Pro and Con 1113

Posted 4-3-04

"Only existing First Temple relic may be forged"

By Amiram Barkat:, 3-26-04
http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/409140.html

Investigators for the Israel Antiquities Authority have been informed that a precious Ivory Pomegranate, on display at the Israel Museum since 1988, is a forgery.

On the basis of an inscription it had been dated from the period of the First Temple, 10th century BCE. However, it is information on the origin of the inscription that has raised doubts about the authenticity of the item. The Antiquities Authority refused to reveal the origins and nature of the information it holds.

The inscription, completed by archaeologists, is translated as "Belonging to the Temp[le of Yahweh, holy to the priests." The expert who confirmed the authenticity of the inscription is Andre Lemaire, who also recently asserted the authenticity of the "James Ossuary" which had an inscription attributing reference to the brother of Jesus - which proved to have been a forgery.

My comments

The James Ossuary hasn't yet been "proved to have been a forgery." See "The Seventh Sample: IAA Report Shows Evidence for Authenticity of “Jesus” by Hershel Shanks (BAR March/April 2004)":
http://www.bib-arch.org/bswbbreakingVII.html

The name for Jesus has the same patina as other parts of the Ossuary. Could this latest just be a move to try to discredite Lemaire and the James Ossuary? I have a feeling that the non-Christian Israel Antiquities Authority is not very impartial in this matter. However, they could protest too much and thereby reveal their hand.

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> > Amerika is not mentioned in the Bible because it did not exist - will we exist at the end?

II Sam. 7:23 says, "what one (echad, united) nation (the United States) in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?" Agape

Incoming email, Re: YHWH and YHVH as "Hand, behold, nails [pegs, hooks] behold!"

It's true! YHVH and YHWH [meaning Jehovah, Jesus] really mean--in Hebrew, not in English, [naturally] the following:

Yad: [yod] means "Hand"

Hay [H} means "Behold" and "Lo."

"Waw" and it's alternate, "VAV," means "hook," or "peg," [a "peg" is like a nail] All of these can be found in Young's Concordance in the Hebrew Dictionary at the back. It is also interesting that according to the THEOLOGICAL WORDBOOK OF THE OLD TESTAMENT [by Gleason Archer and others], page 230, , section 520, "The basic meaning of the word is hook, peg. It is used thirteen times in the OT, but only in the plural [hooks, pegs] ... the curtains in the tabernacle were fastened [by these...]."

Jesus, of course, is this "Tabernacle," which Moses "anointed," and "Christ" means the "Anointed." [Exodus 40:9-11]

Moses was also to "put the hanging of the door to the tabernacle." Christ said He was the Door: [He also "hung" upon the cross for us!] Exodus 40:5 and 48.

It is interesting that when Christ died on the cross, at the very same time, there was a great earthquake and the "Door" to the temple was "rent" [torn] from top to bottom [from Heaven to earth] signifying that the "Door" to the "Holy of Holies was now open to ALL men!:

Mat 27:51 "And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks were rent [torn apart]."

:"This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not: 7) Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8) All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9) I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved..." [John 10:6-9]

"And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations [Islamic] that come against Jerusalem. [The Big wipe-out!] 10) And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and supplications: and they shall look upon me [Jesus] whom they have pierced [with the nails, pegs], and they shall mourn for him [Jesus] as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn." [Zechariah 12:9-11]

This will happen at the Second Coming of Christ, when He stands there with His arms stretched out, showing His nail-pierced [peg-pierced] hands:

"And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends." [Zechariah 13:6].

The Jewish Passover will be here soon, April 6th. Remember that before leaving Egypt, the Jews were to put the blood of a lamb over their doors if they wanted to be saved from the destroying angel of death. When they applied it the way they were instructed, the blood over the lintels of the doors made the shape of a cross of blood!

Exodus 12:21-23 "Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover. 22) And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop [hyssop was given to Jesus as the Lamb of God upon the cross also!--John 19:29] and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts [of the door] with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until morning. 23) For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer [the angel of death] to come in unto your houses to smite you."

Personally, I think we Christians should celebrate the Feast of the Passover. Instead, we celebrate a pagan holiday of the goddesss Ishtar, where fertility is worshipped with Easter [Ishtar] eggs in all the colors of the "rainbow"--and bunnies. 1 Cor 5:7 says: "Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. [meaning Christ has taken away our sins, as in "Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world."] For even Christ our passover [OUR PASSOVER!!!] is sacrificed for us: 8) Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven [symbolic of sin and Ishtar worship], neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth."

