baigent and Dan Brown have nevertheless pulled off a diabolical
coup, with a less than brilliant press corps eating up their blasphemous
lies as if it were the truth.
EVIL CONSPIRATORS behind the poisonous attacks on our Lord Jesus Christ
took into consideration the millions of Muslims who would gloat at the
depiction of Jesus as having escaped crucifixion, seeing an opportunity
to promote their false, blasphemous, twisted teaching.
knew they had a ready audience among Jews who continue to reject Jesus of
Nazareth as their Messiah, although their meticulous historical records
prove His crucifixion.
is an excerpt from 'The Early Jewish & Gentile Writings' by the
eminent theologian and historian F.F. Bruce:
the Mishnah is a law code, and the Talmuds commentaries on this code,
there is little occasion in these writings for references to
Christianity, and what references there are, are hostile in nature.
Such as they are, these references do show there was not the slightest
doubt of the historical character of Jesus.
to the earlier Rabbis who opinions are recorded in these writings, Jesus
of Nazareth was a transgressor in Israel, who practiced magic, scorned
the words of the wise, led people astray, and said he had not come to
destroy the law but to add to it. He was hanged on Passover Eve for
heresy and misleading the people. His disciples, of whom five are named,
healed the sick in his name.
is clear that this is just such a portrayal of our Lord we might expect
those elements in the 'Pharisaic Party' which were opposed to him.
Some of the names by which he is called bear witness directly or
indirectly to the Gospel record. The appellation Ha-Taluy - 'The
hanged One' - obviously refers to the manner of His death."
we have earlier and more important Jewish literature or our purpose than
anything found in the Talmuds. The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus who
was born of a priestly family in AD 37 writes about Jesus. In the
'Antiquities' (xx.9.1), Josephus describes the high handed acts of the
high priest Ananus after the death of the procurator Festus (AD 61) in
therefore Annus was of such a disposition, he though he had now a good
opportunity, as Festus was no dead, and Albinos was still on the road; so
he assembled a council of judges, and brought before it the brother of
Jesus the so-called Christ, whose name was James, together with some
others, and having accused them as law-breakers, he delivered them over
to be stoned.'
story of the death of 'James the Just' (as the Lord's brother was
called) is told in greater detail by Hegesippus, a Jewish Christian
writer of c.AD 170. The account in Josephus is chiefly important
because he calls James 'the brother Jesus the so-called Christ',. in such
a way as to suggest that he has already made some reference to Jesus.
We do find reference to him in all extant (existing) copies of Josephus,
the so called Testimonium Flavianum in Antiquities xviii.3.3.
Josephus narrates some of the troubles which marked the procuratorship of
pilate, and continues:
there arose about this time Jesus, a wise man, if indeed we should call
him a man; for he was a doer of marvelous deeds, a teacher of men who
receive the truth with pleasure. He led away many Jews, and also
many of the Greeks. This man was the Christ. And when Pilate
had condemned him to the cross on his impeachment by the chief men among
us, those who had loved him at first did not cease;
for he appeared to them on the third day alive again, the divine prophets
having spoken these and thousands of other wonderful things about him:
and even now the tribe of Christians, so named after him, has not yet
is a translation of the text of this passage as it has come down to us,
and we know that it was the same at the time of Eusebius (275-339 A.D.),
who quotes it twice: 'Some acute critics have found no difficulty in
accepting the Testimonium Flavianum as it stands'."
passage certainly contains several characteristic features of the
dictation of Josephus, as has been pointed out by the late Dr. H. St.
John/Thackeray (the leading British authority on Josephus in recent
years) and others.
LEADING BRITISH AUTHORITY ON JOSEPHUS
has also been pointed out that or omission of words, short phrases is
characteristic of the textual tradition the Antiquities, which makes it
easier to accept a suggestion that the word 'so-called' has ddropped out
before 'Christ', and some such phrase as 'as they said' or possibly 'as
they say' after 'for he appeared to them'. Both these suggested
emendations are attractive, the former especially so, because the very
phrase 'the so-called Christ' occurs in the passage where Josephus
related the death of James.
other emendations have much to commend them. One is a suggestions
of Thackeray, that instead of 'the truth' (Greek aethe) we should
read 'strange things' Greek aethe). The other is a suggestion of r.
Robert Eisle, that some words have fallen out at the beginning. If
the passage, which originally commenced: "And there arose about this
time a source of new troubles, one Jesus.' If then, we adopt these
emendations of the test, this is what we get as a result:
there arose about this time a source of new troubles, one Jesus, a wise
man. He was a doer of marvelous deeds, a teacher of men who receive
strange things with pleasure. He led away many Jews, and also many
of the Greeks. This man was the so-called Christ. And when Pilate
had condemned him to the cross on his impeachment by the chief men among
us, those who had loved him at first did not cease; for he appeared to
them, as they said, on the third day alive again, the divine prophets
have spoken these and thousands of other wonderful things about him: and
even now the tribe of Christians, so named after him, has not yet died
version of the Testimonium has got rid, by one or two very simple
devices, of the difficulties of the traditional while it preserves (or
even enhances) the worth of passage as a historical document. The
flavour of contempt is a little more marked as a result of the addition;
and the closing reference to 'the tribe of Christians' is not inconsonant
with a hope that though have not yet died out, they soon may.'
JOSEPHUS VERIFIES CRUCIFIXIONOF
have therefore very good reason for believing that JOSEPHUS did make
reference to Jesus, bearing witness to (a) His date, (b) His reputation
as a wonderworker, (c) His being the brother of James, (d) His
crucifixion under Pilate at the information of the Jewish rulers, (*e)
His messianic claim, (f) His being the founder of 'the tribe of
Christians', and probably (g) the belief in His rising from the
first Gentile writer who concerns us seems to be one called Thallus, who
about AD 52, wrote a work tracing the history of Greece and its relations
with Asia from the Trojan War to his own day. He has been
identified with a Samaritan of that name, who is mentioned by Josephus
(Ant.xviii.6.4.) as being a freed man of the Emperor Tiberius.
Julius Africanus, a Christian writer on chronology about AD 221, who knew
the writing of Thallus, says when discussing the darkness which fell upon
the land during the crucifixion of Christ: 'Thallus, in the third book of
his histories, explains away this darkness as an eclipse of the sun -
unreasonably - as it seems to me' (unreasonably, of course, because a
solar eclipse could not take place at the time of the full moon, and it
was at the season of the paschal full moon that Christ died).'"
this reference in Julius Africanus it has been inferred (a) that the
gospel tradition, or at least the traditional story of the passion, was
known in Rome in non-Christian circles towards the middle of the first
century; and (b) that the enemies of Christianity tried to refute this
Christian tradition by giving a naturalistic interpretation to the facts
which it reported."
the writings of Thallus have disappeared; we know that only in fragments
cited by later writers. Apart from him, no certain reference is
made to Christianity in any extent (existing) non-Christian Gentile
writing of the first century."
is, indeed, in the British Museum an interesting manuscript preservging
the tet of a letter written some time later than AD 73, but how much
later we cannot be sure. This letter was sent by a Syrian named
Mara Bar-Serapion to his son Serapion. Mara Bar-Serapion was
in prison at the time, but he wrote to encourage his son in the pursuit
of wisdom, and pointed out that those who persecuted wise men were
overtaken by misfortune. He instances the death of Socrates,
Pythagoras and Christ:
advantage did the Anthenian, gain from putting Socrates to death?
Famine and plague came upon them as a judgment for their crime.
What advantage did the men of Samos, gain from burning Pythagoras?
In a moment their land was covered with sand. What advantage did
the Jews gain from executing their wise King? It was just after
that that their kingdom was abolished.'
justly avenged these three wise men: the Athenians died of hunger;
the Samians were overwhelmed by the sea; the Jews, ruined and driven from
their land, live in complete dispersion. But Socrates did not die
for good; he lived on in the teaching of Plato. Phythagoras did not
die for good; he lived on in the statue of Hera. Nor did the wise
King die for good; He lived on in the teaching which He had given.'
writer can scarcely have been a Christian, or he would have said that
Christ lived on by being raised from the dead. He was more probably
a Gentile philosopher, who led the way in what later became a
commonplace, the placing of Christ on a comparable footing with the great
sages of antiquity.
HISTORIAN RECORDS PILATE'S ROLE IN JESUS DEATH
some ancient writers believed that Pilate did send in such a report, but
there is no evidence that any of them had any real knowledge of it.
