Embracing Creation: God's Forgotten Mission: John Mark Hicks

"In the Beginning" of the "creation" accounts has nothing to do with the The Lord (yhwh) the only true God (Elohim).  "Beginning" can never be used to slander the Eternal Spirit of the universe. God, or as the say, Jesus did not create the material Cosmos is the opposite of Chaos six thousand years ago.

SCRIPTURE PROVED LONG BEFORE SCIENCE:
Eph. 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong IN the Lord, and in the POWER of his might.
Eph. 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God,
        that ye may be able to stand against the WILES of the devil.

G180 Methodea or g3593 hodeuo The Road or Pattern in conflict with the "Sect that is called the WAY" or Road.  The PATTERN is defined inclusively and exclusively in the prophets and is in ETERNAL battle against "theologians" where the word points ot Apollo, Apollyon or Abadddon

The Children of LIGHT Speak the Word, Logos or Regulative Principle. The Logos is the MARK or brand to mark those who speak on their own to prove that they are Sons (dna) of the Devil.  Jesus defines Holy Scripture as the Prophets and other prophecies "concerning me." Moses prophesied of 'anothter prophet like me" to mark those who say that Jesus was NOT but was The Lord God come in the flesh.

The MARK is to say that God created the earth as His eternal home in the flesh.

Eph. 6:12 For we wrestle not against FLESH and BLOOD,
        but against principalities, against powers,
        against the rulers of the DARKNESS of this WORLD,
        against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph. 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God,
        that ye may be able to withstand in the EVIL day, and having done all, to stand.
Eph. 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with TRUTH,
        and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Eph. 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the GOSPEL of peace;
Eph. 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of FAITH,
        wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Eph. 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation,
        and the sword of the Spirit, which is the WORD of God:

John 6:63 It is the SPIRIT that quickeneth; the FLESH profiteth nothing:
        the WORDS that I speak unto you, they are
SPIRIT, and they are life.

Moses wrote TWO creation accounts after Israel fell into Instrumental-Trinitarian-Perverted PLAY which defines playing musical instruments always on the way to playing with one another.  God sentenced Israel back to their origin as "robbers of caravans"

Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images,
        the STAR of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days,
        and offered sacrifice unto the idol,
        and rejoiced in the works of their own hands
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The practice in the wilderness, tyre and Jerusalem
Acts 7:42 Then God turned,
        and gave them up to worship the HOST of heaven; 
        as it is written in the book of the prophets,
        O ye house of Israel,  have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices
        by the space of forty years in the wilderness?
Only Theologians could miss the point that the period of the Monarchies is a PATTERN for anything in the assemblies of the people OF LIGHT.
G4756. stratia, strat-ee´-ah; feminine of a derivative of s stratos (an army; from the base of 4766, as encamped); camp-likeness, i.e. an army, i.e. (figuratively) the angels, the celestial luminaries: — host.

We know the names of the "gods" the Jews worshipped claiming that they were worshiping "the Lord-God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."

h11. abaddown, ab-ad-done´; intensive from 6; abstract, a perishing; concrete, Hades:—destruction.
g3. Abaddon, ab-ad-dohn´; of Hebrew origin (H11); a destroying angel: — Abaddon.
Apollyon [Apiollo] is the founder of musical melody and perverted worship. He carried the Lyre to shoot male and female friends with love arrows.  He carried thee bow to make twanging sounds sending singing arrows into the literal heart of anyone who refused him.

History and archeology know that after the last ice age the population exploded and hunters and gatherers were replaced by nations such as Sumer and the rise of Central Planners where the nobility enslaved the masses.  Ownership of the land and animals passed to the Towers of Babylon (like the temple in Jerusalem).  The later Jews would be given kings to destrooy them and drive them into Captivity and Death.  There are many creation and cosmology accounts but their Gods enslaved the people whereas Moses inverted the account to chide the Musical and Sexual Idolaters of what the nations did to them long ago.  In Latin, the "gods" of Genesis 1 was not the Lord-God but the eloh
deus ,  God; cf. Gr. dios, eudia; but NOT theos, . Zeus
II. of other deities, Z. katakhthonios,= Ploutōn, Il.9.457; “Z. khthoniosS.OC1606, SIG1024.25 (Myconos, iii/ii B.C.); of non-Greek divinities, “Z. AmmōnPi.P. 4.16, etc.; freq. of Semitic Baalim, Z. Beelbōsōros
IV. Dios astēr the planet Jupiter, Pl.Epin. 987c, A

Katakhthon-ios , on, also ē, on A.R.4.1413:— (but Zeus k., = Veiouis, D.H.2.10); of Pluto, Demeter, Persephone, and the Erinyes, IG3.1423; “daimones k.

khthoniosS.OC160  A.in, under, or beneath the earth, theos, daimōn  Hades or Plutogods of the nether world,

Is. 28:14 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
Is. 28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
Is. 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
Is. 28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
Is. 28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it
The khthonios supports the idea that when Adam was made from DUST he was an Aborigine native of the earth are devoid of "spirit" and rarely can respond to the Gospel.

TERRA (archaic tera  B. Personified, Terra, the Earth, as a goddess; “usu. called Tellus, Magna Mater, Ceres, Cybele, etc.: jam si est Ceres a gerendo, Terra ipsa dea est et ita habetur: quae est enim alia Tellus?” “terrā orti,” natives of the soil, aborigines, autochthones, 
Quint. 3, 7, 26 Cities are praised after the same fashion as men.
        The founder takes the place of the parent,
        and antiquity carries great authority,
        as for instance in the case of those whose inhabitants
        are said to be sprung from the soil.


Jesus said that He and the Lost Spirits who respond to the Word are from ABOVE.  The Jesus and all of the WORLD are from BENEATH or Tartarus.

On the REST day the Jews were to hold SCHOOL. This was reading and rehearsing a LECTION so they could return home and meditate it until the next appointed hour.  The Scriptures do not prescribe but outlaw anything but the Study of the Word. The Lord's Supper remembers the death of Jesus which--among true disciples--will silence any speaking of someone's words-and pay them too.   The mega churches with a huge staff may be a CULT..

GOD SENT BIRDS OR SEED PICKERS OR DEMONS FOR YOU IN THE MORNING..

Luke 8:10 And he said,
        Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God:
         but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see,
        and hearing they might not understand.
Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the WORD of God.
Luke 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear;
        then cometh the devil,
        and taketh away the WORD out of their hearts,
        lest they should believe and be saved.

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More later.



