I AM…Jesus

Title could seem like I am proposing so me sort of hypocrisy. What happened to Gee_ology? Did he finally lose it and think of himself as divine? No, on the contrary, I love presenting people with who Jesus is. 

Now I have touched upon these topics before. My blog doesn’t just consist of stories or articles about my life, but as those of you who have been reading since the beginning know, I’m an apologist. I also am a biblical studies/theology student, a Christian. These topics would arrive and flow from my heart to help understand.

Now, I have had people discuss or preach to me a false Christ. They have learned to pick and choose verses to try to disprove the divinity of Christ, yet let us allow scripture to speak for itself. Let the sword speak and the word manifest.

But about the Son, he says: “God is your throne forever and ever, and the scepter of your Kingdom is the scepter of uprightness. And: “At the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the works of your hands. (Hebrews 1:8-10, ref. Psalm 102:25-27 speaking of Jehovah, Yahweh. Father speaking and declaring the Son as the creator) Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?” (Exodus 3:13) “God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM’; and He said, ‘Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, “I AM has sent me to you” (Exodus 3:14) ‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus answered, ‘before Abraham was born, I am…’ (John 8:56–59) I AM the Bread of Life (John 6:35, 41, 48, 51); I AM the Light of the World (John 8:12); I AM the Door of the Sheep (John 10:7, 9); I AM the Good Shepherd (John 10:11,14); I AM the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25); I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6); and I AM the True Vine (John 15:1, 5) and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

Now I could keep going on. I could even associate how the spirit, yet I felt compelled to write this more so to help those in the faith come to clear understanding. I’m Christianity we don’t simply just say Jesus is God, no, we believe and know him to be. Just as scholars can reveal that the early church proclaimed him as Lord and saviour. 

Followers and Servants of Christ

Christians, In name only?

​I’ve heard and seen it many times before; “Christian” is a title so loosely used. Given to identify many, though few can reveal its meaning. One where hypocrisy follows suit while it is not so and many other Gospels are promoted or taught but is not of God. The reality is the man who claims to be Christian, proud in himself as to forget others, is but a man who professes but is not of Christ. It is more than attending churches or having the title. Sitting in a garage does not make you a car. Biblically speaking, if we were to compare Christianity as it is labeled and seen, many would fall short to its standard. But what can be said of a Christian, is he not one who believes and follows Christ? To solely say one believes in him, God, is not enough. On the contrary, belief in God does not mean one is saved or born again.

Under Laws?

So then many ask what should be done and I shall say as scripture reveals, we ultimately do nothing for in and by Christ we have been saved. Yet, the commandments are seen, to love God and love thy neighbor. In loving God we are known by God, to love God means we obey him. One can try to dissuade and claim we must abide to the requirements of the old law but in Christ the law has passed but it does not mean that it has lost its values. The laws were made to help his people at the time but because of Christ we now abide under him. Just because we are not bond by the laws does not give us excuse to sin. 

Loving Others

In loving our neighbor, it comes with the heart of God bestowed unto us. The true Christian loves without condition or for gain but is willing to sacrifice and give to his brother or sister. We are able to bear one another and rebuke, bringing others back from their sin as members of the body and bride of Christ. Not inflated by our egos because we are his chosen people nor to allow the things of this world to separate us from He who is enough. 

New Creation

The Christian has denied himself and carries his cross. Tossing away his old notions and repenting, he begins to allow the Spirit to work within him and change him to the image of Christ; Being a light bearer and witness to the glory of God. He is able to defend his beliefs with love and humility, though tested. He has become a new creation and given a heart of flesh not of stone. 

Strengthened in Christ

The Christian acts not religious but knows traditions followed to give worship to the Father. He is not weak but is given strength by the Spirit. As he as well knows, he does not require the happiness sought in this world but finds joy in Christ. Though he knows as well that tribulations may arise and his nature may cause moments of brokenness, the Lord calls and restores. He boasts not in himself but in the Lord who he gives all praise. As one who can say or call himself, Christian, I speak as to not have people think I am the standing marker. I am but a man and speak or write with the same words directed and taught in scripture. To live is Christ and die is gain. Thus, we are born again.

God Restored

​It wasn’t in seeing the historicity of the church, the prophetic working coming to fruition, nor in being raised in a Christian household. My revelation derived from seeing the darkness and Satan, evil in its purest form, embodied within and those I surrounded myself with. 

The light found me in the darkest of places and love in those moments I hated the world and myself. In my brokenness, I was restored. I did nothing, I did not “find” God, instead, he came for me and that in itself is a testament as to why I lay down my life daily.

