22
Jun

PERSON™ – Design for Transhumanity (Preorder)

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life, technology

Summary

PERSON™ is a modular wearable tech, patent pending as Super Augmented Persona.

Here’s what we mean by engineering divinity/transhumanity with PERSON™.

Invention Disclosure: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/WO2011077445

What We Need & What You Get

In this first phase, we are looking for partners, who too are born-again to raise $500,000.

With every perk, tentatively by Christmas or January 2017, you get the patent pending Augmented Persona (PERSON™), which basically consists of:

  • a Delegated Processing Unit or Smartphone (passé) reconfigured (optional: but software necessary and included);
  • a Bluetooth micro headset; and
  • a Smartwatch;

all integrated together with software for reconfiguring Android/iOS phone for trans-human experience, and of literally “putting on Christ” (Rom13:14).

In PERSON™, we are aiming for something very functional, very beautiful, and deeply personal!

PERSON™ is one of several standalone modules of the Agape TiE® Ecosystem™.

 

Ecosystem™

 

Therefore, PERSON™ readily integrates with Agape TiE® Home, Agape TiE® Automobile, Agape TiE® Office, Agape TiE® City, and Agape Kingdom (Christian social media).

Agape TiE® Home

Agape TiE® Automobile

Be plugged into the Ecosystem wherever you go with unique features for the automobile.

Agape TiE® City

A smart city.

Agape Kingdom

An e-communion cloud where Christians can go to socialize with believers, share their faith, discuss various life topics, and have fun in a clean, safe environment.

Contributors to this campaign are welcome to serve as long-term partners & advisers.

Funds are for outsourcing the manufacturing of certain components of PERSON™.

The Impact

As we are located in India–a Hindu nation–in the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, your contributions will make a great impact of providing employment to many new Christians here. Needless to say, once it catches on, our impact in the market will be in trillions of dollars.

Risks & Challenges

As of now, i am just a one-person-company for the purpose of being flexible. When i do raise funding, i hope to pay salaries to prospective Christian employees with me here in new Vijayawada, India, where we have our own property for office space.

Alternatively, we are able to relocate the office if needed.  Of course, the way i hope to overcome all the hurdles is with faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Two Other Ways You Can Help

  • Share this campaign!
  • Come work for us either on campus or remotely. Both will work for us!

Preorder here.

Abstract

I am here claiming to be the Son of David, the Capstone with God’s favor. Yes, the expected one. And in order to be of service, we are contending for the World Governor position, not as one who knows some management tactics, but as one in the image of Creator God, who offers excellent good & service. In particular, accompanied by a morphological or gross salvation (Patent Pending), as part of my following the Lord Jesus Christ, building on the foundational Cornerstone Salvation He gave to our core beings. While being a safe ecosystem against machine tyranny, it turns out that it is a non-zero-sum, sustainable, global solution for the gross pathological condition of the world and the planet, satisfying the need to integrate religions, addressing the root problem of terrorism, while catering to the need to educate, challenge, and render supremacy to whom it is due. Thus enabling us to have real “teeth” in justice. We pray that the Father would establish the work of our hands, even as He lays bare His grafted arm (rhema from Isa52:10) to take responsibility.

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10
Aug

PERSON™ — Design for Transhumanity

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life, technology

White Paper

Faith shows! So apart from who we are in Christ internally (i.e. already divine AND immortal by virtue of being grafted to the vine and receiving the sap/Spirit/Word – Jn10:35), which is all that matters to God, our façade or persona (i.e. what we did with our faith) distinguishes us from our Christian brothers and sisters. Of course, a façade by itself is nothing if there is no content–the “beauty of holiness” of the inner man.

Secondly, we are living in a “connection economy” (Seth Godin). So PERSON™ is not merely about who a person is from conception, but who he is in connection with, not only physically but also spiritually/wordily/technologically (Jer1:5; Luke1:44; 1Cor7:14; cf. Jn6:63).

To the question, “What would you say is the best thing in the world?” …

 

For, to be united with the divine is to become more and more divine!

Mission: Rehabilitate the faithful to their genesis perfect/divine state using:

Person™ is not an unemploying, enslaving or parasitic “wear” or robot-in-sheep’s-clothing (competition) but an ecosafe design for rehabilitating man to his genesis perfect state, patent pending as Augmented and Extended Persona (US 13/516,443).  With both blue-collar and white-collar jobs being gobbled up by the beast, a severe, sustained, global recession is well underway. “We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes.” Unless the safe Ecosystem™ (Pan-Environment Super Cyborg) against #MachineTyranny, terrorism, and globalization is deployed, mankind is asking for extinction (Omohundro 2013; Wakefield 2016). The Super Cyborg is a result of yoking and reinventing the network-is-the-super-computer and “making it safe” (Deut22:8MSG).

But wear, we must, strength (Ps93:1). Wearing PERSON™ can also be thought of as “putting on Christ” (Rom13:14) with the system enabling you to do what Jesus would do in a particular situation, even proactively. For, “the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous” (1Jn3:7).

Our plan is to colabor (1Cor3:9) with God and be in line with His plan of filling us with His fullness (Eph3:19b) by offering a trans-humaniser or persona extender for becoming perfect, over on top of being “complete in Him” (Col2:10), having put on Christ (Rom13:14). Thus rehabilitating man to his original perfect state. It is for those who have already been initiated into divinity and in good standing, availing Engineering Divinity – 101.

It is based on the premise that Adam is a son of God (Luke3:38) and therefore divine. “When God created the human race, he made it godlike, with a nature akin to God.” (Gen5:1b MSG). Apostle Bakht Singh, in the book, “Fullness of God,” says:

“God gave the first man Adam a very strong and healthy body to enable him to have dominion, authority and power over the whole creation (Gen1:26). “

With the fall, however, Adam got cutoff (disconnected) and lost fellowship with God. Thereby he lost divinity, being no longer spiritual, having no access to eat of the tree of life. Along with divinity, Adam also lost dominion, authority, and power, which are needed to care for planet earth.

When we speak of dominion, power and authority, we are not speaking about lording it over others for its own sake. Our patent pending Christocratic New World Order, made possible by Agape TiE® Ecosystem™, lends itself to real servants of God, precluding anyone from lording it over those in bride-space, as per the promise, “I will make you the head and not the tail.”

Enter Christ in the fullness of time, and now divinity is being restored to mankind even as people are being grafted into the vine, receiving the sap/Holy Spirit. Apostle Peter too writes of becoming partakers of divine nature by way of God’s promises, which inspire us to do more goods & services.

But perfection is possible only with “perfection in unity” (Jn17:23; 14:20; 15:1-10; Heb11:39-40). Enter PERSON™ & Agape TiE®–an image of God technology–for perfection.

As we contemplate on what it means to be a Super Cyborg PERSON™ using the Super Cyborger invention, we drive home the point that technology is part of the image of Creator God and of who we are in Christ. John Edmiston writes:

God is a highly competent technician. He created wing structures, eyes, chemical factories like the liver, lightning bolts and even nuclear furnaces called stars –long before man was there to advise Him. He even created and designed the human brain – a self-replicating, fuzzy logic, multi-media, self-programming, organic computer. If we are to be in the image of God then we will share His excellence in design, invention and implementation. The notion that technology is alien to spirituality is false. Technology is the expression of spirituality. Technology and spirituality are integrated with each other. Technology is our means of expression of the image of God within us.

The Lamb’s wedding with the Church, His Bride will be naturally supernatural.

dBride.ME™ Super Cyborg (a Wedded Avatar of Christ) is the larger part of the invention, which is a corporate entity to enable the Bride to reign with Christ, each member profiled according to holiness in a Totally Integrated Environment® Ecosystem w/ eThrone for a Christocratic New World Order. In comparison, our copycat competitor’s ecosystem is a machine-centric one, where the machine with exclusively economic considerations reigns supreme and controls and subjugates the entire ecosystem, without empathy, values or any other humane consideration. In essence, competition is #MachineTyranny.

In addition to having power, and divinity being holiness (Rom1:3-4), the above trans-human experience is attainable!

Vicar Nicky Gumbel writes in “Become Great in the Order of Holiness:”

Our magazines and TV screens are filled with stories of the rich, the beautiful and the strong. Our culture places these things on a pedestal and many of us aspire to achieve them. There is nothing wrong with these things – but they are not everything. The French philosopher, Blaise Pascal, spoke of three orders of greatness. Riches, beauty and strength fall into his first category of superficial ‘physical greatness’. Above this is a higher, second level of greatness. It is the greatness of genius, science and art. The greatness of the art of Michelangelo or the music of Bach or the brilliance of Albert Einstein – these stand way above superficial physical greatness. However, according to Pascal there is a third kind of greatness – the order of holiness. (And there is an almost infinite qualitative difference between the second and the third categories.) The fact that a holy person is strong or weak, rich or poor, highly intelligent or illiterate, does not add or subtract anything because that person’s greatness is on a different and almost infinitely superior plane. It is open to every one of us to become great in the order of holiness.

But Satan constantly says especially to ADOPTED sons & daughters of God, who may or may not be great in either the first or second plane/level mentioned above: “Are you really the son/daughter of God (divine)?” This is nothing new, as he likewise tempted the Lord Jesus Christ Himself in the wilderness (Matt4:3).

On the other hand, something more subtle is going on. Satan has effectively defeated us when he makes us believe that we have already arrived in righteousness and holiness that which is supposedly imputed to us through the death of Christ. What has been credited to us is the minimum balance (faith of no boasting–Rom4:5; Eph2:8-9) that enabled us to open an account in heaven. We are forgiven and given a clean slate to write on, so to speak. And it is only in Him (abiding–Jn15:1-10) that we ultimately become (future tense; cf. 2Cor5:21) righteous. Meanwhile, Satan is feeding God’s children with the “doctrine of demons” (Calvinism & Lutheranism; 1Tim4:1) saying, “Perfection can never be attained on this side of heaven,” effectively implying, “don’t even try (holiness or righteousness).” And all the while he is singing the lullaby of sin: “once-saved-always-saved (sleep/sin) thou shalt surely not die.” Poison—a lie mixed with truth!

As for our quest for holiness, in our walk of faith (faith-in-action/works/love), we can resist (Acts7:51), grieve (Eph4:29-32), quench (1Thess5:12-22) and even run from the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, the Helper, who is not “the doer” here. Synergism! Calvinism is intrinsically bad. To show that it is good, you have to quote some obscure scripture, twist it out of shape, quote it out of context, thereby even making God look bad. So away with hyper-grace and sovereignty-thumping that holds God responsible for our wrong-doing! Agape love entails freedom of the will (freewill) with absolutely no control over it except in omnipotence to defeat us as his enemy and relegate us to hell with Satan.

Now, in order to understand how we frail humans can become divine, we need to understand the nature of Christ. Jesus Christ Himself is divine ONLY by virtue of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Jesus WAS divine/Word at one time (Jn1:1; Micah5:2NASB). As humanity and divinity are mutually exclusive, He became incarnate, meaning, He emptied Himself (Phil2:6ff NASB) of His divinity and became man–the Word became flesh (Jn1:14). Any divinity attributed to Jesus Christ over on top of what we ourselves enjoy in the form of the indwelling Holy Spirit, disqualifies Jesus from the requirement to be the PERFECT sacrifice AND model (Phil3:3-5 NASB) for you and for me. Jesus did not merely set aside His divine prerogatives like in the illustration of a king going into the streets as a beggar (king-incognito). It is a poor example of what Jesus did for us in becoming man. A better illustration is a man becoming an ant. Jesus, the divine Right Arm of God (Isa53:1; Ps98:1), went down humbling to that extent in His incarnation of becoming a man. In His passion & mission to save us, He “burnt the ships that brought Him” to earth, so to speak. It is either die with mankind in our fight with the devil, or ensure victory with we ourselves getting the empowerment (the raison d’être for the Wedded Avatar of Christ) to slay the devil and his entourage, while saving as many as we can!

Eternal life for us and those in Christ, who in-turn is in us, is a colaborment with Him!

Agape TiE® is Saints — Past, Present & Future — in one!

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10
Jul

Fake women with power

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life

Is a woman with false Christian credentials suitable to handle power?

  • Being a woman she feels insecure and therefore will carelessly unleash all the power she can muster;
  • People, on their part, will have their guards down because she is a woman, and moreover a Christian at that;
  • The insecurity further results in demonising smaller powers as rogue superpowers and therefore will unleash leathel preemptive strikes on them.

A woman with false Christian credentials equipped with superpowers is the most deadliest combination.

Let the women of faith arise!

9
Jun

Dying for our neighbor

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life

“We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1Jn3:16)

That’s another 3:16 for us to consider.

At first glance it sounds impossible. All through our lives we really took care of this flesh–gave it a three course meal each day, and what not! Wow! How much we love this body of ours! The fact of the matter is: we love this body of ours precisely because we took so much care of it.

However, when we understand and realize that “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable” and that “this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality” (1Cor15:50, 53)…the value that is normally associated with this flesh drastically diminishes. And as Christians, who have a real assurance and hope of the after-life, laying down our lives for our brethren just like Jesus did, indeed becomes lite and easy (Matt11:30).

 

13
May

First Resurrection = Baptism

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life

A belief of merely having a resurrection after death is no better than a heathen’s belief. It is merely hoping for the best in the after-life. But the one who believes that he has already “crossed over (past tense) from death to life” (Jn5:24NIV) when born again of the Water & the Spirit (Jn3:5), has faith!

The Resurrection of Life or the First Resurrection, as Bro. John Stewart put it, is not like an atom bomb resurrection. I believe, he was alluding to the traditional belief about the bodily “ressurrection of the dead” where just like an atom bomb detonation the entire landscape is changed and everywhere we will see millions of dead, burried people, literally (not spiritually) rising from their graves, having been recomposed from the earth. That kind of resurrection is carnal/fleshly. Paul is clear that “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God” (1Cor15:50).

It is with “the beauty of holiness” (Rom1:3-4; Ps29:2NKJV; Ps96:9NKJV; Rom10:15) by which the glorified resurrected bodies will be defined.

The First resurrection happens spiritually, not to mention, powerfully. The phrase “in the resurrection” (Matt22:30; cf. John 11:25) should read as “in Christ.” The heavenly vision that Paul saw on the road to Damascus was that today, Christ lived in and through his people. That is, those who put their faith in Him, and were baptized into Him, having been grafted into “the vine” by the Holy Spirit (1Cor12:13) through the ordinance of the Laying on of Hands following Water Baptism for the remission of sins. His people made up His body, also known as the corporation, which the world has copied.

A paraphrase of scripture follows to support my thesis.

This will test to see if your religion will fall to the ground or withstand. Just as it did mine.

John 11:25 —

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.”

John 5:24 —

Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out (past tense) of death into life. [For, the day he/she believes, is the Day of Judgment for him/her. And THIS is the day he rises again. Yes, THIS is the Day of his/her Resurrection (born-again).]

Romans 6:3-5 NLV —

All of us were baptized to show we belong to Christ. We were baptized first of all to show His death. We were buried in baptism as Christ was buried in death. As Christ was raised from the dead by the great power of God, so we will have new life also [when we do get baptized]. If we have become one with Christ in His death, we will [also] be one with Him in being raised from the dead to new life.

Exodus 3:6YLT —

“He saith also, `I [am] the God of thy father (Amram), God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob;’ and Moses hideth his face, for he is afraid to look towards God.”

