5 thoughts on “What do you think?

  1. “And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations. And then the END will come” Matt. 24:14.
    “And every eye shall see HIM….and kindreds, and peoples and tribes and sects and nations of all the earth will wail and lament (those who refused to believe on the Messiah) because of Him. (Rev. 1:7)
    The Lord has provided for the internet, the WORLD WIDE web to advance His WORLD WIDE WORD. This demonstrates GOD’S unfathamable mercy toward all peoples so that those who have not seen, will see and those who have not heard will hear. And THEN the end of all things shall come.

  2. In 2 Timothy 3: 16 it says: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. In my study this a.m. Beth Moore says that “(God) purposely didn’t ‘exhale’ it on one long breath. Rather, like a man inhaling and exhaling over the course of any years, God used time, man, and the unfolding of history to breathe sixty-six books onto parchment over the course of 1,500 years…..God issued His revelation patiently and progressively. ” She mentions that God reveals to man that seeks God, the mysteries of scripture and verifies the scripture-supporting mystery in his timing.

    Perhaps this new discovery is in God’s timing. Any mysteries or pages added or lacking will be discovered as God’s providence is carried out. As I learned from Beth Moore providence “is the will of the Creator who is actively involved in moving his creation to a goal. History is not a cyclical process of endless repetition; history is being moved toward the predetermined end.” God truth will stand. God will shake until nothing stands but truth.

  3. Rena, thanks for sharing the scripture in 2 Timothy, I’d like to share verses 10-17 and chapter 4:1-4. Read with me: “But you, Timothy, certainly know what I teach, and how I live, and what my purpose in life is. You know my faith, my patience, my love, and my endurance. You know how much persecution and suffering I have endured. You know all about how I was persecuted in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra–but the Lord rescued me from all of it. Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil people and impostors will flourish. They will deceive others and will themselves be deceived. But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” (chapt 4:1-4) “I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he appears to set up his Kingdom: Preach the Word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths.” I hope the article will encourage people to search the scriptures. As Rena said, “God truth will stand. God will shake until nothing stands but truth.” Maybe some who have never invited Jesus to come into their hearts, will do so, as they search for the truth.

  4. What do I think? I am no Biblical historian, but what caught my attention in the CNN article was a couple of things …” The New Testament books are in a different order, and include numerous handwritten corrections — some made as much as 800 years after the texts were written,”….”And some familiar — very important — passages are missing, including verses dealing with the resurrection of Jesus, they said.”
    The resurrection of Jesus is central to the Christian faith. And I wonder what the reason or motive was in correcting and deleting?
    Even in Matthew 28:11-15, there is an account of how soldiers were bribed to lie about the body of Jesus being stolen rather than resurrected.
    “While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day.”
    The resurrection is the most powerful event in history. We have eternal life ONLY because He is the resurrection and the Life and we have access to and are accepted by the Father because Jesus died and rose again and ever liveth to make intercession for us.

  5. Aside from the four Gospels, there are numerous references to the crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Honorable men of integrity like Paul, Peter, John, Luke in Acts, Jude all wrote of or referred to the Lord’s death & resurrection in one way or another. Jesus’ own words as Debi quoted above bespeak resurrection. Mary and Martha referred to resurrection when they were seeking Jesus for healing & an mircale for their brother Lazarus. Jesus’ numerous appearances to His disciples and others AFTER His burial speaks to the fact that He was dead and then alive, again.
    It seems only for evil intent or confusion that the verses in any of the Gospels that refer to the resurrection would be omitted.

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