Inaltarea la cer a Domnului Isus Christos – de Avram Cuc

Pe cind se uitau ei la El, S-a inaltat la cer, si un nor L-a ascuns din ochii lor.

– Faptele Apostolilor 1:10 –

Dupa moartea si invierea Mantuitorului, El S-a aratat ucenicilor in multe randuri, facand multe alte semne care nici nu au fost scrise in Cartea Sfanta. Toate cele ce au fost scrise insa, este pentru ca voi  sa credeti ca Isus este Christosul, Fiul lui Dumnezeu, si crezand sa aveti viata in Numele Lui (Ioan 20:30-31).

Domnul Isus dupa ce a inviat din morti in trup, nu a fost crezut de ucenicii Lui, crezand despre El ca vad un duh. Ei erau plini de frica si de spaima cind Domnul se arata inaintea lor si le spune „Pace voua”. Isus Domnul vede tulburarea si necredinta din inima lor si le spune ca sunt putini credinciosi, si le arata semnele de pe mainile si picioarele Sale care au fost strapunse de cuie. Apoi mananca de la ei o bucata de peste fript  si un  fagur de miere, spunandu-le ca un duh nu are nici carne si nici oase asa cum ei vad ca are El. ” Iata ce va spuneam cand inca eram cu voi, ca trebuie sa se implineasca tot ce este scris despre Mine in Legea lui Moise, in Prooroci si in Psalmi. Atunci le-a deschis mintea, ca sa inteleaga Scripturile . Si le-a zis: Asa este scris, si asa trebuia sa patimeasca Christos, si sa invieze a treia zi dintre cei morti”(Luca 24:44-46).

Au trecut secole de atunci si generatie dupa generatie, din tata in fiu, neam dupa neam, au auzit aceasta istorisire minunata despre  Domnul Isus Fiul lui Dumnezeu, din randurile Sfantei Scripturi. Si noi astazi ii multumim Domnului pentru aceasta, caci auzim si citim despre moartea Domnului Isus pentru pacatele noastre, in locul nostru, platind El pentru vina noastra si pentru pacatele noastre, si odata cu invierea Sa din morti ne-a dat si noua dreptul ca sa ne numim copii ai Sai si sa mostenim impreuna cu El Imparatia cerurilor. Prin credinta in El vom avea parte de harul mare care ni s-a dat, acela de a fi salvati de la o moarte si o despartire vesnica de Dumnezeul cel viu. Ucenicii care au umblat cu Domnul Isus timp de mai bine de trei ani, au vazut toate minunile pe care El le-a facut in mijlocul lor si El  le spunea adesea prin ce trebuia sa treaca Fiul lui Dumnezeu, ca sa aduca la implinire planul de mantuire a omenirii. Iata ca atunci cand El a inviat dintre cei morti ucenicilor nu le venea sa creada la inceput si nici nu le venea sa creada ochilor ca inaintea lor statea Invatatorul lor viu si adevarat si ca El a biruit moartea si ca planul lui Dumnezeu de mantuire a fost adus la indeplinire si ca de aici inainte prin credinta in El avem toti o intrare sloboda in Imparatia lui Dumnezeu. A trebuit ca Domnul sa le deschida mintea ca ei sa vada si sa inteleaga maretul plan al lui Dumnezeu. Dupa ce a inviat din morti El s-a aratat ucenicilor Lui si altor martori si timp de patruzeci de zile Domnul Isus continua sa-i invete despre planul de mantuire a lui Dumnezeu si facea semne si minuni in mijlocul lor. Dupa patruzeci de zile Isus Christos se inalta la cer din mijlocul lor fiind ascuns de sub privirile lor de un nor care Il ridica in sus. In acelasi timp, in timp ce ei stateau cu ochii pironiti spre cer, doi ingeri imbracati in alb li s-au aratat si le-au zis: „Barbati Galileeni de ce stati si va uitati spre cer? Acest Isus, care s-a inaltat la cer din mijlocul vostru, va veni in acelasi fel cum L-ati vazut mergand la cer” (Ioan 1:11). Atunci ei au plecat plini de bucurie inapoi la Ierusalim unde au asteptat fagaduinta Domnului Isus , care le-a spus sa nu plece din Ierusalim pana nu le va trimite o putere, Duhul Sfant care va fi cu ei si in ei pana la sfarsitul veacurilor. De aceea in aceasta sarbatoare a inaltarii Domnului Isus la cer, voi toti cei rascumparati sa-L inaltati pe Domnul, sa-I ridicati Numele mai presus de orice alt nume si sa-I preamariti Numele pentru tot ceea ce-a facut, si sa fi-ti martori vii pentru toti oamenii spre mantuirea voastra si a tuturor care-L vor primi in inima lor. Dar sa nu uitati de fagaduinta care a dat-o Domnul nostru Isus tuturor celor ce l-au primit. Nu plecati din Ierusalim, pana nu va voi trimete o putere, Duhul Sfant care va fi cu voi si in voi. Aceasta fagaduinta este pentru voi toti cei rascumparati in oricat de  mare numar va chemat la El!