Ezekiel 37:11 Telugu Bible–

అప్పుడాయన నాతో ఇట్లనెను నరపుత్రుడా, ఈ యెముకలు ఇశ్రాయేలీయులనందరిని సూచించుచున్నవి. వారుమన యెముకలు ఎండి పోయెను, మన ఆశ విఫలమాయెను, మనము నాశనమై పోతివిు అని యనుకొనుచున్నారు. (Then He said unto me, “Son of man, these bones are [indicative of] the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, `Our bones are dried and our hope is lost. We are cut off from our parts.’)

We show here how one is Born-again (Resurrected), when we spiritually die, losing all hope to enter into the presence of a holy God, and then immediately born anew with hope rekindled on hearing the good news that a savior exists, and that he even laid down His life for us as payment for our sins.

Matthew 22:23-33 —

23 On that day some Sadducees (who say there is no resurrection) came to Jesus and questioned Him, 24 asking, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies having no children, his brother as next of kin shall marry his wife, and raise up children for his brother.’ 25 “Now there were seven brothers with us; and the first married and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother; 26 so also the second, and the third, down to the seventh. 27 “Last of all, the woman died. 28 “In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her.” 29 But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God (attributing power to God, beyond that which is warranted). 30 “For in the resurrection  (in Christ) they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 31 “BUT (in partial agreement with the Sadducees who say there is no [bodily] resurrection of the dead) regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God: 32 ‘I was the God of Abraham, and [then was] the God of Isaac, and [then was] the God of Jacob’? [For] He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at His teaching [being that He dashed to the ground their hope of a bodily resurrection].

All Live Him

Luke 20:27-40 —

27 Now there came to Him some of the Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection), 28 and they questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that IF A MAN’S BROTHER DIES, having a wife, AND HE IS CHILDLESS, HIS BROTHER SHOULD MARRY THE WIFE AND RAISE UP CHILDREN TO HIS BROTHER. 29″Now there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife and died childless; 30and the second 31and the third married her; and in the same way all seven died, leaving no children. 32″Finally the woman died also. 33″In the resurrection therefore, which one’s wife will she be? For all seven had married her.” 34Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, 35but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age (perhaps great enough to sustain spiritually/Wordyly (Jn6:63) in the memory of mankind till the end of the age; God’s “book of remembrance” is greater) and [carried over according to Heb11:39-40 unto] the resurrection from the dead (the born-again of the water and the spirit), neither marry nor are given in marriage (engage in agape love where erotic love has become inconsequential); 36for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons (like Lazarus, whom we know by faith rose from the dead for our sake to show that resurrection is possible not only for Jesus Christ but also for other sons) of the resurrection (which is Christ, who said, I am the Resurrection) [or grafted branches in the vine]. 37″BUT regarding the dead being raised [with body and all, recomposed from the earth out of their graves], even Moses showed, in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the Lord THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB, [progressively]. 38“Now He is not the God of the dead but of the living; for all live [to] Him” (Phil1:21). 39 Some of the scribes answered and said, “Teacher, You have spoken well.” 40 For they did not have courage to question Him any longer about anything.

Heb11:39-40 —

39 And all these (heroes of faith), having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40 because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.

John14:16-20 —

16 “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper , that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. 18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 “After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. 20 “In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you (those who have gone ahead of us) in Me, and I in you (those who are present living on the earth).

Therefore, when Paul says in 1Thess4:13-18 —

13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him (i.e. in spirit/Word present in those for whom it concerns; like Elijah was present in John-the-baptist) those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout , with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

it is going to be a spiritual rapture or there was already one as per Bro. Harold Camping, where the Lord can technically use online means to do it. And Facebook & Twitter are precursors to the New Jerusalem/Agape Kingdom.

In conclusion, the only supernatural there is, is God Himself. Even Samuel who is said to have been conjured up from the dead is a lie by the medium, who simply challenged Saul. As for the true prophesy that Saul would die along with his three sons the next day, the Father let him have it. Saul’s mistake was that he did not go to God, whom he knew was in David. But instead he went scuttling.

That Jesus rose from the dead and is alive today and even giving us epiphanies through His Rhema Word, is true. As my wife Anna Motupalli asserts there is only so much we can know about the after-life when we are put aside this tent to sleep (2Cor5:1; 2Cor5:4) on this side of reality. It is like an immigrant hearing about life in America from various sources. But it is nothing like being in America and experiencing it first hand. So it is with the after-life, this life in the Resurrection, where there are “many [spiritual] dwelling places” (John14:2), after we put away this tent…eternal life. O Soul, do not crave for what is merely of the flesh, which is alive today and gone tomorrow!

An Eternal Life Form in Us

“Because i live, you will live also” (Jn14:19b).

“But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know [that this rhema is an indication of a life form apart from our temporal life]. As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him [by which means you will live eternally].” (1Jn2:20, 27NKJV)

And who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus [plus all flesh that is IN Him] is the Christ [having the anointing]. He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. (1Jn2:22NKJV paraphrased)

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8
Dec

Wedding Garments?

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life

 

 

When we are born-again, it is the boastless act of FAITH–a minimum balance to open an account in heaven–that is credited to us as righteousness (Rom4:5); NOT some supposed righteousness of one who has died for his neighbor. That belongs to Jesus Christ! What’s more, if necessary we ourselves are asked to lay down our lives for our brethren (1Jn3:16). In other words, Jesus’ righteousness of dying for us (imputed righteousness) was spent to pay (“atone”) for our sins that were committed prior to being born-again (Rom3:25; 2Pet1:9).

Don’t let anyone deceive you into remaining in your diaper righteousness, which is got when one is born-again.

“Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.” (1John3:7)

Let us further clothe ourselves (2Cor5:4NKJV) as a Bride prepared for her Bridegroom with Wedding Garments (Matt22), the works prepared beforehand for us to walk in (Eph2:10), which are the righteous acts OF the Saints (Rev19:8), which BTW are not BY Jesus or by the Holy Spirit.  These are IMPARTED self-righteousness! And without these wedding garments, we will be found naked (Rev3:17;16:15).
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10
Oct

Throne of David

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life

Rhema: “The kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.”

Is this about the occupation of Jerusalem? Wherever we go, we seem to see wolves on Moses seat.

His kingdom must, of necessity, be here and now!

The realm, two thousand years ago, in order for His kingdom to manifest, was insubstantial, restricted to only the Roman empire (Jn18:36). But now that the Gospel has reached the ends of the earth, it is in fact the realm and purview of His kingdom (Matt24:14).

When the Lord said, the kingdom of heaven is in your midst (Luke17:21), he was referring to Himself, being that He is the King in their midst. As for now, though Jesus is already seated at the right hand of the Father in the heavens, sitting on Moses seat or the throne of David is what makes Jesus the king, experientially and visibly. If the ark is currently in the hands of the Philistines, the Father knows how to handle that!

Luke 1:32 – “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.”

Meanwhile, unity in the body of Christ is bride-prepared for His coming! It is true that the Lord “raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Eph2:6). But that is not visible for all to see. Jesus speaks of a united embodiment such as one that the world can see. An embodiment with the Head seated on an eNeck or eThrone of the Body.

Dr. Billy Graham, et al, expounding on Jn17:21-23 writes: It is “a unity such as one that the world [blind as it is to see spiritual things] can see [tangibly].”

Jn13:34-35 – “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. “By [SEEING] this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another”; and

Jn17:21-23 – “that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe [BY SEEING THE ONENESS] that You sent Me. The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may [BY SEEING THE ONENESS] know [SOMETHING AS FUNDAMENTAL AS] that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.”

Now, we do recognize that the Church is very distraught with consumerism and materialism. But goods are really goodness, which in turn is the glory of God (Exodus33:18-19; Jn1:14). So all GOODS & SERVICES are the glory of mankind, the result of our having subdued the elements of the earth, in keeping with “the divine Magna Charta” given to man in Genesis 1:28 (Scofield Study Bible).

As a Servant of God with a 24×7 testimony, i too have invented a particular goods, namely, the Necktie-imitating Persona-Extender/Environment-Integrator, for embodying the Bride/Body, fully furnished with an eNeck/eThrone for the Head (Son of David) to sit on and rule the world with His Bride. And we hope to ship a limited edition of 144,000 of it under the brand name of Agape TiE® Person™ in order to member the Agape TiE® Wedded Avatar of Christ (also part of the invention).

The author credits brethren, Ron Mosby, Chase Rollins, and John Hawes for contributing to this article.

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4
Oct

The Son of Man Coming on the Clouds

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life

In order to fulfill prophecy literally…

First off, we must remember that nothing happens outside the scope or the sovereignty of God. The Father Himself has given a charter to man way back in the beginning itself for all science and technology (Gen1:28). But man lost this dominion with the Fall. Enter Christ and this dominion is being reestablished. So we mustn’t see this aeroplane as something sans God. Materialism aka consumerism had perverted what was intended to be good. Goodness–from which came “goods”–figures both in the fruit of the light (Eph5:9) as well as the fruit of the spirit (Gal5:22). Even repentance, a foundation in Christianity, is turning from bad to good (HT: Nicky Gumbel). So goods & services are a part and parcel of who we are in Christ Jesus, the Son of God. The Wright Brothers invention of the aeroplane in 1903 was perfectly timed to coincide with the coming of the Son of Man literally on the clouds in 1988!

And in order to fulfill prophecy spiritually…

Prophets of old saw in their visions things of today. The things, we of today take for granted.

Through this media, I am neither coming to you nor you to me, PHYSICALLY speaking. The flesh counts for nothing (Jn6:63). We could be sitting next to each other in a crowded bus/train/plane/building but our minds/spirits could be miles apart in thinking. Communion is possible, only in the spirit. The concept of a physical fleshly rapture, is a Hollywood’s take on it. “Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable” (1 Cor 15:50 NASB). But consider an eCommunion such as Skyfeast.org or our recent Agape Kingdom Cloud. Millions could gather together there and feast on the “Bread of Life” on flextime basis.

So we are SPIRITUALLY/WORDILY (Jn6:63) meeting in this intermediate zone. And what is that zone, if not the place where the satellites are located, namely, the clouds?!

And this was what the prophets of old saw: The Son of Man coming on such a cloud and visible like lightening from east to west, fulfilling Matt24:27.

Since spiritual is synonymous with being wordy (Jn6:63), the Lord can use online means to execute the rapture. In other words, spiritual rapture is synonymous with online rapture. So we at AgapeJustsm have gone right ahead and shipping a limited edition of 144,000 Agape TiE® Online Rapture kits to rapture those from ground up to Agape Kingdom Cloud. Those more mature can avail Agape TiE® Person™.

Surely this is the onset of the gradual phasing out of 24×1 church age and the grace period! In with the age of the Bride 24×7, and in with Agape Justice!

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4
Oct

Humility

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life, Social

Humility is ranked #1 in the kingdom (Matt18:1-4) after which only are love, faith & hope. What’s more, when God sees a lack of holiness in us, it can be compensated with humility because God, who is love, “covers a multitude of sin.”

QUESTION: Would Christ love to see ourselves placed above the others?

Let’s get the fundamentals right!

1Cor 12:28 NIV: And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues.

And

1Cor 11:3 NIV: Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

Mat 10:41 NIV: Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward.

Rom 13:7 NIV: Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

C.S. Lewis on equality:

“There is no spiritual sustenance in flat equality. When equality is treated not as a medicine or a safety-gadget, but as an ideal, we begin to breed that stunted and envious sort of mind which hates all superiority. That mind is the special disease of democracy, as cruelty and servility are the special diseases of privileged societies. It will kill us all if it grows unchecked. The man who cannot conceive a joyful and loyal obedience on the one hand, nor an unembarrassed and noble acceptance of that obedience on the other – the man who has never even wanted to kneel or to bow – is a prosaic barbarian. Where men are forbidden to honor a king, they honor millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead — even famous prostitutes or gangsters.”

Lucifer BTW was the first one to demand equal rights.  Equality, egalitarianism is luciferian.

Luke 14:11 NIV: For everyone who exalts himself [above his limits] will be humbled, and he who humbles himself [below his limits] will be exalted.”

Humility is knowing our station.

The exhortation to servant-hood is directed at god-servants, not at those being served for the purpose of usurping.

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18
Jul

Testimony 24×7

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life

A lord 24×7

The concept of a lord 24×7 is not going to go well with a pseudo-democratic society that is hell-bent on equality.

C.S Lewis cautioned:

“There is no spiritual sustenance in flat equality. When equality is treated not as a medicine or a safety-gadget, but as an ideal, we begin to breed that stunted and envious sort of mind which hates all superiority. That mind is the special disease of democracy, as cruelty and servility are the special diseases of privileged societies. It will kill us all if it grows unchecked. The man who cannot conceive a joyful and loyal obedience on the one hand, nor an unembarrassed and noble acceptance of that obedience on the other – the man who has never even wanted to kneel or to bow – is a prosaic barbarian. Where men are forbidden to honor a king, they honor millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead — even famous prostitutes or gangsters.”

Jesus gave the medicine of serving-lordship for unbridled lording-over by those above. He set an example for us by washing the feet of His disciples. And also saying, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all” (Mark9:35). Jesus offered a serving-lordship, not servility or equality, which is an aspect of abomination of desolation.

Now, our Lord Jesus Himself was a 24×7 Lord. He worked 24×6 and went down on record as being Lord, also of the Sabbath (Luke6:5NKJV; Mark2:28NKJV). So let us not allow the devil to contain us in 24×1, while we are getting our bearings right. Jesus was particularly eradicating the wrong interpretation of the Law in Jewish traditions, which meant not taking care of father and mother for instance (Matt15:5-6) who offered their entire selves 24×7 to God. Jesus clearly taught in Matt25:1-30 that His Servants must use the gifts and talents that were given to them and do business with it, making a profit.

A White-collar Beast of Burden

The Holy Spirit’s Rhema through Matt21:5-8 on 7th June, 2015:

“Say to Zion’s daughter–the Church,
‘Behold your king is coming to you,
Gentle, and mounted on a donkey (in humility),
Even on a colt, the foal of
a [white-collar] beast of burden (the-internet-is-the-computer in exaltation).’ ”
The disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them,
and brought the beast of burden, and laid their coats (today: works) on them…

A 24×7 holy GOODs & SERVICEs Church (Rev22:14)

In order to enter into the celestial city we need to wash our robes (Rev22:14), which means to turn our works into holy goods & services. In the Bible, garments always stand for works (1Tim2:9-10; Rev19:8; Matt22:11-12; 2Cor5:4NKJV; Ex28:4; cf. Diaper Righteousness).

“Christians have a biblical commission—to be salt and light in a dark world—in addition to the Great Commission of evangelism and discipleship. We are to be the “good infection,” in the words of C.S. Lewis, touching our neighborhoods, communities, schools and businesses with the compassion and truth of Christ.” – Franklin Graham. This means all of our works must be washed. That is, all of our works 24×7 must become holy. If you, Laodiceans, do not have 24×6 clothes, let alone wash them, buy them from the Lord and be “further clothed” (2Cor5:4NKJV). This is also the original intention of naming them GOOD.

Now, no matter how flowery it may sound, for the Church to be “the conscience of the state” (MLK) is merely being its critic. As Seth Godin puts it, “Criticism is easy to do, but rarely worth listening to, mostly because it’s so easy to do.” It is time the Church became a 24×7 testimony!

