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Who And What Is God?
Ambassador College Bible Correspondence Course Lesson 13 ^ | 1985

Posted on 02/17/2009 4:03:27 AM PST by Yosemitest

NOTE FROM THE POSTER

Now, on to the lesson...



TOPICS: Apologetics; History; Other Christian; Theology
KEYWORDS: bible; biblestudy; god; jesus; religion; spirit; trinity
I hope y'all enjoyed this.
Here's some more ... if you're interested.
1 posted on 02/17/2009 4:03:27 AM PST by Yosemitest
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To: Yosemitest

I thought this was about Obama.


2 posted on 02/17/2009 4:14:36 AM PST by villagerjoel ("Gun control is a prerequisite for genocide." - Unknown)
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To: Yosemitest

I did enjoy this, thanks for posting it.


3 posted on 02/17/2009 4:18:14 AM PST by gattaca (Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan)
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To: villagerjoel
There's a lot of liberals that need to be reminded of the facts ...
4 posted on 02/17/2009 4:39:28 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: gattaca

You’re welcome.


5 posted on 02/17/2009 4:40:00 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest
Do you know how the Trinity concept entered the Christian-professing world? It most emphatically did not come from the Bible!

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

6 posted on 02/17/2009 4:50:55 AM PST by agere_contra (So ... where's the birth certificate?)
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To: Yosemitest; gattaca; villagerjoel; agere_contra

Please stop spreading the heretical teachings of Herbert W. Armstrong and his Worldwide Church of God cult.

Get help: http://www.exitsupportnetwork.com/artcls/asurviv.htm


7 posted on 02/17/2009 5:08:12 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Obama fully intends to tear down our Constitution. So no, I do not want Obama to succeed.)
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To: agere_contra
You need to reread the lesson.
8 posted on 02/17/2009 5:21:15 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest

PARENT ORG:

http://www.cog21.org/

WORLD WIDE CHURCH OF GOD


9 posted on 02/17/2009 5:36:05 AM PST by Quix (POL BOSSES say fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Matchett-PI
I didn´t read the article, I just wanted to post a snide comment about Obama. Can you sum up your view, and the views of the WCG in a few sentences?
10 posted on 02/17/2009 5:40:46 AM PST by villagerjoel ("Gun control is a prerequisite for genocide." - Unknown)
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To: agere_contra
From Lesson 8.

And further into the lesson,

So what else may I assist you with?

11 posted on 02/17/2009 5:48:11 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Quix
I'm closer to the Garner Ted Armstrong Evangelistic Association,
but they don't have a copy of the Ambassador College Bible Correspondence Course 32 Lessons,
so ... I get it where I can.
12 posted on 02/17/2009 5:52:13 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest

That was my impression.

Thx.


13 posted on 02/17/2009 6:05:44 AM PST by Quix (POL BOSSES say fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Quix
And besides ...
14 posted on 02/17/2009 6:05:46 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest

Unsurprisingly.


15 posted on 02/17/2009 6:06:37 AM PST by Quix (POL BOSSES say fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Yosemitest

As to the Law: (as Christians we are)

“not under the law”(Romans 6:14-15)
“delivered from the law.” (Romans 7:6)
“Dead to the law.” (Romans 7:4))
“Free from the law.” (Romans 8:2)
“for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” (Romans 3:20)
“For Christ is the end of the law for rightousness to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 10:4)
“Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” (Romans 3:28)
“Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid, yea, we establish the law.” (Romans 3:31)
“For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did, by the which will we draw nigh to God.” (Hebrews 7:19)
“But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident for the just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith, but the man that doeth them shall live by faith.” Galatians 3:11-12)
“Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.” (Galatians 3:24)
“Love worketh no ill to his neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” (Romans 13:10)


16 posted on 02/17/2009 8:43:56 AM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonyous)
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To: LetMarch

What’s your point?


17 posted on 02/17/2009 9:08:07 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: LetMarch
May I recommend
"SAVED BY GRACE?"
(Or is there something we must DO
to enter the Kingdom of God?)

18 posted on 02/17/2009 9:12:44 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest
...astonishing...
...amazing...
...utterly unbelievable...
...astounding...

The phony enthusiasm of a snake oil salesman.

God is NOT a Trinity...
God is a Family composed of the two Personages...
...the God Family will not always be composed of only two divine beings...
God is in the process of expanding His divine Family!

There we go again, the same lie that the serpent told Eve - you shall be as God.

