All things were made by the Creator. He is I AM, the self–existent One, who has always existed and will always exist.
The Lord our God is one God, existing as three expressions who have complete unity with each other: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
The Son is the physical manifestation of the Father. He visited Earth before His incarnation. He was with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. During Old Testament times, He visited the Earth as the Angel of the Lord who allowed people to bow before Him, as opposed to the rest of the angels who always direct honour to the Lord. Finally, He was born into a mortal human body, conceived by a virgin who was descended from King David, and He lived among mankind as Yeshua of Nazareth.
Yeshua of Nazareth lived a completely sinless life, fulfilling all of the requirements of the Law, was sacrificed on a cross to pay the penalty for the sins of all mankind, and was raised to life again after three days and nights. He was seen of witnesses after His resurrection, and then He rose up to Heaven where He is now seated on the right hand of the Father.
The Blood of Yeshua washes away the sins of all who turn to Him in sincere repentance, and the same power that raised Him from the dead is able to keep the redeemed from committing further sin.
Yeshua is soon returning to the Earth to set up a Kingdom that shall last a thousand years before one final battle with satan, after which Yeshua will send the adversary and his followers to eternal torment in the Lake of Fire.
Each book of the Bible, as it was originally written by the seer or prophet to whom God dictated it, is perfect. The Holy Bible contains the eternal words of the Eternal God. God is not unjust; He would not make this planet and set Mankind on it without giving to us information about Himself so that we can come to know Him, as well as what His expectations are, and instructions on how to operate at our maximum potential. Those who have this information are obliged to share it with those who don't.
Yeshua instituted immersion in water as a declaration of His saints that they have received Him as their Lord and Saviour and are leaving behind the old life that they lived as an enemy of God. Where sufficient water is lacking, sprinkling will do until enough for immersion is available; the Lord looks on the heart. Likewise, He knows the intentions of those who receive the Lord Yeshua as their Saviour, but die before they have opportunity to make a declaration of their faith by being immersed in water.
Immersion in the Holy Spirit, and the evidence of it by the gift of tongues, is available to all who have received Yeshua as their Saviour, as Peter declared in Acts 2:38 & 39, "Repent, and be immersed every one of you in the name of Yeshua the Messiah for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." Amen!
Copyright © 2010, Lanny Townsend
Page modified by Lanny Townsend on March 27, 2010
Scripture references on this website are closely paraphrased from e–Sword's King James Bible.