What's wrong with this picture? A LOT.
I’m sure the vast majority of people who’ve visited this blog have seen this picture in some shape or form. It’s certainly a striking concept, it’s well done artistically and in that case it has merit. However what it depicts is a gross distortion of scripture, the Word of God is quite imperative, Satan was defeated on the cross this is not an even battle.
Jesus is God and Satan is a Created Being
The first thing that is so very wrong about this artwork is that it puts Jesus who is God at the same level of strength as Satan who is a created being. Remember all of creation came through the Voice of The Father, God the Son, the Word, Jesus Christ. Therefore Jesus Christ is in a position of superiority over Satan simply because He is God and His very utterance brought Lucifer, who fell from Grace and became Satan, into existence.
The following videos were taken yesterday I especially want to thank Brandon for recording my Testimony.
Praise and Worship
My Testimony: Spiritual War
Hope you are blessed in the praise and saving power of Jesus Christ.
ADDED NEW VIDEO: Mark Martin on Why Christians Worship on Sunday (Short Clip)
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The Jesus of Adventism
The incorrect understanding of the Holy Spirit is the Achilles heel of all false conversion and misunderstanding in religion. Problems of understanding the Holy Spirit end up effecting multitudes of doctrines not the least of which is a correct understanding of Jesus Christ himself. Adventism paints a picture that ends up being a spectacular deception; an utter failure to give Jesus Christ what the Bible says He had.
The Creation of Man
In order to tackle the enormity of this Frankenstein of a Jesus presented to Adventists we must go back to Genesis and the creation of man. It is in the presentation of the creation of man that we find the truth behind the makeup of the Son of Man.
Then God said, “Let us make humans in our image, in our likeness. Let them rule the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the domestic animals all over the earth, and all the animals that crawl on the earth.”
So God created humans in his image. In the image of God he created them. He created them male and female.
“…in our likeness…”
The first part of God’s image and the only part I’ll address in this article is the fact that God is in fact Spirit.
While there are a plethora of texts equating God with having say a mighty right hand, that doesn’t mean that God has a literal mighty right hand. If he did have a literal hand it would have to be larger than infinity, God did not have skin and a literal body until he was born in Bethlehem as Jesus Christ. In Genesis 2:7 it says God formed man out of the dust, it doesn’t say how He did it, on this was can only speculate but I have a hard time thinking He would change His modus operandi and not use His Word. The Word which happens to be equated not with just the Bible, but with the Son Jesus Christ.
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In our third and final look at the Holy Spirit for the time being we’ll be looking at 3 major things that the Holy Spirit does in the life of the believer in greater detail than in the first post in the series.
The Moving of the Holy Spirit
Joh 14:23 Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will go to them and make our home with them.
Joh 14:24 A person who doesn’t love me doesn’t do what I say. I don’t make up what you hear me say. What I say comes from the Father who sent me.
Joh 14:25 “I have told you this while I’m still with you.
Joh 14:26 However, the helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything. He will remind you of everything that I have ever told you.
The first time we talked about the Holy Spirit we covered a great gamut of things, that’s simply because I wanted to reveal to you all of the aspects of the Holy Spirit in that first article. And while I managed to do that I want to now take a closer look at three of the most important aspects of the Holy Spirit. If you are an Adventist this might be new to you, and even if you’re a Christian you might gain a new and deeper understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit.