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The Father and the Son

Pastor John,

One of the pastors in church messaged me.  She said: “The author of the book (God had a Son before Mary Did) is just giving [his opinion] of what they say is “truth”, but the BIBLE is inspired by the Holy Spirit.  Jesus Christ – was the Co – Creator with the Father, when all things were created.”

Pastor John, kindly help me to explain to her that the doctrine of trinity is false.  What is really the true doctrine of Christ?  As I learn in your book, the Father created the Son, then the world.  The Son is the firstborn [of all creatures].  The Father created the Son to have authority and dominion over all the things created.  The Son already existed before the foundation of the world (Prov. 8:22-31). They don’t have the same power because the Father is greater than the Son. The Holy Spirit is not separate from the two.  The Holy Spirit is in the Father who, like us, has a body and a spirit. They become One as Jesus said, “I and the Father are one,” because the Spirit of the Father dwells in the Son.  I have a question.  When Jesus was here on earth, was he fully God and fully man, as people say?   He didn’t sin, the Bible says.  Does the dove represent the Father spirit?  
 
Please Kindly explain to me what is our stand to the doctrine..
 
They said to me that the title of the book is correct, but the content is questionable.  
 
Thank you,
 
Leika

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Hi again!

It sounds as if you have a good understanding of the relationship of the Father and the Son.  Jesus will perfect our understanding as we continue to serve him humbly.  I hope that your former pastors will also be blessed with greater understanding as they seek to do the will of God.
 
The Father is a person.  The Son is a person.  The holy Spirit is NOT a person; it is God’s life, which He shared with His Son when He created him, and which He shared with us when He baptized us with it.
 
The Father gave the Son the power to create all things, according to the Father’s will.  I don’t believe that either of them considers the Son to be the Father’s “co-creator”.  The Father alone is the Creator, but He chose to create all things through His Son.  He alone rules this world, but He chooses to rule it through the authorities whom He has put in power (Rom. 13:1-6).

As for Jesus being both God and man, that is true, and I fully explain that in my book.  And the Spirit is both the Lord Jesus (2Cor. 3:17) and the Father (John. 14:23) because it is their life.
 
Leika, if your former pastors are really seeking the truth, they will receive from my book the same revelation that you did.  Just love and respect them, and avoid trying to convince them of what God has shown you.  To reveal truth to people is the work of God; our part is only to testify to the truth He has revealed to us.
 
Just rejoice that the truth has been given to you!  And be content with your testimony, which God has given you.  All who are truly of God will hear you.
 
Pastor John

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Cain’s Wife

Hi Pastor Clark.

I have question:  Who is the wife of Cain in Genesis?  how the humans scattered in the earth?   That is always the question of my brother, and I cannot answer him.

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Hi Leika.

Adam and Eve, over the centuries, had a multitude of sons and daughters (Gen. 5:4).  Cain, as well as Abel, Seth, and Adam’s other sons, married their sisters,
and that was good at that time.  Human population, given the life span of men before the Flood, would have multiplied very swiftly.

About two thousand years after Adam, Abraham married his half-sister, Sarah, but by the time of Moses, almost a thousand years after Abraham, the human race had grown so diverse that marriages between brother and sister were no longer needed, and so, God said not to do it any more:  “None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the Lord” (Lev. 18:6, KJV).

I hope that helps.   Thank you for your question.

Pastor John

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Revelation 12

I have question pastor John.  ​​

Who is the woman in Revelation who give birth? (Revelation 12).

Leika M.

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Hi Leika.

The woman in Revelation is Israel, and the child the woman bore is Jesus.

​Thank you for the question.

Pastor John

 

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Judges

Hey Pastor John, 

Last night I was reading in Judges the story of the war between Israel and the Benjamites because of their sin in Gibeah.  How did that affect the role of the Benjamites within the 12 tribes?  Were there other consequences other than almost being totally eliminated?

Thanks, 

Michelle

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Hi Michelle.

Obviously, God felt that almost wiping out the tribe of Benjamin was sufficient punishment for their cruel and gross immorality.  From what I can tell, that fearful judgment from God had no other effect on the role of the tribe of Benjamin in Israel.

As an added note, we should all be very thankful that God chose not to eradicate the tribe of Benjamin; otherwise, the apostle Paul would never have been born (Phip. 3:5)!

