June 14, 2007
The bible is a library of 66 books, written by about 40 authors, over a 1600 year timeframe. In studying the bible it is important to know words had particular meanings, usages in the time they were used, deferent then today. Students of the bible, use the widely accepted examination of word usages in biblical times, called the Exhaustive Strong’s Concordance.
Faith = is defined persuasion, refining it down, not one aspect of persuasion but the larger whelm of persuasion that exist in all of Jesus and his Apostles teachings
Spirit = is defined mental disposition, thought, principle, refining it down, frame of mind, particular thinking
Grace = is defined favor, refining it down, God’s unmeritorious provisions, working in man, to justify, save, cleanse
Righteousness = is defined the state of being right, or use more often the usage, right acts, steps, particularly unmeritorious right acts, steps, credited to God working in man
Perfect = Has two Greek spellings, one means to mature, full growth, the other means to complete, fulfill. Which Greek spelling will determine the meaning of the word.
Remission = Has two Greek spellings, one means forbearance, temporary remittance, the other spelling means forgiveness. Which Greek spelling will determine the meaning of the word.
The bible is basically divided into two, the first main part, the old testament, old law of sin and death, of the biblical literal nation of Israel. At the law’s core, defined wrong behavior, sins towards your neighbor, to fear wrong behavior, as a schoolmaster directs a child’s mentality to fear wrong behavior. Some thought by deeds, works of the define sin in the old law, they were supposedly pleasing to God, justified, they boast in themselves, being haughty, proud. Contrary, the old law of sin and death, was meant to humble, to show all sinned toward their neighbor, all fell short, and only in the unmeritorious provision in sacrifices of animals and obeying the prophets, their sins were forgiven.
Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law (old law of sin and death) is the knowledge of sin.
The animal sacrifice forgave sins, but couldn’t take away sins, meaning particularly perfect the adherent, to keep him or her from sinning year after year, the priest had to sacrifice each year for their own sins. Where if animal sacrifices could perfect the adherent, there would be no need of continual sacrifice.
Hebrews 10:1For the law having a shadow of the good [things] to come, not the very image of the things, can never with the same sacrifices year by year, which they offer continually, make perfect (complete, finish from sin) them that draw nigh. 2 Else would they not have ceased to be offered? because the worshippers, having been once cleansed, would have had no more consciousness (awareness) of sins. 3 But in those [sacrifices] there is a remembrance made of sins year by year. 4 For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins (to stop them from later sinning).
The biblical literal nation Israel, imperfect priesthood, imperfect old law of sin and death, the prophets and the unmeritorious providence, righteousness in animal sacrifice had a temporary purpose, all pointing as an allegory toward the second part of the bible, new testament, the establishment of a kingdom of heaven in analogy form. A spiritual (mental disposition, frame of mind) kingdom without boundaries on earth, but has in Jesus Christ, a perfect literal king, a perfect literal high priest, the perfect literal sacrifice (a spotless lamb of God, without sin). Where God first loved, through his son‘s shed innocent blood, to particularly prick the conscious of men in sin, and particularly containing the law of persuasion (faith), unmeritorious righteousness, right acts to justify, save and cleanse, perfect (mature) a man through Christ spirit (mental disposition, frame of mind, particular thinking), empower a man from sinning year after year. With emphasis ALL (types of men of every nation) contrary the Jews only,
Romans 3:21 But now the righteousness (unmeritorious right acts) of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness (unmeritorious right acts) of God which is by faith (persuasion) of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace (unmeritorious provision) through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation (mercy seat) through persuasion (faith) in his blood (innocent shed blood has power), to declare (proclaim, herald) his righteousness (his rights acts) for the remission (forbearance, temporary remittance) of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare (proclaim, herald), I say, at this time his righteousness (particular the unmeritorious righteousness, right acts, believe, repentance, confess, and baptism) God works in man, to justify man): that he (Jesus) might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law (old law of sin and death)? of works? Nay: but by the law of persuasion (faith). 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by persuasion (faith) without the deeds of the law.