Jesus said that God Hides from the Wise or Sophists.  Sophists were despised when an older person began to teach the younger generation for MONEY.

sophis-tēs  A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalonPi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelun” [harp player]
metaph., s. pēmatōn deviser, contriver of pains, E.Heracl.993:
II.   from late v B.C., a Sophist, i.e. one who gave lessons in grammar, rhetoric, politics, mathematics, for money, such as Prodicus, Gorgias, Protagoras, “tēn sophian tous arguriou boulomenō pōlountas sophistas apokalousin” even of Socrates (though he did not teach for money),
2.  sophist (in bad sense), quibbler, cheat, Ar.Nu.331,1111, al., Pl.Sph. 268d; “goēta kai sophistēn onomazōnD.18.276.
3. later of the rhētores, Professors of Rhetoric, “Abaddon, Apollyon, Apollōnidē sophistē
goēs , ētos, ho, A. sorcerer, wizard, Phoronis
g. epōdos Ludias apo khthonosE.Ba.234,
2. juggler, cheat, “deinos g. kai pharmakeus kai sophistēsPl.Smp.203d; “deinon kai g. kai sophistēn . . onomazōnD.18.276; “apistos g. ponērosId.19.109; “magos kai g.Aeschin.3.137: Comp. “goētoterosAch.Tat.6.7 (s. v. l.). (Cf. Lith. žavēti 'incantare'.)
  1. Isaiah 50 defining the Future Musical Mocking of those without spirit or life. That's why He will be OUTSIDE the camp or the massed lectureships suffering the reproaches still being heaped on Him
  2. Isaiah 55 commanding us NOT to spend our bread money on the Free Water of the Word which WILL NOT tolerate any help. He denies the trinity defined in 1 John as the mark of ANTI-Christ.  The Word of Christ is the Spirit (mind) of God.
  3. Isaiah 58 outlawing seeking our own pleasure or speaking our own Words.  
  4. 2 Peter 2 Instrumental Corruption Jesus made that prophecy more certain by standing up to read the Word and decently and in order sitting down
  5. Paul in Romans 14 outlawed doubtful disputations or personal opinions
  6. In Romans 15 the only resource is "using one mind and one mouth to speak that which is written for our learning." If you can't comprehend that Christ gifted the elders as pastor-teachers: Paul commanded that men already laboring in preaching and teaching be recognised. They are commanded to "teach that which HAS BEEN taught."
  7. Anyone who gets paid to tell you what he needs to say to collect the masses practices "sorcery" especially if he cannot bring his body in subjection as he follows in the steps of Jesus to stand up to READ the text and then sits down for discussion.

Matt. 13:33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven,
        which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
Matt. 13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the MULTITUDES in parables;
        and without a parable spake he not unto them:
Matt. 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet,
        saying, I will open my mouth in parables;
        I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.


Matt. 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house:
        and his disciples came unto him, saying,
        Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
Matt. 13:37 He answered and said unto them,
        He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
Matt. 13:38 The field is the world;
        the good seed are the children of the kingdom;
        but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
Matt. 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil;
        the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
Matt. 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire;
        so shall it be in the END OF THIS WORLD
Matt. 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels,
            and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
Matt. 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Matt. 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.
        Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

THEOLOGIANS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO UNDERSTAND PARABLES.

Moses wrote or compiled several creation accounts after Israel fell from grace by Instrumental-Trinitarian-Perverted Idolatry.  God sentenced the into captivity and death and He DID NOT COMMAND the TEMPLE which was devoted to the APOLLYYON and other Sun gods.

Genesis begins with the creation of the ELOHIM of which Babylon had many trinities.  The god or ELOHIM were "real" in that the Babylonians, Jews and others worshipped even when they called the golden calf their Elohim. In another sense Genesis 1 does not speak of the literal creation of the earth 6000 years ago.  Moses begins with the proven destruction of human resources after the beginning of Agriculture which demanded cutting down everything to grow barley.

2Kings 3:25 And they beat down the cities,
        and on every good piece of land cast every man his stone, and filled it;
        and they stopped all the wells of water,
         and felled all the good trees:
        only in Kirharaseth left they the stones thereof;
        howbeit the slingers went about it, and smote it.

Is. 14:8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon,
         saying, Since thou art laid down, no FELLER is come up against us.
Is. 14:9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming:
        it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth;
        it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
Is. 14:10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
Is. 14:11 Thy POMP is brought down to the grave,
        and the NOISE of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the MAGGOTS cover thee.
Is. 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven,
        O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground,
        which didst weaken the nations!

Is. 14:17 That made the WORLD as a wilderness,
        and destroyed the cities thereof;
        that opened not the house of his prisoners?
Is. 14:18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them,
        lie in glory, every one in his own house.

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John Mark Hicks
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The present earth will be RENEWED or TRANSFIGURED, the Resurrected saints will live upon it and God will descend to dwell with humanity.

Is. 66:1 Thus saith the Lord,
        The heaven is my THRONE,
        and the earth is my FOOTSTOOL:
        where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

The Earth belongs to the Devil.  Jesus was sent for the remnant of Israel and Gentiles whom God would call. They are Lost Spirits, IN the WORLD but not OF the World, The Kosmos, Ecumenical or the Kingdom of the Devil.

Kosmocrator (g2888) kos-mok-rat'-ore; from 2889 and 2902; a world-ruler, an epithet of Satan: - ruler.

Kraeteo (g2902) krat-eh'-o; from 2904; to use strength, i.e. seize or retain (lit. or fig.): - hold (by, fast), keep, lay hand (hold) on, obtain, retain, take (by).

Rulers of the darkness of this world (Gk: Kosmokrator 2888) meaning "holders of this world, or Lord of the world. This is used of Satan and his angels (John 12:31; 2 Corinthians 4:4).

1228.   diabolos, dee-ab´-ol-os; from 1225; a traducer; specially, Satan (compare H7854): — false accuser, devil, slanderer.

1225. d diaballo, dee-ab-al´-lo; from 1223 and 906; (figuratively) to traduce: — accuse.
906. ba¿llw ballo, bal´-lo; a primary verb; to throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense): — arise, cast (out), x dung, lay, lie, pour, put (up), send, strike, throw (down), thrust. Compare 4496.

A box for holding wind-instruments in, i.e. (by extens.) a casket or (spec.) purse: - bag.

It is made up of two words:

1. Glossa (from Strong's g1100) means "speaking in tongues" especially an unacquired one.

2. Kosmos (g2889) means the "orderly arrangement" or the "adorning" world. this is derived from (g2864 or Komizo which means "to carry off."

Kosmos (g2889) kos'-mos; prob. from the base of 2865; orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by impl. the world (in a wide or narrow sense, includ. its inhab., lit. or fig. [mor.]): - adorning, world.

"Yet, through all there was an overarching harmony. The Greek word cosmos which we translate by universe originally meant beauty and harmony. The Pythagoreans discovered mathematical formulae for the musical harmonies. They believed in the harmony of the sounds produced by the movement of the stars. Therefore, they spoke of cosmic harmony of the spheres, each of which has a different sound, but all together creating a harmonious sound. If you delete the half-poetic, mythological elements from such ideas, then you can say that they had a universal, ecstatic interpretation of reality." (Tillich, Paul, A History of Christian Thought, Touchstone, p. 333).

