Hello again, and welcome. I hope you brought your waders this time, because we are about to get deep into another long-held teaching of Christianity. I must spend time clearing up, what was for me on my quest, one of my biggest questions. Were (and are) Jesus Christ and the Archangel Michael the same being, or two different beings? Modern day, traditional Christianity says they are two different beings. This is all part of God’s side of the story, so I want to be as clear as I can be.
In my last post I communicated to you my belief that they are one and the same being. Now I will get into the details of why I believe that. Time for some research on Archangel Michael. We found the Hebrew meaning for the name Michael to be ‘who is like God?’ Now let us find the meaning for archangel. First let us check Wikipedia. Archangel most be two words, let’s begin with the word arch.
Arche (/ˈɑːrki/; Ancient Greek: ἀρχή) is a Greek word with primary senses “beginning”, “origin” or “source of action”.
Now we put the two words together.
An archangel /ˌɑːrkˈeɪndʒəl/ is an angel of high rank. The word “archangel” itself is usually associated with the Abrahamic religions, but beings that are very similar to archangels are found in a number of religious traditions.
The word archangel is derived from the Greek ἀρχάγγελος (arch- + angel, literally chief angel). A powerful angel that leads many other angels, but is still loyal to a deity.
An angel of high rank or, literally, the chief angel. Let us see what gotquestions.org under the question, ‘What are archangels,’ says?
Gods only Begotten Son is our topic today. To those of you that are returning, thank you and welcome back. I would like to thank you for sharing this site with people you know. We have been on a steady increase of visitors. Again, thank you so much.
To those of you here for the first time, welcome! I hope you find this blog interesting as well and, if you do, please tell others about it. However, if you have trouble understanding what is being discussed this week, you may want to begin with reading my first blog.
On my quest to find the truth about God, I chose to use the bible to find the answers to my questions. The more I read it, the more a picture began to emerge. It was like putting a puzzle together, I remember putting puzzles together with my mom as a child. The secret for me was the details that shaped the individual piece I was searching for and how it connected to the next piece. Slowly, piece by piece, a picture began to appear. In reading the bible for decades, the same thing happened. Now that I am adding the remnant pieces to the picture that I see from the scriptures, I want share it with you. I am not asking you to believe it, just look at it from a different perspective. It may not make sense at first, because I have to start at the end of my quest and work back to where we are today in time.
Enjoy, as we explore deeply into exactly what or who is …
Hello and welcome back to kiss it. My last blog was mostly on hellfire, but my underlying focus was on how God has been misrepresented by humans. So, who am I to be telling you that God has been misrepresented? Nobody. I might add that God’s misrepresentation goes much further than that of my previous blog. I call this blog Keeping It Scripturally Simple In Truth, because I go to the bible for the answers on all topics.
You may say, “These are your beliefs.” And you are right, they are, but I believe because as I read the bible I keep finding common sense answers to all my questions. The bible gave me the truth; man gives me lies. The bible has the answers to all the questions about life, aliens, other gods, religion, governments, racism and whatever else you want to know about, if you have the ear to hear. John 10:27: “My sheep know my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (NWT) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+10%3A27
I will get to all those other questions and more. But first, when trying to
understand the crime, in this case, life, one always starts at the beginning. The bible is God’s way of proving who He is. Remember – and I like to use this metaphor, of a sandwich – you can change the bread which is the bible’s translation, but you cannot change the meat, which is the message within the scriptures. Ready to start keeping it scripturally simple?
Has your search for God been confusing? Maybe, so confusing that you don’t even want to talk about it anymore. With so many different religions, be they Christian or non-Christian, it is easy to become confused about God. How does one know the truth about God with so many different groups saying they have the “only true” way to Him? Maybe we should just give up!
I am glad you are here. If you are new to this blog, and would like to “catch up” on its purpose and mission, please to go the “Intro to K.I.S.S.I.T. From Billy” page. There, you can not only discover a bit about me and why I am doing this, you will also have a list of all my blogs in chronological order, so you can start at the beginning of the journey if you wish.
Hello and welcome back to K.I.S.S.I.T. I hope you found my last blog, ‘Is God Real?’ interesting. This week we will be discussing a topic, hellfire and brimstone, that I had questions about when I was very young.
Just say it out loud and how does it make you feel?
Hellfire and Brimstone!
Hellfire and brimstone is a topic that is highly defended by those who believe in this place of eternal torment. My opinion about hell is not why we are here. I am here to present to you what I have found from my research in both the bible and other sources. I am not asking anyone to believe what I am about to put forth. You have the right to believe whatever you chose; you even have the right not to believe in any of this. However, if you want to keep it scripturally simple, then let us get started!
In my first blog I stated that, according to the bible, we are created in God’s image … our capacity to love or forgive all comes from God. If I were to ask you, “If you had the power to burn someone that you disliked very much for all eternity, would you do it?” I am hoping most of you would answer, ‘No.’
Okay, so why should we believe that God would partake in this horrific deed? Why would God burn people for all eternity due to disobedience? Let us see what we can find out from the bible.
Think about what the bible is stating here for a minute. Adam, who God created from the dust of the earth, was dead until God blew the breath of life into him, and then he became a living soul. That is how life came to be … so what about death?
Welcome to K.I.S.S.I.T.! My name is Billy Lonas, and this is my first blog of many to come … “Is God Real?”… is the question I want to delve into today.
I want to thank you for visiting my blog and hope you will find it interesting. I promise to do what K.I.S.S.I.T. stands for—keeping it scripturally simple in truth. I will be using the bible to explain every topic we discuss here. I will use a bible I have had for forty-two years, The New World Translation. Poor thing is so marked up, I think more than half of it is underlined.
Many people will say to me: “Well, the bible was written by men and there are so many different versions that it can’t be the word of God.” I can’t deny any of that. But if there is a God, would He not have made sure the message always held true no matter what translation people use?
Let me explain. I see a sentence as a sandwich. The breads are the words, but the meaning contained within the words is the meat. So the different translations are just different types of bread. But if there is a God, the message or the meat between the bread will always be the same. As I quote from my bible, go check to see what your bible says, I think that you will agree, they mean the same thing. Here we go, sit back and enjoy.
Again, the question: “Is God Real?”, will be our first discussion.