Why persuasion (faith)? Abraham regarded as the father of persuasion, 400 years previous to the old law of sin and death. God came to Abraham and persuaded Abraham, believing, obeyed God, left his homeland, the third time God spoke, Abraham continued believed, God declared Abraham righteous. From Abraham an elect (a remnant, small surviving group among the larger number of Israelites in the biblical nation of Israel) received a measure of persuasion while the old law was in effect, and now is the new measure, law of persuasion of Jesus, to dwell again in the elect (a remnant, small surviving group of both Israelites and a number of gentiles) who through faith obey Christ and his Apostles teachings, called the church, chosen of God according to solely mercy and promise, so no man may boast. Faith (persuasion) is an unmeritorious provision (grace)
Romans 4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law (of sin and death), but through the righteousness (unmeritorious rights acts) of faith (persuasion).14 For if they which are of the law (of sin and death) be heirs, faith (persuasion) is made void, and the promise made of none effect: 15 Because the law (of sin and death) worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. 16 Therefore it is of faith (persuasion), that it might be by grace (unmeritorious provision); to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law (meaning not only Israelites having faith), but to that also which (even gentles) is of the faith (persuasion) of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 3 For I say, through the grace (unmeritorious provision) given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith (persuasion).
The word “spirit” in the Exhaustive Strong’s Concordance, is defined as the mental disposition, thought, principle, refining it down, (frame of mind, particular thinking) .
John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit (mental disposition, frame of mind, particular thinking), and they are life.
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit (mental disposition, frame of mind, particular thinking) of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death.
The law of faith (persuasion), law of the spirit (mental disposition, frame of mind, particular thinking) are one in the same, part persuasion Jesus’ origins, and the larger whelm of persuasion, consisting of a narrow path of unmeritorious righteousness (right acts). Jesus’ innocent shed blood has a spiritual (logical) effect, declares, proclaims love, forbearance, temporary remittance, to man while still in sin, his shed blood declares, directs, commands to walk in unmeritorious righteousness, right acts, steps. To believe, repent, confess, and baptism (water immersion) to be justified, reborn, be in a state of salvation. Then directs, commands to walk on further in Christ life, to cleanse, perfect (mature) in Christ, walk in his principles of his examples of daily living and in his parables principles, thought by thought, precise, critical thinking, logic to overcome sins, and with equal weight his appointed apostles teachings. All these are the empowerment to justify and over come sin (wrong behavior) towards your neighbor.
Hebrews 12:2 For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul (breath, life) and spirit (mental disposition, frame of mind, particular thinking), of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart (a repository in our mind, what we treasure). 13 And there is no creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 14 Having then a great high priest, who hath passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we have not a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but one that hath been in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin. 16 Let us therefore draw near with boldness unto the throne of grace (unmeritorious provision), that we may receive mercy, and may find grace (unmeritorious provision) to help [us] in time of need.
Evidence from earlier biblical writings, revealed a particular way of communication in personifications, as in the case of King Solomon personified “wisdom” as a “she, woman, person”, demonstrating when wisdom was within someone, had comforted the person as a woman. This earlier evidence corresponds that Jesus had personified the word “spirit” (mental disposition, frame of mind, particular thinking) of God, holy (pure, without contaminates), as a “he, man, person”. Each case of personification was for the purpose of expressing attributes, such as being comforted, directed, when either wisdom or express as the spirit (mental disposition, frame of mind, thoughts) of God are in the mind of man.
Some by more persuasion found within the bible, the word “spirit” personified as a “he”, was so not to fear the spirit, while observing the accompanied powers, when the spirit (mental disposition, thoughts of God) arrived in the first century. Arrived as a sound of a powerful roaring wind, observed as if fiery tongues upon their heads, gave them remembrance of Christ words, gave them miraculous ability to speak in known languages not learned (referred in the bible as speaking in tongues), so to speak to people in the streets had came from other regions that were of other tongues, miracles, healings, prophecy and knowledge of the kingdom of heaven. The signs were only meant for a short period of time, the life of the apostles, to confirm the word they spoke had the authority of God. Recorded to persuade, justify, perfect, mature a man in Jesus Christ and his appointed apostle’s knowledge of the spiritual (logical in analogy, in mental form) kingdom of heaven until one passes from this life to the other side, for eternal life with God. The kingdom of heaven is within the minds and hearts of men, the people are the kingdom of heaven, the church. Not a structure, building or boundary of land.