About AD 150, Justin Martyr, addressing his 'Defense of Christianity' to
the Emperor Antoninius Pius, referred him to Pilate's report, which
Justin supposed must be preserved in the imperial archives."
the words, 'They pierced my hands and my feet;, he says, 'are a
description of the nails that were fixed in His hands and His feet on the
cross; and after He was crucified, those who crucified Him cast lots for
His garments, and divided them among themselves; and that these things
were so that you may learn from the "Acts" which were recorded
under Pontius Pilate.' Later he says: 'That He performed these
miracles you may easily be satisfied from the "Acts" of Pontius
greatest Roman historian in the days of the Empire was Cornelius Tacitus
who was born between AD 52 and AD 54, and wrote the history of Tome under
the emperors. About the age of 60, when writing the story of the
reign of Nero (AD 56-68), he described the great fire which ravaged Rome
in AD 64 and told how it was widely rumored that Nero had instigated the
fire, in order to gain greater glory for himself by rebuilding the
goes on: 'Therefore, to scotch the rumour, Nero substituted as culprits,
and punished with the utmost refinement of cruelty, a class of men,
loathed for their vice, whom the crowd styled Christians.
from whom they got their name, had been executed by sentence of the
procurator Pontius Pilate when Tiberius was emperor, and the pernicious
superstition was checked for a short time, only to break out afresh, not
only in Judaea, the home of the plague, but in Rome itself, where all he
horrible and shameful things in the world collect and find a home.'
was in a position to have access to such official information as was
available; he was the son-in-law of Julius Agricola, who was governor of
Britian in AD 80 to AD 84. If Pilate did send a report to Rome,
Tacitus was more likely to know of it than most writers, his language is
too summary to make any such inference certain."
point in worth noting however, apart from Jewish and Christian writers,
Tacitus is the one and only ancient author to mention Pilate. It
may surely be accounted one of the ironies of history that the only
mention Pilate receives from a Roman historian is in connection with the
part he played in the execution of Jesus."
Great Fire of Rome is also mentioned by Toning, who about AD 120 wrote
the lives of the first twelve Caesars, from Julius Caesar onwards.
In his 'Life of Nero' (xvi.2) he says:
was inflicted on the Christians, a class of men addicted to a novel and
mischievous superstition.' Another possible reference to
Christianity occurs in 'Life of Claudius' (xxv.4), of whom he says: 'As
the Jews were making constant disturbance at the instigation of Chrestus,
he expelled them from Rome.'
ASKS HOW TO DEAL WITH WORSHIPPERS OF JESUS
AD 112, C. Plinius. Secundus (Pliny the Younger), governor of Bithyia in
Asia minor, wrote a letter to the Emperor Trajan, asking his advice on
how to deal with the troublesome sect of Christians, who were
embarrassingly numerous in his province."
to evidence he had secured by examining some of them under torture, 'they
were in the habit of meeting on a certain fixed day before it was light,
when they sang an anthem to Christ as God, and bound themselves by a
solemn oath (sacramentum) not to commit any wicked deed, but to abstain
from all fraud, theft and adultery, never to break their word, or deny a
trust when called upon to honour it; after which it was their custom to
separate, and then meet again to partake of food of an ordinary and
else may be thought of the evidence from early Jewish and Gentile
writers, as summarized in this chapter and the preceding one, it does at
least establish for those who refuse the witness of Christian writings,
the historical character of Jesus Himsef.
writers may toy with the fancy of a 'Christ-myth', but they do not do so
on the ground of historical evidence. The historicity of Christ is
an axiomatic for an unbiased historian as the historicity of Julius
Caesar. It is not historians who propagate the 'Christ-myth'
earliest propagators of Christianity welcomed the fullest examination of
the credentials of their message. The events which they proclaimed
were, as Paul said to king Agrippa, "not done in a corner", and
were well able to bear all the light that could be thrown on them."
spirit of these early Christians ought to animate their modern
descendants. For by an acquaintance with the relevant evidence that
will not only be able to give to everyone who asks them a reason for the
hope that is in them, but they themselves, like Theophilus, will thus
know more accurately how secure is the basis of the faith which they have
is EVIDENT from the above historical facts that Jesus of Nazareth was
crucified on Calvary's cross by the Romans at the behest and prodding of
the Jewish Sanhedrin, as the New Testament proclaims.
is also EVIDENT that the 'pin-heads' who wrote the Jesus' Papers and the
Da Vinci Code have not studied history and are among 'the most ignorant
of peoples", or are the "most cunning liars" and deceptive
"distorters of history" on the planet today.
devil's crowd has tried unsuccessfully to derail the 'Gospel Train"
for 2000 years. Its just not going to work! We are aware of
Satan's 'same-old, same-old' tired, worthless, worn out tricks!
Bart D. Ehrman, Department Chair of Religious Studies at University of
NC, Chapel Hill states, "Not a single one of our ancient sources
indicates that Jesus was married, let alone married to Mary
SOURCES OF SUPERNATURAL WISDOM
are only two sources of supernatural wisdom - God and Satan.
Therefore, we need a divinely formulated rule book as a guide or
measuring stick. The Bible is that rule-book.
Christ endorsed the Holy Scriptures. He even said, "For verily
I say unto you, Til heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle (iota)
shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." (Matthew
5:18' 24; 35)
are looking for a reliable voice of authority. They know they
cannot trust treaties between world leaders or statements made by
philosophers, modernistic theologians and scientists.
Bible, God's Word, is the only real authority we have! Proven
trustworthy throughout the centuries, the holy Bible sheds light on human
nature, world problems and human sufferings. Beyond that, it
clearly reveals the way to God!
WROTE THE BIBLE?
did it originate and why is it so important? Biblical scholar Dr.
Moshe Katz, and computer expert Dr. Menachen Wiener of 'The Technician' -
Israel's Institute of Technology - have concluded that God is its author!
conclusion is based on the notion that significant words are concealed in
the Hebrew text of the first five books of the Bible, spelled by letter,
separated at fixed intervals; a system alluded to in Rabbinical
literature used much later.
Katz said the researchers' evidence contradicts the belief that the
Pentateuch is a collection of documents written and edited by different
persons at different times.
patterns of letters repeated throughout all the text dismiss this theory,
because the statistical probabilities of the pattern are information
appearing at set intervals. By chance, it is extremely low -
sometimes one to three million!
pointed to the repetition of the Hebrew word "Torah" (law),
which appears in the book of Genesis repeatedly ever fifty characters,
and the word "Elohim" (God), which appears in the same book,
then skipping 26 letters. The numbers 50 and 26 have great
significance in Jewish tradition.
burial site of Adam and Eve is never mentioned in the text in the Bible,
but by the letter skipping method the names, "Adam and Eve"
appear in the the where the burial place of Abraham and Sarah, the
patriarch's tomb, is described.
BIBLE IS NOT WRITTEN BY HUMAN HAND
extra ordinary aspect to emerge from the research is the prophetic nature
of many words revealed in the text, which gives ammunition to Dr. Katz
conviction that the Old Testament was not written by a human hand.
the book of Esther, which is read during the Jewish holiday of Purim, the
story of Haman's treachery and execution was graphically told.
Haman's 10 sons were hanged and their names are listed in the same book.
After the hangings, Queen Esther, was asked by the king what more could
be done for her and her people, the Jews. Her reply was that she
want "Haman's 10 sons hanged upon the gallows."
puzzled scholars for centuries, since they had already been hanged.
A major hint explaining this mystery, said Katz, is the appearance of 3
letters. These 3 letters are "tas, shin and savin"
in the list of Haman's 10 hanged sons (written smaller than the other
letters). "TAS, SHIN, ZAYIN" spell out the number
in the Jewish calendar for the year 1946 on the Gregorian calendar.