Wouldn't you rather worship the LORD? He is YHWH. He is Elohim,. He is the Lord Jesus, the Jehovah-Elohim, the Mighty God. And He said that there was no God, no Elohim, but He, Himself! [Isaiah 44:6] Now He has the nailprints to prove it! Of course He could heal them up, but He won't. Not until the last "Doubting Thomas" has inspected them!

My reply

> > "Waw" and it's alternate, "VAV," means "hook," or "peg,"

Waw (Vau, Vav) means peg or nail. Heh means window, window pane, or behold, probably as if looking through a window.

At "Learn the Ancient Hebrew Alephbet"
www.ancient-hebrew.org/7_ancient_2.html
"The Hebrew word for a peg is "waw".

At "The Hebrew Alphabet"
http://www.hanefesh.com/edu/Hebrew_Alphabet.htm
You can print out a chart giving the meanings for all the letters. It gives Yod, hand, and Vau (Waw), nail. It gives Heh as window.

At "Spoke 5, The Secret Things of God" http://www.biblewheel.com/Wheel/Spokes/Heh_Secrets.asp "The Name of the Fifth Letter, (Heh) means Behold!."

Therefore, the letters YHWH do mean "Hand, behold, nail, behold, which ties in with Zech. 12:10. It says, "I (the LORD, YHWH) will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon ME (YHWH in Jesus) whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for HIM (Yahshua, Yeshua, Jesus), as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn."

As I realized the other day, "Aleph Tau," used after "God" in the Hebrew Gen. 1:1, means the first and the last. It refers to Christ, who said he is the first and the last in Rev. 1:17; 22:13. He also said he is the beginning and the ending in Rev. 1:8; 22:13. He said, "I am the root (YHWH) and the offspring of David (Jesus)" in Rev. 22:16.

Besides all that, Aleph means "air" and Tau means "CROSS," or "TAU CROSS," and represents the planet SATURN. This is shown on the Hebrew Alphabet chart I printed out. No wonder the astronomer's sign for Saturn is an "h" with the upright line made like a cross. The "Tau cross" and "Saturn" (Heaven) belong together in the "air."


Astronomer's symbol for Saturn

At "The Tau"
http://san-francesco.org/tau_eng.html
"...the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet represented the fulfilment of the entire revealed Word of God....
"Septuagint". In this Greek translation of the Hebrew scriptures (which Christians call the "Old Testamente") the tau was written as a T.
"Naturally, then, for Christians the T came to represent the cross of Christ as being the fulfillment of the Old Testament promises. The cross as prefigured in the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet, represented the means by which Christ reversed the disobedience of the old Adam and became our Saviour as the "New Adam"."

The Tau is not only a Hebrew letter, it is a Greek letter, and represented by our T. Wow! All this deduced because of those two untranslated letters, Aleph and Tau, after "God" in Genesis 1:1.

I thought that God's name, "I AM THAT I AM," given to Moses at the burning bush might mean I WILL BE WHAT I AM BECOMING. Take a look below. YHVH (YHWH) means "He will become" and "I AM THAT I AM" means "I Shall Be As I Shall Be."

At "Book of the Names" http://www.workofthechariot.com/TextFiles/SeferHaShmoth.pdf "YOD HEH VAV HEH means "He will become.""

At "Exodus/Shmot - Shmot 101"
By Reb Yosef
http://www.mazornet.com/jewishcl/Torah/Exodus__1999_shmot.htm "Hashem answered Moshe, "I Shall Be As I Shall Be." And He said, "So shall you say to the Children of Israel, 'I Shall Be has sent me to you.'" G-d said further to Moshe, "So shall you say to the Children of Israel, 'Hashem the G-d of your forefathers, the G-d of Avraham, the G-d of Yitzhakh, and the G-d of Yaakov has dispatched me to you. This is My Name forever, and this is my remembrance from generation to generation....
"The common mistranslation is that Hashem says His Name is "I Am That I Am." The Hebrew phrase is eh-heh-yeh asher eh-heh-yeh. Eh-heh-yeh is I Shall Be not I Am. Asher is that or as. And eh-heh-yeh is repeated. A person might ask what is the difference? I Shall Be indicates that this Name is eternal into the future not existing just in that moment. In fact, later in this section, Hashem says, "This is My Name forever . . . from generation to generation." This is an early example of Hashem's statement that He is forever - in the present and in the future. More important, it indicates that His relationship with us, the descendents of Israel, is forever." Agape

God’s Hidden Identity

From “Strong’s Nuggets of Truth”
http://bibleone.net/print_tbs12.html

...Isaiah 41:4
Who has done this and carried it through, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, the LORD--with the first of them and with the last--I AM HE.

