Respect for God
My friend Michael Earls commented on my last post and expressed appreciation for my respect for God. (Hi Micheal, good to hear from you!) I’ve been thinking about respect for God. First let me say that respect for God is a a rare thing in today’s world and I know Michael too respects God. So many people have no respect for God because they do not believe in Him. Or if they do believe in God, he is not occupying much place in their thoughts. So I really appreciate Michael noticing that and it is something everyone should take a step towards. But respect for God is not a final destination rather it is just a step or a move towards God. Although God is worthy of respect because respect has the meaning of being honored and esteemed, somehow respect does not rise to the level of adequately describing my attitude toward God.
What attitude then glorifies God? I’d like to say that I love God but even that sounds like too much like me giving something to Him. (I do love Him, I’m just trying to find the attitude that really glorifies God.) You see God is the source of everything; He is always the giver and never the receiver as if He needed anything from us. I might say and do in fact fear God because of his holy righteousness. That’s good and true too certainly in the sense that God is all-powerful and all-knowing. (Don’t you fear someone who could squash you in an instant and moreover knows all your secrets?) Let’s see, how about grateful…yes that works too because of God’s great mercy. Mercy is the part that keeps God from squashing me or making me pay for all those dirty dark secrets that only He and I know about.
But someone did pay. God paid. God absorbed the righteous wrath of God against my sin. Wait a minute. Did I say that right? God paid God’s penalty? Yes of course, Jesus Christ paid it all. And all the while God the Son was hanging on that cross suffering for my sake, it was God the Father in heaven pouring out his wrath. That way he is both just and the one who justifies. God’s wrath was spent not withdrawn.
How do I know all this is true? Of course I got it all out of the Bible. But God provided proof by raising Jesus from the dead. The ressurection is the proof that God is satisfied.
That’s why respect, love, fear, and gratefulness as attitudes toward God don’t seem enough. Oh they are necessary and right. I suppose gratefulness comes the closest because it describes my receiving instead of my giving. But when I talk about God and see His work in everything around me including in the budding forth of spring foliage and flowers, I am delighted. Delight, yes that’s the word. I am really delighted and soul-satisfied when I consider God. And I am not giving him anything in my delight rather I am soaking it all in: His love toward me, his mercy toward me, his goodness all around me, his magnificence in his creation.
He made me and he made you to delight in his glory!
The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomanical, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. Begin in Genesis with the well-loved story of Noah, derived from the Babylonian myth of Uta-Napisthim and known from the older mythologies of several cultures. The legend of the animals going into the ark two by two is charming, but the moral of the story of Noah is appalling. God took a dim view of humans, so he (with the exception of one family) drowned everyone else including children and also, for good measure, the rest of the (presumably blameless animals as well. Of course, irritated theologian types, like yourself will protest that we don’t take the book of Genesis literally any more. But that is the whole point! We pick and choose which bits of scripture to believe, which bits to write off as symbols or allegories. Pat Robertson would be harmless comedy, were he less typical of those who today hold power and influence in this country. In the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra, the Noah equivalent, chosen to be spared with his family because he was uniquely righteous, was Abraham’s nephew Lot. Two male angels were sent to Sodom to warn Lot to leave the city before the brimstone arrived. Lot hospitably welcomed the angels into his house, whereupon all the men of Sodom gathered around and demanded that Lot should hand the angels over so that they could (what else?) sodomize them: “Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them” (Genesis 19:5). But Lot’s halo is tarnished by the terms of his refusal: “I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof: (Genesis 19: 7-8). If this dysfunctional family was the best Sodom had to offer by way of morals, some might begin to feel a certain sympathy with God and his judicial brimstone. Such unpleasant episodes in Abraham’s story are mere peccadilloes compared with the infamous tale of the sacrificing of his son Isaac (Muslim scripture tells the same story about Abraham’s other son, Ishmael). God ordered Abraham to make a burnt offering of his longed-for son. As it turns out God was only joking after all, “tempting” Abraham, and testing his faith. A modern moralist cannot help but wonder how a child could ever recover from such psychological trauma. By the standards of modern morality, this disgraceful story is an example simultaneously of child abuse, bullying in two asymmetrical power relationships, and the first recorded use of the Nuremberg defense: “I was only following orders.” Once again, modern theologians will protest that the story of Abraham sacrificing Isaac should not be taken as literal fact. And, once again, the appropriate response is twofold. First, many many people, even to this day, do take the whole of their scripture to be literal fact, and they have a great deal of political power over the rest of us, especially in the United States and in the Islamic world. Second, if not as literal fact, how should we take the story: an allegory? Then an allegory for what? Surely nothing praiseworthy. Those with the power to elect our presidents and congressmen – and many who themselves get elected – believe that dinosaurs lived two by two upon Noah’s ark, that light from distant galaxies was created en route to the earth, and that the first members of our species were fashioned out of dirt and divine breath, in a garden with a talking snake, by the hand of an invisible God. This my friend, should trouble you.D. Bryant
If you're going to copy your postings out of Richard Dawkins' "The God Delusion", you should at least give him credit for the original authorship.God
