Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Most Important Preparation You Can Make, by T.M.

Mr. Rawles,

Thank you for publishing T.M.'s letter. I agree with it's contents one hundred percent, with one exception. T.M. states,

"I do believe God manifested in flesh, came to Earth, lived a perfect life, died on the cross, and rose from the dead in order to make your salvation possible."

The first chapter of the Book of John in the Gospels says,

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1, ESV)

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth." (John 1:14, ESV)

Clearly, the author, God, is speaking of his Son, when he says "the Word became flesh". It's an important distinction that Jesus is the Word made flesh. The greek word for "word" is logos, and it means the thoughts or ideas conveyed by the words expressed. The principle is that the Word makes known Jesus, who makes known the Father, and it is how we come to know God.

Chapter one of John is used to support the doctrine of the Trinity, which is a word that is not even used in scripture. It came about in the 3rd century as a compromise between paganism and Christianity, and it is where we get Sunday worship, the worship of the Sun god, Christmas at the Winter solstice, instead of September 11, 3 BC which is when there was a conjunction of 5 planets and is the sign the academic descendants of Joseph saw in Egypt and began their journey to Bethlehem, and Easter fertility rites, bunnies laying eggs.

Whether or not one believes or professes the doctrine of the trinity is not the purpose of my letter. It is simply to point out that we cannot change God's word, for it to still be God's word. I completely agree with the sentiment expressed by T.M. A belief and knowledge of God's Word is the most important preparation we can make in our lives, and even more so that we have an accurate understanding of his Word. 

"knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation." (2 Peter 1:20, ESV)

You have my permission to edit and publish my reply as you see fit, and I ask that you forward my reply to T.M. along with my e-mail address. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for the global community.

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