October 16, 1946, explained Dr. Katz, 10 Nazis were hanged following
their conviction and sentencing at the Nuremberg Trials. (11 had been
convicted by Herman Goering committed suicide, by poisoning an hour
before the execution). Julius Steicher, one of the 10 hanged,
seconds before the noose tightened cried out, "Purim Fest,
said Katz, "In 1946 according to the Jewish calendar, October 16th
fell exactly on the annual Jewish holiday, "Hoshna Raba", which
is considered the last 'day of judgment' in a chain of high holidays,
including Hoshana, Raba and Yom Kippur, a period of judgment."
a phenomenon cannot be explained rationally", commented computer
expert, Dr. Weiner. "So we need a non-rational. And ours
is that the Bible was written by God, through the hands of Moses."
his book, 'Rapture before the Russian Invasion of Israel', Dr. Emil
Gavberluk, M.A., Ph.D, Ed.D., writes: "How do we know what happened
to the universe? The only book in the world that can give us that
information is called The Bible. It is a book that cannot be
destroyed in spite of nations and individuals who have tried to destroy
it down through 3000 years of its existence.
other book has this track record. It is important because it is the
only book that God speaks through with authority, wisdom and power.
it is the only book that changes men's lives. It is the only book
that gives us hope for a glorious future.
HOLY BIBLE - IS SEALED WITH A COMPLEX CODE
is sealed mathematically with a code that has just recently been
discovered as the subliminal language of science. Ivan Panin a
professor at Harvard spent some 50 years working 15 hours a day decoding
it. The Israelis have just rediscovered it. Rabbi David
Ordman who directed a 5 year study with 20 rabbinical scholars at the
Hebrew University revealed this in prestigious London Sunday Mail (1988).
stated: 'The codes are so complex that it took
thousands of computer hours to unmask them, and it would have required an
ultra-modern hi-tech computer to devise them and hide them in the tet -
an obvious impossibility 2,400 years ago. The Torah, therefore,
could only have been written by someone given explicit divine direction
on how it was to be done', Rabbi
suggested that the texts were encoded as a sign to future generations
that the Torah is much more than a history of the roots of the ancient
Jewish people, but instead a time capsule awaiting a generation with the
advanced technology to decode its contents. Scholars, he said, have
long noticed that the number 7 has a mystical significance."
example, all the key names in Genesis such as God, Adam and Noah are
always mention seven times! Other examples of this: Starting
with the first letter T in Genesis, and counting ever 49th letter (7
times 7), the word Torah is spelled out. In Exodus, if you start
with the first Y, then add every 7th letter, the Hebrew name of God,
Yehovah is spelled out."
these and other examples of the number 7's key importance, Rabbi Ordman
and his colleagues programmed all 125,000 words in the Torah and combed
through billions of combinations, a job that would have taken humans
hundreds of years to complete without computers."
their amazement they found that the Bible contains numerous messages
hidden in number codes, the significance of which they have yet to
understand. He went on to say that the statistical odds against The
Bible being written humanly are impossible."
SIGNATURED ALSO IN NEW TESTAMENT
Emil Gaverluk states that the Greek alphabet is also adaptable to
mathematics, and this shows that the 2 Testaments are really one
revelation from God. He writes: "In the Greek the number for
Jesus is 888. The same number reveals Him in the Old
first 2 Hebrew words of Deuteronomy and the last 2 Hebrew words of the
same book add up to: 'These be the words - all Israel.' The first 2
add up to 297 and the last 2 add up to 591. Each letter having the
equivalent number, as does the Greek. The sum total is 888."
Gospel of John opens with this test, "In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in
the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without
Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was life, and the
life was the life of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and
the darkness was overpowered."
Gaverluk writes: "Jesus is signatured in the Old Testament: Malachi
3:6, "I am" is 63; "Jehovah" is 770; and
"Not" is 31; all adding up to 888. Another: Genesis 13:1,
"Almighty God" is 345; and Exodus 3:14 "I am that I
am" adds up to 543. The total signature for Jesus again in
thanks to Albert Nobell for digging these out. He has more
including the prime numbers 37 and 73 in "And the Numbers Cam' along
with 'Gematria and a Priori Data' published by Micro-Text, 3221 S.
Colfax, Min. Mn. The number 3 stands for trinity and the number
7 stands for perfection."
THE BIBLE BE TRUSTED?
Bible can certainly be trusted. The Bible is the living Word of
God. Over the centuries, a number of very sincere doubters have set
out to prove the Bible to be incorrect.
of these was Sir William Ramsay, who determined to use historical events
- especially the 'Book of Acts' to disprove the validity of the Sacred
Writings. His strategy was to travel to every place and do all the
things - recorded by Dr. Luke, which St. Paul and his party experienced.
similar modes of transportation and reconstructing the great Apostle's
missionary journeys, he discovered Luke's accounts so accurate and
convincing that he received Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour.
the conclusion of his study, Sir William Ramsay concluded: "Luke is
an historian of the first rank; not merely are his statements of fact
trust worthy; he is possessed of the true historical sense, he fixed his
mind on the idea and plan that rules in the evolution of history, and
proportions the scale of his treatment to the importance of each
incident... In short, this author should be placed along with the
greatest of historians."
historical accuracy of the Bible overwhelmed Sir William Ramsay!Another 'notable' to be converted to Christ by the outcome of his
own research is mathematician, Dr.
more than a hundred years ago from his native
, the famous atheist was challenged by friends to prove the Bible
erroneous, using mathematics.
results of Dr. Panin's scientific research convinced him that the Bible
is indeed a 'mathematical marvel'.
discovered a miraculous numeric pattern
and consistency, which ran
like a thread throughout the entire Bible - Old and New Testaments!Using the same scientific approach to Greek
Apochrapha and books of literature, Dr. Panin found no such
divine design.Falling upon his face he cried out for mercy and received
Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour!And he devoted the rest of his life speaking publicly at
universities across the
, proving that the Bible is inerrant, infallible and divine.
ABOUT THE ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS?
C.H. Irwin stated: “Mighty empires have arisen, flourished and
fallen, but God’s Word endures. And in times of scepticism and
unbelief, buried records have been brought to light, and forgotten
nations, whose very existence was questioned, have been rediscovered. Science, anthropology, philology, and archaeology have all thrown light
upon the historic truth of the Scriptures."
his powerful book, ‘The Story of
the Bible’, Sir Fredric Kenyon, the Director and Chief Librarian of
the British museum wrote, (1937):
all the work of classical antiquity we have to depend upon manuscripts
written long after their original composition. The author who is in best
case in this respect is Virgil;
yet the earliest manuscript of Virgil that we now possess was written
some 350 years after his death. For all other classical writers, the
interval between the date of the author and the earliest extant
manuscript of his works is much greater.
For Livy it is about 500 years, for Horace 900, for most of Plato 1,300,
for Europides 1,600.
“On the other hand the great vellum uncials of
the New Testament were written perhaps some 250 years after the date when
the gospels were actually composed, while we now have papyrus manuscripts
which reduce the interval by a hundred years.
And while the manuscripts of any classical author amount at most to a few
score, and in some cases only to a few units,
the manuscripts of the Bible are reckoned by thousands."
following quotes are from the British and Foreign Bible Society’s book, ‘The Master Light’:“Not
one of the manuscripts already mentioned goes back to an earlier date
than the fourth century, and
it almost came to be assumed that no manuscript of a prior time would
ever be unearthed.
assumption, however, was falsified by thediscovery
near the site of the ancient city of Aphroditopolis
in Egypt of a group of papyri,
afterwards known as the ‘ChesterBeatty
Papyri’ (so named after Mr. Chester A. Beatty, who purchased
most of them). Some of these go back to the third
century, and one even to the second
century – this oldest manuscript giving us Numbers and
Deuteronomy. There are two manuscripts of Genesis,
a fragmentary copy of Isaiah,
a leaf of Jeremiah, a
manuscript of Ezekiel, Daniel
and Esther, a leaf or two of Ecclesiasticus."
all, therefore, it
will be seen that in these three papyrus manuscripts we have all the
books of the New Testament,
with the exception of the Pastoral and Catholic (general) Epistles,
represented more or less in copies which can be confidently assigned to
the third century. A
large part of the gap between the original writers and the earliest
manuscripts which we possessed of them has thus been filled: and
who knows what the future may bring?"
THE OLDEST BIBLE LEAF
question: Who knows what the future
may bring? is already being answered! The oldest manuscript of the
Chester Beatty papyri was the Numbers and Deuteronomy of the second
century A.D., but a further discovery was made a year or so ago
(1935-1936) – a fragment of Deuteronomy from the Septuagint belonging
to the second
story of this precious leaf can only be hinted at.