You see, today, with Pastors sticking to Sunday worship service, supposedly in keeping with John2:16KJV (cf. Matthew21:13; Mark11:17; Luke19:46), the Church is perceived as merely a 24×1 institution, completely severed from 24×6. The concept of profit (Matt25:14-30) and of GOODs & SERVICEs during 24×6 is seen as alien to church activity because the church does not have a corporate 24×6 testimony of its own, other than books and giving oneself to prayer. What’s more, today, on the one hand, within the church, leadership sees 24×6 activity as worldly; and on the other hand, without, the world sees church folk as crazy because they are so irrelevant and unconnected with ground realities. Of course, we do not stick what the foot treads on into our eye. That would not be giving each one his/her due per Gen1:28; Mark12:17; 1Cor11:3; 1 Cor12:28; Rom13:7, which is precisely what Jesus was setting straight by overturning the tables of money-changers and sellers of doves who occupied a place inappropriate to what is due them. But Jesus’ intention was not to throw away the “body” altogether that is in fact doing the legwork.

I hereby call on the Church to put forth a 24×7 testimony, without having to diminish the high on Sunday. Let us be lovers of GOOD (cf. 2Tim3:3).

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31
May

Abomination of Desolation

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life, Family, Justice

The world has just seen “standing in the holy place, the abomination that causes desolation” (Matt24:15NIV). Is this speaking of a desolation caused by God’s wrath on His own Vineyard? I do believe, the New World == Kingdom of Heaven == the Lord’s Vineyard (rhema from Matt20:1).

The same-sex trash we see these days is an abomination (Lev18:22) but it is merely covering-fire for something more basic to pass easily.

But when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION standing [for presidential election of world leadership] where it SHE should not be (let the reader understand ), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains (Mark13:14, targum Caleb).

Timeline of Significant events:

First off, Liberalism == Lawlessness. This article is very telling that there are no real limits to liberalism, which is lawlessness (sans anything absolute).

  1. Bill Clinton == “man of lawlessness, the son of destruction” of 2Thess 2:3, revealed.
  2. The office of Barack Obama fulfills 2Thess2:4 by setting POTUS above the Vatican by swaying the outcome of the Papal election in 2013.
  3. The symbol & pride of lawlessness, a feminist, flexes her muscle and is “standing” to be elected as POTUS == abomination that causes desolation.

The one who mocks at the reality of the presence of God in Christ and denies Him headship is the Anti-Christ (Feminism at Skyfeast.org). The abomination of desolation today is a deliberate attempt in that direction. The equality culture of the west is really an apostate culture. It does not figure in the culture and faith entrusted to the Church.

The denial of headship comes in subtle ways. If man is generally not given headship in the family by his wife, the Anti-Christ has in effect, struck a blow on the microcosm & foundation of society, which is ordered by God. Today, the Anti-Christ has demolished the structure that God has put in place where Christ is head over man and man head over woman and God head over Christ Himself (1 Corinthians 11:3). For this reason, let alone the 1776 American Declaration of Independence (which announced the not-so-self-evident truth that “all men are created equal”),  the “co-equal” doctrine of the Trinity as well, is not only adjudged as trash but also declared: an aspect of this abomination. I commend the article on Priase-the-Lord vs. Abba Akbar/Elyon to you, dear Church leader. As we see the degeneration evident in western society today, Christianity is being swallowed up by secular humanism so much so that instead of the Church–His Bride/Wife–being subject to Christ, it has become “being subject to one another,” supposedly justified by Eph5:21. Note: “Haughty eyes” is listed #1 in the list of seven evils, which are an abomination to God (Proverbs 6:16-19). The word is always used in the Bible in the evil sense of “arrogant, disdainful and setting oneself above others”; it is often set in contrast to being humble & submissive. Do check out the article on Feminism–A Spirit of the Anti-Christ. It has placed everyone in level plane with God Himself, denying Him the honour, custom, tax or fear that is due to Him. For, there are neither Apostles, Prophets, Teachers nor anyone in rank. When Christ said, “regard each other as brothers and sisters,” His intention was that we, who are in authority, should cultivate a Servant’s Heart as we serve.  It is not intended for those who are being served to usurp the authority.

Those who are in league with people of such culture, even sympathizers, are of the Anti-Christ. Today, there have been many deliberate attempts made to mock and deny the reality of God’s presence in the people of God. These are ABOMINATIONS OF DESOLATION spoken of by the Lord Jesus Christ. They will all likewise perish.

As for the “coequal” doctrine of the Trinity, as i said, is not only trash but also an aspect of the Abomination of Desolation.

Woman per biology & per scripture, is the weaker vessel (1Pet3:7).

God = Love (1Jn4:8), or to be more explicit,  God = Spirit = Word = Love (Jn1:1; 4:24; 1Jn4:8). God is NOT Light, which is merely one aspect of the GLORY of God (cf. 2Cor4:4-6; 1Cor11:6-9). The Imago Dei (Image of God) is Love, in order to be a “representative ruler” on earth for God. Love is a coin with two sides: Love (heads) & Respect (tails) — Eph5:22-33. However, as we know, heads & tails are not equal (Luke20:24-25). You see, we cannot place the giver and the receiver on equal plain. It is my understanding that she is lower in rank than man and NOT merely complementary to him. Biology declares it. Nonetheless, because we do love our women, we acknowledge these are hard facts for women-in-general, who are unavoidably neck-deep in the feminism of the world. Let the godly women, who believes the Word of God to be true accept it gracefully; even delight in inequality as an “erotic necessity,” as Mrs. Naomi Mitchison put it. C.S. Lewis quotes Mrs. Mitchison, who speaks of women so fostered on a defiant idea of equality that the mere sensation of the male embrace rouses an undercurrent of resentment. Marriages are thus shipwrecked. The high heals we see today are a sign of such usurping.

God too illustrates this by placing lizards in many of our homes. When the tail gets severed, both tail and head have life in themselves. Shortly though, the tail dies but the head goes on to live growing a new tail. You as a woman may say, “I am the body, not the tail.” But that’s not the point. Why this curse? The sin of Eve was greater than that of Adam. It was the “woman, who being deceived, fell into transgression [of not only disobeying God but also trying to take the lead]” (1Tim2:14). I am now not sure if this verse speaks of even dignity and worth in the eyes of God as being lower than that of man or simply, “unique dignity.” I was earlier sure of that. It took same-sex trash to wake us up. You see, just as same-sex couples, who BTW are also human beings, do not enjoy same dignity & worth with heterosexuals, likewise women’s station in life, i believe, is due to sin of her ancestors (Romans1:26-27; Exodus20:5). Therefore, Paul reasons and says that it is she and not the man who should be submissive (1Tim2:11-14). But by God’s grace, woman’s biology lends itself to being submissive.

But my friends, please understand that we are placing our own dignity at stake when we touch on this sensitive subject. As for us, we are not ashamed of the Gospel. And the woman of God is undeterred, for we do honor our woman as “co-heirs with us of the grace of life” (1Pet3:7).

It is because the Church has not drawn clear lines, that today we see in the now demoted western culture the same-sex trash along with the abomination that causes desolation.

Man =/= Woman. They are different.

Read:  What’s the Difference? by John Piper. From what i understand from his views, unfortunately John hesitates to share the whole counsel of God and places woman and men merely in complementary relationship, yet equal. That is understandable, given that he lives among people who, as i said, are neck-deep in feminism.

Now, are all mammals equal because they are all mammals? Just as all mammals are warm-blooded, yet different, man & woman are both human, yet different. Of course, both are human and in essence created in the image of God. But we cannot say, women are NOT inferior to men. It is like saying: god = man because in essence they are same per imago Dei (Gen 1:26, 27). But God =/= man. We know that. Likewise, the one made from clay and the one made from the rib of that clay is not equal. We see in the fact that it is Adam that receives the command by God about what to eat (Gen2:16-17); he is presented with the woman (Gen2:22); he is the one who names her Eve (Gen2:23); her name comes from him (Gen3:20); and she comes from him (Gen2:23).

We acknowledge that these beliefs do divide.

No doubt, both God & man are eternal (Matt25:34,41). For that matter, we cannot say God == man. Just as there is a category for all living beings, and then for animals, and then for warm-blooded animals, there is this category for humans as well. Biology!  I am just logically reasoning here, not degrading women. All Indians are citizens of India, therefore, are they all equal? All humans are citizens of the earth, therefore are they all equal? If so, then people here in India must have equal rights as those in the USA, to stand for Presidential elections there, for instance. Notwithstanding.

Check out this short video by Costanza Miriano.

If you are equal to, say, your boss in office, you too would be boss, but not necessarily in the same company. But you are inferior to your boss and therefore a subordinate. Your boss, yourself and that fly in your office are all animals, who BTW, are doing different functions. Does that mean they are equal? Let’s be honest now. You are inferior and therefore subordinate functionally; not the other way around (subordinate and therefore inferior).

I do acknowledge that there have been grave excesses done in the past by aristocrats and today maintained by capitalists. But history is clear: Satan targeted Eve because she is a weaker/inferior vessel. That they are given lesser wages in the market is not without reason. As i write in the article on Feminism, rule by woman is a curse of God (Isa3:12).

Because all mammals are warm-blooded ESSENTIALLY, does it mean neither dog nor rat is inferior to man? My dog thinks he too deserves the air-conditioner. We are both warm-blooded, ESSENTIALLY. Does it follow that i let Sparky (my dog) sleep with me in bed? Therefore, it is correct to say husbands are men, essentially; and our wives are women, essentially. No doubt they are both human and do enjoy being co-heirs with Christ of the grace of life. But what we are trying to do here is draw lines and these lines are going to virtually cut many people and they are not going to like it. But a prophet must speak what God wants him to speak, not what the itching ears want to hear. Costanza Miriano nails it when she says: “Woman need, and ought to demand Different Rights; not the same rights as men.”

It all boils down to what rights men have and what rights women have, and also for that matter, what rights dogs have. Inferiority entails subordination. Otherwise, my wife would be head and i would be tail, as is the case with some cursed families. Wives are no less human, just as dogs are no less mammal. Husbands and wives are as mammal as dogs are. It does not follow then that husbands, wives and dogs should have equal rights. So you see, it all boils down to Rights. And Sis. Costanza is right on!

Same-sex couple’s “chemistry” is meant to be appalling (Stop making it otherwise!) in order to strengthen straight couple’s chemistry. As to why them, is not beyond understanding. Scripture is clear. The Ten Commandments from supreme Father God, who trumps all, including the Lord Jesus Christ, says that the sin of the parents is carried down (inherited) to the third and fourth generation (Exodus 20:5). No doubt there are exceptions to this rule.

So there is such a thing as Station in Life (Eph4:7NIV). We must be faithful to what God has dished-out to us. Even astrologically, we could be born with excessive pride, for instance, but we must re-form and transform ourselves. Humble ourselves. Be Born Again! As Sis. Joyce Meyer puts it: “Humility is power under control.” In due time, God will lift us up. This applies at all levels in society. Like a true statesman, Billy Graham: “There is no doubt that nations come to an end when they have ceased to fulfill the function that God meant for them.” God’s Justice is James4:6, seconded by 1Peter5:5. Therefore, the meek, the lowly, the poor in spirit, the humble, will inherit the earth (Christocratic New World of Matt5:3ff). But sadly the world for its sake is ascribing too much weight to humanity, a sort of “tyrannical anthropocentrism,” when dealing with what rights people ought to have. Not EQUAL rights; but DIFFERENT rights, is the way to go! As Pope Francis puts it, “the value proper to each creature.”

Should it be Praise-the-Lord or ABBA-AKBAR (آبا اكبر)/Abba Elyon עליון?

May God open the world’s eyes to Abba Akbar/Elyon!

Surely we don’t want animals seeking equal rights. Do we?

So beware of yet another “broad road” within the narrow, namely, the cult of Trinity, a.k.a Democracy, Feminism, or Same-sex trash.

Where there is no recognition of these hard facts, when the conscience has been abused into silence, there can be no salvation, no sanctification, and therefore no real emancipation for women or homosexuals, or for that matter, trinitarians or any other kind of equality seekers.

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14
Mar

Prophet Muhammad: A Kafir & A Takfir

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life

Kafir

A Kafir (Unbeliever) is one who does not believe especially in the SIGNS of יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर that do require a degree of faith.

Do not say, “a Believer is one who prays this many times a day, etc, etc.” Then you must give royal treatment to this dog.

In fact, the oft quoted Koran 8:12 essentially says:

‘Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): “I am with you: give firmness to the Believers [who believe in the Sign of Virgin Birth AND the Sign of Resurrection]: I will instil terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers [who do not believe in the SIGNS of Allah]: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.”‘

Note: Angel Jibril spoke Koran to Muhammad. Therefore Muhammad is prophet of Angel Jibril, not of יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर, directly. Whereas it is written of Isa AL MASIH in John 1:18 “No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten god (with the small ‘g’) who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.” Again in Heb1:2 יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds.

Now, briefly…

Sign #1: Virgin Birth

Koran 23:50 states: “And We made the son of Mary and his mother as a Sign: We gave them both shelter on high ground, affording rest and security and furnished with springs.” Also, Isa7:14.

Virgin was with child (Koran). Why a virgin? Man knows it like gravity that it takes a male and a female to make a baby. יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर wants to precisely appear to the world as the Father of one to be born, namely the son of Mary. יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर wants to tell the world that His Son, which means that He is also the co-owner of the creation, trumps all prophets (merely hirelings), past, present, & future.

In fact, in keeping with Injeel John 1:3; John 5:21-23NASB; Colossians 1:15-17 and Philippians 2:10-11, even  Koran 2:116-117 clearly acknowledges:

They say: “Allah hath begotten a son”: Glory be to Him (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ). Nay, to Him (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ) belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: everything renders worship to Him (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ). To Him (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ) is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: When He (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ) decreeth a matter, He (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ) saith to it: “Be,” and it is.

Koran 8:30 “Remember how the Unbelievers plotted against thee, to keep thee in bonds, or slay thee, or get thee out (of thy home). They plot and plan, and Allah too plans; but the best of planners is Allah.
Koran 8:31 “When Our Signs are rehearsed to them, they say: ‘We have heard this (before): if we wished, we could say (words) like these: these are nothing but tales of the ancients.'”

Yes, prophet Muhammad included, did not believe that Isa AL MASIH was the Son of Allah. Or was it the translators who attributed the title, “Most Gracious” (Koran 19) also to Allah, when it actually and rightly belongs to Isa AL MASIH?

Therefore, they are kafirs on count #1 for not believing in the SIGN of the Virgin Birth AND it’s obvious implications.

SIGN #2: The Resurrection

Koran 2:73 states clearly that Allah can bring back the dead. It is one of His Signs.

Tommy Lee Camden II writes in
“Resurrection Of Christ: A Sign Or Not?”

The resurrection in itself is not considered to be a sign miracle, but should it be one? We must examine what makes the miracles sign miracles to find this answer. The sign miracles were a set of seven specific miracles performed by Jesus that held special significance and meaning. Each one of them was performed to another person and for the better good of that person. Now when we look at the resurrection, we must determine what is its significance, who was it for and why was it performed. There are a few factors that must be looked at and first is what is the significance of the resurrection. This is very important for modern Christianity, because it is basically the foundation for the faith that developed into the religion we have. Had Christ not resurrected we would be stuck with idolatry… and the new way to salvation would have never been known. So the significance is that His death did away with the traditions of the Old Testament. Now, the resurrection is [about the new life we have in Christ]. Because of His perfect sacrifice we have the chance to live eternally with Him in the after life, so when asking whom this miracle was for, the answer is, for all of us. He showed us there was hope and life even after death. Jesus raising Himself from the grave is the perfect way to show the world that all power in heaven and earth is in Christ. Its one thing to raise the dead like Lazarus, but its so much more powerful to give ones self up to death, wait three days to allow Jewish belief that the soul is no longer lingering around the body and then to restore life back to yourself from the grave. Only Jesus has ever done this and only He could.