The previous post took the words right out of my mouth. Please pardon me but I’m not sure that I did the hyperlinks correctly. Mr. Carroll, please pardon the length of this post and the fact that I link to some of my own writings. I don’t know if you edited D. Bryant’s post but if it was sent to you as is D. appears to have engaged in plagiarism since the text of the post is indeed quoted from Richard Dawkins’ book “The God Delusion” (actually an edited quote) and the last paragraph is mostly from an article by Sam Harris. One can only assume that D. is in such agreement with Dawkins that the post was none but a whole hearted approval of Dawkins’/Harris’ statements (short of book, chapter &amp;amp; verse). Functioning off of this assumption one is forced to assume that they both do not seem understand that just because the Bible states something it does not mean that it is endorsing it. In other words, the Bible describes &amp;amp; prescribes. To take something that it describes &amp;amp; assume that it is prescribing it only goes to demonstrate a shocking level of misunderstanding. I wrote an essay covering many of Dawkins’ mishandlings of the Bible called “Planting God More Firmly on His Throne”=“http://atheistricharddawkins.blogspot.com/2007/11/richard-dawkins-planting-god-more.html” Let us perform a quick survey of the post’s statements: -“The God of the Old Testament is arguably…” two things to mention here: we can assume that most, if not all, of these besmirchments are based on D.’s/Dawkins’ misunderstandings &amp;amp; lack of basic discernment. Based on absolute materialism, just how is morality determined? (please see my “Introducing the Dawkinsian Weltanschauung”=“http://atheistricharddawkins.blogspot.com/2007/11/richard-dawkins-introducing-dawkinsian.html”). Moreover, while it is tragically sad to ponder, we must simply pose a question—if that is what someone thinks about God will God “force them to spend eternity in heaven”=“http://lifeanddoctrine.blogspot.com/2005/11/on-hell-hell-is-place-of-departing.html” with Him? -“story of Noah…known from the older mythologies” but why assume that people who lived in vast isolation from each other (chronologically &amp;amp; geographically) were plagiarizing? Perhaps the fact that many of the most ancient “myths” of “cultures around the world”=“http://www.nwcreation.net/noahlegends.html” tell the same basic stories (a pristine garden, a flood, etc.) means that the “events actually occurred”=“http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v2/n2/flood-legends” &amp;amp; thus became pre-historic history that in this case is known as “myth” or “legend.” -“don’t take the book of Genesis literally any more…We pick and choose” succinctly, to take literally means to “take it as it is intended”=“http://lifeanddoctrine.blogspot.com/2005/11/how-do-you-read-bible-have-you-ever.html” yet, no one is as literal as Dawkins (Harris, Dennett, Hitchens, etc.) if we define literal as not considering hermeneutics. -On a few occasions D./Dawkins appear to not take the time to visualize the scenario presented in the text they are quoting but seem to be merely following letters into words into sentences, etc. &amp;amp; forget what is actually occurring. We don’t actually know very much about Lot except that the Bible, being as honest as it is, depicts one particular instance when his behavior was no less than repugnant. Lot found that his home was accosted by a mob &amp;amp; while this does not excuse his repulsive actions it does inform us that he was in a very dangerous &amp;amp; mentally/emotionally stressed state. When he offers his daughters to the mob the angels would have none of that nonsense &amp;amp; it’s precisely at that point that they act in defense of the girls. -“Muslim scripture tells the same story about Abraham’s other son, Ishmael” not necessarily so, that is an inference from the text of the Qur'an. In fact, at least “43 ancient documents that predate Islam side with the Bible”=“http://lifeanddoctrineislamicus.blogspot.com/2006/07/who-was-abraham-told-to-sacrifice.html”. -“how a child could ever recover from such psychological trauma” in that time &amp;amp; place human sacrifice was a given &amp;amp; for all we know it was considered an honor to be sacrificed. -“the Nuremberg defense” Abraham conjured no defense at all since what he was doing was the worship systems de jour. He did not even hesitate because this was standard operating procedure for the worship of the gods of that place &amp;amp; time. It is incredible to think that the event that made it crystal clear that the God of the Bible was different from other gods &amp;amp; would never accept child sacrifice is so abused &amp;amp; misunderstood. The New Testament states that “By faith Abraham…offered up Isaac…of whom it was said, ‘In Isaac your seed shall be called,’ concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead” (Hebrews 11:17-19). Thus, “by faith” means: by logical inference. -“many many people, even to this day, do take the whole of their scripture to be literal fact…especially in the United States &amp;amp; in the Islamic world” yes, and that event is why Judaism, Christianity &amp;amp; Islam have never practiced child sacrifice. When the Bible records Jews doing any such things it’s clear that they had fallen away from worshiping the God of the Bible &amp;amp; were worshiping gentile/pagan gods. Now to the D./Harris portion: -“dinosaurs lived…upon Noah’s ark” the average size of a dinosaur was the size of a sheep &amp;amp; the babies of even the largest dinosaurs were small. -“light from distant galaxies was created en route to the earth” this is an extremely narrowly held view but we might as well mention that time dilation as expressed in the general theory of relativity means that “millions of years could have elapsed in parts of the universe while days elapsed in others”=“http://www.creationists.org/humphreys.html”. -“the first members of our species were fashioned out of dirt” but is this not a scientific “prediction” that the human body is composed of the same elements found in dirt/soil/earth? As journalist and senior editor of Skeptic magazine Frank Miele put it in an “interview with Dawkins”=“http://scepsis.ru/eng/articles/id_3.php”, “the clay from which we are made.” -“&amp;amp; divine breath” the Bible states “divine breath” &amp;amp; Dawkins states blind random chance (for life’s origin). -“a talking snake” there is so much to say here that all we can provide is rabbit hole that lead to further research. Certainly some believe that there was a talking snake but there is no real need to do so &amp;amp; it would not be due to picking &amp;amp; choosing or embarrassment at the modern (&amp;amp; “logically fallacious”=“http://lifeanddoctrineatheism.blogspot.com/2007/02/atheisms-circular-logic-one-time.html”) denial of miracles. It is generally understood that the “snake”/”serpent” in the garden was lucifer who came to be known as the “that ancient serpent” (Rev 12:9) who is told “You were in Eden, the garden of God” (Eze 28:12). Lucifer, the luminescent one, was referred to as a snake/serpent due to his craftiness &amp;amp; due the root word meaning of “practice divination” or “enchantment”/“enchanter.” This enchanter was told “On your belly you shall go” (Gen 3:14), being brought down from his lofty state (see Eze 28:12-19 &amp;amp; Isa 14:11-19). Jesus said, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” (Luke 10:18). This being was also told “you shall eat dust” (Genesis 3:14), playing off of Adam being made from dust, “Adam” meaning dustman/earthling. Thus, we see that with a slight understanding of literary devises &amp;amp; greater contexts the story is actually presenting a complex tapestry &amp;amp; has nothing to do with either a negatively inclined “literal” reading like D.’s/Dawkins’/Harris’ &amp;amp; also one that does not call for us to pick, choose or reinterpret—we simply take it as it is intended. This lack of basic discernment skills employed in such a malicious manner my friend, should trouble you. It is fascinating to think that someone would commit plagiarism in discussing morality (if that in fact is the case here).Mariano G.
Wow, Mariano, your post was fascinating and well put. I shall enjoy perusing your site. I contemplated deleting that original comment but I didn't because it provided such a stark contrast to my thoughts that I thought it might serve to enhance (sort of like a jewel against a black velvet background). When I originally read the comment, I thought "and this is supposed to make me very afraid?" I felt rather sad for the author and now I find out it was Dawkins' words! I'm glad I left it. Just in the last day, months later, you and the other poster have shown the comment for what it really was: plagiarism and furthermore, biased mishandling of the biblical text. Thanks again. P.S. Love Albuquerque by the way, Hot Air Balloons!David Carroll
Nice read. It's nice reading stuff from someone who truly understands that there is nothing we can give God.Justin Thomas
OBLITERATE THE GREEK CONSPIRACY IN THE SCRIPTURES ( to erase or obscure something completely, leaving no trace) YahYah 5:39-40 ‘search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have Eternal Life, and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life’. The First-Early-Researchers of the Hebrew Scriptures did not come to Yahshu’a the real and true Messiah but instead they come to falsified and invented name ‘Iesous Kristos’ later become ‘Jesus Christ’ that never existed on that ministerial time of Yahshu’a Messiah 2,000 years ago because their was no ‘Iesous’ name and without letter ‘J’ at the time when the Hebrew Messiah Yahshu’a of Nazareth walk on this earth . But before we continue, in better understanding of using the name YahYah instead of Yochanan for the name John, we are all knowing that there was no letter ‘J’ when the time of ministerial of Yahshu’a Messiah and therefore the name ‘J’ohn is not acceptable. In Israel today they were using the name ‘Yochanan’ for ‘John’ but ‘Yochanan’ name has no power to make a mute to speak in Luke 1:22, Luke 1:59-64, and in Luke 1:61 is contrary to ‘Yochanan’ of YeremiYah 43 :4. Only the Sacred Name of Yahweh has the power to do this. The name of ‘John’ is ‘Yahya’ in Arabic (see Holy Quran) which originated from Semitic language of ancient Hebrew name ‘YahYah’ the son of Priest ZechariYah. By using the name ‘Yochanan’ or ‘John’ without knowing it, is one way of avoiding to pronounced the Sacred Name ‘Yah’ like in Ezra 2:2 they wrote Yahshu’a as Yeshu’a. Let’s go back to those First-Early-Researchers who had done their researches on the scriptures thinking they will have Eternal Life and these Early-Researchers testified about the mighty things done by the Messiah. BUT these Early-Researchers DID NOT COME TO YAHSHU’A MESSIAH so that they might have life, but instead they come to (IESOUS KRISTOS) Yehsous the Greek Messiah and NOT to YAHSHU’A the Hebrew MESSIAH because they have no love of Yahweh in them, YahYah 5:39-42. The only significant contributions of those First-Early-Researchers are, they are those that testified about the many mighty things done by the Messiah whom they don’t know the name, and branded the Messiah as Kristos and the name they erroneously transliterated in Greek as ‘Yehsous’ written IESOUS. YahYah 5:42-43 Early-Researchers Have No Love Of Yahweh And Did Not Come To YAHSHU’A MESSIAH, But Instead They Come To IESOUS KRISTOS The Greek Messiah During the siege of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., the Christians left the city; and refused to take part in the Bar Coachaba rebellion in 132 A.D. These two events brought to the surface the difference between the Christians and the Yahuwdah (Jews). Christians and the Yahuwdah (Jews) The question of the origin of IESOUS KRISTOS , his nature and relation to Creator of Heaven and Earth, which later became so important, was not raised among these Early- Researchers. That IESOUS was a man super-naturally endowed by Theos (God) was accepted without question. Nothing in the words of ‘IESOUS KRISTOS’ or the events in his life led them to modify this view. According to Aristides, one of the earliest Greek apologists, the worship of the early Christians was more purely monotheistic even than of the Jews. They did not come to ‘Yahshu’a the Hebrew Messiah but instead they come to ‘IESOUS KRISTOS’ the Greek Messiah With the conversion of Apostle Saul (converted into Greek name ‘Paul’) a new period opened in Christian Theology. Paul's theology was based on his personal experience interpreted in the light of contemporary Greek thought. Saul heard the name in Hebrew (Acts 26:14-15) and of course the name mentioned was the Hebrew name ‘Yahshu’a’ not the Greek equivalent name ‘IESOUS’ .The theory of redemption was the child of his brain, a belief entirely unknown to the disciples of YAHSHU’A MESSIAH. The Greek translators of Saul's theory involved the deification of ‘IESOUS KRISTOS’. The Greek translators interpreted Saul writings, (YahYah 1:41, 2 Peter 1:20-21)and added to each chapter of the Gospel the Greek commentary highlights of any differences which exist between Saul Gospel and the primary Greek - mythology belief. It should be notice that while presenting the Gospel, chapter headings have been added and are not part of Saul Gospel's text. The Pauline period in the history of the Christian Church saw a big change of scene and principles. In place of the disciples, who had sat at the feet of Messiah, a new figure, who had not known the Messiah, had come to the forefront. In place of Palestine, the Roman Empire became the scene of Christian activity. Instead of being a mere sect of Yahuwdahnism (Judaism), Christianity not only became independent of Judaism but also became independent IESOUS KRISTOS himself. In place of Hebrew Messiah Yahshu’a , the deification of the Greek Kristos (IESOUS) Yehsous. Saul from the tribe of BenYahmin was a Yahuwdahish (Jewish) inhabitant of Tarsus. He had spent a long time in Rome and was a Roman citizen. He realized the strong hold which the Roman religion had on the masses. The intellectuals were under the influence of Plato and Aristotle.Saul seems to have felt that it would not be possible to convert the masses in the Roman Empire without making mutual adjustments. But his practical wisdom was not acceptable to those who had seen and heard ‘YAHSHU’A MESSIAH’. However, in spite of their differences, they decided to work together for the common cause. We notice that up to the 4th century A.D. there existed a sect known as Hypisistarians who refused to worship Theos as father. They revered Him as an All Mighty Ruler of the world, He was the Highest of all and no one was equal to Him. Paul of Samasata was a Bishop of Antioch. He was of the view that Kristos was not God but a man and a prophet. He differed only in degree from prophets who came before him and that God could not have become man substantially. Then we come across another Bishop of Antioch viz Lucian. As a Bishop his reputation for sanctity was not less than his fame as a scholar. He came down strongly against the belief of Trinity. He deleted all mention of Trinity from the Bible as he believed it to be a later interpolation not found in the earlier Gospels. He was martyred in 312 A.D. Next we come to the famous disciple of Lucian viz Arius (250-336 A.D.) He was a Libyan by birth. Peter Bishop of Alexandria ordained him a Deacon but later he was excommunicated him. Achilles the successor of Peter again ordained Arius as priest. Alexander the next Bishop of Alexandria once again excommunicated him. Arius however gathered such a large followers that he became a headache for the Church. If kept out of the Church he could be a great danger to her but he could not be