1917, Dr. Rendel Harris
purchased for the John Rylands
Library, Manchester, a bundle of papyri, and among them two pieces of
‘cartonnage’, as it is called – the papyrus used for wrapping up
mummies. When the various fragments had been disentangled there were
found to be portions of a roll of the book of Deuteronomy – small parts
of chapters 23 to 26, and a verse or two of chapter 28”.
Deissmann sums it up this way: “The
chief value of the new discovery lies in the fact that the certainty of
the handing on through millenniums of the text of the Holy Scripture –
which hostile critics have often ventured to dispute – has been
established with convincing force in one example."
earliest translations were in Syriac,
Coptic, Ethiopic, Armenian, Latin, Gothic and
Slavic, and scholars have devoted much to these versions in order to
determine what Greek manuscripts were used, and, that questioned settled,
what can be gleaned concerning the text of the manuscripts.
Caspar Rene Gregory, in ‘Canon
and text of the New Testament, p. 306 stated: “The
value of the translations attaches especially at first to the localizing
of texts or of readings, or we may say to the perceiving of the extent to
which readings were spread abroad. For it is clear that a reading,
whensoever it may come, if it be in the Syrian language, must have been
in Syria; if it be in the Coptic translation, must have been in Egypt.
Furthermore, in so far as we may succeed in dating a translation
approximately, its text offers us a clue to the age of a given form or
‘The Story of The Bible’
(p.144), Sir Fredric Kenyon summed it all up as follows: “It
is reassuring at the end that the general result of all these discoveries
and all this study is to strengthen the proof of the authenticity of the
Scriptures, and our conviction that we have in our hands, in substantial
integrity, the veritable Word of God."
TheLondon Times printed an
article by Matthew D’Ancona (Dec. 24, 1994),
who wrote of the astonishing discovery made by Dr. Carsten Thiede on three fragments known as the Magdalen
“The casual observer would not look twice. Yet these ancient scraps of
papyrus, which have been locked away in an Oxford College library for
most of the century… may transform our present understanding of
Christianity and the Gospels.
“Dr. Thiede was taken aback by what he found…the
strong possibility that the Gospel according to St. Matthew is not the
second century version of an oral tradition, but an eye witness account.
New Testament, in other words, may have been written and read by men who
walked with Jesus in Galilee
“Since the Magdalen fragment was dated four decades ago,
important research has been carried out which enabled Dr. Thiede to
estimate far more accurately the years in which the papyrus was likely to
have been written.His
conclusions were bold.
“In the course of four trips to Oxford, it
became clear to him that the papyrus was written in a distinctive script
common in the first century B.C.,
but petering out by the middle of the first century A.D.The hand, he gradually realized, was a hundred years older than
was previously thought. He will not deny the extraordinary implication of
“IF THE NEW DATING IS CORRECT, the
Magdalen papyrus would turn out to be the not only the oldest known
fragment of Matthew, but the oldest of all listed New Testament
And don’t forget that when the ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ were found in some caves in I948, the Book
of the Isaiah was perfectly intact. Even though the scrolls had been
hidden away for more than 2,000 years, the Book of Isaiah is exactly the
same as contained in the Holy Bible we have today.
THE BIBLE STILL WORLD'S BEST SELLER
t is small wonder then that the Holy Bible is still the world's
American Bible Society reported in 1982, that the Bible had been
translated into 1739 languages and
dialects, which are spoken by 97
per cent of the world's population.
According to the General Secretary of the Associated
Bible Societies, Fergus MacDonald, more than 40
million Bibles and New
Testaments were distributed world-wide in 1998,
in more than 200 nations and through more than 130 Bible Societies! The
total of Bibles sold were 20,751,515, which is an increase of more than
one-half million over the year before, and a gain of more than one
million New Testaments, totalling 20,116,627 copies.
MacDonald stated: “We have good reason to praise God for the increase we see, but we
have a long way to go, before we can say that we have accommodated the
growing hunger after God’s Word.
What does the
Bible say about this? "Day unto day
uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge. There
is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is
gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the
world." (Ps. 19:2-4)
what of the loud noises made by some 'Johnny-Come-Lately',like the humanistic philosophers and supposed theologians who
call themselves, 'The Jesus Seminar'? As
well as opportunistic ‘play actors’ like Baigent, Brown, Howard and Hanks?
I would say,
“Much like the proverbial story of the dogs that run after the caravan
– The dogsbark, but the caravan moves on.”
SCIENTIFIC THAN SCIENCE
T.A. Pierson says, “There is a danger in pressing the words in the
Bible into a positive announcement of scientific fact, so marvelous are
some of these correspondencies.But it is certainly a
curious fact that Solomon
should use language entirely consistent with discoveries as EVAPORATION
and STORM CURRENTS (1:6, 7). Some
have boldly said that Redfield’s
theory of storms is here
taking such ground, we ask, who taught Solomon
to use terms that readily accommodate facts that the MOVEMENT OF THE
WINDS which seem to be so lawless and uncertain, ARE RULED BY LAWS AS
POSITIVE AS THOSE WHICH RULE THE GROWTH OF THE PLANT: and
that by EVAPORATION, the
waters that fall on the earth are continually rising again, so that the
sea never overflows.
12:6is A POETIC DESCRIPTION
OF DEATH.How the ‘SILVER CORD’ describes
the spinal marrow, the ‘GOLDEN BOWL’
the basin which holds the brain, the ‘PITCHER’ the lungs, and the ‘WHEEL’
the heart.Without claiming
was inspired to foretell the CIRCULATION OF THE BLOOD,26 centuries before Harveyannounced
it, is it not remarkable
that the language he uses exactly suits the facts - A WHEEL PUMPING
UP THROUGH ONE PIPE TO DISCHARGE THROUGH ANOTHER.”
Note:A portion of this article (pages 8 - 16) is taken from a column I
wrote for the Edmonton Sun and
other magazines in 1986 called, ‘The Bible: Proof of Supernatural
LEWIS’ FAMOUS STATEMENT
number of years ago, USPresident Ronald
Reagan quoted C.S. Lewis – the renowned Oxfordprofessor – about
Jesus Christ, when he made his profession of faith. Here is the famous
quote in full:
am trying here to prevent anyone from saying the really foolish thing
about Him: “I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher,
but I don’t accept His claim to be God.”
That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and
said the things that Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He
would either be a lunatic – on a level with a man who says he is a
poached egg – or else He would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your
choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or
something worse…But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense
about Him being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us.
He did not intend to.”
his close encounter with death at the hands of a deranged assassin,
President Ronald Reagan was asked by his pastor, “Were
you ready to die?” He
“No, I have much more to do!” The
pastor continued, “No, I meant,
were you ready to meet God?” President
Reagan answered, “Yes.”
a knowing smile, President Reagan replied,
“I have a Saviour!"
dear friend, reading these lines: My question to you is, “Do
you have a Saviour?” When
the Philippian Jailor asked Paul and Silas, “What must I do to
they answered: “Believe
on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved and thy house.”
NOT GOING TO WORK
Jewish Sanhedrin tried ‘early-on’ to stamp out the followers of
Jesus, but they couldn’t do it. Five
thousand were converted when a crippled beggar was healed. The High
Priest and Jewish leaders got extremely nervous when these great things
happened in the name of Jesus, Whom they had crucified.
on the miracle, Peter declared: “And
His name (Jesus
Christ) through faith in His name
hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is
by Him hath given Him this perfect soundness in the presence of you
word of the ‘AWAKENING’ spread through the city of Jerusalem, the disciples were
brought before the High Priest and his associates for questioning: “And
when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by
what name, have ye done this?” (Acts
answered: “Be it known unto you
all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of
Nazareth, Whom ye crucified, Whom God raised from the dead, even by Him
doth this man stand here before you whole.
“This is the STONE which
was set at naught by you builders, which is become the HEAD OF THE
CORNER. Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name
under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
BOLDNESS SHOOK THE JEWISH LEADERS
conferred among themselves, saying: “What
shall we do with these men? For that indeed a notable miracle hath been
done by them is manifest to all in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny
it. But that it spread no further among the people, let us straightly
threaten them that they speak henceforth to no man in THIS
“And they called them, and commanded them not (never)
to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.”(Acts 4:
Peter and John were no pussy cats! They were tough fishermen who had
been with Jesus, and they had witnessed first-hand the awesome power
connected with His name. He had
instructed them – before His crucifixion - to pray
to the Father in His name. (John 16: 26)
After observing the great power wielded by the name of Jesus, do you
think they would listen to a group of stodgy old religious men who had no
contact with God? A thousand times, “NO!”