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 Psa 110:1 The Lord said unto my Lord,
        Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

Matt. 22:44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
        till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
 
Eph. 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high,
        he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
1Pet. 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins,
        he just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God,
        being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
1Pet. 3:19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
1Pet. 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient,
        when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah,
        while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
1Pet. 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us
        (
not the putting away of the filth of the flesh,
        but the answer of [Request For] a good conscience toward God,)
        by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
Jesus said that he that believeth (Pistis=comply) and is baptized shall be saved.
We obey because Jesus HAS PLEDGED A Good conscience or A holy spirit for those who follow His pattern of being baptized to be Sanctified and Sent and becoming literally DEAD on the cross and resurrected. We imitate that pattern and are the Free from sin.

1Pet. 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God;
        angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
Eph. 4:9 (Now that he ascended,
        what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Eph. 4:10 He that descended is the
        same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
GOD WILL NOT DESCEND: PAUL SAID THAT "In Him do we move, live and have our being." God occupies the universe and does not DESCEND to live on a physical earth.

1Th. 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1Th. 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall
        be caught up together with them in the clouds,
        to meet the Lord IN THE AIR
        and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Repudiated by God and Alexander Campbell

In the 102d Psalm we have this promise, "The heavens shall perish--they all shall wax old as doth a garment, and as a vesture thou shalt change them." 

Therefore, according to the promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth: for, says Peter, quoting from an old Prophet, "The heavens and the earth that are now are reserved unto Fire, against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

OF IGNORANT MEN
2Pet. 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of,
        that by the WORD [what God SPEAKS] of God the heavens were of old,
        and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
2Pet. 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, PERISHED:
2Pet. 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now,
        by the same word are kept in store,
        reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

The Earth or that standing OUT of Water has been wiped out many times.  Most if not all ancient settlements are now UNDER WATER and therefore the living spaces were destroyed.

In the day of the Lord "the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat; the earth also, and the works that are therein, shall be burned up." 

But He that sits upon the throne says, "Behold I CREATE all things new" (Rev. xxi. 5); and accordingly John saw new heavens and a new earth. And from that point in the heavens where the saints of the Lord assembled around their Master during the general conflagration, John saw the New Jerusalem, the holy city coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride for her husband, to locate in the new earth, the everlasting home of man; for the tabernacle of God is to be there forever.

Rev. 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth:
        for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away;
        and there was no more sea.
g2537.  kainos, kahee-nos´; of uncertain affinity; new (especially in freshness; while 3501 is properly so with respect to age: — new.
g3928.  parerchomai, par-er´-khom-ahee; from 3844 and 2064; to come near or aside, i.e. to approach (arrive), go by (or away), (figuratively) perish or neglect, (causative) avert: — come (forth), go, pass (away, by, over), past, transgress.
Rev. 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

The Holy City or New Jerusalem Came down. However, it did not come down to the present earth

Rev. 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying,
        Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them,
        and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Rev. 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
        and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,
        neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Rev. 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold,
        I make all things NEW. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful

1Cor. 8:6
But to us there is but ONE GOD, the Father,
       OF whom are all things, and we in him;
and ONE LORD Jesus Christ,
        BY whom are all things, and we by him.

1Th. 4:16 For the Lord [Kurios] himself
        shall descend from heaven with a shout,
        with the voice of the archangel,
        and with the trump of God: [Theos]
        and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1Th. 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain
        shall be caught up together with them in the clouds,
        to meet the Lord IN the air:
caelo
        and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

We will NOT escort Jesus or God back down.

We will forever be IN HEAVEN because the AIR PART will be blown away when the earth MELTS and is FRACTURED.

caelo
Heaven, the abode of the happy dead, etc. (eccl. Lat.), Vulg. Apoc. 4, 2; 11, 15
So of the earth or upper world in opposition to the lower world:

Rev. 4:1  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
Rev 4[2] Immediately I was in the Spirit. Behold, there was a throne set in heaven, and one sitting on the throne

John Mark Hicks: The new creation model is an ancient understanding rather than a recent innovation by fringe groups. Recent historical developments have blinded biblical readers to the biblical emphasis on creation CARE.

Recent Astrophysics confirms Scripture that the universe is in a catastrophic battle in heavenly places between the Forces of LIGHT and the Forces of Darkness

Second
: "Prepare for Earth to be hit by meteor in your lifetime, Nasa Says."

Dangerous asteroids flying past Earth are not rare, and more meteor strikes happen than the public is aware of, the head of Nasa has said.

The physical Earth HAS melted in the past and the heavens or atmosphere has FLOWN AWAY. 

John 13:33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you.
        Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews,
        Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.
John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe ALSO in me.
John 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions:
        if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you,
        I will come again, and receive you unto myself;
        that where I am, there ye may be also.
John 14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

new.gif John Mark Hicks: When the Word became "flesh"
        The en
FLESHed God joined humanity
        by dwelling as FLESH upon a material earth, the Word dwelt (tabernacled) with humanity.
        Just as God in the beginning dwelt with humanity on the earth in the Garden
        and then later dwelt with Israel in the tabernacle and temple,

And your preacher said that God cast Adam and Eve OUT into the WORLD??

Acts 7:44 Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness,
        as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should
        make it according to the fashion that he had seen.
Acts 7:45 Which also our fathers that came
        after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles,
        whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;
Acts 7:46 Who found favour before God,
        and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

Skenos (g4636) skay'-nos; from 4633; a hut or temporary residence, i.e. (fig.) the human body (as the abode of the spirit): - tabernacle.

But Solomon built him an house. Acts 7:47

Oikos (g3624) oy'-kos; of uncert. affin.; a dwelling (more or less extensive, lit. or fig.); by impl. a family (more or less related lit. or fig.): - home, house (-hold), temple

Acts 7:49 HEAVEN is my throne, and earth is my footstool:
        what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?
Acts 7:50 Hath not my hand made all these things?
Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears,
        ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted?
        and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One;
        of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:

John Mark Hicks:  so through incarnation God dwelt with humanitv in the life and ministry of Jesus. God joined humanity in God's "resting place," which is creation. Wondrously, God not only joined us here but also became part of creation itself in order to fully dwell with us in intimate communion.
Is. 13:9 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh,
        cruel both with wrath and fierce anger,
        to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
Is. 13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations
        thereof shall not give their light:
        the sun shall be darkened in his going forth,
        and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
Is. 13:11 And I will punish the
WORLD for their evil,
        and the wicked for their iniquity;
        and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease,
        and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
Is. 13:13 Therefore I will shake the heavens,
        and the earth shall remove out of her place,
        in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation,
        that light is come INTO the world,
        and men loved darkness rather than light,
        because their deeds were evil.
John 7:7 The
WORLD cannot hate you; but me it hateth,
        because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the WORLD,
        but that thou shouldest keep them from the
EVIL.
Gal. 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins,
        that he might DELIVER us from this present EVIL
WORLD
        according to the will of God and our Father:


1John 4:2 Hereby know ye
        the Spirit of God:
        Every spirit that confesseth
        that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

Jesus was born in the flesh and did not become LORD and CHRIST until He carried His "blood" into the HEAVENLY Tabernacle. He identified as BLASPHEMY those who said that He "Made Himself God" when He always claimed to be the SON of God.  God did not own Him until He was "sanctified and sent" at His baptism.