accommodated within the Church as he wanted to establish the unity and simplicity of the Eternal God. He believed that how so ever much Kristos may surpass other created beings he himself was not of the same substance as God. He was as human being as any other man. The teaching of Arius spread like wild fire and shook the very foundation of the Pauline Church. The controversy that was simmering for three hundred years suddenly became a conflagration. No man dared to oppose the organized Church but Arius did, and remained a headache for her whether he was ordained a priest or was excommunicated. During this time two events changed the history of Europe. Emperor Constantine brought a greater part of Europe under his rule and secondly he began to support the Christians without accepting Christianity. To the soldier prince the different creeds within the Christian faith were very confusing. In the Imperial Palace itself the controversy was raging not less fiercely. It appears that perhaps the Queen Mother was inclined towards Pauline Christianity while his sister Princess Constantina was a disciple of Arius. The Emperor was wavering between the two faiths. As an administrator he was interested only in uniting all the Christians within one Church. It was at this time that the conflict between Arius and Bishop Alexander became so widespread and so violent that it became a law and order problem. So the Emperor anxious to maintain peace in the newly unified Europe had to intervene. THE FIRST COUNCIL OF NICEA Held in 325 A.D., this first ecumenical council was convened by Constantine I, emperor of Rome, to settle the Arian dispute concerning the nature of Iesous Kristos. Of the 1,800 bishops in the Roman Empire, 318 attended the council. The Nicene Creed, which defined the Son as consubstantial with the Father, was adopted as the official position of the Church regarding the divinity of Iesous Kristos. The council also fixed the celebration of Easter on the Sunday after the Jewish Pesach, or Passover, and granted to Bishop of Alexandria, authority in the East in the fashion of Rome's quasi-patriarchal authority,which was not, as sometimes erroneously stated, the same as that of the pope In this granting of authority lay the origin of the patriarchates throughout the Church. In 325 A.D. a meeting of all denominations of Christianity was called at Nicea (now called Iznik, Turkey). Bishop Alexander was not able to attend the conference and he deputed his lieutenant Athanasius, who subsequently succeeded Alexander as Bishop of Alexandria. The conference had many prolonged sessions. Emperor Constantine could not grasp the full implications of the ecclesiastical confrontation, but he was very clear in his mind that for maintaining peace in his realm the support and cooperation of the Church was necessary. Accordingly he threw his weight behind Athanasius and banished Arius from the realm. Thus the belief of Trinity became the official religion of the empire. The fearful massacre of Christians who did not believe in Trinity followed. It became a penal offense to possess a Bible not authorized by the Church and according to some estimates as many as 270 different versions of the Bible were burnt. Princess Constantina was not happy at the turn of events.The Emperor ultimately was persuaded to accept the faith of the men he killed.The result was that Arius was called back in 346. The day Arius was scheduled to visit the Cathedral of Constantinople in triumph, he died suddenly. The Church called it a miracle. The Emperor knew it was a murder. He banished Athanasius and two other Bishops. The Emperor then formally accepted Christianity and was baptized by an Arian Bishop. Thus Monotheism became the official religion. Constantine died in 337. The next Emperor Constantanius also accepted the faith of Arius. In 341 a conference was held in Antioch and Monotheism was accepted as a correct interpretation of Christian faith. This view was confirmed by another Council held in Sirmium in 351. As a result Arianism was accepted by an overwhelming majority of Christians. St. Jerome (Eusebius Hieronymus) wrote in 359 that 'the whole world groaned and marvelled to find itself Arian'. Mohammedans A.D. 622 Pope Honorius who saw the rising tide of Islam whose tenets very much resembled those of Arius. As the mutual killings of Christians was still fresh in his memory he perhaps thought of finding a via media between Islam and Christianity. In his letters he began to support the doctrine of 'one mind', because if Deus has three independent minds the result would be chaos. The logical conclusion pointed to the belief in the existence of one God. This doctrine was not officially challenged for about half a century. Pope Honorius died in October 638 A.D. In 680, i.e. 42 years after his death, a council was held in Constantinople where Pope Honorius was anathematized. This event is unique in the history of Papacy when a Pope was denounced as abomination by a succeeding Pope and the Church. The next two personalities of this faith that deserve mention were members of the same family. L. F. M. Sozzini (1525-1565) was native of Siena. In 1547 A.D. he came under the influence of Camillo a Sicilian mystic. His fame spread in Switzerland.He challenged Calvin on the doctrine of Trinity. He amplified the doctrine of Arius, denied the divinity of Christus and repu-diated the doctrine of original sin and atonement. The object of adoration according to him could only be the one and only one God. He was followed by his nephew F. P.Sozzini (1539-1604). In 1562 he published a work on St. John's Gospel denying the divinity of Iesus. In 1578 he went to Klausonburg in Transylvania whose ruler John Sigisumud was against the doctrine of Trinity. Here Bishop Francis David (1510-1579) was fiercely anti-Trinitarian. This led to the formation of a sect known as Racovian Catechism. It derives its name from Racow in Poland. This city became the stronghold of the faith of Arius. Among the present-day Christians large numbers of men and women still believe in one God. They are not always vocal,due to the crushing power of the Churches they cannot express themselves and there is not much communication between them. In the end it will be of interest to quote Athanasius the champion of Trinity. He says that whenever he forced his understanding to meditate on the divinity of Iesous Kristos his toilsome and unavailing efforts recoil on themselves, that the more he wrote the less capable was he of expressing his thoughts. At another place he pronounces his creed as:-There are not three but "ONE GOD". First-Early-Researchers Arius and Athanasius was Adapted by next Researchers Like the Research and doctrines of the First-Early-Researchers Arius and Athanasius it was adapted by next Researchers the Mohamedans, Calvin and Racovian and they brought into our present time Researchers doctrines. Those are the researches of First-Early-Researchers who did not come to Yahshu’a Messiah. The doctrine and teaching of Athanasius the champion of Trinity doctrine and Arius doctrine that Iesous Kristos the Greek Messiah is Son of Man was inculcated into the mind and belief of the present time researchers. Remember that Athanasius and Arius did not come to the correct Hebrew Messiah Yahshu’a that he might have life, but instead he come to Iesous Kristos the Greek Messiah. YahYah 5:39-40 ‘they ‘search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have Eternal Life, and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life’. . “The Doctrine of First-Early-Researchers has no Life”. The Research of Yahshu’a Messiah Believers without