They answered: “Whether it be
right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge
ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”
After Peter and John were threatened, they went back to their own company
of believers and reported what the chief priests and elders had said.
When the believers heard the report, they lifted up their voices to God
with one accord:
“Lord Thou art God, which has
made heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all that in them is: And
now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto Thy servants, that
with all boldness they may speak Thy Word,
“By stretching forth Thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may
be done by the name of Thy holy child Jesus. And when they had prayed,
the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were
all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the Word of God with
, 30, 31)
Vicious attacks on
Jesus Christ and the Bible have happened many times before, and the
Church has survived and grown as a result. Christianity hasn’t gone
into extinction and today the Bible is still the world’s best selling
APOSTATES RATCHET UP ATTACKS ON JESUS CHRIST
The December 1936 issue of ‘The
Witness’ carried an article on the Virgin Birth of the Saviour by
T. Ernest Wilson. He wrote, “Many
years ago Dr. Dale of Birminghammade
the statement: “The storms of
criticism now are bursting about the venerable head of Moses, but Moses
is not the objective; the time will soon come when the tempest will break
about the One Holy Head."
continued: "And that time has come; apostate Christendom takes every
opportunity of attacking the Person and work of our Lord Jesus
Wilson was referring to was the wicked onslaught by the so called higher
critics who were erroneously charging that Moses did not write the
Pentateuch (first 5 books of the Bible). Of course, they have since
been conclusively proven wrong. But the devil never gives up, so he
grooms more lapdogs to attack the Bible.
he's going after the Head of the Church, the Chief Cornerstone Himself,
Jesus Christ the Messiah. How does he do it? The same way he
deceived Eve in the Garden of Eden, through deception, lies and planting
doubts about the veracity of God's Word.
planted doubt in Eve's mind: "Hast God said...? Ye shall not surely
die...You can become like God yourself. God wants to keep you
ignorant.." (Genesis 3:1-5) That LYING DEVIL even had the
audacity to tempt our Lord Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God, Who
had come down from heaven to redeem us from our sins and Satan's
said: "If Thou be the Son of God..." (Matthew 4:1-10)
That lying trickster KNEW that Jesus was the Son of God. He knew
why Jesus had come down to this planet. He knew what Jesus was
about to do to his kingdom.
study of history chronicles the struggle of Satan and his evil forces
against the Church of the Living God during the last 2000 years.
Repeatedly, we see the ebb and flow and against all odds, the constant
and steady growth of the Church.
is an excerpt from 'The Wonder of the Book' by Professor Dyson Hague,
M.A.: "Another wonderful thing about the Bible is that it has stood
ages of ferocious and incessant persecution. Century after century
men have tried to burn it and bury it. Crusade after crusade has
been organized to extirpate it. Kings of the earth set themselvs,
the rulers of the church took counsel together, to destroy it from the
face of the earth."
the Roman Emperor, in 303 inaugurated the most terrible onslaught that
the world has known against a book. Every Bible almost was
destroyed; myriads of Christians perished; and a column of triumph was
erected over an exterminated Bible with the inscription: "Extincto
nomine Christianorum." (Extinct is the name of Christians.)"
yet, not many years after, the Bible came forth as Noah from the ark to
re-people the earth, and in the year 325 Constantine enthroned the Bible
as the Infallible Judge of Truth in the First General Council."
followed the prolonged mediaeval persecutions. You all know how the
Church of Rome denied the Bible to the people. The Church of Rome never
trusted the people with the Bible. For ages it was a practically
unknown book. Martin Luther was a grown up man when he said that he
had never seen a Bible in his life. No jailor ever kept a prisoner
closer than the Church of Rome has kept the Bible from the people."
CRITICS HAVE THEIR OWN AGENDA
perhaps the worst opposition to the Bible has been during the last 150
years. Its bitterest foes, curiously enough, were men who claimed
liberty of thought, and Bolingbroke and Hume and Voltaire seemed so
confident of the extermination of the Bible, that the Frenchmen declared
that a hundred years after his day not a Bible would be found save as an
came the German rationalistic host, with the fiercest and deadliest of
all the attacks. Yet here the Bible is today, stronger than ever.
It stands, and will stands. The adversaries have done their worst.
They have charged their heaviest charge. They have fired their
deadliest volley. Whatever unexpected adversaries appear in the
future, no more destructive trios than Julian and Celsus and Porphyry,
than Voltaire and Strauss and Renan, than Eichorn and Wellhausen and
Kuenen, will probably ever be confederate against it."
in spite of all these age-long persecutions and assaults, the Word of the
Lord is having free course, and is being glorified. The Bible is
being circulated at about 12,000,000 copies a year, in about 500
us remember here that the adversary has cunningly changed his tactics.
Under Christian garb, by professedly Christian men, under the high
sounding term of "higher criticism" the Bible is assailed in
its very foundation as God's Word, God's revelation to man. It is
no less Satan's work, and more to be feared than the violent opposition
of former days."
have been terrible times of persecution against God's people. Dr.
David Barrett, a statistician who has tracked this world wide phenomenon
for the past 30 years, reports that an average of about 150,000 people
have given their lives for Christ annually, and that millions are
presently persecuted in one way or another for the name of Jesus.
said, "Thy kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and violent taketh
it by force." (Matthew 11:12) The literal translation states,
"Thu kingdom of God is advancing powerfully and men of faith take
hold of His promises and carry it forward with an ardour that resembles
is still showing His awesome power in Communist China and other
totalarian countries, including Muslim dominated nations. Here is a
recent awesome testimony of the power of Jesus Christ.
NEWS FROM EGYPT - GIRLS FOUND ALIVE AFTER 15 DAYS
Muslim man in Egypt killed his wife and then buried her with their infant
baby and 8 year old daughter. The girls were buried alive. He
then reported to the police that an uncle killed the children. 15
days later, another family member died. When they went to bury him,
they found the 2 little girls under the sand - ALIVE.
country is outraged over this incident, and the man will be executed.
The older girl was asked how she had survived. "A man wearing
shiny white clothes, with bleeding wounds in his hands, came every day to
feed us. He woke up my mom so she could nurse my sister," she said.
was interview on Egyptian National T.V. by a veiled Muslim woman anchor.
She said on public T.V. "This was none other than Jesus,
because nobody else does things like this."
believe Jesus would do this, but the wounds mean He really was crucified,
and its clear also that He is alive. But, it is also clear that the
child could not make up a story like this, and there is no way these
children could have survived without a true miracle.
leaders are going to have a hard time to figure out what to do with this,
and the popularity of the 'Passion of the Christ' movie doesn't help.
With Egypt at the center of the media and education in the Middle East,
you can be sure this story will spread. Christ is still turning the
world upside down.! (news report)
I spoke with a young Muslim man from Tanzania whose forbears were from
India. He stated that he could believe that Jesus was born of a
virgin and therefore was very special, but he could not believe in the
replied that if he could understand God I wouldn't believe in Him for
then He would be as weak as I am and couldn't help me, or I would be as
great as God is and I wouldn't need Him. No my friend, it is
impossible for us to understand the One who has created us in His own
WESLEY asked, "How can a worn understand a man?" It is
impossible for a finite being to understand the invisible, immortal,
infinite God. It is almost insane to believe that created human
beings could understand - with our limited intellectual capacity - the
One who made us and knows our DNA and our human genome and is the giver
and sustainer of physical and eternal life.
EINSTEIN stated: "The most incomprehensible thing about the universe
is that it is incomprehensible."
CARLYLE - Scottish essayist, historian and philosopher - declared:
"I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance -
I don't pretend to understand the universe - it's a great deal bigger
than I am."
we are unable to understand the universe, how could we possibly
understand God? The real danger presenting itself to the human race
is the totally unrealistic notion that we can thing of Almighty God
in human terms. Thinking of God as though He were a human being,
instead of the Immortal. God is Eternal, Omnipotent,
Omniscient, Omnipresent and Transcendent Lord God of all flesh. He
is the creator, Saviour, sustainer, healer, deliverer and Judge.
can a sin laden, disease bearing, guilt ridden mortal hope to under the
pure, righteous, holy and immortal Lord God of all flesh? How can
an ignorant, unknowing creature such as man, think we should be able to
understand the omniscient (all wise, all knowing) God?
is irrational to think that we could understand our Maker. We are
unable to even understand ourselves. Millions of people go to
counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists or pastors for help in
understanding themselves. If you can't understand yourself, stop
trying to analyze the One who made you.
people who are unbelievers of God and intellectuals that don't have God
in their lives, try to understand God, they are thinking of God in
human terms. Man will never understand God by rationalizing or
thinking of God in human terms.
is transcendent and so far above us that we could never understand Him.
