Basic Biblical Beliefs – The Unique Person of Christ

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      19980621 Basic Biblical Beliefs - The Unique Person Of Christ - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

What does #unique mean?  It means one of a kind, not just rare.  #Jesus Christ is truly one of a kind and He divided more than just the calendar.  What does the book of John tell us about Jesus’ transcendence of time?  How could Christ exist before the world and still come down to walk within this world?  I’ve heard many people argue that if God exists then He should show Himself.  He already has and was killed for His efforts.  But, that was already baked into the plan.  After His death and resurrection, what happened to Jesus?  What do we believe about his dual personalities of God and man?  It took both to accomplish God’s plan to reconcile us to Him.

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Basic Biblical Beliefs – Divine Arithmetic

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      19980315 Basic Biblical Beliefs - Divine Arithmetic - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Just as there is #AbsoluteTruth about God there are absolute mysteries about Him also, as Brother Tommy mentioned in previous messages.  Today we are talking about the divine arithmetic that is the #Trinity of God, God in three persons.  Was the Trinity invented by man to explain God or does it have its basis in God’s Holy Word?  How does the Trinity adhere to monotheism?  In Jesus’ own words, what did He say about God and Himself?  What did Jesus say about the Holy Spirit?  Analogies can be made about the Trinity to help us understand this concept, but all of them fall short of the real thing because of its divine nature.  What dangers are involved in underemphasizing or overemphasizing the three persons of the Triune God?  If we cannot fully understand this basic Biblical belief, why bring it up and is it important to the life saving Gospel message?  

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Basic Biblical Beliefs – The Offense of Overfamiliarity

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      19980308 Basic Biblical Beliefs - The Offense Of Over Familiarity - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Did you ever get something #new, but the #shine wore off?  Even #relationships are not immune, including our relationship with the #Lord #God Almighty.  Brother Tommy previously spoke about the infinite mystery of God and then the way He reveals parts of Himself to us.  So if we do not yet know everything about God, how can we become overly familiar?  What are some signs that we are taking God too lightly?  Culture, language, small ideas, and even the way we live are examples of this phenomenon.  What is the difference between an atheist and a practical atheist?  Are God’s sovereignty and our free will of equal importance?  If you pick and choose the qualities you choose to believe about God, you have just made an idol.  What then happens to absolutes like morality and truth?  How can we follow Isaiah’s example to properly revere the infinite God of the Universe?  God is not unknowable.  After all, He sent His Son, Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins to bring us into a relationship with Him.

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Basic Biblical Beliefs – Our Knowledge Of God

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      19980215 Basic Biblical Beliefs - Our Knowledge Of God - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Well, you’ve certainly been patient waiting for this next message on basic biblical beliefs.  Can we know #God?  Last time, we concentrated on the #mystery of God and now we are going through what we can know of the Creator.  How great is it that God made us in such a way that we can long for and find Him?  What is the knowledge of God that every man has?  Why does the Bible assume the existence of God instead of trying to prove God?  Science keeps finding more complexity and asks where it came from, but we know.  As Ray Comfort says, “the building is evidence of a builder.”  That is general revelation of the knowledge of God, but what’s special revelation and where do we get it?  First, we start with His inerrant written Word, the Bible.  Second, we find more closeness with God through His perfect son, the living Word, Jesus.  

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Basic Biblical Beliefs – The Mystery Of God

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      19980208 Basic Biblical Beliefs - The Mystery Of God - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Why can we not see #God?  I have heard many people say they would believe in God if He would just show Himself.  What did God tell Moses when he asked something similar?  We cannot even understand all that we have seen of the creation much less the Creator.  Does the mystery of God make Him more or less worthy of worship?  Is it also a kindness that He doesn’t reveal all of Himself to us?  When you see a mystery are you drawn in or are you repelled?  God did give Moses a glimpse of Himself and later He showed Himself to all of us as well in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ.

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Basic Biblical Beliefs – Give Attendance To Doctrine

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      19980201 Basic Biblical Beliefs - Give Attendance To Doctrine - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Who is #right?  Who is #wrong?  Everybody has an #opinion, #angle, or #spin on it.  What does the #Creator of the Universe have to say about it?  This website is called Find Bible Truth.  So what did Brother Tommy have to say about what the Bible tells us about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit and how they should affect our lives.  We will go through this subject for many weeks, starting with our beliefs or doctrine.  Did Jesus negate anything found in the Old Testament or did He take it further?  We were warned in the New Testament that there would come a time when people would not endure sound doctrine.  What is the apostles’ creed and other statements of Faith?  Do you know what you believe?  Does it show?

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Liberty In Law – Law of Love

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      20050522 Liberty In Law - Law Of Love - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Oops, I made you wait long enough for the #GoodNews that #Jesus brought to us after we figured out we could not possibly keep the #Law.  If the Ten Commandments show us that we cannot measure up to God’s holy standard, how can we possibly hope to enter His presence much less have a relationship with Him?  What commandment did Jesus give us before He sacrificed Himself for us and defeated death through His resurrection?  Even back in 2005, Brother Tommy saw the rampant examples of the law of hate.  It is easy to hate or at least not to love each other.  How can we keep this new commandment?  God thought it, Jesus brought it, and the Holy Spirit wrought it.  How does loving God fully and our neighbor as ourself automatically keep the Ten Commandments?  

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Liberty In Law – Law of Legacy – Preservation of Priority

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      20050220 Liberty In Law - Law Of Legacy - Preservation Of Priority - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Far from being #outdated, the #10commandments are the underpinnings of current #society.  Eight of the ten commandments contain a negative statement about what not to do.  But, each one actually carries both a positive and a negative.  What is involved in having no other god before the one true God?  Have most atheists come to a well studied intellectual conclusion that there is no God or is there another reason why people embrace that mindset?  Is it only alternative religions that we are being warned about in this first commandment?   What, if any, is the difference between Lord and God?  How highly revered was the name Jehovah by the Jewish people and priests?  What can we learn from what God says about Himself?  What does the name Emmanuel tell us about His plan to save us from the law?  How did the plagues destroy the false gods of Egypt?  Are there parallels between us and the wandering Israelites?  Who or what do we worship before God today?  Are we serving self or God?

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