the carry over or influences from the First-Early-Researchers YahYah 14:26 ‘but the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you’ 2 Peter 1:20-21 ‘knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation, for the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of Yahweh spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit’. The One who will Teach us is the Holy Spirit send by the Almighty Father Yahweh in the name of YAHSHU’A MESSIAH that will bring all things to our remembrance of whatever Yahshu’a Messiah had said before. Yahshu’a Messiah is Son of Yahweh Not Son of Man Obliterate the doctrine of Arius Angel Gabriel Luke 1:32 ‘he shall be great and shall be called the Son of The Highest (Yahweh)’ Luke 1:35 ‘therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of Yahweh’. Luke Luke 3:23 ‘and Yahshu’a himself began to be about thirty years of age, being the son of Yoseph, which was the son of Heli’….. and continue to Luke 3:38 ‘Adam which was the Son of Yahweh’. Yahshu’a Messiah YahYah 10:36 ‘because I said I am the Son of Yahweh’. YahYah 12:32 ‘and if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me’. In 12:34 ‘the people answer him, ‘we have heard out of the law that the Messiah abideth forever; and how say thou, the Son of Man must be lifted up, who is this Son of Man? Yahshu’a actually say the ‘Son of Man be lifted up’, because of the replied of the people “who is this Son of Man?”, but the very common interpretation of translators that Yahshu’a is a Son of Man based on Arius doctrine. “Flesh and blood had not revealed it unto him, but the Father which is in heaven” Only are those chosen by Father Yahweh to reveal but not the wicked people will understand and only the Father Yahweh will reveal. In Daniel 12:10 ‘many shall be purified, and made white, and tried, but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand’. Matthew 16:17 ‘blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Yonah; for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven’. Let us read the whole text in Matthew16:13-17 ‘When Yahshu’a came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that the Son of Man is? And they said, some say that thou art YahYah the Baptist: some, EliYah, and others, YeremiYah, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the MESSIAH, THE SON OF THE LIVING YAHWEH’. And Yahshu’a answered and said unto him, ‘Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Yonah, for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven’. In continuation on Matthew 16:20-23 ‘then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Yahshu’a the Messiah (the Son of Yahweh). From that time forth began Yahshu’a to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Yahrusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again in the third day’, is the same as it was written in Mark 10:33-34 ‘behold, we go up to Yahrusalem and the SON OF MAN shall be delivered unto the chief priest, and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles, and they shall mock him, and scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him, and the third day he shall rise again’. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, ‘Be it far from thee, Master (Yahshu’a): this shall not be unto thee’ . But he (Yahshu’a) turned and said unto Peter, ‘Get thee behind me Satan: thou art an offence unto me; for thou savourest not the things that be of Yahweh (SON OF YAHWEH), but those that be of Men (SON OF MAN)’. Only a few minutes ago Peter Simon Bar-Yonah was blessed by the Father Yahweh which is in heaven by the revelations to know that Yahshu’a is the SON OF YAHWEH. But Yahshu’a is telling that the SON OF MAN shall be delivered unto the chief priest, and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death. The SON OF MAN shall be condemn to death NOT the SON OF YAHWEH. ‘for thou savourest not the things that be of Yahweh (SON OF YAHWEH), but those that be of Men (SON OFMAN)’. Peter is thinking about the Son of Man is the Messish, but a while ago it was revealed by the Father Yahweh in heaven that Yahshu’a is the SON OF YAHWEH, for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven’. I pray to Almighty Father Yahweh in heaven that you were be able to understand this, like Simon Bar-Yonah was blessed by the Father Yahweh which is in heaven by the revelations to know that Yahshu’a is the SON OF YAHWEH. THE PRESENT DOCTRINE INHERITED FROM FIRST-EARLY-RESEARCHERS Not only many but all the teachings and doctrines of present church pastors, priests and ministers, they were all teaching the doctrines of adversary rooted from Arius and Athanasius those Early-Researchers of the Scriptures. Their teachings even from the start of the Bible when Adam ate the forbidden fruit they teach Adam did not die, their reasoning in fact after eating the forbidden fruit Adam got children, making the word of adversary correct than the word of Yahweh. These are the teachings of all the pastors, ministers and priests of all churches denominations around the world. When Yahweh told Adam in Gen. 2:17 ‘but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shall surely die’.The adversary is always opposite and contradict the instructions of Yahweh to Adam. In Gen. 3:4-5 ‘and the serpent said unto the woman, ‘Ye shall not surely die: for Yahweh doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil’. The woman ate it and gave some to her husband and he did eat it. This happened in Paradise the Garden of Eden, then drove them out of the Garden and placed on the ground from which he was taken. Adam lives for 930 years and died, Gen. 5:1-5. But on 2 Peter 3:8 ‘but, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with Yahweh as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day’. Adam died on the same day he ate the forbidden fruit because Adam when they were in Paradise in the Garden of Eden they did not complete one day in Yahweh for Adam live only for 930 years, less that a few minutes to complete one day in Paradise and died. The word of Yahweh is correct ‘thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shall surely die’. The word of adversary are all lies for he is a liar from the beginning and the father of lies, YahYah 8:44. Why these pastors, ministers, priests of churches was deceived and never come to the truth just right on the beginning of the Bible? Because they did not read the Bible? I do not agree, although in Churches they are oblige to read the cathetism but in their private lives I believed they read the Bible from the beginning of Genesis to the last verse of Revelations. But is that enough to understand the secret of the Bible? In YahYah 14:26 ‘but the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you’. This means that the Holy Spirit will teach us and remind us of everything Messiah had said, and that Holy Spirit will be send by the Father Yahweh in the name of Messiah who is speaking. Therefore what is the name of Messiah that the Holy Spirit will be send to teach and remind us everything Messiah had said. These pastors, ministers, priests of churches of all denominations will claim that the name of the Messiah is ‘JESUS’. We cannot agree to the name ‘Jesus’ because the letter ‘J’ was invented 373 years ago, while the Messiah walk on this earth 2,000 years ago, therefore there is no letter ‘J’ and it is not ‘Jesus’ his name. In many dictionaries and encyclopedias and even in ‘The Passion of Christ’ movie the name of Messiah was called Yahshu’a. Therefore only on the name Yahshu’a the Holy Spirit will be send by the Father Yahweh, not on any other name, not of course in the name