This is why God sent His Son Jesus. Jesus was wrapped in human
flesh, to show us what He is like. Our Lord visited this
planet to redeem us and deliver us from the powers of darkness that are
seeking to destroy us.
Christ said: "If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father
also.... Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known
Me, Philip? He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father; and how
sayest thou then, show us the Father?" (John 14:7,9)
MURRAY, Dutch Reformed theologian, declared: "Everything is of the
Father, everything is in the Son, everything is through the Spirit.
The entire carrying out of the counsel of God is through the Holy Spirit,
and the sanctification and the impartation of divine holiness which He
SHOULD WE REACT TO THESE BLASPHEMOUS ACTS?
should we do in light of these outrageous blasphemous attacks on the
divinity of Jesus Christ? How should Christians conduct themselves
when facing such lies, blasphemy and injustice? What is the
Scriptural route to take?
we organize demonstrations, and take to the streets starting riots across
the world? How about burning movie studios in Hollywood and
theatres showing the movie or bookstores selling the blasphemous books?
Should we threaten those involved with the JESUS
PAPERS & DA VINCI CODE, like Muslims would have done if such
attacks were leveled against Muhammed?
answer is a resounding, "NO". We live by a different code
of ethics employing sanity, holiness and tolerance. We have not
filled the world with the glorious Gospel of Christ by using the sword.
do not gain converts to Christ through intimidation, kidnappings or
forced starvation like the Muslims are doing in Sudan and else where in
martyrs have died by the millions during the last 1000 years, while
trying to win souls for Christ and helping the poor of the world.
Our martyrs dies to save someone, instead of trying to see how many they
could kill in a suicide attack. Christians are opposed to Satan's
are used to being discriminated against. Christians are used to
being persecuted and killed as martyrs while seeking to save lost souls,
feed the hungry and heal the sick.
Islamic suicide bombers who die as martyrs trying to kill as many people
as possible, millions of Christian martyrs over the last 2000 years have
gladly given their lives while sharing Christ's love.
to defend Jesus from the Temple Guard who were led to the Garden of
Gethsemane by Judas Iscariot, Peter used his sword to cut off the ear of
Malchus. Malchus was the servant of the high priest.
said to Peter, "Put up thy sword into its sheath: the cup which My
Father hath given Me, shall I not drink it?" (John 18:10) Then
Jesus healed the man's ear.
job is to stay focused on the Word of God. We must keep our eyes on
Jesus. We must stay focused on the Holy Spirit and keep on
preaching the Gospel of Christ. We must continue by praying for the
sick and casting out devils. We have a job to do and a world of
sinners to win to Christ. We need to bring healing to the hurting
people of our generation.
the Samaritans refused to give Jesus and His disciples lodging, James and
John asked, " ... Lord wilt Thou that we command fire to come down
from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But He turned,
and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what spirit ye are of. For
the Son of Man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save
them." (Luke 9:52-56)
do know that after King Herod had killed 'James the Just' - the
younger brother of Jesus - he was judged by the Lord: "And upon a
set day Herod, arrayed in Royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an
oration to them. And the people gave a shout, saying, it is the
voice of a god, and not of a man. And immediately the angel of the
Lord smote him, because he gae not God the glory: and he was eaten of
worms, and gave up the ghost." (Acts 12:21-23)
Word states: "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give
place unto wrath: For it is written, Vengeance is Mine; I will repay,
sayeth the Lord." (Romans 12:19)
appears that HOLLYWOOD is already cursed by its own imbecilic,
pornographic and perverted actions. Look at the broken homes,
scarred children, alcoholism, drug addition, suicides, sexual perversion,
depression and mental illness. What a sorry mess Hollywood is.
needs to be pitied rather than emulated. Hollywood needs to be
prayed for rather than envied. Hollywood must be challenged and
rebuked when they pervert society with their filthy immoral movies.
must pray for the salvation of those in Hollywood; the actors, writers,
directors and owners of these Hollywood moves need prayer and salvation.
We need to pray that Baigent, Brown, Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are
convicted because of their sins and that they are saved, born again and
filled with the Holy Spirit.
AGAINST THE COMPANIES WHO BLASPHEME JESUS IN BOOKS AND MOVIES SUCH AS THE
"DA VINCI CODE' AND THE 'JESUS PAPERS'
Christians are sleeping and hiding in complacency. May God awaken
us all. Protest against the lies, fabrication and diabolical
attacks that have been used against our Lord Jesus Christ. Protest
against the companies who blaspheme the name of Jesus and defame His
character in books and movies such as the 'Da Vinci Code' and the 'Jesus
vicious attacks in such movies as the "Da Vinci Code' and the 'Jesus
Papers' prove the Bible scriptures are true. The Holy Bible records
the amazing prophecy of the aged and righteous Jew, Simeon, who took the
baby Jesus in his arms, in the Temple, saying: "Behold this Child is
set for the fall and rising again in Israel; and for a SIGN which shall
be spoken against." (Luke 2:34)
directors, producers and companies that produced the movies the "Da
Vinci Code' and the 'Jesus Papers' are certainly speaking against Jesus
Christ. They spoke against Jesus in the past just as they are
today. The hate filled mobs cried: "Away with Him.
Crucify Him" even though Pontius Pilate said: "I find no fault
in Him." (Luke 23:4, 14) The Bible says: "But this cometh
to pass, that the Word might be fulfilled that is written in their law,
THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE." (John 15:25)
DIRECTORS, PRODUCERS, WRITERS AND MOVIE STUDIOS PRODUCING MOVIES
SUCH AS THE 'DA VINCI CODE' AND 'JESUS PAPERS' ARE ENEMIES OF THE CROSS
the 'ENEMIES OF THE CROSS' are at it again, re-writing history and trying
to destroy people's faith in the living Saviour Jesus Christ. They
will upset some people, they will turn many people away from the Lord and
in the end they fulfill another Scripture from the Bible, where Jesus
am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already
kindled? But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I
straightened till it be accomplished. Suppose ye that I am come to
give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay, but rather division."
prophesied that divisions would arise because of Him. This is
literally being fulfilled through the lies, hatred and strife generated
against Him by the enemies of the cross, as well as the use of these
blasphemous books and films such as the 'Da Vinci Code' and 'Jesus
Christian Church is now rising to the challenge and going on the
offensive. Jesus said, "The Gates of Hell (opinions, plans,
attack of Satan) will not prevail against the Church." (Matthew
16:18) Praise the Lord and glory be to the Lamb of God forever.
IS AT WORK, A.D. April 18, 2006
Kentucky Board of Education has voted to take the first step in
re-defining how America dates time. The board voted to include a
new secular system of dating the calendar, BCE (means Before Common Era)
and AD (Anno Domini, Latin for 'in the year of our Lord') method.
new secular system of time dating will appear in the curriculum and other
materials used by Kentucky educators. This new system is already
being included in textbooks across the nation.
new method will replace the birth of Christ as the dividing point in
history. For example, the new system would change 2006 AD (Anno
Domini) to 2006 CE (Common Era).
also opens the door for the ACLU to find a liberal activist judge who
will forcefully remove the use of BC and AD. The ACLU types will
claim that the use of BC and AD are a violation of the First Amendment
because it dates history based on the birth of Christ.
WILL NOT COMPROMISE
will not be a part of the Antichrist's plan that seeks to eradicate the
EVIDENCE OF JESUS CHRIST'S influence in the earth during these past 2000
compromising preachers have fallen for the trick of the enemy. They
hope to reach Jewish people by amending their teaching and re-writing
history. Jewish people are not fools. Jewish people are
intelligent people who want to know the truth.
have hundreds of Jewish friends. The Jewish people know there are
those of us who tell the truth and also stand with them and the nation of
Israel against their enemies.
you try to re-write history in this case, how could they ever trust you
if the Muslims, who hate them, gain power in Israel? Compromisers
are not to be trusted. Lets always tell the truth, even if it is
Martin Luther stated so many years ago, I declare: "Here I stand, I
cannot do otherwise. God help me. Amen. - Max Solbrekken
Christian Friend: If you find it
in your heart to remember this ministry and your humble servant in your
prayers on a daily basis, we would be so thankful to you and the Lord.