Evil Intent

I remember reading or being addressed what is evil. The question in itself perplexing. Coming from it, embracing the darkness before, I know it all too well. The problem of evil is we believe it to be a thing. Yet evil is the absence of good. You can have good without evil but not evil without good. There’s two types: moral and natural. Moral being one of intention and choice to do bad, be malevolent, but this requires a moral standard,what then is good? Natural, not a result of intentional but a by product of the fall, introduction to life outside of paradise, Eden. Where laws and biology of nature have adjusted to accept and assume our wicked state. If an all good God created a world, with no freedom, no morals, would it be considered good? Is not lack of choice seen as evil intent, a tyrant? Yet choice was embedded, evil was a possibility but does not mean he is the author of evil, evil is not a thing. Evil will forever be our choice. The elites and governments creating wars, famine, sickness all with an agenda. And just by this interpretation, without God, good, we are evil, no matter the standard of the world’s because it has been founded within evil, the world has made its choice.

We’re the Problem

I will not be that Christian you encounter that appears to be encompassed by a “myth”. I’m sorry to disappoint. I will not simply come up with the statement, “God works in mysterious ways” when evil occurs, to defend the reasoning. Let us clarify some things. For you to declare something to be evil, you must first understand what is good. To do so or claim there is no such thing as absolutes, or absolute moral compass, you yourself are creating a self defeating statement, because your answer is stated as if it itself is an absolute. 

In your mind, things are relative, so then what if what you perceive as evil, some perceive as good? There in lies the kicker. But to expand, evil can be explained from 3 things, I’ve found: 1. Naturalistic Evil (storms that may have killed someone due to temperature changes, atmosphere, conditions, any natural cause that caused havok, or even by our biology reaching its climax.) 2. Human-based (murder, rape, and etc that one sees or determines as hurting another) 3. Spiritual (forces beyond our control, demonic that influence). 

Now like I’ve said, I get the excuse all the time, I cannot believe in God if he allows evil. But then I can ask, why should I believe in you, if you do so as well? There is poverty in the streets, those in power we allow who are corrupt, and all you do is simply point the finger while you sit comfortably, but you say, as long as it doesn’t affect me right? Well isn’t it our world? If one man causes a war that leads to your sons death or major changes to the environment, what then? It is evil because it is against your benefit? 

Understand something, we make our own choices. That is why we are not robots. Sure we could have been just mindless drones but for what purpose? People say, I can’t believe in a God who allows evil. And I will answer, he does not. All will be judged in the end. People then get mad and try to control God, if he’s all powerful and he knew what we were going to do, why did he allow it? Listen, God doesn’t put anything or anyone over himself. Yet he loved us so much he allowed us to have our own choices and grow, but also guided us, showing us the right way, we have simply rebelled and tried to create a way of life without him. Though he revealed himself, throughout time, man was to concerned in what he could do, or influenced to believe he was greater. I’m not here to undermine anyone, all I’m saying is the problem is much more than debating about good and evil, it is more so, who we are and what is our purpose. 

I can go back and forth, all day talking about matters of the faith, historically, scientifically, and etc, showing the evidence. But when it all comes down to it, it is a matter of the heart. Just know that no matter what the Gospel is as so, we are all sinners, we fall short because we have broken the laws, what is good, turning to evil, and there is nothing we can do, nothing. Yet God, rich in mercy, grace, came down, in the form of a man, taking such a lowly form, revealing himself, teaching us, and in turn taking upon himself, all our sins, died. Yes, died. But rose again to reveal his power over death, so that in he who believes in him, shall find life. That they may put away their old ways, repent, and live for him and no longer ourselves, loving one another and being pure, holy. Being made to the image of he who was without sin. This is the Gospel, and some might ignore this, unfollow, unfriend, depending on where you read this, but just know, seriously take the time and research, meditate on the things you find. Don’t mindlessly pursue or believe because someone has a title or status, to be liked, or etc. 

The cost of following Christ is everything, you will lose friends, family, jobs, and maybe even your own life, but guess what? Christ is still more than enough, he is all. This is Gee_ology, once again telling you, be blessed. Boom, let’s go!!

Speaking through Silence

It is not that I remain quiet on certain issues or that I become silent. The reality is, that we have created a culture, a society that wants or desires a need to be accepted, tolerated, but rejects any sense of validity that comes in opposition with their views. We have become lovers of self, to such extremities, that preference based on what we grow to believe, “supersedes” the reality or nature of our existence. Man has rejected absolutes but claims his own view to be that of its own, though is relative. So if I was to voice truth, it is taken as insensitive, offensive and counter cultural. And when it is a matter of opinion, ignored or seen as foolish. We’ve been so entertained with notions of being accepted that we’ve rejected sound teaching and have painted our own image of what is good or even who is God, or even, there is no God. In such a display, those who stand by justice, truth, and reason, will be persecuted not because we speak in a bold manner apart from the majority, but because we uphold the foundations in which the many have departed from. In this manner, I now “watch” what I say, not to be tolerant, but in what I say, it may begin to pierce the notions and ideology that have replaced what is rooted in our hearts. And in such a case, I walk a path that many few dream, for in it, one finds not the fruit of success but of death, for it is against all that the world now stands for, truth.