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Monogamy Taught by Holy Bible

Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
(SINGULAR) – 1 Cornthians 7:2

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach – 1 Timothy 3:2

A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well. – 1 Timothy 3:12

FURTHER CLARIFICATION:

The clearest evidence that monogamy is God’s ideal is from Christ’s teaching on marriage in Matt. 19:3–6. In this passage, He cited the Genesis creation account, in particular Gen. 1:27 and 2:24, saying ‘the two will become one flesh’, not more than two.

Another important biblical teaching is the parallel of husband and wife with Christ and the Church in Eph. 5:22–33, which makes sense only with monogamy—Jesus will not have multiple brides.

The 10th Commandment ‘… You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife [singular] …’ (Exodus 20:17) also presupposes the ideal that there is only one wife. Polygamy is expressly forbidden for church elders (1 Tim. 3:2). And this is not just for elders, because Paul also wrote: ‘each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.’ Paul goes on to explain marital duties in terms that make sense only with one husband to one wife.

The example of godly people is also important. Isaac and Rebekah were monogamous—they are often used as a model in Jewish weddings today. Other examples were Joseph and Asenath, and Moses and Zipporah. And the only survivors of the Flood were four monogamous couples.

A schematic showing the monogamy relationship....

 

April 19, 2012 Posted by | Christianity / God | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jesus Is God

There is only One God. Yes, Jesus IS God in the flesh and this is the belief of ALL Christians. Not believing this is not Christianity. God, chose to manifest Himself in the flesh as Jesus Son of God. Jesus is co-equal to God because He is God as is the Holy Spirit which is God’s spirit inside all those who accept Him.

Jesus’ words in John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.” When first encountered, this might not seem to be a claim to be God. However, when we look at the Jews’ reaction to His statement, “For a good work we stone thee not; replied the Jews, but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.” (John 10:33). Now we see an actual claim. The Jews understood Jesus’ statement to be a claim to be God. In the following verses, Jesus never corrects the Jews by saying, “I did not claim to be God.” That indicates Jesus was truly saying He was God by declaring, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30).

John 8:58 is another example. Jesus declared, “I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. ” Again, in response, the Jews take up stones in an attempt to stone Jesus (John 8:59). Why would the Jews want to stone Jesus if He hadn’t said something they believed to be blasphemous, namely, a claim to be God? John repeatedly tells us of the Lord’s connection to “I Am”. See John: 4:26, 8:24, 8:28, 8:58,and 13:19. The Apostle Paul tells us that Jesus “..is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:15-17)

John 1:1 says that “the Word was God.” John 1:14 says that “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” This clearly indicates that Jesus is God in the flesh. Acts 20:28 tells us, “…Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood.” Who bought the church with His own blood? Jesus Christ. Acts 20:28 declares that God purchased the church with His own blood. Therefore, Jesus is God!

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April 15, 2012 Posted by | Christianity / God | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Apology

I almost always apologize when I am right, rather than wrong.

To err is human, to apologize for erring is not as noble as to apologize when no apology is needed. – Apostle Paul the 2nd

February 17, 2012 Posted by | Christianity / God, Societal / Cultural Issues | , , | 1 Comment

Apostle Paul the 2nd

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When the people ask you concerning me, then answer them, that I am a humble servant of the Almighty God and His Son Jesus, and through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit do speak for God in all truth and righteousness, with full authority that they may believe and obey all that has been written in the Gospel of God found in the Holy Bible, the only Words of the Lord Almighty.  – Apostle Paul the 2nd

February 5, 2012 Posted by | Christianity / God | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paul of Christ The Love vs Muhammad

January 12, 2012 Posted by | Christianity / God, Understanding Islam | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Contentment

To be content, just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now and then got it back again.-Unknown

The Apostle Paul said it this way: “I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content” (Philippians 4:11). And that was a mouthful for a guy who was beaten, put in prison, stoned, shipwrecked and chased out of town after town. Yet, do you find it difficult to be content even in the lap of luxury? Attitude, that’s the difference. What’s needed is an inner attitude, an unshakable conviction that, regardless of the circumstances which life may send your way, with God’s help you can triumph in your troubles, if not over them. To triumph in your troubles is really the only victory you need, “for great is your reward in Heaven” (Matthew 5:12).

In the first century, the Apostle Paul demonstrated this principle. Here’s what he wrote to his brethren in the city of Philippi: “I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content” (Philippians 4:11). And Paul had been in some miserable circumstances. On one occasion he was falsely accused, beaten and thrown into prison, where he was shackled hand and foot. He was put in the inner prison (which we’d call the maximum security cell). But at midnight, of all things, Paul was singing. And he wasn’t wailing the words to “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” either. He was singing praises to God (see Acts 16:25)! What a fantastic attitude in such dire circumstances. But if your heart is right with God, circumstances just don’t count. Now, that may not sound very revolutionary the first time you hear it, but the idea grows on you. It suggests a truth that everyone has to wrestle with sooner or later: Until you’re able to be happy in every situation, you can’t really be happy in any situation.

How did Paul learn to be content in any set of circumstances? Did he learn it through his own human self-sufficiency? No way! Rather, he said, “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation…. I can do all things through Him (Christ) who strengthens me.” (“Making Things Right,” Paul Faulkner.)

There have been many of My children who have lived before you who faced great hardships, handicaps, and difficulties, and yet they allowed Me to use them. They were cheerful and happy despite the things that life had brought their way. They were overcomers!-But they would have never lifted a finger, never changed anything, never gone anywhere, never been anyone, if they had allowed their usefulness to be swallowed up by negativity and discontent.

Be an overcomer! Be a world changer! Be something for Me, because I need you! I need you to be free of negativity so that I can use you for My glory, so that I can work through you to love and reach others! Be content! Be free! Be positive! Be praiseful! That’s the secret to happiness! (Jesus speaking in prophecy. Originally published April 2006.)

Trust! Stop fretting and fussing and fighting and kicking and refusing to be happy and content with what you are and what you have! Once you are truly content-and this contentment only comes through total yieldedness to Me and acceptance of My plan-then I can give you more. I can then give you more blessings, more love, more friendships, relationships, even greater attractiveness and charm. When you are relaxed, restful, trusting, content and at peace with Me and with yourself the way I have made you, then your natural beauty, charm and love can [show]. You will not be so concerned and preoccupied and wrapped up in yourself and your own worries and wants and fears and phobias, but you will be looking out and around, looking to give others joy and peace. (From Jesus with Love, Book 2)

Back it up…
(All Bible verses are taken from the New King James Version, unless noted otherwise.)

Philippians 4:11-12 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

1Timothy 6:6-8 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.

Hebrews.13:5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

January 30, 2011 Posted by | Christianity / God, Daily Gospel | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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