Jesus. Only in the name Yahshu’a the Holy Spirit will be send and that Holy Spirit will teach us and remind us of everything the Messiah had said. In 2 Peter 1:21 ‘for the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of Yahweh spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit’. THE PRESENT DOCTRINE INHERITED FROM FIRST-EARLY-RESEARCHERS WHICH SEEMS RIGHT BUT THE END THEREOF ARE THE WAYS OF DEATH All the teachings and doctrines of church pastors, priests and ministers seems right, but they were all teaching the doctrines that will end to death. In Proverb 14:12 ‘there is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death’. The right and correct way of teaching the doctrines that will lead to Eternal Life can be found in YahYah 17:3 ‘and this is Life Eternal, that they might know thee the only true God (Yahweh), and Jesus Christ (Yahshu’a Messiah), whom thou hast send’. Did these church pastors, priests and ministers teaches this doctrine that the members should know the true only one God which is Yahweh and only Yahshu’a Messiah whom was sent? Let us look at the ‘Jesus believers’ in different denominations. Others they have conflict that the Messiah is the ‘Son of Man’, or the ‘Son of Dyos’ (God). But both of them was wrong, because they don’t have the Holy Spirit that was send only in the name Yahshu’a Messiah, they have the spirit of Jesus but not the Holy Spirit that was send by the Father Yahweh in the name Yahshu’a. Son of Man or Son of Dyos (Theos, God) You can find two different views about the Messiah whether Messiah is the ‘Son of Man’ or The ‘Son of Dyos’ (God). In Luke 3:38 ‘Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the ‘Son of Yahweh’. In continuation of the geneology from Adam generation to his descendants until to the generation of Yahshu’a, they were all called Son of Yahweh not Son of Man. And not Son of ‘Dyos’ because ‘Dyos’ originated in the name ‘Theos’ is the deity of Greek people not of the descendants of Abraham, and not ‘Son of God’ because the word God originated in Assyrian deity name ‘Gad’. The prophet Isaiah excoriated Israel for their abominations in serving pagan idols. One of the most prominent was the Syrian god of fate or luck, otherwise known as Gad: “But you are they that forsake Yahweh, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number” (Isa. 65:11). “Troop” is translated from the Hebrew Gad, pronounced “God”(see Strong’s Hebrew and Chaldee Dictionary, No. 1409 and note the phonetic Gawd in this reference.). The word “God” and its Germanic roots “Gott” and “Gut” are connected to the ancient Syrian idol “Baal Gad,” which Yahweh judged Israel for worshiping. The New Bible Dictionary says of Gad, “A pagan deity worshiped by the Canaanites as the God of Fortune for whom they ‘prepare a table’” (Isa. 65:11) The Anchor Bible Dictionary says about “Gad”: “A Deity (or spirit) of fortune mentioned in Isa. 65:11 as being worshiped, along with Meni (a god of fate or destiny), by apostate Jews, probably in postexilic Judah,” Vol. II, p. 863. Further, this resource tells us, “The place name Baal-gad (Josh. 11:17) could be interpreted as ‘Lord Gad’ or as involving an epithet (gad) joined to the divine name Baal” (Ibid.) The heathen nations that Yahshu’a (Joshua) was directed to destroy had a place called Baal-gad, which is none other than “Lord-God,” a reference to Isaiah 65:11 and the worship of this “deity” by those who forsake Yahweh! As the Anchor Bible Dictionary affirms: “The apostates of Isa. 65:11 were looking to Gad [God], not Yahweh, as the source of well-being and prosperity” (Vol. II, p. 864). In Hastings’ A Dictionary of the Bible, we find that the word Gad or God was “originally an appellative” and used as a divine name in pagan worship (see Gad, p. 76). Theosophy (Greek, theos, ”god”; sophos, “wise”), designation for any religious philosophical system purporting to furnish knowledge of God, and of the universe related to God, by means of direct mystical intuition, philosophical inquiry, or both. Let Us Avoid Misconception or the Carry Over from researches of First-Early-Researchers who did not come to Yahshu’a Messiah 1. Sunday worship and the Seventh-day Adventist: This Sunday worship is not found in the Bible only the Pentecost Day was being held on the First day of the Week which is Sunday, but the Sabbath is the only day sanctified by Yahweh to be Holy. The Seventh Day Adventist is performing the Sabbath Day worship but neglected the other Sabbaths in the Feast of Yahweh in Leviticus chapter 23 and the Sabbathical Year. 2. Jesus doctrine that Jesus died in cross on Friday: The Prophet Daniel (Dan.9:27) prophesied that on the middle of the week the Messiah shall cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease’, and in the middle of the week is Wednesday. 3. Jesus doctrine that Jesus died in cross with two other criminals.: Yahshu’a the Messiah said from his mouth on Luke 13:33 ‘nevertheless I must walk today, and tomorrow, and the day following : for it cannot be that a Prophet perish out of Yahrusalem’. In Deuteronomy 18:15 ‘Yahweh your Mighty One will raise a PROPHET from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me (Levites also), unto him ye shall hearken’. (Yahshu’a is a Levite , his genealogical mother (Marriam) is a cousin of a Levite Elizabeth , Luke 1:5,1:36) 4. Jesus died. In Daniel 9:26 ‘and after three score and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself’: Yes the Messiah was cut-off but it does not mean was killed. 5. Jesus was cut off from the land of the living: The Prophet Isaiah prophesied on Isaiah 53:8 ‘he was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? For he was cut-off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken’. Prophet Isaiah wrote a challenging question that ‘Who among in his generation that can declare that he was cut off out of the land of the living? Stricken means he was only deeply or badly affected by something such as grief. In Dictionary: stricken [strík?n] (archaic) Past participle of strike adj a. deeply or badly affected by something: deeply or very badly affected by something such as grief, misfortune, or trouble b. affected by illness: experiencing severe physical symptoms caused by illness or injury 6. Jesus dying word is Eli, Eli Lama Sabachtani was heard by witnesses. This Greek word Eli Lama Sabachtani has equivalent word in Hebrew as ‘Mah Yad Shebaq’. In Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance Hebrew-Greek Dictionary no. 2241, no.1682, no.2982, no. 4100, no.3027, no.4518, no.7662. The witness should hear ‘Mah Yad Shebaq’ because Yahshu’a is a Hebrew man and speaking in Hebrew language not in Greek language (Acts 10:28, Acts 26:14). If Eli, Eli Lama Sabachtani is translation, then the witnesses will say he is waiting for ‘Mah Yad’ not for Prophet EliYah. In Matthew 27:46-49. if that man in the cross is Yahshu’a speaks “my Eli, my Eli, why has you forsaken me” will make Yob (Job) is better than this man because Yob did not charged or blamed Yahweh in Job 1:22. 7. Jesus was nailed to cross:Simon of Cyrene (now Libya) speak Greek and until now in Susa, Shihat and Beda in Libya these Greek descendant resides. Never in the scriptures that Simon of Cyrene returned the cross. 