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Traian Dorz – Poporul Meu

Pentru mai multe poezii, cantari, cartea lui Traian Dorz online, si activitatea lui in Oastea Domnului faceti click la PAGINA  Traian  Dorz – aici

Câte-am făcut Eu ţie poporule străine!…
— Din ceruri coborât-am din milă pentru tine
Poporule ateu,
Şi M-am făcut Lumină la cei fără vedere,
Toiag de sprijin celor ce nu aveau putere
Şi mângăiere-acelor ce-s fără mângâiere
Poporul Meu.

Am dăruit viaţă la cei morţi în păcate
La cei loviţi de soartă le-am împărţit dreptate
Când sufereau din greu,
Am potolit durerea în inima străină,
Am alinat amarul la cel care suspină;
La muţi am dat vorbire, la orbi am dat lumină,
Poporul Meu.

Cu ce-Mi plăteşti tu însă tot ce-am făcut Eu ţie
Popor robit de patimi, de hule şi beţie
Străin de Dumnezeu?
Mă răstignesc cu ură cei vindecaţi de Mine,
Îmi împletesc pe frunte cununi de mărăcine,
Îmi daţi venin când setea aştept să Mi se-aline
Poporul Meu.

De douăzeci de veacuri la Golgota pe Cruce
Eu sânger şi acuma cum sângeram atunce
Şi singur stau mereu
Văzând cum piere turma aceea pentru care
Am suferit pe lume durerile amare,
Cum împietrirea voastră vă duce la pierzare
Poporul Meu.

Popor fără lumină, poporule străine
Străin de Jertfa-Mi Sfântă şi despărţit de Mine,
Pe calea celui rău,
Tu-Mi zici că Eu sunt astăzi în cerul fericirii
Când sunt mereu acolo pe Crucea pătimirii
Îndurerata Jertfă uitată a iubirii,
Poporul Meu.

De ce-Mi ziceţi voi oare că sunt în cer, când iată
Eu tot aşa gem încă pe Crucea-nsângerată
Purtând păcatul greu,
Purtând mai grea povara păcatelor nespuse
Şi neascultarea voastră şi ura care nu se
Mai satură de sânge şi relele aduse
Poporul Meu…

La Mine ce puţină iubire astăzi suie
Răspuns la harul Crucii ce picură din cuie
De mii de ani mereu,
Căci pentru-atâţia oameni ce mor pe veci în rele
Zadarnice sunt Jertfa şi lacrimile Mele,
Veţi suferi o mai mare osândă pentru ele
Poporul Meu…

O, vino azi la Mine poporul Meu sărmane
Cu-a tale multe lipsuri,
Cu-a tale multe rane
Ce sângeră din greu
Doresc să-ţi iau povara, doresc să-ţi dau lumină,
Doresc s-ai părtăşie cu slava Mea divină
Şi nu-i o altă jertfă să spele-a voastră vină
Poporul Meu…

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Jesus Christ on the Infallibility of Scripture

photo source http://www.bible-researcher.com/isaiah-scroll

by Dr. David Livingston via http://www.answersingenesis.org

There is considerable debate these days concerning the inerrancy (infallibility) of Scripture. The authority of God’s Word is the main issue. But, if one yields to the authority of Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach), he must, in turn, yield to Christ’s view of the Scripture itself. Anyone and everyone who claims to be a Christian (a believer under the authority of Christ) must hold to the same view He did! What was it?

I. Negative aspects (an argument from silence—but a loud silence!)

Jesus never belittled Scripture (as some modern critics do), or set it aside (as the Jewish leaders of His day had done with their Oral Traditions), or criticized it (although He criticized those who misused it), or contradicted it (although He rejected many interpretations of it), or opposed it (although He sometimes was free or interpretive with it), nor spoke in any way as “higher” critics do of the Old Testament (Tanakh).

