The truth of all truth that does in fact sets us free!
Is there such difference in one truth? As all the religions of this world have constructed in their own mind, and their self willed beliefs? No there isn’t, and God forbid! For being so. There has always been only one truth of all truth that does in fact sets anyone free from the ruins of this world and the slavery of sin. I truly believe that this began in the deliverance of our Savior from Heaven to earth to his death, his resurrection, his ascension, and God’s glorification of Jesus Christ.
We will soon learn that with in the word of God there can only be one truthful truth that is in the liberty of God’s law (Jam.1:25)but whoso looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deeds. In simple terms we need to see the word of God as the complete truth within itself, and that there is none other like it. We will also acknowledge that the truth of all truth was made mention as prophesies by many holy men of God in the old covenant; but more importantly by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: who is in fact the prophesied word of God; that powerful Spirit that guided the Apostles and disciples of yesteryear as well as those who are true to God in these days.
We will also perceive, and acknowledge everything that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ministered was in fact an instruction of commandments that came from God and from God alone: as this also includes the Holy Spirit who was instructed and commanded by God alone as well (Jo16:13-16)Howbeit when he, the spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth [the truth]: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. All that the Father has are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you. A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while , and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.
First, as I said earlier, lets see what Jesus said on this topic of knowledge in its true essence; as he with boldness tells everyone then, and as well as we today that everything that he spoke was in fact coming from God, and God alone (Jo.12:49-50)For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that His commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
Our Lord also asks the question on the basis of their unbelief ; because he always saw right through them, and always knew what they were thinking or mumbling, and just how faithless they were(Jo.14:10)Believes 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 dwells in me, He does the works.
In the passages that we just read its quite obvious that the sincere, and absolute truth; of what our Lord spoke of was indeed the truth that can only come from God: fact; in accordance to the old testament the Prophet Moses prophesied exactly the same thing of what our Lord spoke of to the letter (Deut.18:18)I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brothers, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. Well, the truth is that everything the we have read, do read, and will continue to read in the word of God is the truth of all truth; because God is true. There is no lie in Him, and there is no false in Him as is the inhabitants of this world. Our Lord Jesus Christ clarified this in his rebukes of the scribes, Pharisees, and Jewish rulers (Jo.8:38-44).
The truth of all truth that does in fact sets us free is what Jesus Christ explained to his Apostles and disciples: that everything that is in his word [which comes from God] will set us free from the slavery sin, and become his disciples as servants of righteousness (Jo.8:31-32)Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.
One thing as to knowing the truth we must only believe that there is only one God [our Father in Heaven], and that Jesus Christ [His Son] is our only Savior and Lord, but lets not be ignorant of this idea: that just as many religions; also do the same, and they assume; thats all it takes to be saved is just to believe in him. Well, guess what, so do the demons of this world and they tremble (Ja.2:19)Thou believes that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. Here are more examples on just how much fear runs through them; by the presence, or the mention of his Holy name in and by the Holy Spirit (Matt.8:29)and behold, they cried out, saying, what have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? Art thou come hither to torment us before the time. (Lk.4:33-34)and in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, saying, let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.
The truth of all truth is accepting what is true in all aspects of the word of God; meaning what is relevant to the prophesies of older prophets and the prophesies that our Lord spoke of, and all that he accomplished without regard to himself. Also, to know what is not relevant to the word of God: that we should not to believe in what man is teaching, but rather than believing what God has been teaching over the years, decades, and centuries: which to me is no relevance between the both, and is more than clearly seen by the measure of disrupted, and corrupted information that is out in the world these days: a devastation of division.
The truth of the matter is that anything and everything that is written in the word of God as it reflects to us as a guiding light, and is the light of man; and in all acceptance; can only come from God, because of its living power to turn anyone from being an evil person [a sinner if you will] to a righteous man! (He.4:12)For the word of God is quick, and powerful [living and active], and sharper that any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Of course, all this is done with God’s approval; by either through a man of God’s choice, and with the assistance of the Holy Spirit. With our Lord Jesus Christ being our advocate, mediator, propitiation to God Himself; and as I have said before acknowledging that Jesus Christ is the word of God: so, everything pertains to him, or rather “in the name of Jesus Christ“.
In the teaching, or ministry of our Lord there was the practice of a specified proclamation after His resurrection in (Matt.28:18-20). This is what this religious world calls the great commission of Christ; instigated, and proposed by, and along with the disastrous teaching of the catholic church. Its blasphemy in the eyes of God if you ask me; because I know for a fact that the so call great commission is not anywhere written or mentioned in the word of God. Call it symbolic if you wish, but not on my time; because its still blasphemy!
So, whose truth are we going to believe man’s or God’s: I would think that it would be prudent for us to know that we need to accept the only truth that comes from the word of God, and in the name of Jesus Christ, and only in the name of Jesus Christ……….
Now going back to the passage that we just read lets not be ignorant, and lets not conspire anything to what is written in that passage as are, and do the vast religions of this world: who hold a stronghold on verses 18-19, and are quick to disregard what is written in verse 20 in which it says “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world“. If what we read in the new covenant [new testament] transcribes everything [that is to expand what is written] of what we just read: why then is what is written in the book of Acts disregarded or ignored for that matter? Is he not the Spirit of Truth that came down with power that he spoke of to his Apostles and his disciples? Yes it is! As he said it so plainly, “lo, I am with you always”, must not be ignored at all. Lets consider what is at hand according to all the religions or rather most religions of the world who claim that what Jesus said in Matthew verse 19 was and is the only method that all need to be baptized: I ask why then is it not recorded in the book of Acts of this method in the same wordings.
