Author, Paul, formerly Saul of Tarsus, a citizen of Rome, a Jewish Pharissee, whose job was to persecute and murder Christians. Met the risen , ascended Christ in a vision on the road to Damascus, was blinded by the Light of the World, became a Christian,
and the rest is history.
and the present.
and the future.
In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.
The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, SUSTAINING ALL THINGS by HIS POWERFUL WORD.
After he had PROVIDED PURIFICATION FOR SINS, he sat down at the right hand of the MAJESTY IN HEAVEN.
So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
What does all this mean?
Before 5/4 BC, the winter of the birth of Christ, God spoke to men through prophets, of the ages to come, of the eviction of Satan from the presence of God, of the angelic conflict then to begin, of the coming of the Messiah.
As the second member of the Trinity, Christ was equal in all attributes with God and the Holy Spirit.
As God, He was ABOVE THE ANGELS, who are superior to mankind.
But when, according to The Plan, He came down and became Man, he willingly subjected Himself (while retaining his Diety, but restraining the use of His power) as a slave to His purpose, becoming, as a man, lower than the angels.
Through Christ, God made the universe. Why this becoming man is so important, and how it came to be, can be found in the free doctrinal Bible study from Berachah Church, Houston, Texas, at www.rbthieme.org
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Christ was born to die. His purpose was the salvation of ALL MANKIND, to defeat Satan in the angelic conflict. (See appropriate studies at the above site)
He rose again in triumph, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, ascended to Heaven to once again reign as Jesus Christ the Lord, who is now again higher than the angels.
You also can enjoy God's presence--not only in this current life, but instantly, after you die.. It's simple: BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST and you WILL BE SAVED.
KNOW WHAT THE BEAUTIFUL PART OF ALL THIS IS?
No one can ever TAKE AWAY FROM Christ's Work. It's DONE! IT'S FINISHED!! JUST AS HE SAID IN HIS DYING WORDS before He commended his spirit to God.
You cannot lose your salvation.
No one or anything existing can take it from you.
No act you do will rob you of Christ's righteousness.
No one has to intercede for you. Christ did it all. You have instant access through Him.
There are NO LEGITIMATE PROPHETS in today's dispensation. Christ did away with that.
THERE IS NO OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN WHEREBY YOU MUST BE SAVED.
BUT THIS DECISION MUST BE MADE NOW: ("Now is the day of salvation.....) If you should DIE BEFORE BELIEVING ON CHRIST, IT IS TOO LATE. YOU DIE CONDEMNED.
But don't be deceived by all the LIES SATAN HAS PUT BEFORE YOU BY CREATING HIS "OWN" DISTORTIONS OF SALVATION: RELIGION, HIS BIG WEAPON AGAINST CHRIST:
Mankind has distorted and misapplied and twisted the Bible to fit his own needs:
Mary has no power in heaven or anywhere else. Neither does any other human being whom man has made a god. Not Buddha, not Mohammad, nor any other false god.
The laws of "journalism" can also be applied to the "law" of studying correct Bible interpretation, application, etc. : Who, What, Where, When, and Why.
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AIN'T IT GREAT?