Isaiah 44:6
"This is what the LORD says--Israel's King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from Me there is no God.

Isaiah 48:12
Listen to me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I AM HE; I am the first and I am the last.

Revelation 1:8
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."

Revelation 1:17, 18
When I saw Him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then He placed His right hand on me and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

Revelation 2:8
To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These are the words of Him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again.

Revelation 21:6
He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.

Revelation 22:13
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

This phrase is God’s way of saying that He encompasses all time and eternity- He is, in fact, true and complete reality. It is confirmation that nothing can exist without Him. Nothing can come before Him, and nothing can come after Him. It testifies to His attribute of Omnipresence, the fact that He is everywhere at the same time. There is no matter or space or dimension that can elude Him. He is all encompassing--He is God.

Knowing this, there is an interesting passage in the Old Testament. It is a passage that refers to the time when the Jews will recognize finally that Jesus Christ is their Messiah. The passage is found in Zechariah 12:10:

And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on Me, the One they have pierced, and they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for Him as one grieves for a firstborn son.

This passage presents the Messiah of Israel as “the One they have pierced,” which is a direct (prophetic) reference to Jesus Christ whom was pierced while on the cross of Calvary. But what is most intriguing regarding this verse is found in the original Hebrew text where a very small two-letter word is inserted between “me” and “the One they have pierced.” This two-letter word was not translated from the original text into our English text. It is composed of two letters, the aleph and the tau, the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The aleph can signify the first in a list or rank; the tau, the last in a list or rank.

This two-letter Hebrew word is the equivalent of the Greek, “Alpha and Omega.” It also suggests a more insightful translation of this verse, as follows:

“…They will look on Me, the first and the last, the One they have pierced….”

Even though by the context this verse speaks of Jesus Christ, the understanding of the Hebrew text only confirms this truth. There is no doubt that the phrase “the first (Alpha or Beginning) and the last (Omega or Ending)” clearly refers to Jesus Christ as seen in Revelation 1:17, 18.

In the original Hebrew text, the same two-letter word is used in Genesis 1:1.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Here the two-letter word consisting of the aleph and the tau falls between “God” and “created;” therefore, a better rendering of this verse would be, “In the beginning God, the first and the last, created the heavens and the earth. In fact, this two-letter word is used seven times in the Genesis account of creation, which is further confirmation that Jesus Christ is the person of the Godhead who primarily was involved in the creation of the universe. But then a student of God’s Word already knows this-see John 1:1-3, 10; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:2, 10; 11:3.

The bottom line is that “hidden” in the original text of Scripture runs a thread of revelation, represented by a small two-letter word, which reveals Jesus Christ....

Incoming email, Re: YHWH and YHVH as "Hand, behold, nails [pegs, hooks] behold!"

I can't thank you enough for all this information! It is really thrilling. I'm sending it to ALMOST all people I know. [Wish I had the"chutzpah" to send all this to my Jewish friends]. That is why I really appreciate your answers to those Jewish people that keep arguing with you. Your arguments are so exact Scripturally.

What is amazing to me ALSO is that my friend, Sugar Willy, is totally NOT impressed! He says he believes in a Creator God, but the Trinity is just "hypothetical!" It just goes to show you that not ALL people are thrilled with those findings! They just cannot [and of course "will not"] believe the Bible--proving that "belief" is a "gift," [Phil 1:29] and "faith" is truly "authored" and "finished" by Jesus [Heb 12:2]. Faith is also a "gift" [Eph 2:8] Of course, I have not yet sent him this latest finding of yours. We'll see what he says. It's about the best thing I have ever read! My two sons also are thrilled and are sending the material to their friends!

Thanks again, Marilyn. Bless you. Sure hope the Rapture happens this year. It'll be great for me and my wife, ------, to see you and Ed in heaven! In the meantime: What a God!