For example: instead of (Acts2:38; 8
:16;10:48;19:5) would have been read in this pattern; that all need to be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, but instead its read very differently. I say that this is the dividing difference of the actual truth: Everything is done “In the name of Jesus Christ” including baptism, and in denying this can only mean that we are believing what man is teaching and not what the word of God is teaching.
So, and again, the truth of all truth that does in fact sets us free; is what the Spirit of Truth through the Apostle Peter spoke is plainly the only truth! (Acts2:38)Then Peter said unto them, repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remissions of sin, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. There is no doubt in my mind, body, heart, spirit, and soul that whatever God has decided to change within the confines of His glorious word it is his prerogative to do so through His divinity, power, authority, and good pleasure!
If anything, the practice that the first century Christians used in the form of baptism was completely different from Matthew to the book of Acts and so on, and it is found in several passages in the book of Acts (2:38;8:16;10:48;19:4-5); and besides from this: there is no other name that anything can be done, but by the name of Jesus Christ(Acts4:12;10:43);the Apostle Paul with the assistance of the Spirit of Truth exalted the name of our Lord(Ro.6:3;13:14;Ga.3:27;Col.3:10). This was even prophesied by the Prophet Malachi (Mal.1:11)For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be [is] offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, said the Lord of Hosts.
In fact, and to say the least, a division was already beginning within the Church of God [Christ]: as it was the creation of sedition which erupted in the first century Christians of Corinth, and the Apostle Paul was rebuking the Church in Corinth over this matter; simply because they forgot under whose name was everything done, and that’s including their baptism (1Co.1:10-13). In verse 13 is to me a very bold, and direct way of Paul speaking, and telling the truth of the matter; of the complete issue of under whose name are you baptized; basically, I mean, I hope, and pray for your sake that its in the name of Jesus Christ: as it was done then it is to be done exactly the same today!
We can not deny this, because as I have said it before this is Jesus who is teaching this to all; and as he had always made mention that if we deny him and his word he will deny us before God in Heaven: notably noting that he is sitting at the right hand of God right now proclaiming his own to our Heavenly Father.
Now, if we can go back a bit to when Jesus was talking to Nicodemus: perhaps wanting to know what all needs to be done; seeing how they new that he was from God (Jo.3:2). Jesus answered Nicodemus by explaining the necessity of regeneration is needed; and said that man needs to be born again in order to see the kingdom of God; and yet, man needs to be born of water and of the Spirit in order to enter the kingdom of God (Jo.3:3,5). Basically giving the first principles of baptism is needed for salvation, the understanding and acceptance of forgiveness, and to receive the Holy Spirit of God through, with, and in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts2:38).
The Apostle Paul with the interceding instruction of the Holy Spirit also tells Titus just how this was done, and with the enlighten truth: that there was a regeneration and a renewing of the Holy Ghost which He [God] shed abundantly on us through our Savior Jesus Christ (Tit.3:5). So, just who is right in this world I ask? man with their manmade religion, or God with His true words and bona fide religion: that is Jesus Christ? Well, as it was for the early brotherhood; it appears that it should still be the same in this time of age. In this topic of preaching they were always being warned of preaching in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts4:13-19), because the world did not want to accept the truth; I myself have been there and seen it first hand: that I was not allowed to preach baptism in the name of Jesus Christ within the Church of Christ: simply because it goes against their own private interpretation of what they were taught by the so called religious men in their life time.
If its hard to comprehend and understand that Jesus Christ is the word of God; you need to revaluate your knowledge: and if this is so, lets look back again to the scripture [passage, text] that does signify its truth (Jo.1:1-5)In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended [apprehended] it not.
Is this not telling us that everything that God has made was with, for, and by Jesus Christ, and this includes the very word that we are reading. We can also read of this notable truth in the book of Revelations as it pertains to the marriage of the Lamb, and that Jesus Christ is described as the word of God(Rev.19:11-16).
Who has or would even dare to have the audacity to say other wise, and contradict the very word of God? Who are we to question what God has already decided upon? All who is against the name of Jesus being the only name that we have to do everything; is all who is apart of this world, and the religions of man; and they all being sinfully evil will not inherit the kingdom of God I say this because they are still living in sin: this is even more expressly told to the ones who assume they are in the right; either by being deceived or deceiving themselves by sheer ignorance. Yet the Apostle Paul with the instruction of the Holy Spirit told them [the first century Christians] that they were washed, sanctified, and justified in the name of Jesus Christ (1Co.6:9-12): washed that is being baptized in the name of Jesus Christ; sanctified in, through, and by the blood of, in Jesus Christ; justified from sin in the name of Jesus Christ.
Is this so hard to accept the real truth of all truth? which in reality being that everything that written in the word of God, and all that is done, is done in the name of Jesus Christ. which includes the Church possessing his name, our prayers ending in his name, the taking of the Lord Supper in his name, baptism in the name of Jesus Christ without a doubt! Another thing that needs to be seen and not overlooked is what our Lord said in the Book of (Matt7:21-23)Not everyone that says unto me Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in Heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that do iniquity. (Lk.6:46)And why call ye me Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? (Ja.1:22)but be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving own yourselves.
If the Spirit of truth came with power to change everything that was denied in the time of our Lords ministry; why on earth is it still being denied? Why do people who assume that they know the word of God still fears man about revealing the truth; the absolute truth.
If any one does in fact study the word of God without being blind, or blinded by what was said by man, or how they were taught through the beliefs of man: that person can and will find the truth of all truth that does in fact sets us free. What is the truth? That believe in the name of Jesus Christ; and I, we, you, they, all will do, what all, that needs to be done faithfully, truthfully, and undoubtedly.