II. Christ’s use of Scripture

As Louis Gaussen has asserted, “We are not afraid to say it: when we hear the Son of God quote the Scriptures, every thing is said, in our view, on their divine inspiration—we need no further testimony. All the declarations of the Bible are, no doubt, equally divine; but this example of the Savior of the world has settled the question for us at once. This proof requires neither long nor learned researches; it is grasped by the hand of a child as powerfully as by that of a doctor. Should any doubt, then, assail your soul let it behold Him in the presence of the Scriptures!” He knew the Scriptures thoroughly, even to words and verb tenses. He obviously had either memorized vast portions or knew it instinctively: John 7:15. He believed every word of Scripture. All the prophecies concerning Himself were fulfilled, and He believed beforehand they would be. He believed the Old Testament was historical fact. This is very clear, even though from the Creation (cf. Genesis 2:24 and Matthew 19:45) onward, much of what He believed has long been under fire by critics, as being mere fiction. Some examples of historical facts:

  1. He believed the books were written by the men whose names they bear:
    • Moses wrote the Pentateuch (Torah): Matthew 19:78Mark 7:1012:26 (“Book of Moses”—the Torah); Luke 5:1416:29,3124:2744 (“Christ’s Canon”); John 1:175:45,467:19; (“The Law [Torah] was given by Moses; Grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ.”)5
    • Isaiah wrote “both” Isaiah’s: Mark 7:6–13John 12:37–41 [Ed. note: Liberals claim that Isaiah 40-66 was composed after the fall of Jerusalem by another writer they call “Deutero-Isaiah”. The only real “reason” for their claim is that a straightforward dating would mean that predictive prophecy was possible, and liberals have decreed a priorithat knowledge of the future is impossible (like miracles in general). Thus these portions must have been written after the events. However, there is nothing in the text itself to hint of a different author. See The Unity of Isaiah. In fact, even the Dead Sea Isaiah Scroll was a seamless unity. But as Dr Livingston said, since Jesus affirmed the unity of Isaiah, the deutero-Isaiah theory is just not an option for anyone calling himself a follower of Christ.]
    • Jonah wrote Jonah: Matthew 12:39–41
    • Daniel wrote Daniel: Matthew 24:15
  2. He believed the Old Testament was spoken by God Himself, or written by the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, even though the pen was held by men: Matthew 19:4522:31, 32, 43Mark 12:26Luke 20:37.
  3. He believed Scripture was more powerful than His miracles: Luke 16:2931.
  4. He actually quoted it in overthrowing Satan! The O.T. Scriptures were the arbiter in every dispute: Matthew 4Luke 16:2931.
  5. He quoted Scripture as the basis for his own teaching. His ethics were the same as what we find already written in Scripture: Matthew 7:1219:181922:40Mark 7:91310:19;12:2429–31Luke 18:20.
  6. He warned against replacing it with something else, or adding or subtracting from it. The Jewish leaders in His day had added to it with their Oral Traditions: Matthew 5:1715:1–9;22:29; (cf. Matthew 5:4344); Mark. 7:1–12. (Destroying faith in the Bible as God’s Word will open the door today to a “new” Tradition.)
  7. He will judge all men in the last day, as Messiah and King, on the basis of His infallible Word committed to writing by fallible men, guided by the infallible Holy Spirit: Matthew 25:31John 5:222712:48Romans 2:16.
  8. He made provision for the New Testament (B’rit Hadashah) by sending the Holy Spirit (theRuach HaKodesh). We must note that He Himself never wrote one word of Scripture although He is the Word of God Himself (the living Torah in flesh and blood, see John, chapter 1). He committed the task of all writing of the Word of God to fallible men—guided by the infallible Holy Spirit. The apostles” words had the same authority as Christ’s:Matthew 10:1415Luke 10:16John 13:2014:2215:262716:12–14.
  9. He not only was not jealous of the attention men paid to the Bible (denounced as “bibliolatry” by some), He reviled them for their ignorance of it: Matthew 22:29Mark 12:24.
  10. Nor did Jesus worship Scripture. He honored it—even though written by men.

The above leaves no room but to conclude that our Lord Jesus Christ considered the canon of Scripture as God’s Word, written by the hand of men.