8. Jesus is three days and three nights in the grave: the teachings and doctrines of church pastors and priests and ministers, they were all teachings the doctrine of wicked and adulterous generations teaching that Jesus died on Friday and rise on early Sunday morning which is less than two days. Remember that Yahshu’a reminds the wicked and adulterous generation in Matthew 16:4 ‘a wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign, and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Yonah’. The three days and three nights is for wicked and adulterous generation. False Prophet Prophecy you shall not be afraid of him In Deuteronomy 18:22 ‘when a prophet speaketh in the name of YAHWEH, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which YAHWEH hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shall not be afraid of him’. False Prophet Prophesied that Yahshu’a should die The High Priest at time of ministerial of Yahshu’a is ‘Caipas’ who does not belong to Aaron descendants, whom the true lineage of forever high priest belongs written in Exodus chapter 29. But Caipas prophesied that Yahshu’a will die in YahYah 11:51 ‘and this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Yahshu’a should die for that nation’. This prophesies of false prophet as reminded in Deuteronomy 18:22 that we should not believe and should not be afraid of it. The teachings and doctrines of Jesus church pastors, priests and ministers rely on the prophesy of false prophet Caipas. Yahshu’a is The Son of Yahweh not Son of Man Remember that Father Yahweh revealed to Simon Bar-Yonah that Yahshu’a is the Son of Yahweh. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the MESSIAH, THE SON OF THE LIVING YAHWEH’. And Yahshu’a answered and said unto him, ‘Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Yonah, for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven’. In continuation on Matthew 16:20-23 ‘then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Yahshu’a the Messiah (the Son of Yahweh). Yahshu’a said that the Son of Man will be killed Not the Son of Yahweh Luke 9:22 ‘the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day’. Mark 8:31 ‘the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again’. Luke 9:44 ‘let these saying sink down into your ears, for the Son of Man shall be delivered into the hands of men’. Mark 9:31 ‘the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him, and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day’. Matthew 17:22-23 ‘the Son of Man shall be betrayed into the hands of Man, and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again’. Mark 10:33-34 ‘the son of Man shall be delivered unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles. And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him, and the third day he shall rise again’. Matthew 20:18 ‘the Son of Man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death’. Luke 18:31-33 ‘behold, we go up to Yahrusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on, and they shall scourge him, and put him to death, and the third day he shall rise again’. Those Who Search the Scriptures but did not come to Yahshu’a YahYah 5:39-40 ‘search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life’. Yes, people search the scriptures thinking they might find eternal life, but they did not come to Yahshu’a Messiah, but instead they come to false prophets of falsified name Iesous Kristos later become Jesus Christ and believed on the doctrines of church pastors, priests and ministers teaching the prophecy of false prophet Caipas, YahYah 11:51‘and this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Yahshu’a should die for that nation’. Only Few Know the Secret Truth and is not heard by Many Matthew 13:17 ‘that many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them, and to hear those things which ye hear, and not heard them’. Daniel 12:10 ‘many shall be purified, and made white, and tried, but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand’. YahYah 7:16 ‘if any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of Yahweh, or whether I speak of myself’. Matthew 16:17 ‘And Yahshu’a answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Yonah, for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven’. Mark 4:10-13 ‘and when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. And he said unto them, unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of Yahweh, but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables, that seeing they may see and not perceive, and hearing they may hear and not understand, lest at any time they should be converted and their sins should be forgiven them. And he said unto them, know ye not this parable? And how then will ye know all parables? I pray again to Almighty Father Yahweh through the name of Yahshu’a the Messiah that you received the Holy Spirit of Yahweh, that you be blessed like Simon Bar-Yonah for flesh and blood had not revealed it unto you, but my Father Yahweh which is in heaven, that you were able to understand this revelations of Almighty Father Yahweh in heaven to understand that Yahshu’a is the SON OF YAHWEH.Yahshu'a
First of all, I appreciated your post. It's befuddling sometimes to consider our position before God. I teach Bible classes, and the two topics that have come up most recently are worship and fear. First, worship... how ridiculous is it that we can bring anything before God that pleases Him. But, then, the audacity of so many Christians who think they can define worship in any way they please. Second, though (and I think more troublesome) is fear. Today's so-called greek experts are trying to soften the meaning of phobos (greek for fear or trembling) by saying it's merely "respect" and not at all fear like we think of fear. No it's fear. Pee your pants, knees knocking, run and hide fear. The OT characters understood that if they so much as saw God they would die. I think these efforts to reduce the meaning of the word "fear" are just continuations of our modern drive to create a God that is palatable to us, like a jolly grandpa in the sky.Nick Carter
Excellent blog. Holy Bible is among the world's most holy scriptures. More than half of humanity is guided by the light of this book. This scriptures speak of the eternal wisdom and infinite love of God.Lord Jesus Christ said "let He who is chiefest among you be servant to all." Management and leadership founded upon this principle will always find a cadre of people willing to complete the task at hand. This is why the Bible and all world scriptures teach 'Hear now, love God with all thy heart, with all thy soul and with all thy strength.' The great masters teach, when the mind is wedded to God our Lord--like St. Theresa, St. Catherine and St. John to Jesus Christ, the soul sees God face to face and receives the embrace, the kiss of the Lord, and merges in the holy feet of the Lord and do our duty. This divine book will contribute to self reflection, finer feeling and deepen one's inner process. Then life in the world can become a real education—dynamic, full and joyful—no matter what the circumstance. May the wisdom of loving consciousness ever guide us on our journey. What makes the HolyBible a practical psychology of transformation is that it offers us the tools to connect with our deepest intangible essence and we must learn to participate in the battle of life with right knowledge. The Supreme Lord is situated in everyone's heart, and is directing the wanderings of all living entities, who are seated as on a machine, made of the material energy." There is no theory to be internalized and applied in this psychology. Ancient practices spontaneously induce what each person needs as the individual and the universal coincide. The work proceeds through intellectual knowledge of the playing field(jnana yoga), emotional devotion to the ideal(bhakti yoga) and right action that includes both feeling and knowledge(karma yoga). With ongoing purification we approach wisdom. Holy Bible gives a