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What God had done were innumerable, incalculable and incomprehensible for humans to understand. Some major things or events God intended for mankind to know and so God commanded prophets and apostles to write them down in the Holy Bible.
God had done many things, from creation to salvation. God had provided salvation in Jesus Christ for mankind.
There are four types of book. Books that indulge you are bad; books that inform you are useful; books that instruct you are good; and books that inspire you are great. All good books and great books are human. If I read a great book several times, it begins to tire me. The Bible is divine, the greatest of all books. I have studied the Bible more than 100 times (estimated) all my life and still it does not make me tired or weary. Every time I read the Bible over again, I receive new revelation and inspiration. The Bible has the most instructive history, the most fascinating biography, the sweetest poetry, the most inspiring message, the most comfortable counsel, the most soul-searching prayer, the greatest sermon, the purest wisdom, the truest knowledge, and the powerful Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Book of all books is God’s Word, the Eternal Word of God. You can find out for yourself.
Christianity is neither superstition nor science. Superstition is based on false and unfounded beliefs and fears. Science is limited by human and empirical and tentative knowledge at a time and place. Christianity is the revealed religion. Only God makes revelation of the ultimate truth and wisdom. Revelation cannot be achieved by human discovery or wisdom. Christianity is the revelation of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was God who became Man to reveal God and spiritual things to human beings.
1. The Church of Jesus Christ is the pillar of truth.
2. The Roman Catholic Church is historically false, full of heresies and wrong doctrines and superstitions.
3. Science cannot provide ultimate truth and wisdom because science at best is human tentative knowledge at a given time and place.
4. Human philosophies cannot provide ultimate truth and wisdom because they are limited human thoughts confined to limited intelligence.
5. All religions except Christianity are man-made.
6. Christianity – the revealed religion – explains and exalts the Supreme Being, Wisdom and Truth.
7. Neither science nor religion can save mankind.
8. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life – outside of Christ there is no salvation.
9. The wisdom of the living is to know the Most High rules the universe and over the realm of mankind.
10. It is of infinite truth and wisdom that human beings must submit themselves humbly to the Will of God.
Jhn 10:35,“If he called them gods, to whom the Word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken).” The Bible, the Scripture and the Word of God are synonymous. Word in Greek is logos which means speech, a living voice, a conception or idea, what is said, decree, dictum, mandate, declaration, instruction, reason, revelation, oracle or utterance, the sayings of God, the moral precepts given by God, doctrine, teaching, the essential Word of God, Jesus Christ, the personal Wisdom and Power in union with God; - it occurs 334 times in the New Testament. The Word of God came to holy prophets and apostles.
Luk 3:2,“In the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the Word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.”
Luk 5:1,“Now it happened that while the crowd was pressing around Him and listening to the Word of God, He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret.”
The Word of Jesus is the Word of God.
Jhn 1:1,“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Mat 24:35,“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.”
To pass away in Greek is parerchomai which means to perish, go out of existence, end, come to an end; - it occurs 46 times in the New Testament. If heaven and earth will pass away, how much sooner the American imperialism, Islamic terrorism and the evil empire of Japan? All things will pass away; the Words of Jesus will never pass away. The Word of God will not pass away.
The Word of God reveals God to mankind. Scripture in Greek is graphē which means a writing, thing written, the book itself, or its contents; a certain portion or passage or section of the Holy Scripture; - it occurs 51 times in the New Testament. To break in Greek is lyō which means to dismiss, break up, annul, subvert, undo, do away with, deprive of authority, demolish, destroy, overthrow, do away with; - it occurs 45 times in the New Testament.
Why does Jesus say, The Scripture cannot be broken?
Psa 119:89, “Lamedh.
Forever, O LORD,
Your word is settled in heaven.”
Word in Hebrew is dabar which means speech, saying, utterance, discourse, edict, oracle; - it occurs 1,414 times in the Old Testament. To settle in Hebrew is natsab which means to stand firm, establish, station, set, fix, put, place; - it occurs 79 times in the Old Testament. The Word of God is settled in Heaven where no missile, rocket, warplane, radar, etc. can reach. Whatever the rich and powerful do on earth does not affect the Word of God fixed in Heaven one bit.