19 posted on 02/17/2009 9:43:10 AM PST by delacoert
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To: Yosemitest

“I’m closer to the Garner Ted Armstrong Evangelistic Association, but they don’t have a copy of the Ambassador College Bible Correspondence Course 32 Lessons, so ... I get it where I can.” Yosemitest

Get help, instead.

My Journey From the Depths of Despair
Testimony by survivor of Garner Ted Armstrong’s false teachings.
http://www.exitsupportnetwork.com/dee/stories/despair.htm

For Those Needing Information on Garner Ted Armstrong
http://www.exitsupportnetwork.com/artcls/gta.htm

Garner Ted Armstrong and the Masseuse
http://www.exitsupportnetwork.com/artcls/gta_mas.htm

Communiqué From The Council Requesting Garner Ted Armstrong’s Removal
http://www.exitsupportnetwork.com/artcls/council.htm


20 posted on 02/17/2009 9:49:40 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Obama fully intends to tear down our Constitution. So no, I do not want Obama to succeed.)
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To: delacoert
Who's the snake oil salesman?

You haven't addressed ONE Bible verse given from those proofs.

Please refer to this link.


21 posted on 02/17/2009 10:50:31 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: LetMarch
Now that I've had more time to address the issue...

I hope this is enough information, to cause you to reconsider ...

22 posted on 02/17/2009 12:08:46 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: delacoert
Oh, I almost forgot to address your last issue, What is Your Destiny?. Please know it is not wise to take any man's word for anything, so prove all things for yourself from the pages of your own Bible.
23 posted on 02/17/2009 2:01:12 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: vladimir998

Ping.


24 posted on 02/18/2009 12:29:43 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest

You got it! The word of God is the point! It is the first and the last; it shall never pass away! What else would you want?
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against Thee.” (Psalm 119:11)
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105)
“The entrance of thy words giveth light, it giveth understanding unto the simple.” (Psalm 119:130)
“My sheep hear My voice; and I know them and they follow Me.” (John 10:27) “.....Jesus answered.......Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” (John 18:37c)


25 posted on 02/24/2009 7:59:29 AM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonyous)
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To: Yosemitest

Sorry! But I see a mixed understanding and teaching of the fact Jesus Christ died for our SINS, and redeemed us from our SINS, once and forever, and we have been given the gift of ETERNAL LIFE through His finished work of atonement.

“He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 5:12)

Then after we become the Sons (children) of God He deals with us (displines us) as His children. That is, we will be judged for our SERVICE, not our SINS. And our Service (works) will be tested as to they are good or bad. (1 Corinthians 5:10)
Sad to say some men will understand (misunderstand) grace as a license. “Be deceived; God is not mocked,for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7)

Someone told a pastor, “If I believed like you do (saved by grace, and not by works, I would sin all I want to!”

The pastor answered; “I already do sin all all I want to, but one sin is too many; because when you are in Christ you do not want to sin any more, God gives you a new set of wants.”

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation (creation): old things are passed away.” (1 Corinthians 5:17)


26 posted on 02/24/2009 8:50:25 AM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonyous)
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To: LetMarch
Repent, believe, and OBEY God.

It's the "OBEYING" part that I'm emphasizing.

He destroyed cities for not keeping His Sabbaths Holy.
Do you worship on the First, or the Sabbath?

27 posted on 02/24/2009 10:23:57 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: LetMarch
You might find this audio worth your time, Nailed To The Cross.


28 posted on 02/24/2009 11:22:28 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest
Wōden


29 posted on 02/24/2009 11:26:52 AM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: joseph20
Wōden and The Religion of the Teutons.
30 posted on 02/24/2009 11:42:44 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest

That is correct, the 10 Commandments were not “done away” they were fulfilled.
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.” (Matthew 5:17)
Also the Lord Jesus said: “For the Son of man
is come to save that which was lost.” (Matthew 18:11)
And He said, “Even as the Son of man came not to minister, and to give His life a ransome for many.” (Matthew 20:28)
And I love : “For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:17)
Now, that is the Gospel! The sinless one came to give Himself for sinners. He could save us from the demands of the Law; because He was sinless, the Law had no claims on the “Sinless One.” “For He (God) made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

According to the Holy Scriptures, what is sin?
1)”A high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked is sin.”
2)”The thought of foolishment is sin: ....”(Proverbs 24:9)
3)”..... for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.” (Romans 14:23)
4)”Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” (James 4:17)
5)”Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law, for sin is the transgression of the law.” (1 John 3:4)
6) “All unrighteousness is sin.....(1 John 5:17)

We also should read Romans 3;23,6:23, James 1:15, and Romans 5:8.
Let us confess we establish the law by acknowledging we have not, nor could ever keep the law. “Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid, yea we establish the law.” (Romans 3:31)


31 posted on 02/24/2009 3:46:54 PM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonyous)
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To: LetMarch

I take issue with this.

Without God's help I'm inclined to agree with you, yet there is Job of the old testament, and Noah.

But with God's help, we can keep the law.

32 posted on 02/24/2009 6:46:52 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest

I find it strange you mention Job and Noah, for neither had the Law, they were before the Law.
We read, “He (Jesus) came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His nmae. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bear witness of Him, and cried, saying, This was He of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me, for He was before me. And all of His fulness have we all received, and grace for grace. For the Law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” (John 1:11-17)
“Then said they unto Him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent.” (John 6:28-29)

Let us not forget, “For Christ is the end of the Law for righteousness to every one that believeth.” (Romans 10:4)

In Galatians we read, “Christ is become of no effect unto you, whoever of you are justified by the Law, ye are fallen from grace.” (Galatians 5:4) “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For the Law is fufilled in one word, even in this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Galatians 5:13-14) “But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the Law.” (Galatians 5:18)

Yes, with God’s help we could keep the 10 Commandments, but it is not His will. His will is that we are made righteous, in and through His righteous and Holy Son, Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
“For the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the Law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh; that the righteousness of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Romans 8:2-4)

Have you read the 49 commands of Christ, and the rewards of keeping Christ’s Commands?


33 posted on 02/24/2009 9:11:56 PM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonyous)
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To: LetMarch

Think again...

As for the rest, see post #28.
God most definitely wants us to "Keep His Commandments".
34 posted on 02/24/2009 9:49:49 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest

Yes, Adam and Eve were given choices, they could have eaten of the tree of life, but instead ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Now the LORD God gave them freedom to eat of every tree but one, they chose the one God said thou shalt not. Today, in our time of grace, God says there is only one way of salvation, that is through His only Begotten Son. Man says there are many other ways.
But God made an unconditional promise to provide a seed of woman (Genesis 3:14-15) which is our Saviour Christ the Lord.
As to time, we know God is not subject to time, yet He acknowledges time. “But when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a women, made under the Law, to redeem them that were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” (Galatians 4:4-7)
Earlier we had Scripture teaching us what was the purpose of the Law, what the Law could not do, and that Christ is the end of the Law, and those that are in Christ are free from the Law. So let us focus on what and who we are in Christ, “For the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the Law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:2) “.....Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.” Romans 8:9b) “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Romans 8:14) “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. And if children, then heirs, heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.” (Romans 8:16-17)
“But now the righteousness of God without the Law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all that believe, for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forebearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time His righteousness: that He might be just and the justifier of him that believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what Law? of works? Nay: but of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the Law.” (Romans 3:21-28)


35 posted on 02/25/2009 8:24:07 AM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonyous)
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To: LetMarch

So what law does God want you to break?


36 posted on 02/25/2009 9:49:53 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest

Our Father God, did not call us to break, but to repent and receive. We are taught : “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” (Psalm 51:17) The Lord Jesus did teach us: “And when He had given thanks, He brake it, and said, Take eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.” (1 Corinthians 11:24)
We are taught: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)


37 posted on 02/26/2009 6:23:28 AM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonyous)
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To: LetMarch
63 times we are admonished to keep his commandments.

Think long on this.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord,
shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;
but he that doeth the will of my Father
which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name?
and in thy name have cast out devils?
and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you:
depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine,
and doeth them,
I will liken him unto a wise man,
which built his house upon a rock:
And the rain descended, and the floods came,
and the winds blew, and beat upon that house;
and it fell not:
for it was founded upon a rock.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine,
and doeth them not,
shall be likened unto a foolish man,
which built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came,
and the winds blew, and beat upon that house;
and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
And it came to pass,
when Jesus had ended these sayings,
the people were astonished at his doctrine:
For he taught them as one having authority,
and not as the scribes.

Also ponder this.

Here is the patience of the saints:
here are they
that keep the commandments of God,
and the faith of Jesus.

And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me,
Write,
Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord from henceforth:
Yea, saith the Spirit,
that they may rest from their labours;
and their works do follow them.



38 posted on 02/27/2009 6:27:07 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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