1John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not
        that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh
        is not OF God:
        and this is that spirit of ANTICHRIST,
        whereof ye have heard that it should come;
        and even now already is it in the world.
1John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children,
        and have overcome them:
        because greater is he that is in you,
        than HE that is IN THE WORLD .
1John 4:5 They are OF the world:
        therefore speak they of the world,
        and the world heareth them.

Your "thought leaders" missed" "Spelling 101a" and "Prepositions, Card Class."  Word is what your "toddler" speaks! He thinks, he breathes out and he articulates. His/her breath communicates their spirit or their mental  disposition. Word, Spirit, Light etc are personifications. The Word or Logos outlaws personal opinions, experiences, rhetoric, performance singing, playing instruments, acting or SELLING Jesus at retail.

new.gifIn time, God "tabernacled" in the FLESH as Israel's Messiah (John 1:14).

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,

                (and we beheld his glory,
        
       the glory AS OF the only begotten of the Father,)
                full of GRACE and TRUTH. [Thy WORD is TRUTH]

Paul and everyone else understood that:

Titus 2:11 For the GRACE of God that bringeth salvation 
        hath APPEARED to all men,
Titus 2:12 TEACHING us that,
        denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly,
        righteously, and godly, in this PRESENT world;

How the WORD became FLESH

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses,
         but GRACE and TRUTH came BY Jesus Christ.
John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time;
        the only begotten SON,
        which is in the bosom [FOLD and hidden] of the Father,
        he hath DECLARED him.
g1834. exegeomai, ex-ayg-eh´-om-ahee; from 1537 and 2233; to consider out (aloud), i.e. rehearse, UNFOLD:   declare, tell.

John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am IN the Father,
        and the Father IN me?     [Not INSIDE of]
        the WORDS that I SPEAK
        unto you I speak not of myself:
        but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
IN Enduo  of clothes, put on,endune khitōnaenduesthai assume the person e. tais psukhais tōn akouontōn insinuate oneself into their minds,

27 hosoi gar eis Khriston ebaptisthēte, Khriston enedusasthe:

Gal. 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Gal. 3:27 For [what I mean is that] as many of you
        as have been baptized into Christ have PUT ON on Christ.

27 hosoi gar eis Khriston ebaptisthēte, Khriston enedusasthe:
John 12:50 And I know that his commandment is LIFE everlasting:
        whatsoever I SPEAK therefore,
        even as the Father SAID unto me, so I
SPEAK.
John 6:63 It is the SPIRIT that quickeneth;
        the FLESH profiteth nothing: [Nothing a theologian SELLS]
        the words that I
SPEAK unto you,
        they are
SPIRIT, and they are LIFE.
JOHN MARK HICKS SAYS THAT GOD CAME IN THE FLESH


g2046. ereo, er-eh´-o; probably a fuller form of 4483; an alternate for 2036 in certain tenses; to utter, i.e. speak or say
g4483. rheo, hreh´-o, for certain tenses of which a prolonged formejre÷w ereo, er-eh´-o is used; and both as alternate for 2036 perhaps akin (or identical) with 4482 (through the idea of POURING FORTH); to utter, i.e. speak or say: — command, make, say, speak (of). Compare 3004.

John 7:38
aquae vivaeaqua viva,living-water, Varr. L. L. 5, 26, 35; Vulg. Gen. 26, 19; and plur.: “aquae vivae,ib. Num. 19, 17; “and in a spiritual sense: aqua viva,ib. Joan. 4, 10; so, “vitae,ib. Apoc. 22, 17: “aquae viventes,ib. Lev. 14, 5: “
John 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
B   Trop., of expression, a flow, fluency, stream: “orationis flumine reprehensoris convicia diluuntur,Cic. N. D. 2, 7, 20: “flumen orationis aureum,id. Ac. 2, 38, 119: “orationis,id. de Or. 2, 15, 62; cf
aqua fluminis,Vulg. Jer. 2, 18:
ōrātĭo , ōnis, f. oro, I.a speaking, speech, discourse, language
2. Speech, language, utterance; opp. to fact, action, etc.:
B. Prose (opp. to poetry): “et in poëmatis et in oratione,Cic. Or. 21, 70.—


dīco    thing as certain (opp. nego):
oratio dicta de scripto,   Titum multo apud patrem sermone orasse dicebatur,  2036. e epo, ep´-o; a primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from 2046, 4483, and 5346); to speak or say (by word or writing): — answer, bid, bring word, call, command, grant, say (on), speak, tell. Compare 3004.

Isaiah 55 This is the FREE Water of the Word: God's Spirit commands ME not to pay for it. That is why Theologianskk.

2Pet. 2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
2Pet. 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
2Pet. 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

Jude 10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Jude 11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
Jude 12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
Jude 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
When SPIRIT falls, rests upon, is poured etal the only product is WORDS. God's Words carry God's Spirit meaning "mental disposition." Jesus said My WORDS are SPIRIT (John 6:63). Spirit can never and has never identified a person or a god.

John is recording what HAPPENED several DECADES before He wrote.  All of the terms prove that the Earth will be Melted and the HEAVENS (our atmosphere) will be BLOWN AWAY.  Any day now.

The Holy Jerusalem of the Premillennialism. FIRST problem: the new house is the Church the Bride of Christ. The Church came down in the Upper Room

Mark 9:1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you,
        That there be some of them that stand here,
        which shall not taste of death,
        till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

The promise of HOLY SPIRIT was the Glorified Jesus Christ the Righteous as Paraclete (1 John 2:1)
1John 2:6 He that saith he abideth IN HIM [The Church] ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
Is Past tense as John defines the Church--Not an eternal physical earth.

Rev. 21:9  And there came unto me one of the seven angels
        which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues,
        and talked with me, saying, Come hither,
        I will shew thee the
BRIDE, the Lamb’s WIFE.

Is Past tense as John writes to correct many errors.
Eph. 5:25 Husbands, love your WIVES,
        even as Christ also loved the CHURCH, and gave himself for it;
Eph. 5:26 That he might sanctify [give A holy spirit]
        and cleanse it [Baptism]
        with the WASHING of water by [INTO] the word, [The School of Christ]
Eph. 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious CHURCH,
        not having SPOT, or wrinkle, or any such thing;
        but that it should be holy and without blemish.

In Prophecy:
Is. 4:4 When the Lord shall have WASHED away the filth of the daughters of Zion,
        and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof
        by the spirit OF judgment, and by the spirit
OF burning.