To say the Bible says is the same to say the Scripture says. To say in the Bible is the same to say in the Scriptures. To say according to the Bible is the same to say according to the Scriptures. The Holy Bible means the Holy Scriptures. To say the Word of the Lord is the same as the Word of God. When Jesus speaks, God speaks. The Word of Jesus is the Word of God. The Holy Bible is the Holy Scripture and the Word of God.
Luk 24:25-27, “And He (Jesus) said to them: “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.”
Note: All the Scriptures proclaim one central message of the Bible which is Jesus Christ. Foolish in Greek is anoētos which means unintelligible, not understanding, unwise; - it occurs 7 times in the New Testament. To explain in Greek is diermēneuō which means to unfold the meaning of what is said, expound; - it occurs 6 times in the New Testament.
There is no such a thing called a liberal interpretation of the Bible, a broad interpretation of the Bible, or a rigid interpretation of the Bible, a narrow interpretation of the Bible, etc. There is only one correct interpretation of the Bible is to explain it accurately. The Bible interprets itself.
The most important thing that God had done for you was to send His only Son Jesus Christ to come down from Heaven to save you. God loves even the worst of sinners so that they may repent and believe in Jesus Christ the Savior of the world.
The following are just a few of what God had done:
1. God created the heavens and the earth。
Gen 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens (universe) and the earth.”
Note: God in Hebrew is 'elohiym which means the true God, the One and Only God, the Divine One; - it occurs 2,606 times in the Old Testament. God existed by Himself before anything. God is Self-Existent and eternal. Beginning here means before time and space, before everything. Create in Hebrew is bara' which means to form, shape, produce, make out of nothing; - it occurs about 54 times in the Old Testament. Heavens in Hebrew is shamayim which means the universe; - it occurs about 420 times in the Old Testament.
Gen 2:4, “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.”
Note: Some ignorant people say the Bible says the world was created 6,500 years ago. It is absolutely false. The Bible only says in the beginning God created the universe. The Bible does not define how long ago the beginning was. No one exactly knows when the universe was created. Unbelieving scientists only make estimate, the estimate with gaps of billions of years. The unbelieving scientists do not even know when they are going to die, how can they know events billions and billions of years ago since they were not there?
2. God made the beast after its kind。
Gen 1:25, “And God made the beast of the earth after its kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creeps upon the earth after its kind: and God saw that it was good.”
Note: The word “kind” in Hebrew is miyn which means kind, sort, species; - it occurs 31 times in the Old Testament. God made animal after its kind, after its own species. That was the origin of the species. God created animals and plants after its own species. The greatest scientific myth is a lower species after billions of years evolved into a higher species. For thousands of years monkey remains to be monkey, but man has degraded into monkey.
3. God created man in His own image。
Gen 1:27, “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
Note：The word “create” in Hebrew is bara' which is different from the word “make” in Hebrew `asah. To make is a lower level of activity, to create is a much higher.
Image in Hebrew is tselem which means likeness or resemblance; - it occurs about 17 times in the Old Testament. Since God is Spirit, what kind of image is God’s? The image of God does not refer to physical characteristics; it refers divine attributes of God’s holiness, righteousness and goodness. Some ungodly people have lost the image of God, they have degraded into monkeys - corrupt, greedy, immoral, base, wicked...
Mar 10:6, “But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.”
Note: With the authority of Jesus Christ, the first man (Adam) and woman (Eve) were not a product of evolution, but they were the direct creation of God. I would rather believe in Jesus Christ than all the monkey scientists put together because they could not even know the day of their deaths.
4. God blessed them。
Gen 1:28, “And God blessed them, and God said to them: Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Note: Instead of filling the earth with good things, men have filled the earth with violence and corruption, pollution and destruction.
5. God planted the Garden of Eden。
Gen 2:8, “And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had formed.”