Although some religious leaders profess to accept Scripture as “God’s Word,” their low view of “inspiration” belies the fact. They believe and teach that Scripture is, to a very significant degree, man’s word. Many of their statements are in essential disagreement with those of Jesus Christ. From the evidence of their books, we conclude that some Christian leaders are opposite to Christ in His regard for the authority, the inspiration, and the inerrancy of Scripture.

And now, the most important point.

III. Jesus Christ was subject to Scripture

Jesus obeyed the Word of God, not man. He was subject to it. If some leaders” view of inspiration were true, Jesus was subject to an errant, rather casually thrown-together “Word of Man.” Jesus would have been subject, then, to the will of man, not the will of God.

However, in all the details of His acts of redemption, Jesus was subject to Scripture as God’s Word. He obeyed it. It was His authority, the rule by which He lived. He came to do God’s will, not His own, and not man’s. Note how all of His life He did things because they were written—as if God had directly commanded. He fulfilled Old Testament prophecies about Himself. The passages are found all over the Old Testament. We cite here only a very few quoted in the New Testament: Matthew 11:1026:2453–56Mark 9:1213Luke 4:17–2118:31–3322:37;24:44–47.

He Himself is the Word of God. All the words from His lips were the Word of God. (John 3:34). If He had desired, He could have written a new set of rules and they would have been the Word of God. But, He did not. He followed without question the Bible already penned by men.

This is the sensible thing for every believer to do. May all who read this adopt Jesus” attitude and become subject both to Him as Living Word (living Torah) and to the Bible as the infallible, written Word of God.

The holy Scriptures . . . make you wise to accept God’s salvation (Hebrew Yeshua) by trusting in Christ Jesus (Hebrew Yeshua HaMashiach). The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right. It is God’s way of making us well prepared at every point, fully equipped to do good to everyone. – II Timothy, Chapter 3, Verses 15–17, Living Bible

(This paper is an excerpt from Dr Livingston’s M.A. Thesis titled, “A Critique of Dewey Beegle’s book titled: Inspiration of Scripture”. Copyright 2003 David Livingston, reproduced with permission.)

Dr Livingston’s website at: www.ancientdays.net.

Mark Driscoll interviews Matt Chandler

Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington poses several questions to Matt Chandler, Pastor of the Village Church in the Dallas area in Texas and also the new president of ACTS29, an international church planting organization about his new book – The explicit Gospel and about the difficulty of preaching and leading a church.

Here’s a quote from Matt Chandler that is an accurate description of someone who „assumes” the Gospel:

„People in the heartland are very informed about what the Bible teaches on holiness and what a Christian’s life should look like, but without a love for Jesus and an understanding of his justifying and adopting work on the cross, [they] lack the ability to joyfully pursue God’s commanded holiness.

So they find themselves in a state of self-righteousness because they compare their strengths to other people’s weaknesses and feel better about themselves….  then they get so discouraged trying to be good enough for God that they eventually bail on the church and Jesus because they think they tried him, but never really did.

You can read the entire interview here at http://pastormark.tv/2012/05/22/a-q-a-with-matt-chandler-about-his-new-book

Study shows that Facebook and social networks contribute to divorce

via http://blogs.smartmoney.com

In fact, lawyers say the social network contributes to an increasing number of marriage breakups.

More than a third of divorce filings last year contained the word Facebook, according to a U.K. survey by Divorce Online, a  legal services firm. And over 80% of U.S. divorce attorneys say they’ve seen a rise in the number of cases using social networking, according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. “I see Facebook issues breaking up marriages all the time,” says Gary Traystman, a divorce attorney in New London, Conn. Of the 15 cases he handles per year where computer history, texts and emails are admitted as evidence, 60% exclusively involve Facebook.

“Affairs happen with a lightning speed on Facebook,” says K. Jason Krafsky, who authored the book “Facebook and Your Marriage” with his wife Kelli. In the real world, he says, office romances and out-of-town trysts can take months or even years to develop. “On Facebook,” he says, “they happen in just a few clicks.” The social network is different from most social networks or dating sites in that it both re-connects old flames and allows people to “friend” someone they may only met once in passing. “It puts temptation in the path of people who would never in a million years risk having an affair,” he says. Facebook declined to comment.

Click here to read the rest of this story at  http://blogs.smartmoney.com

 

 

Vladimir Pustan – Evanghelizare la Brasov 18 Mai 2012

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