Thank you and God bless you. Amen.
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JESUS CHRIST BORN? Jesus Christ was
born to to destroy the works of the devil
however, was in the world because Satan (the devil). The devil, who
is the father of sin and death, had been cast out of Heaven and is called
the 'Prince of the power of the air', as well as the 'god of this world'.
(Ephesians 2:2; 2 Corinthians 4:4)
devil had caused previous disruption and chaos. (Genesis 1:2;
Ezekiel 28:13-19; Isaiah 14:12-17).
of Satan (the devils) rebellion and hatred for God, he had cunningly
planned his strategy by tempting Eve, with the Tree of Life, in the
Garden of Eden. (Genesis 3:1-6; Job 1:8-22; Job 2:1-8)
CALLED ADAM WHERE ART THOU?
great transgression had been made by Adam & Eve. Now, for the
moment of truth. How would Adam & Eve feel? Would they
now be wise as God, as Satan (the devil) had promised them? Was the
rebellion and disobedience towards God worth it? No - a thousand
& Eve's eyes were opened. But, what did they see? Adam
& Eve saw their own vulnerability, stupidity, weaknesses, sin and
nakedness. Fear stalked and filled their souls. They had
never felt fear before sin entered their lives. They realized they
were naked, vulnerable and inadequate. Now, they realized they must
face the music, and meet God alone.
where was Satan (the devil)? Where was the evil one who had been
their wise tempter such a short time ago?
course, the devil was gone, to gloat over his victory. I'm sure
that the devil, the liar and deceiver was not far away, probably hiding
behind a tree, excitedly waiting to see the inevitable outcome of their
sin. The inevitable outcome, the separation, dis-fellowshipping of
God and His special creation, man.
DEVIL REJOICED OVER ADAM & EVE'S FEAR & TERROR
satisfaction filled the devil's heart as he observed Adam & Eve's
plight, their complete confusion, perplexity, fear and terror.
& Eve heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the
cool of the day. God said, "Adam, where art thou? ADAM,
WHERE ART THOU?"
God called Adam that day, He is still calling you and me. "John,
where are you? Mary, where are you?"
answered, "We are hiding, we are naked, we are afraid"!
God questioned, "Who told you that you were naked? You were
clothed with My glory. Have you eaten of the fruit that I forbad
gave a typical answer from a typical sinner! Adam said, "The
woman you gave me, she gave me of the fruit. It is Eve's fault, she
gave me the forbidden fruit and it's really Your fault, Lord, because You
gave me the woman".
LIKES TO PASS THE BLAME TO SOMEONE ELSE
seems normal for people to justify themselves. It's much easier to
pass the buck, or to blame someone else rather than take the blame,
saying, "I made a mistake, I am wrong, please forgive me."
similar to the preacher who enjoyed portraying woman in a negative way.
One Sunday morning as he was preaching on 'The Fall of Man', he
vigorously attacked Eve. If Eve, the weaker vessel, hadn't fallen,
the world wouldn't be in the mess it's now in. The preacher nailed
Jezebel and Delilah. "Women are the ruination of many good
men", he shouted.
the close of the service, the minister stood at the door shaking hands.
Some complimented him on a wonderful sermon, while others were glad to
get out the door.
tall lady shook his hand and she wasn't smiling. She squeezed his
hand until he said, "Woman, you are hurting me". She
looked him square in the eye and asked, "Pastor, what is the
telephone number of the Garden of Eden"?
answered, "I don't know what you are talking about". She
squeezed his hand again until he said, "Ouch". She spoke
again, "Pastor, do you know the telephone number of the Garden of
Eden"? He answered, "Woman, I do not and by the way you
are hurting me." She said, "Well, I know the telephone
number of the Garden of Eden. It's Adam 8-1-2", and she let go
of his hand and left.
ate one too! Eve wasn't the only one to blame. Adam also
disobeyed God, but really the blame goes into further - straight to the
evil one, the devil (Satan).
DEVIL IS TO BLAME
didn't argue with Adam. He turned to Eve and said, "Woman,
what is this that thou hast done?" Eve made more sense
than her husband. She put the blame where it belong. "The
serpent beguiled me and I did eat."
agree with Eve. Satan (the devil) is the culprit. The devil
is to blame for all the sin, fear, heartbreak, divorce, alcoholism, drug
addiction and juvenile delinquency. He is the architect of all that
is evil, wicked and destructive. Riots, anarchy, thievery, murder,
sickness, disease and war are the outcroppings and results of his plans,
goals, purposes and seduction.
(the devil) IS TO BLAME. Shout it loud and clear - the devil is the
CALLED THE DEVIL A LAIR & MURDERER
called him a liar, deceiver, murdered and thief. (John 8:44; John
10:10) Our Lord said, "The thief cometh not for to steal,
kill and destroy. I am come that they might have life and more
abundantly." (John 10:10)
- THE DEVIL IS TO BLAME FOR ALL SIN
said, "THE SEED OF THE WOMAN SHALL BRUISE THE SERPENT'S HEAD."
God called out "Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou
among all the beasts of the field. Upon thy belly shalt thou go all
the days of thy life..." (Genesis 3:14-15)
is noteworthy that some scientists believe that at one time serpents and
snakes walked upright and didn't crawl on their bellies as today.
I will put enmity between thee and the woman and between thy seed (the
wicked) and her seed (the righteous). It (Jesus, the seed of the
woman) shall bruise thy head..."
DEFEATED THE DEVIL WITH HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS
Golgotha's Hill, Jesus defeated the devil. When Jesus paid the
supreme sacrifice for the sins of the world, and rose again from the
dead. He had delivered the death blow to Satan.
Jesus cried, "It is finished", He had defeated Satan (the
devil) and since that very hour the blood of Jesus Christ washes away all
the sins of the repentant sinner, and His stripes bring healing to the
believing, sick person..
Bible says, "He (Jesus) was wounded for our transgressions, He
was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon
Him; and by His stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5)
DID JESUS COME INTO THE WORLD?
Bible says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only
begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have
everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to
condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."
(John 3:16-17) Hallelujah.
Bible says: "Neither is there salvation through any other, for
there is none other name under Heaven given among men whereby you may be
saved, but by the Name of Jesus"! (Acts 4:12) "There is
one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus." (1
CAME THAT WE MIGHT HAVE LIFE
said, "I am come that they might have life and have it more
abundantly." (John 10:10) And St. John stated:
"For this purpose was the Son of God manifested that He might
destroy the works of the devil". (1 John 3:8) The
Scripture says, "When the even was come, they brought unto him
many that were possessed with devils: and He cast out the spirits with
His word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled
which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our
infirmities, and bare our sicknesses." (Matthew 8:16-17)
DID ISAIAH PROPHESY?
it and hear it well: "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He
was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was
upon Him (Jesus) and by His stripes we are healed."! (Isaiah 53:5)
Bible says, "Who His own self (Jesus) bare our sins in His own
body on the tree (cross) that we, being dead to sins should live unto
righteousness, by Whose stripes ye were (at the cross) healed"!
(1 Peter 2:24) "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." (John 3:36)
IS ONLY ONE WAY - JESUS CHRIST IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH & THE LIFE
said, "I am the way, the truth and the life and no man cometh
unto the Father but by Me." (John 14:6) Again our blessed
Saviour said, "I am the door, by Me if any man enter in, he
shall be saved..." (John 10:9) Again He said, "Come
unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you
rest." (Matthew 11:28)
DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE?
Bible says, "Without the
shedding of blood there is no remission for sins."
(Hebrews 9:22) "It is the blood that maketh atonement for
the soul." (Leviticus 17:11) Again, "The
soul that sinneth it shall surely die." (Ezekiel
Old Testament times, an animal - without spot or blemish - would be
sacrificed, spilling his blood. (Atonement means "covering")
AS THE LAMB DIED ON THE ALTER IN THE TEMPLE, JESUS THE LAMB OF GOD, DIED
ON THE CROSS TO PAY FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD.