message addressed to each and every human individual to help him or her to solve the vexing problem of overcoming the present and progressing towards a bright future. Within its all chapters is revealed a human drama. This is the experience of everyone in this world, the drama of the ascent of man from a state of utter dejection, sorrow and total breakdown and hopelessness to a state of perfect understanding, clarity, renewed strength and triumph. Human beings face the problem of onflict between emotions and intellect . In almost all of the cases, emotions win. Only a very few people have a conflict-free emotion and intellect. Emotions, are required, for, without them, one is a mere robot. They make life pleasant as long as they are sensible and within limits. It has got all the management tactics to achieve the mental equilibrium and to overcome any crisis situation. The Bible can be experienced as a powerful catalyst for transformation. Bible means song of the Spirit, song of the Lord. The Holy Bible has become a secret driving force behind the unfoldment of one's life. In the days of doubt this divine book will support all spiritual searches. This divine book will contribute to self reflection, finer feeling and deepen one's inner process. Then life in the world can become a real education—dynamic, full and joyful—no matter what the circumstance. May the wisdom of loving consciousness ever guide us on our journey? What makes the Holy Bible a practical psychology of transformation is that it offers us the tools to connect with our deepest intangible essence and we must learn to participate in the battle of life with right knowledge?. It shows us the path to handle the situation with equipoise mind irrespective of what comes our way and reminds us time and again, that what the right action is. Many of my readers might feel that what on earth does the Bible have to do with management? Everything! The Bible is probably the most widely-read book in the world. It is revered for its religious precepts and guidance, its wisdom, and its literary beauty.From time immemorial religion has and would influence each of our lives, our thoughts and our beliefs. We read and appreciate the theories of Koontz, Drucker and many western management scholars but the fact that religion has influenced their lives cannot be overlooked. The Bible is the greatest collection of leadership case studies and is full of insightful lessons for today’s managers and leaders. I have tried to explain a few, with relevant examples from the holy text. Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence you cannot succeed. But with sound self confidence you definitely can. Emerson said “They conquer who believe they can”.For Example consider Sam Walton who after closing down of his first store, shifted his base and bean all over again. He started all over again but because he ‘believed in himself’ and kept on trying till he succeeded. The most powerful force in human nature is the spiritual power technique in the Bible. Very astutely the Bible emphasizes the method by which a man can make something of himself. Remember: God is actually with you & helping you Repeat: “God is with me; God is helping me; God is guiding me” “If God be for us, who can be against us?”- Mathew 17:20 Believe, believe so it drives home the truth that faith moves mountains. “To be a successful person . . . you have to have integrity. Your word has to be everything you’ve got. You must have a moral compass. That’s especially true if you’re a leader because you’re exposed more. People will get a sense of you, and if you are not true . . . they’ll get a sense that you are sleazy . . . We buy a company, there’s a contract that’s just terrible, but you inherit all the contracts. You can argue the guy had no authority to sign it, but you . . . honor the contract.’’ Warren Buffett , who has risen to the top in the rough and tumble world of investing, notes that lack of honesty can create adversity. You might think that his hiring criteria would be aggressiveness and hardheaded numbers-crunching. But listen to his real hiring criteria: ‘‘integrity, intelligence, and energy. Hire someone without the first, and the other two will kill you.’’ The Bible is very specific about doing business honestly: ‘‘Do not have two differing weights in your bag—one heavy, one light. Do not have two differing measures in your house—one large, one small. You must have accurate weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land.’’ (Deut. 25:13–15) Protect yourself also. Jacob though he had an ironclad contract with Laban -- he ended up with the wrong wife. David's success made his boss Saul feel threatened. He ended up out of work (and almost dead). Most bosses are not like that, but you never know which ones are. Make sure to protect yourself and speak up, respectfully, when you feel that a boss is being hurtful. Balance makes for better workers. The Torah tells us that employers and employees alike should take off one day a week, Shabbat. The purpose of this day is to lose touch with the work world, and those work pressures and worries in order to find balance in your life by getting in touch with your kids, family, and friends. Probably the most powerful management lessons I learned in Hebrew School were about decisiveness and teamwork. Three thousand years ago, Moses and twelve tribes of freed slaves stood on the shore of the Red Sea bracing for an attack by the army of their former masters. As they began to pray, God said to Moses, enough praying ... do something. Moses took action, leading the twelve tribes across the sea as one nation, proving that a decisive leader and a unified team can work miracles. It has been more than 30 years since I went to Hebrew school, and even longer since the time of Abraham and Moses, but it still stands that God is one great manager of people and that the Torah would make a heck of an HR manual. In this modern worls Tension and Stress comes from the way we interact with events in our outer social, physical and spiritual world. For example, we get caught up in traffic, miss an appointment, become frustrated, and then lash out with anger. If you are an impatient, short fused, hostile Type A personality, then matters become even worse. Your response sends your blood pressure soaring, dumps stress chemicals into your body, and cramps your muscles. However, maybe traffic doesn’t bother you, but something else drives you up a wall. That is why environmental events are situation specific. One event might make me more edgy than it would you, because you have better skills and experience to handle the situation. Perhaps you have a more positive, optimistic personality and are not uptight over little things. Here are some examples of possible pressure provoking events in the environment. •Inadequate communication skills or systems. •Inadequate skills in relationships that cause conflict. •Poor time management skills that keep you behind your deadlines. •Problems in the workplace such as problems with fellow workers. •Insufficient parenting skills that keep the family in an uproar. •Inability to make or handle money correctly, which brings the constant hassle of bill collectors. •Etc. This is the catch all category that identifies the area that causes you the most hassle in your life. Again, the environmental events are situation specific to each individual. The idea is that if you learn better stress management techniques for these situations, your tension will go down. Many lessons in this website address those specific areas.bhattathiri
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