My reply

Thanks for your kind words. I try hard, and am absolutely thrilled with what I have learned recently.

Not everyone believed Jesus in person, so not everyone will believe what the Bible says. However, some will. That's what is important. All the angels in Heaven rejoice when a single soul is saved.

To kind of sum things up in my head, I started making a list of some scriptures that tie in with Jesus Christ being the first and the last, both YHWH and YAHshua haMashiach, LORD of the Old Testament and Lord of the New Testament. "GOD WAS IN CHRIST, RECONCILING THE WORLD UNTO HIMSELF" (II Cor. 5:19).

Col. 1:12-15: "Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, AND HATH TRANSLATED US INTO THE KINGDOM OF HIS DEAR SON (who can be visible): IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, even the forgiveness of sins: WHO IS THE IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD (the Father), the firstborn of every creature."

John 1:1-3,14,17,18: "In the beginning (i.e., Gen. 1:1) was the Word (the Son of God in the image of the Father), and THE WORD WAS WITH GOD, AND THE WORD WAS GOD. The same was in the beginning with God. ALL THINGS WERE MADE BY HIM; and without him was not any thing made that was made....AND THE WORD (the eternal Son of God) WAS MADE FLESH (the human son of God), AND DWELT AMONG US, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth....For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. NO MAN HATH SEEN GOD (the Father) AT ANY TIME, THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, WHICH IS IN THE BOSOM OF THE FATHER, HE HATH DECLARED HIM." As the Angel of the LORD (YHWH), the Son of God was seen by Abraham, and others.

First book in the Bible, first verse, Gen. 1:1: "In the beginning God (Aleph Tau, THE FIRST AND THE LAST, i.e., YHWH and YAHshua) created the heaven (lit., heavens) and the earth."

In the last book in the Bible, in Rev. 1:8,11,17,18, Jesus said, "I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE ENDING, SAITH THE LORD, which is (at the Rapture), and which was (at the First Advent), and which is to come (at the Second Advent), THE ALMIGHTY (Isa. 9:6)....I am Alpha and Omega, THE FIRST (YHWH) AND THE LAST (YAHshua, Jesus)...when I (John) saw him (the resurrected Jesus Christ), I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST. I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen (Verily, So be it)."

In the last chapter in the Bible, Rev. 22:13,16, Jesus said, "I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END, THE FIRST AND THE LAST....I Jesus have sent mine angel (THE ANGEL OF THE LORD that spoke to Abraham) to testify unto you these things in the churches. I AM THE ROOT (YHWH) AND THE OFFSPRING OF DAVID (Jesus), and the bright and morning star" (Saturn).

His throne is on Saturn, which the last Hebrew letter, the Tau, stands for on the Hebrew chart I printed out. That's why the astronomer's sign for Saturn is a combination of an h for heaven plus the cross, suggesting that we get there by way of the cross.

Saturn is a morning star several months of each year, but not at present. Now it is in the evening lineup of the five naked-eye planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The lineup represented by the candlestick was the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

I Cor. 8:4-6: "THERE IS NONE OTHER GOD BUT ONE....THERE IS BUT ONE GOD, THE FATHER, OF WHOM ARE ALL THINGS, AND WE IN HIM; AND ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST, BY WHOM ARE ALL THINGS, AND WE BY HIM."

II Sam. 23:2,3: "The Spirit of the LORD spake by me (David), and his word was in my tongue. The God of Israel (YHWH, King of Israel and YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer," Isa. 44:6) said, the ROCK of Israel (Christ, I Cor. 10:4) spake to me."

I Cor. 10:4: "And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and THAT ROCK WAS CHRIST."

Isa. 41:4: "Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I THE LORD (YHWH), THE FIRST, AND WITH THE LAST (YAHshua, Jesus); I AM HE.

Isa. 44:6: "Thus saith the LORD (YHWH) the King of Israel, and his redeemer (YAHshua, Jesus) the LORD (YHWH) of hosts; I AM THE FIRST (YHWH King of Israel), AND I AM THE LAST (YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer, YAHshua, Jesus); and BESIDE ME THERE IS NO GOD."

Isa. 43:10,11,13: "Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD (YHWH), and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I AM HE (YAHshua, Jesus): before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, AM THE LORD (YHWH); AND BESIDE ME THERE IS NO SAVIOUR. Yea, BEFORE THE DAY WAS I AM HE."