The kingdom in analogy form, in the minds and hearts of men, was at it’s center Jesus Christ as King, and his appointed Apostles. They establish, confirmed the parameters of order and daily living, called churches (congregations of people). When the apostles died off, the independent congregations of people were ruled solely by Christ Jesus as the king and his appointed apostles parameter teachings, recorded, written in the new testament. Every member from the least to the greatest of the kingdom is regarded as a holy royal priest.
1 Peter 2:4 unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious, 5 ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual (logical, mental disposition, frame of mind) sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
I Peter 2:9 But ye are a elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for [God's] own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10 who in time past were no people, but now are the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
The guidelines in the new testament, was for each independent congregation, using the apostles Paul’s written guidelines to select their own elders (bishops, overseers meaning the same) to oversee the independent congregation. Elders of the congregation, by the congregation, for “only” the congregation. No command, charge, authority or guidelines from Christ the king, or his apostles were written in the new testament, to centralize, establish a small group of men, or single man, to be set over, above, a group of congregations. Each congregation is to be independent, with it’s own elders, and only Christ as head, as King and his apostles teachings over the congregation. Where only mutual goals and fellowship among the congregations are shared, without any official centralization, without so called official authority, powers overloading. This to safe guard from the far left or far right, or world king, emperor of taking hold of a centralized authority, powers, to subject all congregations to one’s will. Paul writes about division, people claiming their of certain people, not of Christ. Paul nips it in bud the first signs of people dividing claiming a leader, using the leader and his name equal with Christ.
I Corintians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
The signs were written down in the new testament, recorded to be evidence, persuasion for later generations to have the spirit (mental disposition, frame of mind, thoughts) of God, to continue to establish independent congregations.
A man’s mental disposition, frame of mind, particular thinking, thought by thought, logic, wisdom, discerning at times in analogies, is his spirit. Some have been hostile to this meaning, since the inception, through the state, Roman Emperor Constantine’s Empire Government, established and promoted one sect (claiming Christianity ) in 312 AD over all others claiming Christianity. The state’s promotion, had more control, greater sway over a very small centralized group of men, one man, contrary to hundreds, thousands of independent congregations. The centralization of a small group of men to rule (without having Christ or his apostles written authority), then established in 325 A.D. a devised terminology, not found in the bible, named the “trinity”, redefined the word “spirit” a literal person. The trinity literal person concept, kept especially their subjects in the dark, from seeking to read the bible, mediate upon it’s words, to discern the light, spirit (mental deposition, frame of mind, particular thinking of Christ and his apostles), to prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Instead they were commanded to believe the spirit is a literal person, if this wasn’t enough to belittle study of the word of God, when they congregated, were preach to in the language (Latin), an uncommon language. Then forbid the sect’s members to read the bible, by the point of cruel death, religious terrorism, would be burned alive at the stake. They who seek to read the bible, publish the bible in a common language, if had already died, as an example to strike terror in their subjects, had their bones dug up and burned, then thrown thier ashes in the river, by the small group of so called priest, and the their supreme leader the pope. This literal person definition and being burned alive at the stake legacy, remains till today, the word “spirit” seared in error as with a hot iron in some minds as to mean a literal person.
People who perceive the spirit as a literal person, limits their ability to discern the in-depth spirit (mental disposition, frame of mind, logic) in the authors of the bible. Some read their words, phrases at face value, meanings of words, spirits (mental dispositions, frame of mind, thoughts) of their own time, thousands of years later they live in, causing them to stumble at perceiving.