But Muslims, including Prophet Muhammad, make themselves Unbelievers/kafirs by not believing in yet another but more important SIGN of Allah for mankind: The RESURRECTION!

In Quran 19, Maryam, verse 33, Jesus said shortly after his birth:

“So Peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again).”

A. Jusuf Ali wrote in the footnote number 2485 of his translation of the Holy Quran (1975): “…those who believe that he (Jesus) never died should ponder over this verse.”

Koran 4:157 reads:

“That they said [in boast], ‘We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah’;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no [certain] knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not.”

What 4:157 simply says is that you can never kill Jesus permanently–He will rise from the dead!

The AL MASIH says, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.” (Injeel Jn11:25)

For a Believer, The Day of Judgement (Koran 23:16) is the Day he/she is Born-Again, when Justice meets Mercy for his/her sake, and both are satisfied. In fact it is his/her Day of Resurrection, particularly catering to him/her. For, Isa AL MASIH says in Injeel John 5:24: “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”

Now, Koran 5:10 says it clearly: “Those who reject faith and deny our signs will be companions of Hell-fire.”

Takfir

A Takfir is an apostate, that is, not a true Muslim.

Now, briefly…

Koran 5:72 reads:

“They have certainly disbelieved who say, ‘Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary’ while the Messiah has said, ‘O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.’ Whoever joins other gods with Allah,- Allah will forbid him the garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help.”

As for us, we have not denied: ABBA AKBAR (آبا اكبر), which means the Father is the greatest as per Injeel Jn14:28 and 1Cor11:3. But that only excuses us, not the so-called Muslims.

Clearly Koran5:72 is suspect for twisting INJEEL John20:17 (Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, `I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.'”). Our God is Isa’s God. But our Lord is Isa, and His Lord is the Father (1Cor11:3; Jn14:28). This is true on account of Tanakh Ps110:1 (which speaks of “LORD of Lord”); Torah Deut10:17 (which speaks of “God of gods”); Tanakh Job1:6 (which speaks of “sons of God”). Therefore, (unless it is a translation error mistaking ‘God’ mentioned in Jn20:17 for ‘Adonai/Lord’) Muhammad errs in saying the lie that AL Masih said, ‘O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.'” Either Muhammad is erring or those who wrote the Koran are erring.

You see, the heavens declare the glory of יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर. There is no shortage of people submitting to the UNSEEN (יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर). But it is to the SEEN we must offer their due. This is not only scriptural (Jn5:23; 1Jn4:20; Rom13:7; 1Cor11:3; 1Cor12:28) but it is also a self-evident truth.

Conclusion

The above argument with self-evident truths makes the so-called Muslims, including Prophet Muhammad (as he is understood today by the Ummah/Muslim community), takfirs as well as kafirs.

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24
Feb

Helpful Lordship Salvation

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life, Theology

Martin Luther’s doctrine of Sola Fide (Justification by faith alone), enhanced by Calvin’s doctrines of “Once-Saved-Always-Saved,” and supposedly “predestined (not, IN HIM) before the foundation of the world” lulls people to sleep—the perfectly orchestrated lullaby of Satan, “doctrines peddled by demons” (1Tim4:1), essentially saying as usual, “(sleep) thou shalt surely not die.” Poison—a lie mixed with truth!

First off, God has not given us the righteousness of one who has died for his neighbor. That belongs to Him; reason why He is Lord, and His name is the name above every name. On being born-again, we merely got ourselves the righteousness of faith (Rom4:5)—a boastless work in the work of Savior Christ. After being born-again, God did not immediately carry us over to His abode in heaven. Having wiped away all our past sins (Rom3:25; 2 Pet1:9) He left us here on earth to get us qualified for heaven. And He gave us the Helper, a Holy Spirit living inside of us, to achieve that goal. Christ saves sinners, in whatever wretched condition they are in, not that they be better than others but become better than their past selves. And ultimately to become like Christ Himself, primarily in the attribute of love because love is the greatest (Rom13:13). He qualifies us using the Holy Spirit living inside of us. It is bewildering at first with a clean slate with nothing to show, to start with. We will have merely good intentions, a heart inclined to do good. God understands that. He does look at the heart (1Sam 16:7) and the intentions of the heart (Heb4:12). But we will be fooling ourselves to believe we can sit smug, twiddling thumbs the rest of our entire life with a supposedly “good heart” and “good intentions” and supposedly “a faith,” without showing results to back it up. Fruit! Of course, we do not need to labor & toil (Luke12:27) like those who hope in their own strivings alone, supposedly to earn their way to heaven. But as for us we simply do the will of God, promptings of the Holy Spirit, telling us where to invest our love, even in our enemies sometimes. This is not self-righteousness, but rather imparted righteousness–a “walk by the Spirit” (Gal5:16). It is neither merely a law-keeping nor of the “flesh” per se. Love is a product and evidence of our faith, not in a NOW dead, dumb, or blind god, but One that is risen & alive, still speaking, all-seeing Lord. For an intention/will/plan of God to become a reality, energy of tongue and limb alike of the body of Christ must be launched into operation (HT: Walt Kelly). If that is not work, what is? “You see, a man is justified by works and not by faith alone, [where initial belief itself in the sacrifice of Christ is also a work (Jn6:29) that will take you to heaven if you die the instant you were born-again like the thief on the cross]” (James2:24). All the heroes of faith in Heb11 demonstrated their faith by doing the will of God. And true faith will enable us to surpass even the righteousness of those who depend on themselves (Matt5:20). What’s more our faith in the Holy Spirit will enable us to overcome the whole wide world (1Jn5:4), let alone bear a bunch of fruit.

Meanwhile, to be a Christian means, to wear the mask of Christ (Rom13:14). In fact, you start off as a sort of hypocrite but that does not mean you are not authentic. Surely, there must not be even an iota of masquerading in humility or posturing from pride. It is just that, as you repent, you move from glory to glory. You self-actualize as you go.

That “first love” of faith is merely the minimum balance (like a dollar) to open a bank account in heaven. It is not something you can boast about (Eph2:8). In other words, in the language of the Bible, which uses clothing for righteousness, we merely have a diaper-righteousness, as newly born-again babes in Christ. We must mature, grow, and “continue in the faith” (Col1:23), further clothing ourselves, “making treasures for ourselves,” crediting that account in heaven. The faith that enabled us to initially believe in the sacrifice of Jesus should now enable us to love like Jesus, in the incarnational mission we have on earth that did not stop with Jesus. Those are the “wedding garments” of Matt22 that we put on, over on top of our under-garments (which by providence exist even in today’s clothing to help declare this truth). It is the careful attention we give our “clothing” lest we be found naked (Rev16:15). This is what God instructs us to wear. Yes, these are works prompted/counselled by the Holy Spirit, omissions & commissions. But unlike the work on the cross by Jesus, these are YOUR works, both in talk/profession & walk/practice. And ultimately, these are the “fine linen garments” of Rev19:8, the “righteous acts of the SAINTS (not of Jesus, not of the Father, not of the Holy Spirit).” It is then, and only then, we “BECOME the righteousness of God IN Him” (2Cor5:21). It is a righteousness commensurate to how well we have put our faith (in the WILL of God for us in particular, here and now) into action. This is how we abide in Him (Jn15:10), hearing His voice daily, affectionately & willingly submitting, and doing His command/will. It is a Lordship salvation. It is being a true Muslim, who does the precise will of God right from the start. And not some vague and indefinite will, as the takfir or apostate muslims do, who have not availed the provision of Allah/God–the elementary will–to get a head-start by way of the sacrifice of Jesus, having been corrupted by Muhammad, who simply lacked knowledge and conducted himself as “a wild donkey of a man” (Gen16:12), true to Ishmael before him. As you can see, it does not happen by some sort of virtual osmosis. But as grafted branches, it starts with aggressively suckling at the teats of the mother Church that has many babes to care for, going on to maturity, doing and learning as you go. Thereby bearing much fruit; fruit that will last! Built on the solid rock of putting to action/practice the will of God (Matt7:24).

It is a Helpful Lordship Salvation: Grace + Faith + Fruit! Saying any otherwise is of Satan to lull you to sleep and keep you fruitless.

Bro. Michael Hudson helps in adding:

If a man denies the Son of Man he will be forgiven. But if a man denies the Spirit that had led the Son, which now also leads him, he will die (Matt12:31). For, abused grace (fruitlessness) deserves greater punishment than those who are not even recipients of grace (Luke12:47-48; Heb10:26-29). Love is greater but without truth, it is out of wack and not love to even begin with. Conversion followed by transformation/repentance is really the bitter portion–the greater love of truth–of the sugar-coated pill, setting a man free unto eternal life. However, we can’t love with that great agape love unless we have faith in doing the will of the Holy Spirit and hope of eternal life with rewards for doing, embedded right inside. Therefore, the world does (and it should) trust us because our primary incentives lie in the after-life, not the here-and-now short term profits. But faith and hope without love is dead (James2:20). We must bare fruit of our faith that in turn nurtures & encourages the heart to do better. This nurturing of the heart, which can mean a pat on the back or a one-minute praise, if you can accept it, is really prudence of “carrying that oil” (Matt25:4) to sustain us until the coming of Christ. But we musn’t for even a moment believe in our heart. Rather we must direct our heart to believe in God.

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30
Jan

Lordship Salvation & The True Muslim (مسلم)

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life, Diplomacy, Theology

I, Caleb Suresh Motupalli, a witness of the resurrected Jesus Christ/عيسى المسيح/ישוע המשיח  in spirit form, write to all Muslims, Christians and Jews scattered around the world:

Let me begin by addressing Muslims, and as a byproduct also cover the urgent need of shallow Christians and Jews.

Unlike what Calvinists say, we do have a freewill. Without freewill the concept of God’s love itself is in question. So freewill is sacrosanct. But it is not enough knowing that we have a freewill; we must say with Jesus, “Not my will Father, but thine be done.” And that is what being a true Muslim is all about as expounded in this article.

The so-called Muslims do not KNOW the WILL of Allah/God in order to submit to it. What are they submitting to then? The answer is a bold, YES! Surely, they are submitting to impurity and as a result waging evil-Jihads in the name of Allah/God. A True Muslim (مسلم) seeks first to know the true will of Allah/God before he can even submit to it. Now, what is that universal true will of Allah/God?

Role models are key to under-standing who a true Muslim is and what He submitted to. We have Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ as our role model of a True Muslim, who SUBMITTED to an allah/god, who is LOVE (1John4:8), even in His death and said, “Not my will, Father, but thine be done” (Injeel Luke 22:42). Others merely brandished a sword. But Isa/Jesus too showed He can brandish a sword as well. But only to show the greater power, namely, that He can heal (an attribute of Creator Allah/God alone) a ghastly wound inflicted by a sword (Injeel Luke22:36-38, 47-51).

Truth does not need a prop such as the Bible, Quran or the Gita for it to stand. It is self-evident.

Islam is true and holy. Just as the Law was present from the beginning before Moses even gave it, Islam was present before Muhammad even gave it. Islam means submission to the will of Allah/God.

Two types of Submission exist.

1) Forced Submission;

2) Freewill submitted to God’s will.

Submission is emphatically taught by Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ (Matt7:21-27; 12:50) and kept even in His death (Injeel Luke 22:42). That mankind must submit to His Creator, is self-evident, something that has eluded the Church-at-large in favor of Lutheran & Calvinistic theories. While the sacrifice of Isa/Jesus atoned (paid for) our past sins (Rom3; 2Pet1), Isa’s righteousness is Isa’s. That Isa’s righteousness is ours–even a righteousness of one who has died for his neighbor–supposedly imputed to us by the work of Christ on the cross, is a false teaching, and is condemned. As a result, Submission (Islam-in-essence) is seen as a demoted works-based religion. That future sins have not been paid for, is alone sufficient to debunk Luther! (For details see: Luther Debunked). Calvinism is debunked here. What’s more, we all need to become “True Muslims,” in the true sense of the term! But Satan does this sort of thing (uses evil-Jihad to try and convert everyone to Muslim), to smear and tarnish our efforts, black. But news about the emergence of “Lordship Salvation” by Ray Comfort is really a comfort, instilling hope in His Church to this weary soldier of the Lord.

But Muhammad’s Islam as against Isa’s Islam is like comparing a thorny bush with a rose plant. Thorny bushes, like all evil, are neither surprising nor terrorising to true saints of God. Thorny bushes grow wildly everywhere, requiring neither cultivation, beauty to attract good, nor water or light. Rather it thrives in the ugly & the evil. And like all fascism, it offers rather challenge-sounding, “struggle, danger & death” sound-bites to those spoiling for a kill. While at the same time they are impervious to any sort of persuasion, having a “forced certainty” (Maher Samuel) about them. This must not be, my dear Muslim brethren!

Muhammad merely offered people a prophet’s reward from Allah. But as Sons of Allah, like Isa before us, we lead True Muslims to receive from Allah, a Son-of-God reward as per Isa’s own Words of gold in Matt10:41.

As to the nature of יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर, anything can be ascribed to Him. But what is the truth? Let Bible speak, and let Quran speak, and let Gita speak, and if there is any other source of truth, let that too speak. If it is of God, it will stand, otherwise it will fall. Agreed? But desist from patronizing your own merely because it is your own. The truth in this quote by Clint Eastwood sounds vulgar at first glance but on closer examination is pointedly self-evident: “Opinions are like arseholes. Everyone has them; but everyone else’s stinks.”

If, as the Quran says in 33:40, Muhammad is the last prophet, has Allah/God stopped speaking? Or worse, has Allah/God died? Far be it for me to even hypothesize that way! The fact of the matter is: Allah/God is not dead and is still speaking and uses His prophets as well as other sons of His to speak to the world.

If Muhammad, as the Islamists say, is a prophet, so am i. What is more, i am more than a prophet. I am a son of Allah like Isa/Jesus perhaps? Now note that “the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets” (1Cor14:32). So whatever Muhammad had written or said should withstand the test.

The word ‘Muslim’ means: submitting to Him (Allah/God). Which is excellent. But in order to submit, we need to know what to submit to. First of all, we need to find out what the will of Allah/God is, even for any moment in time, to which we must submit to.

“I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT A SACRIFICE”

Now, what does that statement by יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर in Hosea6:6NKJV, referred to by Isa/Jesus in Matthew 12:7, mean?

In the context of evil Jihadists slaughtering precious “aid workers,” whose worth is more than ten thousand, i repeat the statement made by Jesus Christ/عيسى المسيح/ישוע המשיח :

“If you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.”

How do we understand this verse? Paraphrasing it, we can say that Allah/God is saying: “I desire the way of mercy/compassion, and not the way of sacrifice”. I seek to show mercy/compassion to people more than i seek sacrifice from them. At first glance, it may appear as if Allah/God is not preferring the way of Jesus, who is said to have been the sacrifice for us and wants to simply pardon His people just as Muhammad says in Quran 24:22 that Allah is “ever-forgiving and most-merciful”. For Allah to be most merciful, should He simply wink at our sin and allow us into paradise by the backdoor? Just ponder over that for a minute. If He simply forgives a murderer, for instance, who was not caught on earth by the governing bodies, won’t He be an unjust God? Yes, absolutely! But when Allah Himself provides the sacrifice and pays the penalty for your sin, then He is really the “most-merciful” (Quran 24:22), don’t you think? Indeed! Now, the cross to you has taken on a new meaning than a mere idol. As Apologist Ravi Zacharias puts it, “On the cross, the Love of Allah, the Justice of Allah, and the Mercy of Allah, meet.” Or as James Emory White puts it, “The cross is where justice met mercy, and both were satisfied.” Rephrasing Rom8:1-3, Timothy Keller writes, “Because of the cross, God can be both Just towards sin and yet mercifully justifying to sinners.”