Note: Plant in Hebrew is nata` which means to set, fasten, fix, establish; - it occurs 58 times in the Old Testament. The Bible says, God planted a garden; Noah planted a vineyard (Gen 9:20), and Abraham planted a tamarisk tree (Gen 21:23) -- all use the same original word to plant in Hebrew. I could imagine how Noah planted a vineyard or Abraham planted a tamarisk tree. I have no idea how God planted the Garden of Eden. It must be a perfect masterpiece. Interesting is the fact the Bible does not say that God created the garden as He created the universe, and I do not know why. God made a perfect place (the Garden of Eden) for human to live and enjoy, but because of human disobedience the Paradise was lost. God planted the Garden, men created cities which are no better than jungles. Cities no longer have wild animals, but some humans in cities are worse than beasts. For example, the prime minister of Japan is the evil beast of Japan who denied all Japanese war crimes, genocide, and sex slavery and even said Japanese wicked soldiers fought for peace in South Pacific. Beasts do not know how to distort historical facts, American and Japanese leaders do. Men pollute the world with cars, carnage, carcass, carcinogen, cigarette, crooks and criminals.
6. God commanded Adam.
Gen 2:16, “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying: Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat.”
Note: The first man disobeyed God and brought sin into the world. The last Man (Christ) obeyed God and brought salvation to the world.
7. God caused Adam a deep sleep.
Gen 2:21, “So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs, and closed up its place with the flesh.”
Note: This was the first surgery ever performed, performed by God on Adam. In simple words it explained the surgical procedure: God put Adam on a deep sleep (anesthesia), took out one of his ribs (incision, rib to be used for making Eve) and closed up its place with the flesh (suture).
Gen 41:52, “And the name of the second he called Ephraim. For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.”
Note: God is the first Cause. God can cause anything to happen. But God cannot force you to repent and believe if you are not willing. God cannot lie because that is against His nature. God has power not to do wrong, God is able to do right always. God can cause an empire to rise and a kingdom to fall. What God can do is infinite and unlimited. Blessed is the person who attributes all his prosperity and success to God.
8. God saw the wickedness of man.
Gen 6:5, “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
Note：God saw the greatest fraud and biggest robbery committed by Wall Street in human history. God saw all the corruption and violence in the world. Those who did evil think they can get away are gravely mistaken. God saw the wickedness of Japanese aggressors who killed 50 million peoples (35 million Chinese and 15 million Asians), making hundreds of thousands of Chinese and Korean young women sex slaves and committed unprecedented atrocities in the history of mankind. Japanese soldiers bombed and destroyed China's national treasures, public and private properties in 8 years of war worth US$12,000 trillion. God saw American presidents since the end of World War II in hundreds of wars and bloody military interventions that killed millions and millions of innocent peoples around the world. God sees the wickedness of every man, woman and child in the world.
Gen 6:12, “And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.”
Note: The Great Flood (the Deluge) was the judgment of God and the Ark of Noah was the means of salvation. God sees what the United States of America has done since the end of World War II to the present time. God sees the evil deeds of Islamic terrorists.
9. God made promise to Abraham.
Hbr 6:13, “For when God made promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no greater, He swore by Himself.”
Note: God promised Abraham that Messiah shall come to save the Chosen People and the world.
10. God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.
Gen 19:29, “And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot lived.”
Note: God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because the people practiced homosexuality. God condemns any church or denomination that ordains gay or lesbian minister. There is no such a thing as a gay Christian. It is incompatible to be gay and Christian at the same time. A gay (male or female) can repent and become a Christian. A Christian can never become gay just as a sheep can never become a goat. Nations that legalize same-sex marriage follow the path of Sodom and Gomorrah and will have the same fate.
The current American president Obama and some politicians are advocating and supporting legalization of same-sex marriage and homosexual practice in the United States. If America does legalize same-sex marriage and glorifies homosexuality, I am afraid just as God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, God will destroy the United States.
11. God heard the voice of the lad.
Gen 21:17, “And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said to her: What ails you, Hagar? Fear not; for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is.”
Note: It is Scriptural to say that God especially cares about little children. Christian parents, teach your children to pray. God hears the prayers of His little children. Let us pray and see the work of God.
12. God appeared to Jacob.
Gen 35:9, “And God appeared to Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.”
Note: God appears in the lives of believers many times even without our awareness. There are moments of our lives when God is very near and real. If you get near to God, God will get near to you.
13. God looked upon the children of Israel.
Exd 2:25, “God looked upon the children of Israel, and God took notice of them.”
Note: The nations that vow to destroy Israel, God takes notice of them and will destroy them. God knows the sufferings of Israel.
14. God called Moses.
Exd 3:4, “When the Lord saw that he (Moses) turned aside to look, God called him from the midst of the bush, and said: Moses, Moses! And he said: Here I am.”