Isa. 46:4: "And even to your old age I AM HE; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you."

Isa. 48:12: "Hearken unto me (YHWH), O Jacob and Israel, my called; I AM HE (YAHshua, Jesus); I AM THE FIRST (YHWH), I ALSO AM THE LAST (Jesus)."

Isa. 52:6: "Therefore my people shall know my name (YHWH, Yahweh): therefore they shall know in that day thatI AM HE (YAHshua, Jesus) THAT DOTH SPEAK: BEHOLD IT IS I."

John 8:23: "And he (YAHshua, Jesus) said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I AM FROM ABOVE (the Lord from Heaven, Saturn): ye are of this world; I AM NOT OF THIS WORLD. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for IF YE BELIEVE NOT THATI AM HE, HE SHALL DIE IN YOUR SINS. Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I (the Word of God) said unto you from the beginning" (i.e., the Aleph and Tau, the first and the last, in Genesis 1:1).

John 8:28,29: "Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I AM HE, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And HE THAT SENT ME IS WITH ME: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him."

John 12:48: "He that rejecteth me (the Word, YAHshua), and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I (YAHshua) have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day."

John 13:19: "Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I AM HE."

John 18:5,6: "They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them,I AM HE. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. As soon then as he had said unto them, I AM HE, they went backward, and fell to the ground."

I Cor. 15:45: "And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam (YAHshua, Jesus) was made A QUICKENING SPIRIT."

I Cor. 15:47: "The first man (Adam) is of the earth, earthy: THE SECOND MAN (YAHshua, Jesus) IS THE LORD (YHWH) FROM HEAVEN."

I Peter 1:18-20: "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of CHRIST, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: WHO VERILY (amen, so be it) WAS FOREORDAINED BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD (before Gen. 1:1), but was manifest in these last times for you."

I Cor. 8:4-6: "THERE IS NONE OTHER GOD BUT ONE....THERE IS BUT ONE GOD, THE FATHER, OF WHOM ARE ALL THINGS, AND WE IN HIM; AND ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST, BY WHOM ARE ALL THINGS, AND WE BY HIM."

In Rev. 2:8, Jesus said, "I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE FIRST (YHWH) AND THE LAST (YAHshua, Jesus)."

Rev. 21:6: IT IS DONE. I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life."

Mark 12:28-34: "one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. And THE SCRIBE SAID UNTO HIM, WELL, MASTER, THOU HAST SAID THE TRUTH: FOR THERE IS ONE GOD; AND THERE IS NONE OTHER BUT HE: And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, THOU ART NOT FAR FROM THE KINGDOM OF GOD." What else did the Scribe need to believe to be saved?

I Tim. 2:5: "FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS."

Rom. 3:30: "Seeing it is ONE GOD (YHWH Jesus Christ, the first and the last), WHICH SHALL JUSTIFY THE CIRCUMCISION BY FAITH, and uncircumcision through FAITH."

James 2:19-23: "THOU BELIEVEST THAT THERE IS ONE GOD; THOU DOEST WELL: THE DEVILS ALSO BELIEVE, AND TREMBLE. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not ABRAHAM our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? SEEST THOU HOW FAITH WROUGHT WITH HIS WORKS, AND BY WORKS WAS FAITH MADE PERFECT? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness."

Eph. 4:4-7: "There is one body (of both Jews and Gentiles), and ONE SPIRIT, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; ONE LORD (YHWH Jesus Christ, the first and the last), one faith, one baptism, ONE GOD AND FATHER OF ALL, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ."

There is ONE SPIRIT. It is both the SPIRIT OF GOD and the SPIRIT OF CHRIST. Rom. 8:9: "But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the SPIRIT OF GOD dwell in you. NOW IF ANY MAN HAVE NOT THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST, HE IS NONE OF HIS." The scribe did not have the Spirit of Christ, because he did not have faith in Christ. He was close, but close don't count. He needed to add faith in YAHshua haMashiach, the mediator between man and God.

Rom. 8:10: "And IF CHRIST BE IN YOU, the body is dead because of sin; but THE SPIRIT IS LIFE BECAUSE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS."

Isa. 9:6: "For unto us a child is born (inheriting his human nature from his mother), unto us a son is given (inheriting his deity from his Father): and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, The Prince of Peace." AgapeI

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