Scripture says, "If we walk
in the light as He is in the light we have fellowship one with the other,
and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin." (John
is the Lamb of God, Who was slain for our sins! "One of the
elders saith unto me, weep not: behold the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the
seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the
throne...stood a lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven
eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
He came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the
throne. And when He had taken the book, the four beasts and four
and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them
harps and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of
they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to
open the seals thereof: for thou was slain, and hast redeemed us to God
by thy blood of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and
nation;....Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and
riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and
every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth,
and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying,
Blessing, and honour, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the
throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever."
SPOILED SATAN'S KINGDOM
Bible says, "And you, being dead in your sins and the
uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having
forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances
that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the
way, nailing it to His cross, and having spoiled principalities and
powers, He made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it." (Colossians
2:12-15) Oh, Praise God.
serve a risen Saviour, he's in the world today. I know that
He is living, whatever men may say...
I see His hand of mercy....I hear His voice of cheer....And just
the time I need Him....He's always near.
lives....He lives...Christ Jesus lives today.
He walks with me and talks with me, along life's narrow way.
lives...He lives....Salvation to impart....
You ask me how I know He lives....He lives...within my heart.
power! What might! What strength, and what great ability
Jesus has. St. Paul brings it out so graphically in his epistles.
Drink in these truth and be set free and filled with all knowledge, joy
and Holy Ghost power.
eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that ye may know what is
the hope of His calling, and what the riches of glory of His inheritance
in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power to
us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which
He wrought in Christ, when he raised Him from the dead, and set Him at
His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality,
and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not
only in this world, but also in that which is to come. And hath put
all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to
Bible says, "Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly
above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in
us." (Ephesians 3:20)
Paul writes, "Who (God) hath delivered us from the power of
darkness (Satan) and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son
(Jesus Christ) IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, even the
forgiveness of sins." (Colossians 1:13)
referring to Jesus, John the Baptist made the startling statement, "Behold
the Lamb of God which taketh away from the sins of the world."
(John 1:29) To this agree the angel's words to Joseph, "Ye
shall call His name Jesus (Salvation) for He shall save (salvage) His
people from their sins." (Matthew 1:21)
this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the
form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made
himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and
was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, He
humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the
God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name is above every
name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in
heaven and in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue
should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the
Father." (Philippians 2:5-11)
DAY IS THE SCRIPTURE FULFILLED
book of Isaiah is called the "Gospel of the Old Testament".
The 53rd chapter prophecies the death of Messiah Who would bring
forgiveness and healing to His people. Isaiah 7:14 speaks of His
virgin birth; Isaiah 9:6 speaks of His Kingship and the fact that He is
very God; Isaiah 28:11-12 foretells the gift of the Holy Ghost, and the
end-time phenomena of glossalalia, or "speaking with other
tongues" as a gift of God to bring stability, rest and peaceful
strength to the Church in times of pressure and tension. Isaiah
61:1-3 prophecies the Gospel Age of His salvation with forgiveness,
healing, deliverance and joy!
he came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and, as His custom
was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to
read. And there was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet
Esaias. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where
it was written,
Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because he hath anointed Me to preach the
gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach
deliverance to the captives, the recovering of sight to the blind, to set
at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the
He closed the book, and He gave it again to the minister and sat down.
And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him.
And He began to say unto them, This day is the scripture fulfilled in
your ears." (Luke 4:16--21)
entered the synagogue in Nazareth and read from Isaiah the Prophet.
He ended the reading by saying, "This day is this scripture
fulfilled in your ears". He declared Himself the Son of God and
Jewish Messiah by those words.
year of Jubilee could not begin until first the Great Day of Atonement
had taken place. He would die on the cross like the lambs died on
the alters of Jerusalem because He is the Lamb of God which taketh away
the sins of the world." (John 1:29)
would fulfill the Old Testament 'Great Day of Atonement' when the high
priest entered into the Holy of holies with the blood of the sacrificial
animal. Jesus was not only the sacrifice but also the high priest
Who carried His own blood into the Holy of holies in Heaven itself.
scapegoat (Leviticus 16:7-21) is also a type of Jesus carrying away our
sins. He is our substitute! Every 50th year Israel celebrated
the 'fear of Jubilee' when all the prisoners and slaves were freed and
debts were forgiven. This is a picture of the Gospel Age when
everyone is set free by the blood of Christ and His everlasting Gospel!
THEY WERE OFFENDED IN HIM.
dear friend, Let me admonish you to receive him into your heart and life
as your Lord, Saviour, Redeemer, Healer, Baptizer and King.
CAME TO SEEK & SAVE THE LOST
said, "I am come to seek and save that which was lost." (Luke
19:10) You are included in that number, for "All have sinned and
come short of the glory of God". (Romans 3:23) You say, 'I
cannot live a Christian life in my own strength'!
are absolutely right. You can't do it in your own power, but He
will change you and give you the power to live for Him.
Bible say: "He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.
But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of
God, even to them that believe on His name." (John 1:11-12)
promised, "Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is
come upon you...." (Acts 1:8) Finally Jesus said, "I will
never leave thee nor forsake thee." (Hebrews 13:5) "...and
lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." (Matthew
Scriptures verses on Divine healing, miracle healing (King
18:18 - (kjv)
- "Verily I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on
earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done
of My Father which is in heaven."
- (kjv) - "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall
agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall
be done of My Father which is in heaven."
5:14 - (kjv) - Is any sick among you? let him call for
the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing
him with oil in the name of the Lord:
5:15 - (kjv) - And the prayer of faith shall save the sick,
and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins,
they shall be forgiven him.
5:16 - (kjv) - Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray
one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual
fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
- (kjv) - "For
where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in
the midst of them."
4:30 - (kjv) - By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and
that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child
4:48 - Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and
wonders, ye will not believe.
3:16 - And his name through faith in his name hath made this
man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him
hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Thessalonians 2:9 - [Even him], whose coming is after the
working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
19:11 - And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:
16:17 - And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my
name shall they cast out devil, they shall speak with new tongues;
16:18 - They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any
deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the
sick, and they shall recover.
53:5 - But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was]
bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was]
upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
7:15 - (kjv) - And the LORD till take away from thee all
sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which
thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all [them] that
10:8 - (kjv) - Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the
dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
41:10 - (kjv) - Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not
dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will
help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my
17:14 - (kjv) - Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save
me, and I shall be saved: for thou [art] my praise.
10:1 - (kjv) - And when he had called unto [him] his twelve
disciples, he gave them power [against] unclean spirits, to cast
them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of
- (kjv) - "And
said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy
God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give
ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put
none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the
Egyptians: for I AM the LORD that healeth thee."
- (kjv) - Wherefore
lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; ..And
make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be
turned out the the way; but let it rather be healed.
(kjv) - My
son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings... Le4t
them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine
heart...For they are life unto those that find them, and health to
all their flesh.
(kjv) - Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his
forgiveth all thine iniquies; who healeth all thy diseases,
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with
loving kindness and tender mercies;
(kjv) - After
this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy name...Thy kingdom come. They will
be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
(kjv) - Beloved,
I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
John 5:14-15- (kjv)
this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any
thing according to his will, he heareth us: .. And if we know that
he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions
that we desired of him.
(kjv) - For
it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good
He that spared not his
own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with
him also freely give us all things?
HEALS A LEPER
8:2-3 - (kjv)
And, behold, there
came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou
canst make me clean...And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched
him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately is
leprosy was cleansed.
O LORD my God, I cried
unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
Behold, I will bring
it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto
them the abundance of peace and truth.
Who his own self bare
our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being bead to sins,
should live unto righteousness by whose stripes ye were healed.
And Jesus went about all Galilee,
teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the
kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of
disease among the people... And his fame went throughout all
Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken
with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed
with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the
palsy, and he healed them.
When the even was come, they brought
unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the
spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick.
For I will restore health unto thee,
and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD: because they
called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh
healed the woman with an Issue of Blood
(kjv) - And, behold, a woman,
which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came
behind him, and touched the hem of his garment....For she said
within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be
whole...But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said,
Daughter, be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee whole.
And the woman was made whole from that hour.
(kjv) - But when Jesus knew it,
he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed
him, and he healed them all.
(kjv) - When Jesus heard of it,
he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart and when the
people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the
cities...And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was
moved with compassion towards them, and he healed their sick.
(kjv) - And when they were gone over, they came into the land of
Gennesaret...And when the men of that place had knowledge of him,
they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto
him all that were diseased...And besought him that they might only
touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made
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