The Gospel Of John – Jesus’ First Week Of Ministry-2

Gospel of JohnWe move forward in the 1st chapter of the Gospel of John as we continue to look at the first week of Jesus’ ministry.

Take note that Jesus‘ earthly ministry begins immediately after He is baptized. This whole week is the start of ministry for Jesus. He gets up out of the water and He goes to work. Continue reading

The Gospel Of John – Jesus’ First Week Of Ministry

Gospel of John Let’s continue in the opening chapter of the Gospel of John. We are at the beginning Of Jesus’ first week of ministry. Jesus has just been baptized by John

 

John is explaining the relationship between John the Baptist and Jesus, using John the Baptist’s own words. John is reinforcing that John the Baptist was just a man called to be a prophet in anticipation of the coming of the Messiah. John the writer is preparing us to see the beginning of Jesus’ earthly ministry as it transitions from John the Baptist’s ministry as a Prophet to Jesus’ ministry in fulfillment of what the prophet declared. We should also know that chapter 1 into chapter 2 reflects a series of events that all transpire in the course of only 7 days. This is the first week of Jesus’ earthly ministry.  gospel of John Continue reading

Christian Lifestyle: Can We Determine a Person’s Salvation?

Christian LifestyleMany people live lives that don’t appear to be a Christian lifestyle. Are we able to determine whether people are saved or lost upon their death?

We are in no position to assess someone’s state of heart nor their destination upon death. A person may be a believer, who rebelled against the Lord in a severe and lasting way. If so, then that person was welcomed into the Lord’s presence in the manner Paul describes in 1 Corinthians 3:  Christian Lifestyle Continue reading

Is The Catholic Belief in Purgatory Biblical?

purgatoryIn Hebrews 4, it says Jesus, our High Priest, passed through the heavens. Does this mean Jesus spent time in purgatory before He entered Heaven?

Hebrews 4:14 (NKJV)

Our Compassionate High Priest

14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

In Hebrews 4:14, the writer says that Jesus is a high priest Who passed through the heavens. The Greek word for Heavens is ouranos, which can mean the air, the universe or Heaven. Given the context of Hebrews 4, the author is using the word to mean the earthly atmosphere and the universe. Continue reading