Modern gnostic female clergy and the agape believed that their monthly smell and beverage had supernatural power.

Is. 4:5 And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of MOUNT ZION,
        and upon her ASSEMBLIES (h4744),
        a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night:
        for upon all the glory shall be a defence.

The Assembly PATTERN in the wilderness never changed.

h4744.Miqra.gif
THAT PATTERN NEVER CHANGED. The Lord's Supper is to SILENCE anyone who does not "teach that which has been taught." The Word, Logos or regulative principle STOPS all of the rhetorical or musical PERFORMANCE intended to put you to sleep.
New Jerusalem The Church or Bride of Christ: NOW!  John Mark Hicks and Cohort claim that the EARTH Was Created by Jesus so the New Creation will continue to be the WORLD, Kosmos, Ecumenical or the Kingdom of Satan and the FORCES OF DARKNESS.

WHO WILL NOT BE IN THE NEW JERUSALEM

Rev 21: 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, [He that believeth not. will not comply. Not to be trusted.]
and the abominable, Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

Jewish boys were forced to "wear the hate of hermes" and perform vile acts even in the holy places.

52 - Many of the people, every one who forsook the law, joined them, and they did evil in the land;

53 - they drove Israel into hiding in every place of refuge they had.
54 - Now on the fifteenth day of Chislev, in the one hundred and forty-fifth year,
they erected a desolating sacrilege upon the altar of burnt offering.
They also
built altars in the surrounding cities of Judah,
1 Maccabees 1:54  et iusserunt civitatibus Iudae sacrificare    imposed as a condition of membership
33 - Then they fortified the city of David with a great strong wall and strong towers, and it became their citadel.
34 - And they
stationed there a sinful people, lawless men. These strengthened their position;
35 - they
stored up arms and food, and collecting the spoils of Jerusalem they stored them there, and became a great snare.
36 - It became an
ambush against the sanctuary, an evil adversary of Israel continually.

2 Maccabees 3 - Harsh and utterly grievous was the onslaught of evil.

4 - For the temple was filled with debauchery and reveling by the Gentiles,
             who dallied with harlots and
             had intercourse with women within the sacred precincts,
             and besides brought in things for sacrifice that were unfit.

and murderers, phon-eus   is so much more justly accounted a murderer

and whoremongers,
        pornos , ho,    A. catamite, Ar.Pl.155, X.Mem.1.6.13, D.22.73,

2. sodomite, D.Ep.4.11, Phalar.Ep.4.
3. in LXX and NT, fornicator, LXXSi.23.16, 1 Ep.Cor.5.9, al.
 II. idolater,
Dem. L. 4.11 He is an enemy to his own parents but a friend to Pausanias the whoremonger, and though he swaggers like a man he allows himself to be used like a woman. He lords it over his own father but submits to degenerates. He regales his fancy with things by which all are disgusted, with foul language and with stories by which his hearers are pained; yet he never ceases to talk, as if he were a simple fellow and the soul of frankness

1 Cor 5:[9] I wrote to you in my letter to have no company with sexual sinners;

and sorcerers,

Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying,
        Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee;
        and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee;
        and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries [Pharmakon] were all nations deceived.
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

pharma^kos (on the accent v. Hdn.Gr.1.150), ho, ,
A. poisoner, sorcerer, magician, LXXEx.7.11 (masc.), Ma.3.5 (fem.), Apoc.21.8, 22.15.
Exodus 7:11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
Exodus 7.11 vocavit autem Pharao sapientes et maleficos et fecerunt etiam ipsi per incantationes aegyptias et arcana quaedam similiter
săpĭo 
        sophos  A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, “mantisId.Th.382Margites Fr.2; but in this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.),lso en oiōnois, kithara, E. IT662, 1238 (lyr.);

incantātĭo , ōnis, f. id., I.an enchanting, enchantment (post-class.): “magicae, Firm. Math. 5, 5: incantationum vires,
pharma^kon 3. enchanted potion, philtre: hence, charm, spell
2.   c. gen. also, a means of producing something, “ph. sōtērias” [salvation] Id.Ph.893; “mnēmēs kai sophias ph.

"Applied to Persian priests or astrologers of Babylon. Pharmakos (g5333) an adjective signifying "devoted to magical arts," is used as a noun, "a sorcerer," especially one who uses drugs, potions, spells, enchantments, Rev 21:8, in the best texts (some have pharmakeus) and 22:15" Vine

aoidos [a^], ho, ( [aeidô] ) singer, MINSTREL, polla pseudontai a. Arist.Metaph.983a4 : c.gen., goôn, chrêsmôn aoidos,, of the cock, Theoc.18.56.

Epōdē , Ion. and poet. epa^oidē ,

A. song sung to or over: hence, enchantment, spell,epaoidē d' haima..eskhethonOd.19.457, cf. Pi.P.4.217 ; “ou pros iatrou sophou thrēnein epōdas pros tomōnti pēmatiS.Aj. 582 ; of the Magi, Hdt.1.132 ; “meliglōssois peithous epaoidaisinA.Pr. 174, cf. S.OC1194 ; epōdas epadeinX.Mem.2.6.10 sq.; “epōdais haliskesthaiAnaxandr.33.13; oute pharmaka..oud' au epōdai Pl.R. 426b ; thusiai kai e. ib.364b ; “tas thusias kai teletas kai tas e.Id.Smp.202e, etc.: c. gen. obj., charm for or against..,toutōn epōdas ouk epoiēsen patērA.Eu.649.II. apptly., = epōdos 11, Poet.Oxy.661.21 (pl.)

Watching and giving all of your attention to Musical Worship Teams then you are worshipping THEM  and it is not a good testimony to your character.

And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. Re.18:2

and idolaters, and all liars,

If you make certain that slick speakers and "musical worshipers" suck up all of the attention demanded by Christ and His WORD, they you are an idolater. If you claim that Scripture is not FILLED with condemnation of musical instruments used by those "who make the lambs dumb before the slaughter" then you ARE a liar.

pseudēs  lying, false, untrue, of things, Opposite. “alēthēs, ps. logoiHes.Th.229; “muthoi” 
If you do not speak "that which is written for our learning" then you ARE preaching and singing myths and this was always considered lying to fool the fools.
Logikos.Logos.gif
shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Jesus is the Prophet, Priest, King, Creator and LEADER of New Jerusalem or the Church of Christ.  Jesus doesn't FORGET that THE mission was for All who claim a TEACHING role to GO into the World and sound out the GOSPEL.  This message will be heard by the LOST SPIRITS.  Jesus will SEAL them and transfer their "spirits" now made holy into the heavenly kingdom.
Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized:
        and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

Heb. 11:5 By faith Enoch was TRANSLATED that he should not see death;
        and was not found, because God had translated him:
        for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Heb. 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him:
        for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,
        and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

3346. metati÷qhmi metatithemi, met-at-ith´-ay-mee; from 3326 and 5087; to transfer, i.e. (literally) transport, (by implication) exchange, (reflexively) change sides, or (figuratively) pervert: — carry over, change, remove, translate, turn.
We are also TRANSLATED in a Spiritual sense and "this world is not MY home."
Col. 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father,
        which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in LIGHT:
Col. 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of DARKNESS,
        and hath
TRANSLATED us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

2Tim. 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work,
        and will PRESERVE me unto [Eis=Into] his HEAVENLY kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Luke 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees,
        when the kingdom of God should come,
        he answered them and said,
        The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there!
        for, behold, the kingdom of God is WITHIN you.