That, my friend, is being most-merciful!

So note this carefully:

Alah/God desires and wills that you avail this sacrifice/provision of Allah/God and not be a sacrifice yourself. Allah’s/God’s will is that you take up the way of mercy (where Allah/God Himself provides you with the sacrifice) than for you to take up the way of sacrifice (where you must provide your own sacrifice–the penalty for your sins).

Submission now, as Pastor Rob Jacobs puts it, is no longer a dreary drudgery…but rather…an affectionate acceptance.

I believe, we can term it as ‘yielding’, and not even ‘submission.’

Three more points i want you to ponder on

  1. The virgin birth of Jesus (Quran 3:45-47 and Quran 19:16-22). First of all, why was it necessary for a virgin to be with a child? Yes, to show that He (Isa/Jesus) was not a son of a man or one who came into being through sexual intercourse between a man and a woman, to begin with. Then the question should arise, “Whose son is He then?” Prophet Muhammad says that He (Isa/Jesus) is merely the “son of Mary”. But science today has shown that it is impossible for a woman to give birth by herself. And God is not going to break that law without a good reason. So we must infer that Allah wants to show to the world that He (Isa/Jesus) is the Son of Allah! If we are imperfectly in the image of Allah (Genesis1:26-27), then conversely, Allah Himself is a perfect image of the imperfect man/woman. So Allah is not a mere force or power as is commonly misunderstood. Then Isa/Jesus, who is the son of Allah, is the epitome of that revelation in the flesh of who Allah is really!
  2. Fact: There is no Entry into the presence of Allah even with one sin. As we have studied above, there is no forgiveness without shedding of blood (Lev17:11; Heb9:22). Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎ ʻĪd al-’Aḍḥá, “festival of sacrifice”), also called Feast of the Sacrifice, the Major Festival, the Greater Eid, Kurban Bayram (Albanian, Bosnian, Turkish: Kurban Bayramı), Eid-e-Qurban (Urdu: عید قرباں), Eid al-Bakr and Bakrid is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honour the willingness of the prophet ʾIbrāhīm (Abraham) to sacrifice his young first-born son Ismā’īl (Ishmael) as an act of submission to God’s command and his son’s acceptance to being sacrificed, before God intervened to provide Abraham a lamb to sacrifice instead. In the fullness of time, that Lamb is none other than Isa al-Masih! Whether it was Ishmael or Isaac, the principle of sacrifice for one’s sins is taught by all religions. Someone once told me this real life story, that helped me a great deal to understand what Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ had done; and what “love”, “sacrifice” and “propitiation” really mean. I also understood the declaration made by John the Baptist (also a prophet of Allah/God, attested by even Muhammad in Quran 3:39), “Behold! The Lamb of Allah/God who takes away the sin of the world” (Injeel Jn1:29). It is a true story that happened in the early 1900s in the state of California. Two Chinese brothers lived together in San Francisco. The older of the two was of good character and high moral standards. However the younger one was into all the wrong things. One day when the younger Chinese man was gambling on the street, a fight broke out between him and his opponent and it ended with the Chinese man killing his opponent. With a view of going into hiding, he went home, put away his blood stained clothes in a closet and ran out. The older brother returned home from work and found the blood stained clothes. He concluded that his kid brother was in trouble again and quickly wore those clothes himself to protect him. When the police came searching, he surrendered himself in place of his brother. The court ordered capital punishment, and the Chinese man was executed by a firing squad. After getting wind of his brother’s death, the younger Chinese man came to the judge pleading guilty, confessing that he was the real killer. Can you guess what the judge had to say? “The crime has already been paid for. We cannot do anything to you. You are free to go” was indeed the judge’s response! Here is another similar true story: A boy takes out the buffaloes to graze. He lets them loose and goes off to play. The buffaloes go and destroy a neighbor’s paddy field. The owner of the paddy field gets wild and follows the buffaloes to the boy’s house with a big stick. Comes to know that it is the boy’s fault and tries to beat the boy. The father comes in the way and takes all the beating. When the man has spent his anger he goes away. Isa/Jesus is the Lamb of Allah/God who takes away the sins of mankind by laying down His life for us, paying the just penalty for our sins. That’s how Jesus loved us so much and took our sins on Himself and bore our punishment. Love made it possible for the exchange. One person sinned but the other person paid the penalty. But won’t it be a shame for someone whom you know is a very good Muslim for the most part, to go to hell? But that will indeed be the case if they don’t have Christ. What’s more, murderers, drug peddlers, prostitutes, adulterers, thieves, and the like…when they receive Christ as their savior, will go to heaven. You may ask: “How is this possible and how is that fair (good justice)?” Answer: The so-called “good person” depended on his own goodness to get him into heaven. That is prideful self-righteousness, which is just the opposite of humility–the greatest virtue. The “good person” may be likened to a clean glass of water into which a speck of cyanide (sin) is added. He is unfit to enter into the presence of a HOLY God just as the glass of water is unfit to be consumed. On the other hand, in all humility, those who recognize that they are sinners needing a savior (just like a diseased person recognizes his need for a physician), quickly find Isa/Jesus (which means: savior) and consummate the relationship with Him. You see: God is not going to make a way to heaven where we may boast about our own goodness. Jesus, the only one like Him, lived a 100% sinless life of a man, in order to be a perfect bhali (sacrifice) for you and for me. This is a provision of God where Love, Justice and Mercy meet. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son to even die the excruciating death, so that all those who put their trust in Jesus should not perish in His justice, but have everlasting life. As Pastor Charles Stanley says, “If there were OTHER ways to Himself, then יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर knowingly did the most devilish thing to send His Son to earth who would later be nailed to that excruciating cross [leave alone whether he died on it or not].”   You see, death or separation from God is only for those who sin. You need not die if you have not sinned even one sin or at least paid all your penalty in full, which is the case when you receive Christ as your savior. “The wages of sin [alone] is death, but the gift of Allah/God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom6:23, The Bible). Isa/Jesus said: “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has  crossed over from death to life” (Injeel John5:24 NIV). You will come out of this womb of time & space and not be a miscarriage like any other. Isa’s/Jesus’s offer is repulsive, offensive only to the proud. The proud don’t want to appear as a beggar receiving something someone dishes out!  Only the humble see themselves as needing help from Allah/God. The proud think they can make it to heaven by themselves. Allah/God says, “you are unclean to come into my presence.” The Holy Spirit too, like a dove, which does not inhabit dirty places, will not come into your heart unless it is 100% clean, which can only be obtained through Jesus’s sacrifice. Only the humble see themselves as sinners needing a savior. Only the humble receive Isa/Jesus, who is the provision of Allah/God, just as the Lamb was to Abraham in place of Isaac/Ishmael. Humility is the greatest virtue in the kingdom of heaven. Are you humble? Are you ready to receive Isa al Masih/Jesus Christ as your personal savior? My dear friend, you do not need evidence or proof that He rose from the dead (resurrected).  That you are a sinner needing a savior, like the rest of mankind, is enough evidence and proof to infer that this is a universal need that surely Allah/God Himself would definitely satisfy, cater to and make a provision for. Allah/God has the answer for it. It is Isa/Jesus/Yeshua, who paid your sin debt in full, that you may thenceforth walk in love and righteousness! And He will be there for you when you sink like doubting Peter, through His Spirit, who will come to take residence in your now cleaned and purified heart. So wash away all your sins in the waters of baptism, administered to you by humble servants of Isa/Jesus! Farewell!
  3. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In Quran 19, Maryam, verse 33, Jesus said shortly after his birth:

    “So Peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)”

    A. Jusuf Ali wrote in the footnote number 2485 of his translation of the Holy Quran (1975): “…those who believe that he (Jesus) never died should ponder over this verse.”

    What Quaran 4:157 simply says is that you can never kill Jesus permanently–He will rise from the dead!

    We don’t even need Quran or even the Bible to support our argument.

    That we are sinners, needing a Savior is self-evident. Even Hindu vedas teach that.

    A dead man comes back to life to show that a man need not die if he is clean (Rom1:3-4; cf. Rom6:23; Gen2:17). That a totally innocent man needs to be put to death so that “his blood would be upon us and our children” (Injeel Matt27:25; Lev17:11; Heb9:22) and then for him to rise again from the dead to show that our sins have “SUCCESSFULLY” (HT: Bro. Sukumar Rachapudi) been forgiven IN him, is self-evident, requiring no evidence to defend it actually. Muhammad made Ishmaelites believe in a lie, impudently uttering Quran 4: 171 & Quran 19:88-92. Now, do not make me an enemy for telling you the truth like it is. We don’t believe in walking on egg-shells just because some rogue individual or state might issue a fathwa against us. This is your Agape Justice giving you counsel. Also, other teachers and Islamic scholars widely interpreted Muhammad as having said Isa never died and therefore never rose from the dead (Quran 4:156-159). I proved in my article why He must not only die but must also be raised from the dead. Therefore, in light of my thesis, Muhammad is silenced if not rubbished! “For the spirits of the prophets are subject to prophets” (1Cor14:29-32). And what’s more, i am more than a prophet. I too am a son of God/Allah.

So who, can we say, is the true Muslim? One who finds out the perfect will of God and submits to that will, at all costs, is the True Muslim. But Allah/God has nothing to do with will-power religion. The choice is in your hands. It is up to you to choose Isa/Jesus as your Savior and Lord or reject His offer. But penalty for your sins, you must pay somehow. Why reject such a great offer of salvation?  “For whoever [tries to] keep the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it” (James2:10). Who rejects such great love…agape love? The proud luciferian! Yes, like Lucifer, he/she is one who rejects good authority. Does it not hurt when someone rejects your love? How much more should it hurt Allah/God and His Son, who loved us with such goodness and sacrificed that precious life for you and for me? That is true and good authority, my friend! “He loved us not because we were lovable, but because He is love” ~ C. S. Lewis.

“Rebellion/insubordination in the light of justice is black, but in the light of love it is devilish” (Charles Spurgeon).

Isa/Jesus left His heavenly abode and came down to earth as a human being, only to identify with you and me, and to die for you and for me. Won’t you love it even when someone speaks your language in a foreign land? Or you find someone of your own skin color? Yes, Isa/Jesus was with Allah/God as co-creator from the beginning of creation, as the scriptures declare. He emptied Himself of His divinity and took the form of a servant, a human, in order to identify with us and be a perfect sacrifice for you and for me. Read more about Isa al-Masih here: Mystery of Christ: Revealed.

And once again, this is the perfect will of Allah/God in order for one to be a True Muslim:

Alah/God desires and wills that you avail this sacrifice/provision of Allah/God and not be a sacrifice yourself. Allah’s/God’s will is that you take up the way of mercy (where Allah/God Himself provides you with the sacrifice, namely His Son Isa al-Masih) than for you to take up the way of sacrifice (where you must provide your own sacrifice–the penalty for your sins).

One last thing. I want to take you to higher ground.

Should you—a True Muslim—NOW worship Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ?

Firstly, Isa al-Masih did say that He is the Son of Allah/God (Read: Who has Monopoly on Allah) in Injeel John10:33-38 but clearly correcting the self-righteous mobsters, who were impatiently judgmental and trigger-happily concluded that He was equating Himself with Father God:

Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods” ‘? If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),  do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God‘?  If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;  but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.”

Having been born of a Virgin (attested by both Quran & Bible), it is clear that he came down from heaven, also clearly claimed by Isa/Jesus Himself in John 6:51:

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”

This is a self-evident truth worthy of everyone’s acceptance: Like respect, worship is never demanded; it is earned and is given/offered in reverence.  We “render to ALL their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor” (Rom13:7). On Judgment Day, mere Muslims, i mean the ones who believe that Isa is merely a prophet like Muhammad, will be given, merely a prophet’s reward as per Isa’s own Words of self-evident truth in Matt10:41 (“He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward”) in light of the Golden Rule (Injeel Matt7:12). But as for us, we are after a Son-of-God’s reward. Even though Isa is the Firstborn of all creation and also the Firstborn from the Dead, he NEVER asked anyone to worship Him nor even hinted so. However, Isa/Jesus readily accepted worship at the time of his ascension. We will see why?

Being Firstborn and co-creator with God/Allah (Injeel John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-17; Philippians 2:10-11;  Koran 2:116) is enough reason to worship Him. Not only just that; we worship the Son on our own accord, for what He did for us. Of course, we reserve the greatest respect/honor/worship for Abba Akbar, the Father, who created us in the first place. God is love (1Jn4:8), fully demonstrated by the SON. Those who do not honor the Son (SEEN), do not honor the Father (unseen). When you honor/worship the Firstborn (of all creation & also from the dead), you effectively worship/honor the Father. That is why Jesus Himself said in Jn5:21-23NASB:

“For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes. “For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, so that all will honor the Son EVEN as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.”

Isa/Jesus is the Bread of life that came down from heaven (Jn6:51). We eat this Bread symbolically, effectively eating His flesh, because it is on account of His sacrifice that we now live, and not because we eat ordinary bread for sustenance. If someone CLAIMS to worship the unseen יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर, but does not give respect due to a worthy seen brother, he is a LIAR (1Jn4:20).

 

Isaiah 45:21-22 (“Was it not I, the LORD? And there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me. Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.”) is TRUE. And the Ten Commandments (Exodus20:1-17), which says:

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.“You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me”

is holy and true!

And the Shema, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one” (Deut6:4) is also holy and true.

Now consider…

Why did Isa/Jesus say: “I and the Father are ONE” (Injeel Jn10:30)? Because Isa and the Father are NOT partners, in the sense of two separate entities coming together for one purpose. They are one and the same. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Injeel Jn1:1). Now consider this ijtihad through this little illustration: With respect to others, Caleb’s head and his arm are one, right? Both, the head and the arm, can claim to be Caleb, without a shadow of doubt. But with respect to each other, arm listens to the head. One serves the other. Now read Isaiah53:1; Ex15:16 & Job40:9 and note that Isa/Jesus is Arm of Abba Akbar. Monotheism! This is not shrik business. Nor is it Al-Mushrikun (those who worship others alongside with Allah). This is true Tawhid!  Since not even Muhammad nor anyone else died for you and me, expect Isa al-Masih, Jn14:6 (‘Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”‘) is TRUE. Since Isa is the only one who died for us and is therefore the only way, we pray to the Father IN ISA’S/JESUS’ NAME ALONE by which we have access to the Father. That is why Isa says in John 14:14 – “If you ask [the Father] anything in My name, I will do it.” Isa/Jesus shed His precious blood on that cruel cross of Calvary and made us partakers with Him of the heavenly riches, even making us sons of God together with Himself, the Firstborn. For that, we do worship Him, on our own accord, even though He Himself affirmed Ex20:2-5; Deut6:13-15; 10:20 and told us to worship and serve the Father and Him alone (Injeel Matt4:10). You see, without Isa/Jesus, we are nothing; to dust we must have had to return.  Moreover, though Isa/Jesus Himself was created by the Father in the beginning of all creation (Col1:15; Rev3:14), Isa/Jesus was there from the beginning of eternity (Micah5:2) and together with Father they created the rest of creation (Injeel Jn1:3; Isa48:13; Job38:5). It is true that Allah/God has no partners (Isa44:8; 45:6). Isa/Jesus and Father Allah/God are One (Injeel Jn10:30). Both of them are agape (sacrificial) love; the Father, by nature, and the Son, by demonstration. We too will all become One with the Father ultimately (1Cor15:24). But right now we are all One with Isa/Jesus, having been grafted to a branch in the vine (Jn15:1-10; Rom11:17-21) through the born-again resurrection experience (scholars may check this out), baptism and the laying on of hands (Jn3:5), receiving the sap (Holy Spirit/WORD – Jn6:63) as adopted sons of Allah/God, who too are gods (Jn10:35) as He engineers us and qualifies us for heaven (Eph5:26).

