Father, Holy Spirit, and Son

Father – John 17:3 Eternal Life

Holy Spirit – is the nature of the Father or the Eternal Life (John 4:24). The innate or essential qualities or character of the Father. What are these qualities or character? Wisdom, knowledge, strength, love, power, peace, these are the qualities which are spirits in nature, not tangible, cannot be seen unless manifested. Isaiah 11:2

Son – The manifestation and or the image of the innate or essential qualities or character of the LIFE or Father who is within Col 1:15. Only the Christ was able to manifest the fullness of the Holy Spirit or the innate or essential qualities of the Father in full.

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Human are created in this likeness Gen 1:26

– The LIFE in you is a part of the Father in you, the breath of LIFE Gen 2:7

– The Holy Spirit is the wisdom, knowledge, strength, love, power, peace given to you.

– You become one like the son of God/Life if you manifest the wisdom, knowledge, strength, love, power which are the characters of THE LIFE in you, this is where a man become Christ-like.

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If you blaspheme the Holy Spirit, no forgiveness on this because you are ruining the essential essence or character of THE LIFE or Father. (Mark 3:29)

In the same manner that, it’s hard to forgive if your character is attacked.

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What is Sabbath Day?

God is Life

Sabbath is God’s rest day.

Since, God = Life, it follows;

Sabbath is Life’s rest day.

But, Life is in everyone who has life.

And to rest is easing up, taking care of, freeing oneself from worries, relaxation as they say.

In Matt 12:9-14. Jesus heal a man, the man has life. He ease up the life in that man, He gave rest to the life in that man.

That’s what Sabbath day means, easing up others who are in distress or in trouble. In short, lending a hand to someone with life and in need.

Keep the Sabbath, the Lord’s commanded. Keeping it Holy is doing what Jesus did, easing the life in need.

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What is Patripassianism?

It is a belief that the Father was the one who died in the cross and that the Father is the Son and the Son is the Father, all that happens to Jesus on earth was just a mere act of the script that was written before Jesus came.

They believe that the Son is just a phase or ministry or mode or a temporal office of the Father that happens only for 33 years. They don’t believe that there is a Son in heaven now at this very moment.

But the bible is very clear;

“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life. Whoever doesn’t believe in the Son won’t see life, but the angry judgment of God remains on them.”John 3:36 CEB

The verse above does not restrict to believe that the Son only happens for 33 years. It goes before and beyond the 33 years when the Son was in the flesh.

Moreover, the bible is also very clear as below;

“Who is the liar? Isn’t it the person who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This person is the antichrist: the one who denies the Father and the Son. Everyone who denies the Son does not have the Father, but the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.” 1 John 2:22-23 CEB

Patripassianism denies the Son today since they don’t believe that there is a Son now in heaven. To them, the Son was just a phase and it ended in the cross. Their belief qualify to be an antichrist.

Truth be told, Son in the bible was defined to be the Image of the Invisible God.

“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the one who is first over all creation,” Colossians 1:15 CEB

An express or imprint of God’s being which is Spirit or, Life.

“The Son is the light of God’s glory and the imprint of God’s being. He maintains everything with his powerful message. After he carried out the cleansing of people from their sins, he sat down at the right side of the highest majesty.” Hebrews 1:3 CEB

The bible is clear that the Son or Image of God was already in the creation, in fact, we were created based on the Son or Image of God.

“God created humanity in God’s own image, in the divine image God created them, male and female God created them.” Genesis 1:27 CEB

God’s own Image is the Son and after the Son became Christ, the Image can be seen in heaven seating on the throne.

“At once I was in a Spirit-inspired trance and I saw a throne in heaven, and someone was seated on the throne.” Revelation 4:2 CEB

Therefore, one should never deny the Son or made it as if it’s simply an office or a phase, the Son is the Image of God, the firstborn over all creation. There will always be an image of God.

Father is THE ETERNAL LIFE. John 17:3

THE LIFE can be represented by the one who has it, if you represent THE LIFE accordingly, it will stay eternally with you even after physical death.

The begotten Son or the Image of God was the only one who reflected the Father in His exact essence hence, He inherited the most excellent name (Heb 1:4), His Father’s name which is Jesus.

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Born of Water and Spirit

“Jesus answered, “I assure you, unless someone is born of water and the Spirit, it’s not possible to enter God’s kingdom.”John 3:5 CEB

Question: What does the verse above mean “born of water and the Spirit”

Answer: Born of water is a mark of good conscience towards God. Conscience is an inner feeling or voice acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one’s behaviour, born in water means you have good sense of the above.

Example: You know you are born of water when you only have desire to be good, your conscience shout goodness.

“Baptism is like that. It saves you now—not because it removes dirt from your body but because it is the mark of a good conscience toward God. Your salvation comes through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,” 1 Peter 3:21 CEB

Born of the Spirit is when the Spirit of the Lord rest upon you.

“The LORD’s spirit will rest upon him, a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of planning and strength, a spirit of knowledge and fear of the LORD.” Isaiah 11:2 CEB

Example: You know you are now born of Spirit when you have wisdom, understanding, planning, strength, knowledge and fear of the Lord.

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Some Ridiculous Teaching of MCGI (Member of Church God International)

1.) God has no knees but has other parts of the body i.e ass, hand, finger, etc.