The Spiritual kingdom would come AFTER He was fully rejected by THAT generation,.
Luke 17:25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
Mark 9:12 And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things;
         and how it is written of the Son of man,
         that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.

Mark 9:1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you,
        That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death,
        till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
Mark 9:2 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John,
        and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves:
        and he was transfigured before them.

No one in their right mind would try to refute this book.  Therefore, being in my right mind, I will just look at some passages where THE HOLY SPIRIT poke FACTS and post some of GOD'S WORD (Regulative Principle) to show how giddy theologians can become when they stand in THEIR holy place and claim to CO-inspire beyond the TEXT.

John Mark Hicks: THEOLOGY, not MERE facts, SHAPES how we OURSELVES enter into the story of God and live it out in our lives.

2Th. 2:1 Now we beseech you,
        brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2Th. 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled,
        neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us,
        as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2Th. 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means:
        for that day shall not come,
        except there come a falling away first,
        and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th. 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God,
        or that is worshipped;
        so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

John Mark Hicks and friends claim that THIS WORLD was Created by Jesus and the New Jerusalem or the Church Age will begin AFTER the Resurrection and God (Jesus) will live on this LITERAL earth and we will continue.  Jesus said that He was not OF this WORLD and no Disciple will be PROVEN to not be OF this World.  Jesus didn't create the universe 6000 years ago and mankind has been around for a LONG TIME.  The first Creation in Genesis One is by the ELOHIM and we will show later that Moses was speaking of the GODS to who God had abandoned the Jews.  In Genesis Two Jehovah the only real Elohim FORMED the creation which had become totally corrupt is darkness (ignorance) and God brought LIGHT.  We will NAME the Primordial "gods" the Jews and modern Theologians worship.
2Th. 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;
        because they received not the LOVE of the TRUTH, that they might be saved.
2Th. 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2Th. 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

God is WORD in the same sense that He is LIGHT and LIFE and everything. God's Word is NOT Jesus.  God inspired Jesus and Jesus left us a MEMORY of the FACTS by the 12 APOSTLES who sand at the GATES of the New Jerusalem.
Stone Campbell Hermeneutics John Mark Hick

John Mark Hicks: THEOLOGY, not MERE facts, SHAPES how we OURSELVES enter into the story of God and live it out in our lives.

Minimal ethics and morality demand that if you "see godliness as a means of financial gain" you are required to believe that God is logical and that HE speaks FACTS. Theology--for minimal scholars--has to do with

FACTS ARE:
pragma^to-logeō

Latin: Romans 12.1 obsecro itaque vos fratres per misericordiam Dei ut exhibeatis corpora vestra hostiamviventemsanctam Deo placentem rationabile obsequium vestrum
Rătĭōnābĭlis , e, adj. ratio (post-Aug.; = rationalis, which is in better use), I. reasonable, rational: he pure milk of reason, id. 1 Pet. 2, 2: “sententia vera et rationabilis,
Sententĭa , ae, f. for sentientia, from sentio,
I. a way of thinking, opinion, judgment, sentiment; a purpose, determination, decision, will, etc.
I. Transf., of words, discourse, etc., sense, meaning, signification, idea, notion, etc.
1. In gen., a thought expressed in words; a sentence, period: dum de singulis sententiis breviter disputo

Greek rational worship demands:

logi^k-os , ē, on, (logos)
A. of or for speaking or speech, merē l. the organs of speech, Plu.Cor.38:
logikē, , speech, Opposite. mousikē,
Opposite
phantasia expressed in speech, cf. 71, al. 2. imagination, i.e. the re-presentation of appearances or images, primarily derived from sensation (cf. “aisthēsis11), hotan kath' hauto alla di' aisthēseōs parē tini to toiouton au pathos
c. creative imagination,ph. sophōtera mimēseōs dēmiourgosPhilostr.VA6.19.
HERMES IS OUTLAWED BY DEFINITION OF WORDS

The LOGOS words connected with The School (only) of Christ (only) denies any theologian the power to equate his PERSONAL emotional experiences with the Word of God. That is why you cannot be a theologian and be a Christian.
Logos, verbal noun of lego
        Opposite kata pathos
        Opposite music, poetry or rhetoric
        Opposite human reasoning
        Opposite Epagoge bringint in to one's aid, introduction
                Alurement, enticement, incantation, spell

Opposite Pathos  A. that which happens to a person or thing, incident, accident,
where this incident took place, unfortunate accident,
2. what one has experienced, good or bad, experience
II. of the soul, emotion, passion (“legō de pathē . . holōs hois hepetai hēdonē ē
lupē
Arist.EN1105b21), “sophiē psukhēn pathōn aphaireitai

Sophia, A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117, Ar.Ra.882, X.An.1.2.8,
in divination, S.OT 502 (lyr.

People were Wise Unto Salvation from the wilderness onward:

Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time
        hath in every city them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day


Theology and AntiChrist
Theolog-eō ,
A.discourse on the gods and cosmology, Arist. Metaph.983b29; “peri tinōn”c.; Dia auton ton Phaethonta [Jupiter, son of Apollon] zōogonon theologousi call him Zeus z. Antig.Mir. 10b:—Pass., ta theologoumena discourses about the gods,, Suet. Aug.94; “treis hai Moirai theologountaiTheol.Ar.16.2. refer to a divine influence, tous tokous Sch.Ptol.Tetr.103.
Zōogonos2 zōē  zōē
tēn zoēn poieesthai or katastēsasthai apo or ek . . to get one's living by .
II. zōē,= “graus11, the scum on milk,
zôos alive, living, Homer, Hdt., etc.; zôon helein [heresy or sectarianism] tina to TAKE PRISONER,
Repeating what John Mark Hicks and others who claim to CO-inspire, All scholars before the POST LITERATE age wrote:
Arist.Metaph.1000a9, The school of Hesiod, and all the cosmologists, considered only what was convincing to themselves, and gave no consideration to us. For they make the first principles Gods or generated from Gods, and say that whatever did not taste of the nectar and ambrosia became mortal—clearly using these terms in a sense significant to themselves; but as regards the actual applications of these causes their statements are beyond our comprehension

Embracing Creation

The Ray Evans Seminar, an annual event at the Alameda Church of Christ [NOT] in Norman, Oklahoma, was held March 31-April 2, 2017.

The general topic was Embracing Creation, which is also the title of the book I co-authored with Bobby Valentine and Mark Wilson. The book is available here.