Note: Moses represents the Law of God. Moses and Prophets represent the Old Testament.
15. God led the people.
Exd 13:18, “So God led the people around through the way of the wilderness to the Red sea; and the children of Israel went up in battle array out of the land of Egypt.”
Note: Just as God in ancient times led the people of Israel out of Egypt to Canaan (the Promised Land), even so today Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit is leading believers (the chosen people) on a pilgrimage to the Holy City – the New Jerusalem.
16. God so loved the world.
Jhn 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Note: This Scripture is the central message of God to mankind. Although the humankind is not lovable, God loved sinners no matter how unworthy, and sent His Son Jesus Christ to come down to the world to die for sinners so that all who believe in Him may receive forgiveness of sins and inherit eternal life.
The way of salvation is so simple:
(A). God so loved the world even we are all sinners and do not deserve it. Sinners cannot save themselves. No one is good enough to go to Heaven, for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. The wages of sin is death, that is why we all will die.
(B). Jesus Christ the Savior of the world can save sinners. Jesus Christ came down from heaven to save sinners by dying on the cross for our sins, and rose from the dead for our justification. Justification means God will justify sinners on account of the redemption that Jesus Christ had accomplished.
(C). By faith in Jesus Christ, sinners can be saved. It is the grace of God for those who repent and believe in Jesus Christ the Son of God, the Lamb of God. Eternal life is a gift of God to all who come and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. You can be saved now by coming to Christ no matter where you are. To accept Jesus Christ is to accept eternal life.
17. God raised Jesus Christ from the dead.
Act 4:10, “Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by Him this man stands here before you all.”
Act 5:30, “The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you slew and hanged on a tree.”
Note: The two cardinal doctrines of Christianity are that Jesus Christ died for sinners on the cross, and rose again from death to justify all who repent and believe in Him as their Lord and Savior. All religious founders were dead and buried in their tombs, only Christianity has the empty tomb for Christ rose from the dead by the power of God.
18. God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit.
Act 10:38, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil; for God was with Him.”
Note: Today the Holy Spirit is the sole Representative of Christ on earth who lives in believers.
19. God wrought special miracles by Paul.
Act 19:11, “And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:”
Note: God manifests His power through signs, wonders and miracles. The Book of Acts is the historical account how God used His apostles to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole world.
20. God made foolish the wisdom of this world.
1 Cr 1:20, “Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the sophist of this world? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?”
Note: There are very sinister people who think they are superior and wise and they have military power to rule the world. They do not know in God’s sight, their unholy ambition is foolishness and madness. Most unbelieving scientists are arrogant and big-headed, but they do not even know when they are going to die; how can they know things and events billions and billions of years ago? God will make foolish the wisdom of Wall Street, Washington and Hollywood.
21. God spoke in time past by the prophets.
Hbr 1:1, “God, who at many times and in various manners spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets.”
Note：The Old Testament was the writings of Moses and Prophets inspired by the Holy Spirit.
22. God did not spare the angels who sinned.
2 Pe 2:4, “For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved to judgment.”
Note: If God did not spare the angels who sinned, so God would not spare the wicked people who refuse to repent.
23. God loved us and sent His Son.
1 Jo 4:10, “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
Note: What God had done are too many to count and record. The above are only a few of the most important examples of what God had done.
Propitiation means appeasing. Christ was the expiatory sacrifice offered on the cross to appease God. This is the wonderful message from God: For God so loved mankind that He sent His only Son Jesus Christ to be the propitiation for our sins, so that we may be reconciled to God and receive forgiveness and eternal life.
Note: It is impossible to record all that God had done. What God had done was history. The articles listed above are only a meaningful sample of what God did and they were written in the Word of God.
What God had done does not mean God does not do anything at the present. The Eternal God is at work that mankind cannot find out. The culminating act of God is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the end of the world, the coming judgment of God, and the dawn of the Kingdom of Heaven when Jesus Christ will be the King of kings and the Lord of lords and reign with saints for eternity.
To you the most important thing God had done was to send Jesus Christ the Son of God to die on the cross for your sins and my sins. If you now repent of your sins and accept and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, you can be saved and receive the eternal life. Will you do it now?
January 19, 2017
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