Pastor John

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From the Philippines

Name = Leika

Location = Philippines 

Hi Pastor John, 

I am so grateful and thankful of Jesus He lead me to you (in your website).  When I searching for tracts for evangelism but it change me when I read your books.  How kind God is! I am from Philippines.  I seek the truth after I receive Jesus Christ when I was young until now.  I search on pastor who can explain to me everything and the bible said that the Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth.  I am in a born again Christian church. My family is a Christian and I was raise as a Christian.  And now by Gods grace I become a youth leader in church. God put me a desire in my heart to read His word and seek Him. And I felt that there is missing and hinder. I read your book, God had a Son before Mary did.  I feel I was blind but now I see.  It really convict me this word: “Come out of her, my people!”  I continue reading your books until now.  I just started last Monday.  I want to email to you on how God reveal His word through you and how He use you for people who blind by Christianity System.  And now I feel freedom and thankfulness of our Lord Jesus Christ and God the father.  I ask God on how to come out to the church and begin following Jesus.  May you advice me pastor John. 

And please pray for me.

Yours in Christ,

Leika

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Hi Leika.

Thank you for writing.

It is a wonderful thing when Jesus begins to open a heart to the truth, as it appears he is doing now for you.  First, as Jesus did for Paul (Acts 9:15–16), I should warn you that if you follow Jesus, you should expect to be misunderstood and hated, even by other believers, and sometimes by those you love most.  Few will praise you for listening to the real Jesus, least of all devout Christians.  But our heavenly Father will reward you openly, in due time.

Church religion has never been of God, and without coming out of Christianity and serving Christ at home, or wherever he may send you, the Spirit Christ has given you will in time be quenched by the rituals and authorities that are in the Church.  If you hear and obey the Father’s voice to come out to Him, some believers may recognize his work in you and do nothing about it.  Others may choose to obey God with you, and they will be precious souls.  Love them and worship God together wherever you can – but do not fall back under Christianity’s spell and start trying to make an organization out of the work of God!  “Envy not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.”  “Walk in the Spirit, and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.”

If you continue to follow the Spirit, Christ will make you more free than you have ever dreamed.  But pray for courage.  You will need courage to overcome the opposition that you will face, and you will need courage to believe the astonishing truths that Jesus will show you.

Please continue to communicate with us, and let us know more about you and your journey.  We want to be helpers to your faith.

Your servant,

Pastor John

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Order

Hey Pastor John, 

Every time you preach about order I have a question that comes to mind, what is the order for a single woman?

For wives, when they have questions or feelings, they have their husbands to talk to and get direction, but what about a single woman?

I know there are times that things should be taken to Jesus, but sometimes I just don’t know if what I’m hearing is right.

Sometimes there are things I feel strongly should be taken to Jesus, and then there are times I feel very strongly to take to you.  But what about all the in-between when I just don’t know?

I heard you in a sermon on an old CD, and you were saying that each one of us need to have out own connection with the Lord.  You said, “There are times you take things to Jesus, and at those times, don’t bring them to me.  But there are other times you should be coming to me.”

Michelle

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Hi Michelle.

It’s pretty simple, really.  Every believer has to learn to discern when it is time to speak to whom.  If you do not have a husband, then obviously, talking to a husband is not an option.  But even if you were married, you would still need to know when to speak to your husband concerning some things and when not to.  Married or unmarried, you could do it right or wrong, depending on your ability to be led by the Spirit.

So, you, as an unmarried woman, must discern which person other than a husband would be beneficial to talk to (whether just Jesus, or your pastor, or an elder, or a friend, or whoever).

Hope that helps.

Pastor John

 

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Ephesians 4:30

Pastor John,  

What do you think it means to grieve the holy Spirit of God?  In Ephesians 4:30, Paul says, “And do not grieve the holy Spirit of God, by which you were sealed until the day of redemption.” 

I suppose we can grieve the Spirit by not letting go of the behaviors, feelings, and thoughts that Paul says are contrary to being led by the Spirit. We know the God’s Spirit is life, not a holy being.  So how is it that we can grieve “it”? 

Michael 

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Hi Michael.

We grieve the holy Spirit by making Jesus sad.  In this case, what Paul wrote to the Corinthians applies: “The Lord is the Spirit” (2Cor. 3:17).

Pastor John

 

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