Nor is the spirit, mistakenly confused, as an emotional frenzy, as a sign of salvation or as gibberish, some claim to be speaking in tongues, as an authority sign, to deceive, seduced emotionally crowds for their money. Some woman who think they speak in tongues then go further in their error, to teach men in an assembly of the congregation (expressly forbidden by the apostles), among certain sects claiming Christianity.
Our early countrymen, left the old world of religious terrorism, to the new world, where eventually began a new form of government, where the state would no longer establish and promote one particular sect claiming Christianity. Our early development of Government of the United States of America was created in the spirit (mental disposition, frame of mind, particular thinking) of respect, honor, towards the many civilization (social order and peace) spirits (principles, thoughts, particular thinking), found within the Bible from both the literal kingdom of Israel and in analogy, kingdom of heaven, the church, in the creation of our nation and it’s civil laws. With particular regard to:
The core principle of forming the government, representation, empowerment was in the hands of the people, by the people. The people established the institutions of higher learning, such as Yale, Princeton and many other institutions from religious roots.
“Colossians 2:8 Take heed lest there shall be any one that maketh spoil of you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”
Paul a student of Jesus of Nazareth
In around 1880, a new devised terminology arrived on the scene, “psychology”, plagiarized, robed further the meaning of the word “spirit”. Psychology was paraded as the answer by so called intelligential of Germany. The states around the world then began to established and promote psychology in around 1900 in mega state building complexes, universities. Then in governing institutions, congress, city halls, police, courts, hospitals. In the 1930’s in the armed services. Particularly from the 1950’s to 60’s swelled the ranks of citizens entered the state universities. A massive direct and indirect government funding and prominence, trillions of tax dollars, the state established and promoted one particular human behavior group psychology (as was a religious sect in the past), reprogrammed directly and indirectly the nation’s citizens, particularly the youthful. Some have easily fallen into persuasion (faith), became disciples (students) in psychology, philosophy establish and promoted by the powerful states around the world. Psychology and philosophy with their unconstitutional empowerment from the state, gain dominance to leverage their social agenda in society and government affairs, establishing unconstitutionally their world order. Resulting in people, voters being blind, indifferent, hostile to men who without the direct and indirect trillions of dollars of government establishment, promotion, follow instead the spirit (mental disposition, frame of mind, particular thinking) in 66 books of human behavior, particularly Jesus‘ and his apostles teachings.
Today the wide spread influence directly and indirectly of the mega complex universities in the 50 states of the USA (some larger states have a dozen state universities), upon the elections of the nation, wasn’t even considered by the founding fathers, due to it wasn’t until 1801 was established the first state university. In many countries around the world, their higher learning institutions are primary, most exclusively state universities, contrary to America where there remains a legacy of universities from religious roots, to counter, buffer some of the overwhelming government promoting and establishing psychology and philosophy.
Today it is now psychology, professors as priest, they know best, are established and promoted by the powerful trillions of tax dollars directly and indirectly. With their unconstitutional empowerment corrupts the sensitive elections results of our leaders. Particularly diluting the votes solely of the people, by the people, for the people, who are for Christian civilianization spiritual (logical) principles in the bible, transferred in to laws.
The colossal state university complexes are liken to temples, the religious cities of Egypt or the temple of Jerusalem, established, promoted by the state. Unconstitutional the government facilitate specific rooms, auditoriums, where “in the hands of government paid employees” they program in psychology, philosophy or religion. This violates the constitutional empowerment of the many human behavior groups, particular religious, so called Christian groups outside of government, of the people, by the people, for the people, under God.
The constitution spirit, insures the people be the source of empowering government. Today it is the massive government universities, particularly government employees, that subvert, undermine, dilute the people’s vote, empowerment.
Abraham Lincoln, in his Gettysburg Address, spoke these words:
“- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, shall not perish from the earth”.
Are you highly resolved to restore the form of Government of the people, by the people, for the people, under God, herald by the people, our founding Fathers and Abraham Lincoln?
John Jerome Nowak