What is God's nature? Is God one Being? Two? Three? Bible students have long searched for the answers to these questions. The truth is both simple and profound.
Jesus reveals that the Father has always had supreme authority, and that He and His Father are absolutely at one in purpose. We must conform to their image.
Jesus Christ and God the Father are one in spirit and purpose, purposing to draw us toward that same kind of unity that currently exists between them.
Understanding Elohim teaches us about the nature of God and where our lives are headed. Elohim refers to a plural family unit in the process of expanding.
The Father and Son are separate; the Father is the source of all power, while the Son serves as the channel through which we interface with the Father.
Though it may sound pretentious or even blasphemous, God's Word shows that we will become literal offspring of the Eternal God, sharing His name and nature.
The family structure, with assigned orders of responsibility (not orders of importance implying superiority or inferiority), is paramount to God's plan.
John Reid, in focusing upon our special calling as the Firstfruits, ultimately becoming God's very offspring, patterning and conforming our lives after our Elder Brother Jesus, who has already prepared the way for us, enabling us to inherit what He has and. . .
John Reid warns us that despite the privileged position of our calling, God does not cut us any slack in terms of trials and tests to perfect us. Like a loving father, He chastens, corrects, and gives us perfecting experiences, metaphorically purging and p. . .
Paul demonstrated inner peace during turmoil, showing consistency in times of instability and faith in God during persecution, fulfilling the role God gave him.
It is time to prepare ourselves for the role of a priest, teaching a way of life to the world, serving as a mediator, blessing or conferring good upon people.
John Ritenbaugh, recounting incidents from the movie Jeremiah Johnson, indicates that conflict and pressure in life's journey are the norm. We may try to run, but we cannot hide from life's troubles, stresses, or tribulations. Sin cannot be contained or is. . .
It can be encouraging to us that our patriarchs and the prophets had serious doubts, but God overrode all their fears in accomplishing His purpose.
Did God create a Devil? When God created the heaven and the earth, did He create this earth in a state of confusion? Here are the answers from God's Word!
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on an incident which occurred recently in Maryland, declares that the quality of life in America has precipitously declined since his boyhood. The meteoric rise of immorality and crime in this country has made it dangerous, lead. . .
John Ritenbaugh, reiterating that the nephilim were not the offspring of angels cohabiting with humans, suggests that these "giants" were most likely the descendants of Seth, apostates from the true religion, who decided not to follow God. They w. . .
The true understanding of Elohim dismantles the entire trinity argument. God is reproducing Himself; we are being prepared to become a part of Elohim.
Malachi assures the people of Judah that if they repent, God's favor will resume, but if they continue defiling the Covenant, a day of reckoning will come.
John Ritenbaugh observes that without our special calling and the gift of God's Holy Spirit, we would be about as clueless as to the purpose of our life as Solomon was throughout Ecclesiastes. Understanding is totally different from knowledge. Some people . . .
Just as our human spirit can be grieved, God is grieved by willful sinful behavior—sullying, suppressing, or stifling the Spirit that identifies us as His.
If we understand the function of the Old Covenant as explained in Leviticus, we will better understand the New Covenant and not reject the law of the Savior.
Genesis 6:2 does not suggest some angel/human hybrid, but intermarriage in defiance of God's law, as is seen from the Bible's internal evidence.
Emotional and spiritual well-being of children improves when fathers fulfill their role. People from dysfunctional families have a skewed image of God.
John identifies Christ as co-eternal with the Father, equal in character, but subordinate in authority. Christ's sonship was unique; He was the 'only Begotten Son.'
Richard Ritenbaugh, reiterating that Genesis 6 reflects a distortion of the marriage and family structure on the earth, examines the probable meaning of the "sons of God." One improbable explanation, believed by a large portion of 'Christendom,' . . .
Genesis 6:1-4 summarize what led to God's rejection of the pre-flood civilization: men chose wives solely on the basis of sex appeal and external beauty.
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