The Head We Hold Fast to Is Christ, not the “Godhead”

Colossians 2:19 tells us to “hold fast to the head,” speaking of Jesus Christ.  Indeed we should.  Why then do Trinitarians say we should instead hold fast to something they call “the Godhead”?  I’ve written previously on the unfortunate term “Godhead,” so I won’t elaborate that point here.

I will say here that the Bible is clear that the only head we should be holding fast to is Christ our Lord.  Never let Him go!

To learn more about Christ versus the Trinity, see:

There Is No Trinity; There Is Christ

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Names of the Lord: Jesus Is the Standard

What is the standard by which we are judged?  Jesus of Nazareth.

Jesus was lifted up from the earth (John 12:32) – in the flesh on the cross, and in the spirit to heaven.  He is the One to whom we are to look.  He is the One to whom we are compared.

There is no use comparing ourselves to each other (or to Hitler – that’s how low everyone seems to want to set the bar).  We must compare ourselves to the only One who is a true standard:   Jesus Christ.

See also Isaiah 11:12 and John 3:14-15  and How Can God Let Bad People Into Heaven?

The Standard is His name.

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If We Acted Before a Disaster Like We Act After a Disaster Maybe There Wouldn’t Be as Many Disasters

A disaster brings out compassion in the human heart.  People look for ways to help victims of disasters.  This is a wonderful sight – people helping each other.

If people showed this same sort of compassion on an everyday basis and weren’t so selfish, there wouldn’t be as much sinning which, of course, is what gives invitation to disasters in the first place.

I hasten to add that I am not saying that people who are victims of disasters are worse sinners than the rest of us.  I’m only saying that sin is the originating cause of anything that goes wrong in life.  God keeps the details of personal justice sorted out and we are not always privy to them.  We can know, however, that we only help ourselves when we stop sinning and live for love’s sake.  And we only invite judgment when we continually ignore God’s desire that we live moral lives as our service to Him and each other.

Judgment Is Upon Us

The Son of God Is My God

In our day and age, everyone has a god – even if his only god is himself.

Some worship Allah, some worship a Trinity, some worship success, some worship fame, and so on.  And, as I said above, some worship themselves.

I worship the Son of God, Jesus Christ.  He is Lord of heaven and earth.  All things are subject to His authority and power.

I commend Him to you.  He is the one true God.

Actually, you already know Him.  He is the God of right and wrong.  If you’ve wandered from Him, I urge you to return.  He’s waiting.

Repent, and return to Jesus Christ our Lord!

For more on the Son of God versus the Trinity, see:

There Is No Trinity; There Is Christ

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America, