3rd April 2015 Good Friday
Easter and Christianity
A UK politician has just published a defence of Christianity.
In defence of Christianity
Despite a tidal wave of prejudice and negativity, faith remains the foundation of our
Michael Gove 4 April 2015
Extract: Relativism is the orthodoxy of our age. Asserting that any one set of beliefs is more deserving of respect than any other is a sin against the Holy Spirit of Non–Judgmentalism. And proclaiming your adherence to the faith which generations of dead white males used to cow and coerce others is particularly problematic. You stand in the tradition of the Inquisition, the Counter-Reformation, the Jesuits who made South America safe for colonisation, the missionaries who accompanied the imperial exploiters into Africa, the Christian Brothers who presided over forced adoption and the televangelists who keep America safe for capitalism.
Read his article here
A film about the Jesus Mysteries
Watch it on youtube
My 1 hour video Holy Spirit v Holy Bible Interpretation
One thing that I noticed with both the Politicians Article and the Film about the mysteries of Jesus was the total lack of proven Testimony about the Holy Spirit of God.
This is a common happening where experts are asked to explain something about the Lord Jesus, but they never mention the Holy Spirit of God. Therefore, they can only give their opinion based on their interpretation of whatever evidence they have.
I published this video on the subject back on Jan 1, 2014, and as yet have only had 64 viewers and probably 4 of them are me.
A very Happy Easter to you and may your life be enriched by being in union with Christ Jesus the Lord. As we move through 2015, it is worth noting that there is no substitute for Spiritual Experience. We can study the Holy Bible and other Writings, but it is not the same as having the Counsel of the Holy Spirit.
My video will certainly give you food for thought. Because of its length, I recommend that you download it in order to let you study it over time without fear of high bandwidth usage. I have also added the Bible Teaching I used in the video to help you.
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Bible Teaching used in my video
Holy Spirit, as Counsellor
The Holy Spirit is the one who comforts, advises and strengthens Christians, drawing them closer to Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit is Counsellor in addition to Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is a Counsellor 1 Jn 2:1 One Greek word “Parakletos” underlies this phrase which is primarily a legal term. It can also bear the meaning “comforter”.
The Spirit is another Counsellor Jn 14:16-17 The word “another” means “another of the same kind”. After the ascension, the Spirit is to assume the ministry of Jesus Christ.
The Counsellor is the gift of the exalted Christ Jn 16:7 See also Jn 7:38-39; Ac 2:33
The Counsellor comforts and reassures believers
Jn 14:16-18; Ac 11:12 Peter is reassured about going to the house of Cornelius; Ro 8:16 Believers are reassured that they are God’s children.
The Counsellor strengthens and equips the church
Eph 3:16 See also Ac 4:31 The Jerusalem church is strengthened in the face of opposition; Ac 9:31 the church in Judea, Galilee and Samaria; Ro 8:26
The Counsellor teaches and instructs believers
The Spirit reminds the disciples of Jesus Christ’s teaching Jn 14:26 See also Jn 16:14; 1Jn 5:6-8
The Spirit teaches the church further truth Jn 16:13 See also 1 Co 2:9-10; 1Jn 2:27
The Counsellor helps the church in its mission
The Spirit testifies to Jesus Christ and helps the church to do likewise Jn 15:26-27 See also Ac 1:8
The Spirit convicts the unbelieving world Jn 16:8-11; 1 Co 14:24-25
Examples of the Spirit’s help in witness and mission Ac 4:8 Peter before the Sanhedrin; 1 Co 2:3-4 Paul in Corinth; 1 Th 1:5 Paul and Silas in Thessalonica
The Counsellor draws believers closer to Jesus Christ Eph 3:16-17 See also Jn 14:23; Ro 8:9-11
Christianity without the Holy Spirit is just another Religion devised by Human Beings.
True Religion is that taught by the Lord Jesus Himself.
It is loving (good-willing) obedience to the teachings of the Lord, Himself. Not the teachings of Man who can interpret the Holy Bible incorrectly.
Yes, study the Holy Bible, but with the Holy Spirits help. Then you can be sure of sound learning.
Just look at the state of Christianity today to see what happens when the Holy Spirit is absent from the learning.
Make it your first aim to seek the Holy Spirit’ help, you will certainly need it.
How do you find Him?
Read John 14:23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.’
The Wise are as described in v23 and the Fools are as described in v24.
Who says so?
The Lord said so, ‘These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.’
Only a Fool or a committed Follower of Satan would ignore the Lords teaching and so fail to enter heave.