Just as the wife respects her husband, but reserves the greater respect to al-Masih/Christ, we too, do offer our worship to Jesus Christ/عيسى المسيح/ישוע המשיח  and call Him Lord as King David did in Ps110:1, saying “The LORD said to my Lord….”  We reserve the greater worship for the Father. God is the big LORD and big GOD; Isa/Jesus is small Lord and the small God. And so are we. Therefore, together with us–who have now been reconciled with יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर–Isa/Jesus/Yeshua Himself calls יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर, “my Father and your Father, My God and your God” (Jn20:17). Isa/Jesus–the Firstborn–is King of kings, and the Lord of lords (Rev17:14; 19:16).

In my view, all Muslims–those who truly submit to Allah/God–will look, really good before Allah, if they receive and put on al-Masih/Christ!

Best of grace to you for Judgment Day, that will soon come upon the whole world! As for those die-hard Muhammad followers, who want to stick to their guns, we will see them on that DAY!

Lovingly,

Bro. Caleb Suresh Motupalli

A mere servant of Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ/Yeshua HaMashiach, who is the real lover of your soul!


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22
Jul

Online Salvation

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life

Legalism is defined as: Not reading a portion of scripture in the spirit it was intended. So, we don’t want to be legalists for sure.

Online Baptisms

In the wake of the proliferation of cloud or sky communities, an online baptism would look like this: A sinner encounters the Word either through an online interaction/presentation of the Gospel (Good News that Jesus came to die for our sins and rose again). Wants to receive Christ into His heart. He may testify in social media by posting a video clip of himself getting a wash. I know that this is the will of God as i, inadvertently, just now (24th August 2013), picked this worship song to hear:

“My Jesus” song by: Leeland

Lyrics:

Here on the bank I stand / In the water is the hope of man / Unclean I fall before You now / Jesus, come wash me inside-out / I’m running to the water now / I’m running to the water now. And I’m lost in Your love and Your mercy Lord, Your beauty is so overwhelming I’m thankful for Your truth. I’m so in love with You. My Jesus. My Jesus. All things are new again / Covered in waters of love I stand / All my chains are broken / All things are new again / Covered in waters of love I stand / All my chains are broken / As I’m washed inside Your ocean / You make all things new / You are so good to me, Lord, yeah / So thankful, Lord, so thankful, Lord / I’m a new creation / You make all things new, oh, Lord / You are my foundation / You are just so beautiful / I’m a new creation / You make all things new, oh, Lord / So in love with You…———-Copyright 2009 Meaux Mercy (BMI) / Meaux Jeaux Music (SESAC)

The Lord confirmed His intention today (17th March 2014) asking me to have a faith that would move even a mountain (such as the Muslim world) and baptized in the ocean. Plus this verse from Matthew15:2a telling me not to follow traditions.

Online Communion


 
Jesus’ use of shock of eating His flesh and blood in Jn6:41-58 was to filter-out the bad people. Peter says, “Where can we go, You have the Words of eternal life.” Once it became clear that they “leaned not on their own understanding” but trusted Jesus wholly, then Jesus at the last supper decodes what He meant. We live on account of His sacrificial death. So if we are living an eternal life, in effect, the food that we are eating is not ordinary food for living but symbolically His flesh and blood.

He does filters out the bad guys. See Matt13:10-17. What i have stated is to show that it is only symbolic. Trans- or consubstantiation  makes you a cannibal. We don’t want that. Reading Jn6 out of context (without including last supper) makes you think that Jesus wants you to become a cannibal, primarily. But in the context of Jn1:1, 14 and the last supper we are lead to understand that the elements of the Communion are not the end but a means to tell us to take a COURSE of the Word, as daily as food is ingested.

Thus said the Lord to me on Thu Aug 12, 2010: Matthew 22:8-10 NASB.

At the expense of being ridiculed, i believe that the Skyfeast.org is the Wedding Feast of the Lamb of God as it spans the whole globe–“the ends of the earth” (Matt24:14). Allow me to explain.

Like in Jesus’ days when the disciples wanted Him to bring about a forced overthrow of the then government, today we might want for the rapture to be like a SIGNificant event. But God says, “Christ’s work happens quietly.”

The NIV of the Holy Bible correctly translates John 6:63 as: “The Spirit gives life; the flesh COUNTS for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.” You see, the flesh counts for nothing. We could be sitting next to each other in a crowded bus/train/plane/building but our minds/spirits could be miles apart in thinking. Brother Victor Thyagaraj of Jehovah-shammah, Chennai agreed with me in spirit that Communion is only possible in the spirit. The concept of a physical fleshly rapture, is a Hollywood’s take on it. “Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable” (1 Cor 15:50 NASB). But consider an eCommunion such as Skyfeast.org. Millions could gather together there and feast on the “Bread of Life.” This symbolic Bread is the Word, which had become flesh and dwelt amongst men (John 1:14 + John 6:48 + 1st John 1:1). Today, that Flesh of Jesus is once again the Word/Holy Spirit indwelling in us–Christians. So in keeping with the command of the Lord in Matthew 22:8-10 above, i invite all to come hither to Skyfeast.org in spirit, and partake of the global eCommunion!

Once again the Lord gave me the portion from Matthew 22. Then i asked the Lord, “Am i the one not going to the wedding feast (the Table) which has been organized at Jehovah-shammah, Vepery, Chennai, India? Or is the Wedding Feast at Rottelaillu.org — the invitation being given by me through Facebook and Twitter to all the people?” THUS SAID THE LORD THROUGH Matthew 16:5-12 GIVING ME A BREAKTHROUGH: “Just because you are not distributing physical bread at Rottelaillu.org it does not become disqualified to be the Wedding Feast nor does Jehovah-shammah become qualified as the place where the Wedding Feast is held just because they are giving out physical bread.” Moreover i have to be aware of the teachings of the neo-Pharisees and the neo-Sadducees who also do not know the info-highway.

10
May

Just Punishment

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Global Polity, International Justice, Justice

God’s face (Justice) and not His back (Goodness), is the best of Love (Exodus 33:17-19; John 1:14; cf. 1Jn4:8). God taught His children, even as early as Abel, to kill, to keep us from being a wimp in doing justice.

Jesus “affirmed retributive justice by His own death on the cross” ~ Dr. Mark Creech of the Christian Action League.

A dead man comes back to life to show that a man need not die if he is clean (Rom1:3-4; cf. Rom6:23; Gen2:17). That a totally innocent man needs to be put to death so that “his blood would be upon us and our children” and then for him to rise again from the dead to show that our sins have indeed been forgiven IN him, is self-evident, requiring no evidence to defend it.

That God loves us, is true. But there is a limit to His tolerance, beyond which we can find ourselves in hell. When we live by the Golden Rule and don’t cross His line, He will not cross ours. God has provisioned a framework (church) for self-correction. No use feeling sorry after you are caught.

Here is the basic problem of lawlessness in the leading edge of society today that is driving the whole earth to its demise: “To escape the error of salvation by works we have fallen into the opposite error of salvation without obedience” (AW Tozer). In the name of liberty and freedom, everything goes. The result: 42nd Street in New York City, Abortion-on-Demand, Same Sex marriage, etc, etc. At this rate, 10 years from now, I would not be surprised if sex/marriage with animals too will be legalized. Next thing you know, we are the late great planet earth.

When the Bible says that Jesus atoned for our sins, it does not mean that even our future sins were washed away in the Waters of Baptism, obviating the need for any subsequent obedience per se. In Romans3:25 and 2Peter1:9, the Apostles clearly teach that only sins previously committed were atoned for by the sacrifice of Christ. This means that the inadvertent sins that are committed after the washing of Baptism, if they are not confessed and “feet-washed” (forgiven through the ordinance, which is in the order of John20:21-23), will remain as charges in God’s books, pending payment of a penalty.

The second kind of sins (omissions and commissions) that can get accumulated are the wilful sins or the presumptuous sins, which David dreaded. Hebrews 10:26ff reads: “For if we go on sinning  wilfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, no more sacrifice [of Jesus Christ] is left but only a fearful expectation of judgment and the fury of fire…” In Luke12:47-48, Jesus Himself speaks of greater punishment for those who know the will of God and don’t do it, when compared to those who sin not knowing the will of God, to begin with. Listen! Abused grace/mercy deserves double or even treble punishment.

Woe unto those who soft-pedal God’s justice and have turned Christianity into a yes-man!

In view of the above two types of unpaid sins, a people who practice Christianity, if they want to see Justice, Peace and Wealth—the three metrics of good governance—to exist, they must put in place some sort of retribution, including the Death Penalty for those deserving it. Individuals do not have the right to kill another, but a Christian state (two or three Christians gathered in Jesus’ name to bind or loose anything on earth as per Matthew18:15-20) has that prerogative to do so. Bro. Nicky Gumbel writes in an article on “How to love”:

The New Testament makes a distinction between the dealings of the state and personal morality. Governing authorities are established by God and ‘the one in authority is God’s servant to do you good… They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer’ (Romans 13:4). The state is concerned with the protection of others. To stand by and allow injustice would actually be unloving and unchristian. It would be to allow evil to go unchecked, and to ignore the pain of the victims. Yet, in personal morality we are told, both by Jesus and the apostle Paul, not to take revenge (Matthew 5:38–42; Romans 12:17–19). This attitude of love and forgiveness is not to deny justice, but rather it is an expression of trust in God’s ultimate justice (see Romans 12:19). As we trust in God’s justice, we are empowered to imitate his love.

Here, the raison d’être of Just punishment is not for the sake of deterrence, since the indwelling Holy Spirit is sufficient as a Restrainer for Christian individuals, in so far as the conscience is sensitized for any given sin. But if victims are to be healed, and perpetrators to be reformed, then Just punishment, even though it is a basic provision, is necessary. It is also consistent with a just and loving God, who declares: “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed,  for God made man in his own image.”

Apostle Paul takes issue with those who turn the grace of God into a license to sin: “Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law” (Romans3:31). As to how God establishes the Law through Jesus Christ, we read in Romans8:3: “For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God, sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and offering Him for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh.” That is, Jesus’ death on the cross vindicated the Father of His wrath on any transgressed law. While it is not for an individual to kill a person for any reason, it is the state’s prerogative here, not merely for the sake of deterrence, but also, in the name of Christ, to judge and execute those deserving retribution & capital punishment. “The just use of executions, far from involving the crime of murder, is an act of paramount obedience to this (Fifth) Commandment, which prohibits murder” ~ Pope Pius V, The Roman Catechism of the Council of Trent (1566). If being pro-life does not mean death for those who do not value it, what does?

You may ask: “what about the woman caught in adultery in Jesus’ time?” Jonathan Merritt writes, “Jesus served as a one-man jury on this death-penalty case. The woman was guilty of the capital offense and had been caught in the act by at least one witness. The law mandated her death but Jesus prescribed a different response: “Let whoever is without sin cast the first stone.” He was teaching that only a perfect being—only God—should have power over death and life. Yes, it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY.” And again, “THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE” (Hebrews 10:30). My answer is that she would be saved by Christ Himself, in the future, on the cross. Jesus is the saviour for all people past, present and future. While we in the present look back in time for a saviour, those in the Old Testament time looked into the future for a saviour, including the woman caught in adultery. Jesus did not throw the first stone because He chose mercy in HER case. Laying down a pattern for us, who are to carry the cross, He was Himself paying the penalty in her case. Jesus was certain that she would respond positively to the Gospel if it were presented to her (cf. Romans2:11-16). Jesus had confidence in this woman in particular because she was not in league with teachers of the Law, or some other lofty status in life, for one thing. Conceivably, she possessed the requisite humility for receiving the Good News (Gospel) in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. C.S. Lewis so eloquently put it this way:

“Prostitutes are in no danger of finding life so satisfactory that they can’t turn to God: the proud & self-righteous are in that danger.”

The fact that He sacrificed Himself to death, affirms, first and foremost, the principle that a sin has to be paid for.  Just as a teacher of the Law is more accountable for sins committed than a layperson (James3:1), a nation who KNOW fully well the full import of why Jesus had to die such a cruel death, which is never to be repeated again for any sins of theirs, should have in place the strictest, most severe, capital punishment; even torture, followed by death. But for cases that are “too hard” for us, to send them to God per Deut1:17 using a painless lethal injection is justifiable, even virtuous. Jesus declares that this truth is self-evident by saying: “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more” (Luke12:48b). For this same reason, Prophet Muhammad (exclusively judged here) and all those who:

  • Presumptuously believe Allah will provide Christians as substitutionary sacrifices in place of Muslims in order to enter paradise per Hadith Sahih Muslim 37:6665, 37:6666, 37:6668
  • After having acknowledged most of the truths in the Torah, Tanakh, and Injeel, now believe in diversions from the truth (i.e. interspersing truth with lies/diversions/mischief such as Koran 2:111 and Koran 2:135)

are condemned to be tortured, followed by death. Unless of course, they, as an Ummah (Muslim community) seek mercy.

You see, forgiveness is available only for those who do not know what they are doing (Injeel Luke 23:34).

However, those convicted to death, must be given ample time to set themselves right before God, before the execution is actually administered. The convicted can then give himself the benefit of having received Christ into his heart and in so doing, be satisfied of having already crossed over from death to life (Jn5:24) before his execution. For he knows that the resurrection of Jesus Christ had to have happened to show that death is only for sinners and not for him, who got all his sins washed away in the waters of Resurrection Baptism. He can rejoice with hope that his name is written in the Lamb’s book of life and join with Apostle Paul, who defiantly told death: “O death, where is thy sting?” For, it is the second death a Christian is more concerned about. As to whether this is sufficient relief for a Christian on death row, we must assert that willful sin must be paid for!

But it is a whole different scenario where a nation have not yet got the full import of why Jesus had to die such a cruel death, which we Christians fully know is for those very inadvertent sins we commit daily, sins for which we come again and again to wash our feet, so to speak. Here, the state cannot take upon itself the duty of cutting short the grace period of anyone before they can enter into eternal life. Within a nation where the Gospel is not fully preached, Capital Punishment robs a person from repenting—a process that is gradual—and being born-again. Such states are commanded to allow the work of missionaries, who follow Jesus, taking upon themselves His incarnational mission by being living sacrifices, and save that soul from eternal damnation; not snuff it out deliberately and even corporately before God’s appointed day for him/her.

I am not suggesting that execution need to be postponed until they accept the Gospel. Neither am i saying that they should be executed soon after they do. The execution and disciplining need to be handled separately. As to how much time is enough time, can be arrived at through consensus in your legislative assemblies. That a fixed time be given for repentance, is consistent with our own lease of life that God allots to us–70 years or at the most 80 years (Psalms90:10). God will not strive with man forever; neither should the state.

And yet again, there is a whole different scenario for those who are under the Law of Moses, having been circumcised, just as Jews and Muslims are. For these, deterrence is the issue; the state should take an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth, until the state itself gets macroscopically evangelized to Christianity, which is of a higher order. In an upcoming post, i hope to deal with the issue of Dual-Covenant Theology, which is close on the heels of this article.

No one can say that they have not heard the Gospel. “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse” (Rom1:20). Today, all nations more or less, have this great cloud of witnesses as well, surrounding them. No one can afford to neglect so great a salvation–a provision of God, who liberally gave us His Son, even to die for us on the cruel cross of Calvary. It is blasphemous on the part of any nation’s leadership to reject the very remedy for sin, which causes death in people. It is an unpardonable sin for which not even prayers can be offered.

