Nobody has ever seen God. John 1:18 Augustine of Hippo (354-430) has something to say about God: Quid ergo dicamus, fratres, de Deo? Si enim quod vis dicere, si cepisti, non est Deus: si comprehendere potuisti, aliud pro Deo comprehendisti. Si quasi comprehendere potuisti, cogitatione tua te decepisti. Hoc ergo non est, si comprehendisti: si…

Our gatherings are no longer a repetition of tradition but an essential fellowship where we remind one another of our true identity. Heb 10:25b MIR I have written about this verse in this translation before. This version of the bible, just like the Message Bible, makes evidently clear that translation is always tainted by the…

Everyone who realizes their association in him, convinced that he is their original life and that his name defines them, God gives the assurance that they are indeed his offspring, begotten of him; he sanctions the legitimacy of their sonship. John 1:12 You might know this verse in a more traditional translation and deduct from…

But because I, ADONAI, do not change, you sons of Ya’akov will not be destroyed. Malachi 3:6 The word used to express the idea of not changing is sanah, which can mean to change, but often is used to say especially to change one’s attitude or character. We can argue both ways about which connotation…

In principle, there was logos. John 1:1 Occam’s razor. In lay terms, the principle says that the most simple explanation usually is the best. That definition suffices for our needs. When we use it to explain the universe, we certainly do not come up with a personal God as it is described by the bible.…

You search the Scriptures, for you believe they give you eternal life. And the Scriptures point to me! Yet you won’t come to me so that I can give you this life eternal! John 5:39-40 What is belief, what is truth, what is reality? For many Christians, these three are congruent. Reality is also linked…