Their above belief stems from the verse below:

“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,” Philippians‬ ‭2:9-10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Because the Father or God should and will never kneel down to the name Jesus which is above all names, they remove the knee so that God is not able to kneel down. While this solves the conflict that God will now not kneel to the name Jesus because He has no knee, this is an outrageous and simpleton solution or explanation. It would have been acceptable if they remove all parts of the body for, after all, God is Spirit and Spirit has no flesh and bones hence, no form and invisible therefore cannot kneel.

Also, there is a verse in the bible that the Christ Himself admits that the name given to Him which is Jesus in Matt 1:21 was His Father’s name which follows that the Father will not kneel down to His own name.

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2.) Women in their congregation are not allowed to cut their hair.

The above belief stems from the verse below:

“Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him? But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering. But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God.”I Corinthians‬ ‭11:14-16‬ ‭NKJV‬

In their belief, they believe that “long” hair is covering but if you read the verse, it only says that her hair is covering since the one that needs to cover is the head, obviously, the hair need not be long for the purpose of covering the head because the head does not extend down until the knee. It is, however, glory for a woman if she has long hair but again, in terms of head covering, it does not need to be long.

Because of their misunderstanding and adding a word that the verse did not say, long hair becomes covering and since their understanding of the word “nature” is something that happens to the physical world naturally like the sunrise at the east, the birds fly, the wind blows, etc. In their belief, like the sun that rise in the east and set in the west, a woman should just let their hair grows naturally without cutting it but actually, the “nature” was not used in the context of their understanding because, by nature, men’s hair also grows naturally the same as the women yet, the verse says that by nature, it is shameful to a man for having a long hair. If “nature” was used to mean the natural things that happen in the world, by nature, men’s hair should also not be cut off.

Obviously, “nature” was used to mean the natural that was happening in their culture or the cultural/social norm in the society at that time. In the eyes of the society where Paul was at that time, it was by nature shameful for a man to have long hair and it was glory for a woman to have long hair and it should be covered. Even Paul acknowledged that it was a custom, he further said that to anyone who is contentious or wants to argue about this, don’t waste your time for, after all, the church of God has no such custom. But, they made the custom which was supposedly adaptable and can change through time a doctrine, it became a dogma required for women to follow which I find ridiculous and uncalled for.

3.) They forbid to eat Chicken Joy in Jollibee.

The above belief stems from the verse below:

“that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell.” Acts‬ ‭15:29‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Chicken Joy in Jollibee is halal certified. In their belief, any foods that are halal-certified should not be eaten because it was prayed to a false god. Yet, they eat pork which automatically qualifies to be halal food.

When ask to explain, they believe that halal foods are prayed food as part of Muslim law but the verse did not say that prayed foods are not allowed, it was the offered food that was not allowed. Food can be prayed to but not all foods are offering food. Certainly, halal foods are not offering foods because by right, if you offer something you don’t take it back yet, halal foods are eaten back by people who label it as halal.

In Buddhism ghost month, they offer food to ghost but no one dares to eat what has been offered, why? Because it is not right to eat foods that were offered to someone. An offering is correlated to giving willingly like offering money every time you go to church, you don’t take back what you have been offered. Halal foods are being taken back for food by those who label it to be halal, it cannot be an offering food, it’s a prayed food and the verse did not say to abstain from prayed food because it can be overridden by praying for the food to the God we believe in to be more powerful than any other gods.

As you can see, they conveniently change the verse wording from “offering” to “prayed” so that they can impose religious rules that is outrageous and uncalled for.

The above 3 teachings by MCGI are so far what I found to be outrageous. If anyone knows more outrageous teaching by them and in any other religious sect, kindly care to input. Let us expose it.

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Praying in the name of the Son

Praying is both thanksgiving and asking something from God.

The question is, on whose name do you pray?

a.) Is it in the name of the Father, Son, Holy Spirit?

b.) Or, is it in the name of the Son.

The answer is the verse below:

“I will do whatever you ask for in my name, so that the Father can be glorified in the Son. When you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it.”John‬ ‭14:13-14‬ ‭CEB‬‬

Why is asking in the name of the Son which is Jesus glorified the Father in the Son?

Answer: Because the name of Father is in the Son, by asking through the name of the Son, you also ask the Father.

This was prophesied a long time ago that the name will be one.

“The LORD will become king over all the land. On that day the LORD will be one, and the LORD’s name will be one.”Zechariah‬ ‭14:9‬ ‭CEB‬‬

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Abrahamic Tithe and Jacob Vow

Jacob did not tithe, he vowed to tithe but was not fulfilled in his lifetime.

“Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on, so that I come back to my father’s house in peace, then the LORD shall be my God. And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.”Genesis‬ ‭28:20-22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Since promise to God should not be broken, God asked what had been vowed to Him through Jacob or Israel as people.

Part of Jacob’s vow was to give a tenth of what will God give him and God gives the land of Canaan therefore, a tenth of the land was returned for the promise to be fulfilled.

Abraham did tithe but was not commanded to do so. He tithed without any rule of what and to whom the tithe shall be given.

Any act of giving 10% to whoever and whatever is called tithing if based before the law. There are no rules to bound, where, whom, what is tithing since there is no law about it before the law. So, if I give 10% to the needy and have faith that by doing so, I’m giving to God, I’m basically tithing the same as Abraham which was by faith or believing that you are giving to God.

Also, you cannot really follow how Abraham tithed since he gave it to someone who was described in Heb. 7: 1-3 to be of no beginning, nor end of life. I’m pretty sure that no man today lives forever.

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