I gave six presentations as well as conducted a question and answer session.  You can download audio or video to your ITunes or listen online here.  You will need to scroll down to the appropriate date (March 31-April 2, 2017).

These are the titles of the presentations:

  1.  A Cathedral of Praise:  God, Creation, and Humanity.
  2.  The Joy of Creation: The Testimony of the Psalms.
  3.  Jesus: The Agent of Creation AND New Creation.
  4.  The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth: The New Heaven and New Earth
  5.  Question and Answer Session
  6.  Creation and New Creation in Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
  7.  Why “Go to Church?”- Joining Heaven and Earth in the Praise of God

Matt. 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matt. 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Matt. 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the EARTH.

  ; epi gēs on earth, OPPOSITE nerthe, S.OT416; kata gēs below the earth, A.Ch.377,475

enerthe  I. Adv. from beneath, up from below,autar nerthe Poseidaōn etinaxe

A.Pers.630;   Chorus

Royal lady, august queen of the Persians, pour these libations down to the chambers of the earth, [625] while we, in solemn chant, beseech the guides of the dead beneath the earth to be gracious to our prayers.

O holy divinities of the NETHER WORLD Earth and Hermes, and you, Lord of the dead, [630] send up to the light the spirit from below; for if, beyond our prayers, he knows any further remedy for our distress, he alone of mortals can declare how to bring it to accomplishment.

Aesch. Pers. 633 Chorus
Does our sainted and godlike king hear me as I utter, [635] in obscure barbaric speech, my dismal and dolorous cries? Or must I shout aloud the utter misery of my anguish so that it pierces the earth? Does he hear me from bel


625hēmeis th' humnois aitēsometha
phthimenōn pompous
euphronas einai kata gaias.
alla, khthonioi daimones hagnoi,
te kai Hermē, basileu t' enerōn,
630pempsat' enerthen psukhēn es phōs:
ei gar ti kakōn akos oide pleon,
monos an thnētōn peras eipoi.


Matt. 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Matt. 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Matt. 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Matt. 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Matt. 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matt. 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Matt. 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you


Zeph. 2:3 Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger.
Matt. 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Matt. 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Lastly, it is important because Jesus is the first born of new creation. 

Jesus was born in the FLESH 33 years before he became the firstborn of the CHURCH.

Col. 1:15 Who is the IMAGE [Forma] of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Col. 1:16 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 [Purchased] by him, and for him:

2Pet. 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the WORD of God
        the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
2Pet. 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished
2Pet. 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now,
       
by the same WORD are kept in store,
          reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
The First Creation by the ELOHIM in Genesis 1
g2936. ktizo, ktid´-zo; probably akin to 2932 (through the idea of proprietorship of the manufacturer); to fabricate, i.e. found (form originally): — create, Creator, make.
g2932. ktaomai, ktah´-om-ahee; a primary verb; to get, i.e. acquire (by any means; own): — obtain, possess, provide, purchase
Col. 1:18 And he is the head
        of the BODY, THE CHURCH [g746 Arche beginning at the Cornerstone]
        who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead;
        that in all things he might have the preeminence [first in Rank]


When the Son became flesh, the Word joined HIMSELF  to creation and united God with creation. 

The WORD is not a god but in the class with LIGHT and other qualities of God.  The Word, Logos or Regulative Principle: it outlaws TWISTING The Holy Spirit revealed WORD to mean just the opposite to God's Word.  It outlaws personal opinions, rhetoric, singing, playing instruments or any HUMAN input beyond "Teaching that which has been TAUGHT for our LEARNING..
Rom. 1:2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
Rom. 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
        which was made of the seed of David according to the FLESH;
Rom. 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power,
        according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:


John 10:36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
The INCARNATION means God secured the eternal existence of creation existence of CREATION because the son is forever HUMAN and thous forever shares our creaturehood as our elder Brother.   

Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted,
        and having received of the Father the promise [the thing promised] of the Holy Ghost,
       
he hath SHED FORTH this, which ye now see and hear.

In His GLORIFIED STATE Jesus was in the STATE of Holy (wholly) Spirit which he said means "without flesh and bones"

THE PROMISED MISSION IS

Epagg-elia A. command, summons, profession, undertaking, public exercise of a profession
tou agōnos gathering, assembly, main argument of a speech (b. Rhet., Opposite prooimion, epilogos),
Opposite Prooimi-on   A. opening, introduction; in Music, prelude, overture, Pi.P.1.4; in Ep. poems, proëm, preamble, Id.N.2.3, Ar.Eq.1343; in speeches, exordium, Critias 43 tit., Arist. Rh.1414b19, Phld.Rh.1.56S., Stoic.2.96, etc.; prooimiois hēdonēs with prefaces about pleasure, X.Mem.2.1.27
II. hymn or short poem, such as those attributed to Homer, “Apollōnos”  [Apollon, Abbadon, the "musical" Washer]  Th.3.104,

The approved PATTERN for the worship of the Devil
Thuc. 3.104 For they then came to see the games, with their wives and children, as the Ionians do now the games at Ephesus.
[4] There were likewise matches set of bodily exercise and of music; and the cities did severally set forth dances. Which things to have been so, is principally declared by Homer in these verses of his hymn to Apollo:

But thou, Apollo, takest most delight
In Delos. There assemble in thy sight
The long-coat Ions, with their children dear
And venerable bedfellows; and there
In matches set of buffets, song, and dance,
Both show thee pastime and thy name advance.
Opposite
Epilog-os , ho,
A.  reasoning, inference, only Ion., Hdt.1.27; tēs gnōmēs poieesthai epilogon give a reason for their opinion,  
II.  peroration of a speech, Arist.Rh.1414b12, Chrysipp.Stoic.2.96, Phld.Rh.1.202 S., Longin.12.5, etc.
2.  the concluding portion of a play, = ekthesis,Sch. Ar.Ra.1548: metaph., “e. tēs kosmopoiias 
3.  subjoined or explanatory sentence, Arist.Rh.1394b8, cf.a11.—In E.El.719 (lyr.), epilogoi is corrupt.

HE [Jesus as Holy Spirit] hath SHED FORTH this, which ye now see and hear.
Ekkheō
2. of words, pour forth, utter, Ar. Th.554; “molpasE.Supp.773; “pollēn glōssan ekkheas matēnS.Fr.929, cf. A.Ag.1029 (lyr.).
3. pour out like water, squander, waste, “olbonId.Pers.826; “ta pantaId.Ch.520, cf. S.El. 1291; “plouton exekheen eis dapanasAP9.367 (Luc.); “e. ta te hautou kai heautonPl.R.553b; spoil, “to pan sophismaS.Ph.13.
Plut. De Gloria 4 eloquence, gave him this admonition, that he was no poet, for that he never composed any fables, which was the chiefest office of poetry; in regard that strange words, figures, metaphors, songs, and measures were invented to give a sweetness to things. Which admonition Pindar laying up in his mind, wrote a certain ode which thus begins:
Acts 2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself,
        The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
Acts 2:35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly,
        that GOD [Theos] hath made that same Jesus,
           whom ye have crucified, both LORD [Kurios] and Christ.