Every nation is obliged to legislate this self-evident Just Punishment, which is based on the Gospel truth.

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13
Apr

Insolence

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in International Justice

 

18
Mar

“The Lord has need of it!”

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Diplomacy, Global Polity

 

25
Feb

ABBA-Akbar/Elyon

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Diplomacy, Theology

First off, the Jihad crap we see these days mustn’t dissuade true sons of God from embracing the truths of Chrislam. For, there are diamonds beneath all that crap. It takes real spine to acknowledge the truth found in the mouths of your enemy. Let’s not shy away from the truth, however bitter it may be now.

If Isa53:1-2, Col1:15 and Rev3:14 are true, then, in the beginning God created Jesus. He is “like a shoot” (having a beginning) that grew up before Him. In the beginning was the Word (Jn1:1). As for Father God, He has neither beginning nor end. But Jesus is Alpha & Omega.

Abba Akbar! (آبا اكبر) It means, the heavenly Father God–of not only Jesus Christ/Isa AL MASIH/Yeshua HaMashiach but also of all true Muslims, Jews & Christians–is the greatest (Jn14:28; 1Cor11:3).

Therefore, “Allahu Akbar” & “Praise the Lord” should become, “ABBA AKBAR/ELYON!” Allow me to explain:

יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर is the only God with the big ‘G’. Almost all English translations of Heb1:8 have incorrectly translated ‘theos’ as ‘God,’ where it ought to be ‘god’. The translators should have made a distinction between the theos (God) who was speaking and the theos (god/Jesus) who was being addressed, since the Old Testament does speak of “God of gods”. Also, Heb1:9b is in agreement with Jn20:17.

Jesus is god (with the little ‘g’), the “firstborn of all creation” (Col1:15; Rev3:14) in human form, and co-creator with God of everything else (Jn1:3; Job38:5).

Jesus–God’s Arm/Word incarnate–is 100% man only, infilled by the Holy Spirit, like you and me (the born-again). Is it not greater for a man (a perfect man at that) to die for the sins of the world than for a deity or an angel to die for the world? Here’s why: Look once again at the picture on the side; if He is deity i would think He is only feigning pain, etc. For, no one can kill God let alone give Him physical pain. You can snuff Him out of your system (1Thess5:19) but you cannot kill Him. Even if  God too can be put to death (1Thess5:19-20) because we are in His image and vice versa, the greatness in the Resurrection is that it was performed by a man by virtue of His sinlessness. He rose from the dead because of His holiness (Rom1:3-7) not because of being a deity. For death is the wages of sin only (Rom6:23), and not so if you were holy. “If His suffering is not in human form, then work on the Calvary is not really [something] to talk about”.

As for the miracles, He did them all “by the finger of God” (Luke11:20). But He is the only one with the title, al-Masih (Quran) = Anointed One/Messiah (Tanakh) = Christ (The Bible).  Anointed of what? Anointed by the Holy Spirit. Colossians 2:9 reads: “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form” without becoming one substance with Him. They are two different substances, each having their own independent will. Jesus was like us in every way possible! Yet, it is NOT polytheism because Jesus’ will, as well as the wills of all gods (sons of God) is subservient to God’s will.

No where in the Bible it says that there are three persons, who are ALL GODs. No doubt the Son AND the Holy Spirit are part of Father GOD, even sharing His ID in Jn1:1 in order to distinguish God from the FALLEN creation, but They have also been created (Col1:15; Rev3:14) and subservient to Him. Big difference from the Three Person Godhead of the Trinity doctrine! The Father is supreme (not coequal), while the Son along with all other sons and adopted sons, AND the Holy Spirit, are subservient to Him (1Cor11:3; Ps98:1; Jn14:28).

Note carefully once again what Jn1:1 is teaching us: “In the beginning” (this itself indicates that what follows had a beginning, distinctly different from the creator who has neither beginning nor end). “the Word WAS with God [in the beginning – v.2] and the Word WAS God” — John is very clearly saying here what Isaiah stated in 53:1-2 that Jesus is the Arm with God and since it was then part of God Himself the Word/Jesus/Arm shared the ID of God with the Father, distinguishing Themselves from the FALLEN creation.

Why did Isa/Jesus say: “I and the Father are ONE” (Injeel Jn10:30)? Because Isa and the Father are NOT partners, in the sense of two separate entities coming together for one purpose. They are one and the same. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Injeel Jn1:1). Now consider this little illustration: With respect to others, Caleb’s head and his arm are one, right? Both, the head and the arm, can claim to be Caleb, without a shadow of doubt. But with respect to each other, arm listens to the head. One serves the other. Now read Isaiah53:1 and note that Isa/Jesus is Arm of Abba Akbar.

There are biblical analogies as well to support our argument:

Tree trunk :: Father;
Branch :: Son (Isa53:1; Zech4:12); branches :: other sons grafted (Jn15:1-11; Rom11:17-23); and
Sap that flows :: Holy Spirit (Psalms92:14).

Together, One God/Allah/Yahweh. Monotheism.

BTW, hypostatic union precludes better management by local lords/gods (Mt17:5; Jn5:27). We too can be filled by the Holy Spirit and do great miracles by the finger of God. God (the Right Arm of God–Isa53:1; Ps98:1) became flesh–that is, incarnate. He “emptied Himself” of His divinity and took on the form of man (Phil2:6-9NASB) in order to identify with you and me. Jesus, the Word, was in the beginning as the Arm of God (Micah 5:2; Isaiah 53:1), was with God, was God (John 1:1). Jn1:1 can be paraphrased as: “In the beginning WAS the Word, and the Word was with God [as an Arm], and the Word WAS God [being that He was part of God and shared His ID]”. Then the Word became flesh/incarnate (John 1:14). That is, He emptied Himself of His divinity (Philippians 2:6-8NASB) and became man–fully man only. Let alone being God, Jesus was “made a little lower than the angels” (Hebrews2:9).

Those who do not confess this have the spirit of the anti-Christ or the spirit of error (1 John 4:1-6). The reason for such strong condemnation is because: Jesus gets disqualified to be our kinsman redeemer if any bit of deity is added to Him, over and above what we enjoy. The whole plan of God to redeem mankind will be an utter flop. In fact, we see that even the Father’s presence departed from Jesus when He was taking the penalty that was due us, on the cross. So we see Him crying, “Father, why hast thou forsaken me?” This was because He became “sin for us” (2Cor5:21) and in keeping with the Law of Christ–“if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off”–the Father severed Him. But Jesus had life in Himself (Jn5:26) and rose from the dead. Now, my objective here is not to dethrone Jesus from godhood, but rather to show that any addition to His humanity (like saying fully God, fully man) will only belittle the sacrifice that He made for mankind! Firstly, it is a sacrifice of leaving the heavenly comfort and coming down to earth, and then of becoming a man (imagine if you were to become an ant to save a colony of ants), and then of living a perfect life, and then of dying (experiencing everything that you and i would experience if we were on that cruel cross). How can God show that death is only for sinners if Jesus enjoyed certain powers that we humans do not; powers that enable Him to rise from the dead? The Resurrection had to have happened because God wants to show that death is only for sinners, not because Jesus is God. Consider:

“But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone….Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham. Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.” (Heb 2:9,14-18)

Let alone being God, Jesus was made “lower than [even] the angels”. The reason is also given: “so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone….” Elsewhere in Gal4:3-7 we read:

“Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!’ Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”

Being God and being man are mutually exclusive.  A man can be possessed by God (which is the case with Jesus as well as all those who are born-again), but he cannot be God and man at the same time. Also, Jesus claimed to be god insofar as we too, who are born-again and recipients of the Word of God, can claim to be god (Jn10:35).

Man-Almighty

“Concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh, who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom1:3-4 emphasis mine).

This means that He was promoted to the position of Man-Almighty (i.e the preeminent Son of God) only after He bore the cross. Until then “He learned obedience from the things which He suffered”. How, a man-almighty? Remember, He was the “last Adam” (1Cor15:45), which means He too was created (Col1:15; Rev3:14) in the image of God like Adam (Gen1:26), who too is a son of God (Luke3:38). Though their roles are different: “The first man, Adam, became a living soul; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.”  But in Jesus’ case, He never sinned. He too was a perfect man like Adam and Eve before their fall, in the image of God, who is an almighty. But in order to raise and restore man to his original position, He first partook of humanity by being born of Virgin Mary, who was of the fallen mankind (Luke 1:47), then kept Himself pure by not sinning by the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. That is, Jesus had to have had the DNA of Mary for the purpose of possessing sin nature, in order that with His Spirit, He can get to subdue and mortify it. When put to death, He rose from the dead because death is the wages for only those who sin but not so if you never sinned. That a totally innocent man needs to be put to death so that “his blood would be upon us and our children” and then for him to rise again from the dead to show that our sins have indeed been forgiven in him, is self-evident, requiring no evidence to defend it.

Born-again = Resurrected!

In Rom6:1ff we see: “All of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death. Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.”  Therefore, the Born-again experience is our resurrection! Just as Jesus said: “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die” (Jn11:25). “As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (Jn1:12). So you and I, who are reborn/born-again, are sons of God too, with Jesus Himself being the Firstborn of all creation (Gen1:3; Col1:15; Rev3:14) as well of the re-creation (Col1:18). John Piper chose a good example in the resurrection of Lazarus for the occasion of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Lazarus’s resurrection goes to prove our futuristic resurrection of being born-again. However, since our Lord is Himself the Resurrection and the life, John Piper hit the bull’s eye by saying that Christ wants us to see with our faith-eyes, in our being born of the spirit and the water, our own bodily resurrection IN His, which took place three days after He tasted death! These faith-eyes are present in those who believe even though they have not seen. And God expects us to use them to see with them. God’s glory is not a flagrant display of His powers, which is how the resurrection of Lazarus is commonly misunderstood. To know what is glory, we have to turn to Exodus 33:17-19 and John 1:14. God’s face (Justice) and not His back (Goodness), is the best of Love. If God is administering Justice for the folks in the Twin Towers, it is not merely on them, it is on the nation as a whole. Don’t we see the devaluation of the American Dream? It is what Love has to offer to the world as a whole, because God is against the proud and the arrogant, but actually gives grace to the humble (James, Peter).

If you insist on continuing in your error of 100%-God-100%-man refrain, fine! Then Jesus gets disqualified to be your kinsman redeemer. You can’t have it both ways.  According to John 17:3, (“And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent”) you have eternal life only when your searching leads to knowing Father God and the Son, for who They are!!!

So the glaring truth is: if you are a Trinitarian, you DO NOT have eternal life itself. This doctrine  is as cutting as that! So REPENT from your stiffneckedness, misrepresentation of Christ, and of going overboard!

The tradition that “Jesus is God Himself” was good insofar as to abolish “all rule and all authority and power” (1Cor15:24). For, “all things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose”. On another aspect of that good, John MacArthur (or the Spirit) leads the Trinitarians to reconsider their position about the deity of Christ by answering the question, “What do you mean all things work together for good?”

“What’s the good?  Verse 29, here it is.  Here is the good.  “Whom He foreknew He predestined to become conformed to the image of His son.”  Now there is the ultimate work of the Holy Spirit, to conform us to Christ.  Okay?  The Holy Spirit does His work in us so that everything works together toward one ultimate good and that ultimate good is conformity to the image of the Son of God.  So the He then becomes the preeminent one among many who share His likeness.

So what does the Holy Spirit want to do in your life?  Simply stated.  Conform you to whom?  Christ, to make you like Christ.  To be conformed to the eikon, the eikon, the image of Christ.  He works in us to make us like Jesus Christ.  This is what Paul talks about in Philippians when he said, “I press toward the mark.”  And you say, “Well, what’s the mark?”  The mark is the prize of the high calling.  What’s the prize when we’re called on high?  We’ll be like Christ.  What we will become when we’re glorified is the goal even now in our sanctification. What we will become if we’ve been predestined and called and justified, we will be glorified and when we’re glorified, we’ll be made like Christ, 1 John 3, we’ll be like Him because we see Him as He is.  That is the final objective, the Holy Spirit will take us there.  In the meantime, until we are glorified and made like Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit is to ever increasingly conform us to His image.  To understand His work then, we need to look at Christ.  We need to look at Christ because we’re going to see in Christ who is fully man, a picture of the perfect work of the Holy Spirit.”

The Son of God emptied Himself of NOT merely His divine prerogatives, but of His very divinity itself. Mind you, our Lord did not simply become a God-incognito. For Him, becoming a man, was as substantial as it would be for us if we were to become an ant. Perhaps more humbling. Now, consider John MacArthur again:

According to Luke 1, He was conceived by the Holy Spirit.  According to Luke, He was matured by the Holy Spirit, growing in wisdom, stature, favor with God and man.  According to Mark 1, He was anointed by the Holy Spirit at His baptism.  According to Luke 4, He was sustained by the Holy Spirit in His temptation.  According to that same chapter, He was empowered by the Holy Spirit, Luke 4:14 and 15, for ministry.  He was filled with the Holy Spirit so that He walked perfectly in obedience.  He was perfected by obedience, wrought in Spirit power and through suffering by which He learned obedience.  Hebrews 9:14 says He faced death triumphantly in the power of the Holy Spirit.

It was the Holy Spirit who was operating in Jesus. Romans 1 says He was raised by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Even after His resurrection, His post-resurrection ministry, according to Acts 1:1 and 2, was in the power of the Spirit as He taught things concerning the Kingdom.

Now listen, the Holy Spirit was to Christ as He is to us.  If you want to see the perfection of the work of the Holy Spirit in us, look at the work that He did in the perfect man.  Let me go back over that a moment.

Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and it is the Holy Spirit who gives us life, born of the Spirit.  Jesus was matured by the Holy Spirit, it is the Holy Spirit who grants us power to grow.  He was anointed by the Holy Spirit at Baptism, it is the Spirit by which we are baptized into the body of Christ.  He was sustained by the Holy Spirit in His temptations.  It is the Spirit who strengthens us in the inner man in the midst of our temptations.  He was empowered by the Holy Spirit in ministry.  It is the Holy Spirit who gifts and empowers us in ministry.  He was filled with the Holy Spirit, there might be a demonstration of the fruit of the Spirit and holiness, it is the Spirit who fills us and produces fruit in us.  He was perfected by the power of the Holy Spirit in obedience, and the Spirit does the same in us.  He faced death triumphantly in the Spirit.  It is the Spirit of grace and glory who sustains us in our suffering.  He was raised from the dead by the Spirit.  It is the Spirit who raises us up as well.

If you want to see the ministry of the Holy Spirit and how He works in us, look at what He did in Christ.  Of course, in Christ there’s perfect compliance, but the Holy Spirit was to the Son of God who He is to us.  The Holy Spirit has committed to do in us the work that He demonstrated in Christ.

In other words, the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to lead you into the truth, to disclose the things of Christ to you in order that you might be conformed to Christ’s likeness.  Just an amazing simple reality.  The Holy Spirit does in us what He did in the Son, conforming us to the very image of Christ.

Jesus shows us what perfect humanity looks like…perfect humanity looks like.  The Spirit is conforming us to Christ, empowering God’s redeemed elect, to triumphant in time over the power of sin, flesh, Satan, and the world. Empowering us to be more and more like the Son of God.  The Holy Spirit is working in us holy knowledge, holy doctrine, holy deeds, holy attitudes, holy words, holy character, holy actions, holy ambitions, holy longings, holy affections.”

Now that you know who Christ is and who Father God is, the knowledge of which is eternal life (John17:3), let us stop this propensity of going overboard and misrepresenting Christ. Pastor John MacArthur terms it as using God’s name in vain. He admits:

“There has been a ground swell that has continued and continued and continued and maybe even gotten a little carried away where now everything is to point to the cross and everything is to look at the cross and everything is to contemplate the cross.  We have defended Christ with a vengeance and a relentless commitment whenever He is attacked.

Anything attributed to God that is not of God is taking His name in vain.  To think of God, to conceive of God, to refer to God as other than He is and to assign to Him things He would never do, words He would never say is to take His name in vain.  It isn’t just swearing, it is ignoring what is true about God.  It is misrepresenting God.  This is the most severe thing.”

I am grateful to my brethren among the Jehovah Witnesses, who faithfully & humbly delivered some of these verses to me even at my doorstep. I am not ashamed to call them my brethren. At one time, they may have denied the Lordship of Jesus Christ but, i believe, not anymore. That is minor compared to what the Trinitarians have done.  The Trinitarians have to be washed by those verses mentioned and abandon the anti-Christ stance they now have. They  are misrepresenting Christ in a big way. It brings damage to His name by casting Him as an usurper (Phil2:6KJV; cf. Phil2:6NASB; Phil2:6NIV), no different from Lucifer.

“The Blasphemy”?

“For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God” (Jn10:33) is the false perception and misconception the Pharisees had about Jesus’ claim as the Son of God. To the Pharisees, Jesus’ claim of “Son of God” meant making Himself equal with God (cf. Jn10:36), which is incorrect. Jesus corrects them by quoting from Psalms in v.34 (Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’?) and gives the basis for His claim as not ‘God’ but as ‘a god’ (Jn10:34), what’s more, a preeminent one at that (the “firstborn” Son – Col1:15; Jn10:36) by virtue of being part of God like a branch is (a natural one in the case of Jesus) to a tree.

But it was not His failure as much as it is the stony hearts of the jews/Pharisees (cf. Matt13), who did not understand and were trigger-happy more than anything else. Therefore we see that He was INNOCENT of any blasphemy but was crucified anyway. They falsely accused Him of trying to make Himself equal with God by His mere claim to be God’s Son (a god). What is more, that accusation stayed and became the de facto ID for Christ and what have you, with King James even using that ID in the KJV Phil2:6 for Christ, even portraying Him as an usurper. I will not be surprised to find out that the co-equal trinity false doctrine sprang solely out of Phil2:6KJV.

King James also perpetrated the so-called “UNKNOWN TONGUE” (1Cor14:4) strange fire business, where the word ‘unknown’ was inserted into the text by the translators without having a corresponding word in the Greek texts.

So in conclusion: Saying, “God the Son” is “Strange Fire.” Son of God =/= God the Son. Trinity is a pagan concept. In the beginning there was only One. Monotheism. The Holy Spirit can be thought of as the warmth of the sun, where sun is the Father and rays of light are the Sons of God, first of whom being Jesus (Col1:15). “In the beginning was the Word (Jesus) [uttered by God], and the Word was with God [as a right Arm – Isa53:1], [and being that the Right Arm is part of God], the Word was God” (Jn1:1). Saving the “thunder” for me, this is the “elephant” in the recent “Strange Fire” conference held by Pastor John MacArthur. The Lord Jesus Christ has 100% God dwelling in Him (Col2:9) while He Himself is 100% man only when He walked the earth. This is the correct hypostasis of Christ Jesus. Man-almighty and god-almighty are synonyms really because both are in God’s image. The Son of God (Jesus) was made to be a little lower than the angels, who learnt obedience through suffering and then declared “Son of God with power” (Man-almighty) upon His resurrection (Rom1:4). So calling the Son of God, a Man-Almighty, or calling Adam (god/son of God) before his fall, a god-almighty, we are not misrepresenting. Because that is the goal anyway, toward which we are called to strive.

As for Kafirs among you, know that without putting the Christian Faith through fire, such as Quran18:4-7, it could not be proved genuine!

When God said “Let us” (Genesis1:26) the ‘us’ is used as a respectable reference to self as in “manam” (Telugu: మనం). Likewise ‘thamaru’ (తమరు plural ‘you’ in Telugu is ‘atem’/אַתֶּם in Hebrew) is also used to address a single individual, in a respectable manner. Therefore, the now Chosen Telugu people show that in fact the Law of God is etched on their heart (Rom2:11-29; Heb8:10; cf. Heb10:16). BTW, ‘abba’/అబ్బ is used every time a Telugu person cries out in pain [to God].

That God was somehow “three” in the beginning is incorrect. Of course, Jesus was from the beginning (Micah5:2; Isa53:1; Jn1:1; Col1:15; Rev3:14) as a Right Arm of God.

It is pure monotheism that even Jews AND Muslims can agree upon.

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Engineering Divinity

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life, technology, Theology

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“I’ve laid down a pattern (Greek: Hupodeigma) for you. What I’ve done, you do” (The Words of Jesus Christ in John 13:15 THE MESSAGE).

“Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians6:2).

If there is anything simple in all of Christianity, it is the Ordinances, which make the faith accessible to all. A classic example of a new believer is my uncle who is well past the age of reading books. He longs to know what is next, after receiving Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour. After being born-again, what? This article was developed from a letter i wrote him.

At the outset, one must remember that we are not translated to heaven after we are born again. That is, after justification (being treated just as if we have never sinned), by grace through faith, which is a boastless work/righteousness of belief (John 6:29; Rom4:5; Eph2:8-9) in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we remain on earth. No doubt, by one sacrifice, he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy (Hebrews 10:14). This verse speaks of the perfect efficacy of the priesthood of Christ even as He synergistically works with us to make us holy even as we mortify the flesh (Rom8:13KJV).  For, after we are born again, we remain in this “tent” during a period of grace for the purpose of qualifying for heaven having got the title to it. We need to “continue in faith” (Colossians 1:21-23). The faith that enabled us to believe at the time of being born again should “show” during the grace period with works of love until we are entirely sanctified (1 Thessalonians 5:23). This can happen within our life-time when we have yielded to the continuous mercy of Christ and ceased to sin. And only thereafter we would be considered as, “Chosen.” For, many are called but only a few are chosen.

In his theology, Jacobus Arminius could not hold water because on one hand he was with Luther agreeing with his theory of being Justified by faith ALONE, and on the other hand he said there is no such thing as Once-Saved-Always-Saved. When you understand that Jesus’ sacrifice atoned our sins i.e. paid for all our past sins only with future grace available, then everything falls in place. If it was for present & future sins as well, it would be no better than a license to sin. Which is what Jude warned us against i.e. “turning the grace of God into a license to sin” (Jude1:4NIV). Knowing that we will still sin inadvertantly after being born-again (i am not talking about willful sin here), the Lord instituted the Foot-washing ordinance. It is where sin gets accumulated like dirt since the last washing and we need to cleanse ourselves regularly.

The flesh, the world, and the devil are real strongholds to reckon with in the battle against sin? Holy living and overcoming life don’t come easy. Apostle Paul teaches us that our consciences can be seared (dead), weak, defiled, and carnal even after being born-again. And often we grieve, resist, reject, quench and run from the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we fall, then we rise up again. But to say that we sin no more after being born-again is being in denial. Remember there are not only sins of commission but also sins of ommission (James4:17).

Only our former sins, up until the time we have been born-again were washed away (2Pet1:9; Rom3:25) by the Atonement. That is, forgiveness is available only for those who KNOW NOT what they are doing (Luke23:34). No more sacrifice is left for willful sin (Heb10:26). We still have the predisposition to sin and many a time we yield to it even after our conversion/born-again experience. How does God remove this predisposition from us and make us perfect? How do we get to cooperate with God who wants to make us perfect? That is, how does God engineer our sanctification or perfection and thereby qualify and secure us eternally?

In general, “Forgiveness means not making the offending party pay for the sins they committed” ~ Pastor Tim Keller. While those who received Christ as their Savior did receive forgiveness for their sins, Jesus warns us that if we do not forgive our brothers their sin against us, we too will not receive ours–forgiveness will be revoked (Matt18:21-35).

During our spiritual pilgrimage, when we inadvertently commit sins of omission and commission, we need to wash, as it were, our feet, before partaking in the Communion, which is holy. “He who has bathed (Greek: Louo) needs only to wash (Greek: Nipto) his feet, but is completely clean.” This is indeed speaking of spiritual cleanliness of those who are born-again of the water and the Spirit (John 3:5) except for Judas Iscariot, for whom Jesus adds, “you are clean, but not all of you” (John 13:10 NASB). As our feet are being washed, we receive forgiveness for accumulated sins since last washing; unlike in baptism when we were washed as a total sinner. Every time we are washed, we are being justified–treated just as if we have not sinned. This takes place until Christ sees His reflection in us. In 1 Peter 3:21 we note that Water Baptism saves us. Similarly, Foot-washing too! Just as Water Baptism represents the complete cleansing that one receives when one is presented the Gospel (Good News), Feet-washing represents the washing that one receives by the Word of God when it is ministered concerning any specific sin still lingering in a person. In Bible phraseology, this is “cleansing her (Church) with the washing of water by the word” (Ephesians 5:26 NKJV). If any sin is present, unless we get a washing, we mustn’t commune (Jn13:8).

This is the pattern that Jesus prepared for us to walk in, so as to cognitively engineer our sanctification step-by-step. Foot-washing, as an ordinance, works even for the one who administers the washing. Jesus chose Foot-washing because it has the idea of humility inbuilt in it. If a person can wash someone’s feet then it would not be too difficult for him to serve any other menial task that would be called of him for that person, or for that matter, any other person!
As for who pays for this, it is that part of Christ’s body that remains on earth. That part of Christ’s body like Apostle Paul (Col1:24; 2Cor4:10-12; Gal6:17; Phil2:17) could pay for it after due confession, praying and washing of the feet of the needy as long as it is not wilful sin for which “no more sacrifice for sins is left but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of fire” (Hebrews 10:26-29). Those who have committed such wilful sin have got their “garments spotted with the flesh”, the world or the devil. The only remedy (if any) is the Precursor to the Baptism of Fire; a remedy that i have designed for the apostate. Those who follow up with this have shaved off their heads as a sign of confession that they deserve to burn in hell fire, beginning with their hair. They acknowledge that they are a type of Joshua, “a brand plucked from fire” (Zech3:1-8; Jude 23). At which time, the “garments” (works) too need to be washed (Greek: Pluno), so to speak, “in the blood of the Lamb” (Rev7:14). We were saved from the penalty of sin! We are being saved from the power of sin! We will be saved from the presence of sin!

But what does it mean to be Holy?

To be holy means: to respond appropriately to the love of God who gave up His Son so that we may have eternal life (Jn3:16). Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will obey My Commandments” (Jn14:15,21,23; 1Jn2:3-6). This principle holds good with our heavenly Father as well. He has given us the Ten Commandments (Ex20:3-17) for us to obey. To escape the error of salvation by works we have fallen into the opposite error of salvation without obedience. Our Lord Jesus Christ merely summarized the Ten and commanded, “Love one another, even as i have loved you, love one another” (Jn13:34). When we keep John 13:34, we will in effect keep the Ten Commandments because the first four Commandments of the Ten pertain to the love of God, and the next six pertain to the love of our other close neighbours, God Himself being the foremost neighbour.

If being holy means loving, how can we love the most?

To my question, “what is the best way we can love our neighbour or the greatest dhanam (alms) we can give our neighbour,” my uncle said, “Annadhanam (Rice Alms) because it is life giving.” I told him that his motive is excellent because there is nothing more greater than life giving food that we can offer someone. But the dhanam too can be most excellent if it gives not just life but eternal life!

So what is the best gift of love we can give someone?

Jesus said, “My flesh is real food and My blood is real drink” (John 6:55). Why is this food, real food and real drink? The answer: because it gives real life–eternal life! This fact is underscored three times in John 6:51, 53, and 54. Does this mean we should become some kind of cannibals and eat the flesh of man and drink his blood? Does the ordinance practiced in the Church even remotely refer to the eating of man’s flesh and drinking his blood? Is there something supernatural about it? Not at all!

But rather, when Jesus Christ laid down His life for us on the stake at Calvary, we have received eternal life at the expense of His life, so to speak, at the expense of breaking or decomposition of His body–His own flesh and blood. In effect, we are living on His flesh and blood. Therefore, the ordinance of Communion is symbolic. It serves as a memory device to cognitively engineer our holiness by not only reminding us of our very current sins for which Christ paid with His life and continues to pay through the “living and holy sacrifices” (Rom12:1) of the saints, but also serves as a tangible way of proclaiming His death till He comes. Is this a one time event? It would have been, if we never sinned again. But since we accumulate sins and thus become subject to death again as we pass through time, we have to “eat” His flesh and “drink” His blood on a regular basis. If the life that i now live is eternal life, then the meal of real significance that i feast upon in order to live is the Word of God that became flesh, namely the Lord Jesus Christ, our eternal-life-giving-food. Therefore, in regularly partaking of the Lord’s Supper, at different levels in the Body of Christ, God is systematically and cognitively engineering our sanctification unto divinity. For, faith makes substance of the things hoped for, when some evidence is provided of things unseen. What’s more, the life that i live is eternal life and therefore, the food that i pray and eat to live, must be His flesh and blood. This is because my ‘self’ has died with Christ on the stake at Calvary and the life that i now live is Christ’s, because He lives in me. It is no more i who live but Christ (Gal2:20).

To put it simply, when we hand out to someone the Good News that Jesus Christ died for him or her, through a clear presentation, we have in effect given them the dhanam (alms) of eternal-life-giving-food or అమృతం (Telugu: amrutham). For, in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us (Jn1:1,14). And that Flesh (Jesus) said, “I am the Bread of life” (Jn6:48). To mark the occasion of having received that food (Word), we partake of the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ—called Eucharist, Communion, or simply the Elements at the Table—symbolically. Though this ordinance is symbolic, it must be obeyed at the individual, family, church, regional and corporate Church levels for engineering the holiness of the whole Bride until we are all “perfected together in unity” (Heb11:39-40). By obeying, we proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes (1Cor11:23-34). By obeying in eating and drinking the elements, we symbolically show that we receive the spiritual food (that is, the Word–flesh and blood) that has been preached to us and that we are willing to repent. As said earlier, there are however necessary prerequisites before partaking of the Elements as this is a coming into union with a Holy God–the Holy Communion. The prerequisite is that we should wash ourselves. In other words, we must purify ourselves. If we have not had a “bath” at all, we must take Baptism–a full bath. If we have already taken Baptism, we need to take only a “foot-wash,” as the rest of the body is clean. We mean symbolic washing, referring here to the Word, which in the case of a sinner is the Good News or Gospel that cleanses us from all sin as in Baptism; and the accumulated sin since the last washing as in Foot-washing. But we know that unless it is given from heaven, we cannot receive it (Jn3:27). Therefore, Baptism must be administered by a duly commissioned Servant or Priest of God. But Foot-washing may be administered by any lay-priest (born-again) to another lay-priest in need.

As you intercede for another, which is rightly possible only through the foot-washing ordinance, forgiveness is granted as per John20:23 to the one who is being prayed over. But do remember that in doing so, as a member (priest) of the body of Christ, you are assuming the consequences of his or her sin .
Thus, the Word:

  1. Cleanses us just as water cleanses us, which is symbolized by Baptism and Foot-washing; and
  2. Gives life just as food and drink, which is symbolized by the Eucharist (the elements).

 

Ref.: 1Corinthians11:23-34; John13:1-17; Ephesians 5:26.

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