JESUS WAS NOT THE LORD UNTIL HIS RESURRECTION AND BEGINNING TO REIGN AT PENTECOST.
Rom. 14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived,
         that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

Matt. 17:1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
Matt. 17:2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
Matt. 17:3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
Matt. 17:4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
Matt. 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
Matt. 17:6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
Matt. 17:7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
Matt. 17:8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.
Matt. 17:9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.



Rom. 12:2 And be not conformed to THIS WORLD:
        but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
        that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.


1Cor. 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1Cor. 15:23 But every MAN in his own order:
        Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
1Cor. 15:24 Then cometh the end, when
        he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father;
        when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
1Cor. 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

1Cor. 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead.
        It is sown in corruption; it is raised in INCORRUPTION:
1Cor. 15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in GLORY:
         it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
1Cor. 15:44 It is sown a NATURAL body; it is raised a SPIRITUAL body.
        There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

Moreover, the Son transformed human existence--thus CREATION'S as well-
        through death when he was raised as the firstborn from the dead. 
        His resurrection is the beginning of new creation,

        and the BODY of Jesus is part of the new creation
        ust as our resurrected bodies will participate in new creation. 
Rom. 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
        that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice,
        holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Rom. 12:2 And be not CONFORMED to this WORLD:
        but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
        that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans.12.Reasonable.Worship.Word.Opposite.Music.or Rhetoric
For NOW, the New Creation is the Holy Place or the Bride of Christ.  The new Creation is


Creation is important because it will make new in the resurrection, which include not only our bodies but the dwelling place of God as well, the new heaven and new earth.


The World or Kosmos is the Ecumenical or the Kingdom of the Devil.  This EARTH is the Home of all DARK FORCES engaged in a titanic battle with the FORCES OF LIGHT.  Those who are not OF the World are LOST SPIRITS.  They are the ELECT or small remnant of Israel who had not bowed to Baal.  In addition to the ELECT Jesus' mission was to call or elect Gentiles scattered throughout the world: they will not show up at the Church House of the WORLD which does not teach that which Jesus commanded.

Matt. 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house:
        and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
Matt. 13:37 He answered and said unto them,
        He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
Matt. 13:38 The field is the WORLD; the good seed are the children of the kingdom;
        but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
Matt. 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil;
         the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
Matt. 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire;
        so shall it be in the end of this world.

THERE IS ONE GOD THE FATHER AND ONE MEDIATOR JESUS CHRIST THE RIGHTEIOS.
God the Father made Jesus of Nazareth to be the only VISIBLE image (Forma) of God.  God the father inhabits the Kingdom or church now when it Rests, Reads and Rehearses the Word.  Anything being a School of Christ is a cult and OF THE WORLD.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am THE way, THE truth, and THE life:
        no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
GOD IS TRIADIC ALL BY  HIMSELF: He THINKS, He BREATHS (Spirit) and He SPEAKS WORDS.
As the ANTITHESIS of all Pagan Trinity Families, God manifests HIMself in the Singular Jesus of Nazareth.
John 6:63 It is the SPIRIT that quickeneth;
        the flesh profiteth nothing:
         the WORDS that I speak unto you,
        they are
SPIRIT, and they are LIFE.
Neither Jesus nor anyone who HEARS are OF this WORLD.  The will SPEAK the WORD or Regulative Principle and be HATED and despised. Faithful preachers never get rich and famous by cobbling up books.
Heb. 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
1Pet. 1:17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

John 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
John 14:8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
John 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
John 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.


Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me,
        and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

Eph. 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
Eph. 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
Eph. 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
Eph. 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

Eph. 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory,
        to be strengthened with might by HIS Spirit in the INNER MAN
Eph. 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
        that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Eph. 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints
        what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
Eph. 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge,
        that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Eph. 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,
        according to the power that worketh in us,
Eph. 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

1Cor. 15:24 Then cometh the end,
        when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father;
        when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

1Cor. 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
1Cor. 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
1Cor. 15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet.
        But when he saith all things are put under him,
         it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

1Cor. 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him,
        then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him
        that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

1Cor. 15:29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead,
        if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
Baptism now saves us.  Baptism of the LIVING is faith that those who obey the tupos or pattern of Jesus will now receive SPIRITUAL LIFE. 

Acts 7:46 Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.
Acts 7:47 But Solomon built him an house.
Acts 7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,
Acts 7:49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?
Acts 7:50 Hath not my hand made all these things?
Acts 7:51 ¶ Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.


Bullet Points
The present earth will be RENEWED or TRANSFIGURED,  transfigured, the Resurrected saints will live upon it and God will descend to dwell with humanity.
The new creation model is an ancient understanding rather than a recent innovation by fringe groups Recent historical developments have blinded biblical readers to the biblical emphasis on creation CARE.


John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
John 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
John 14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.


John 13:33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.


Why are material resurrection and a RENEWED earth so important in a new creation model?

1Cor. 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
1Cor. 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
1Cor. 15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
1Cor. 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
1Cor. 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
1Cor. 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
1Cor. 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
1Cor. 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
1Cor. 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
1Cor. 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.




1Th. 3:11 Now God himself and our Father,
        and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.
1Th. 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
1Th. 3:13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God,
        even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

3952. parousi÷a parousia, par-oo-see´-ah; from the present participle of 3918; a being near, i.e. advent (often, return; specially, of Christ to punish Jerusalem, or finally the wicked); (by implication) physically, aspect: — coming, presence.
1Th. 4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
1Th. 4:12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
1Th. 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
1Th. 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
        even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
1Th. 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord,
        that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord
        shall not prevent them which are asleep.
1Th. 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
        with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
        and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1Th. 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain
        shall be caught up together with them in the clouds,
        to meet the Lord in the air:
        and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1Th. 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

726. aJrpa¿zw harpazo, har-pad´-zo; from a derivative of 138; to seize (in various applications): — catch (away, up), pluck, pull, take (by force).
138. aiJre÷omai haireomai, hahee-reh´-om-ahee; probably akin to 142; to take for oneself, i.e. to prefer: — choose. Some of the forms are borrowed from a cognate eºllomai hellomai which is otherwise obsolete.



528. ajpanta¿w apantao, ap-an-tah´-o; from 575 and a derivative of 473; to meet away, i.e. encounter: — meet.
529. ajpa¿nthsiß apantesis, ap-an´-tay-sis; from 528; a (friendly) encounter: — meet.

1Th. 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1Th. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
1Th. 5:23 ¶ And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Th. 5:24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

1Cor. 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
1Cor. 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
1Cor. 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
1Cor. 15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
1Cor. 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
1Cor. 15:29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?


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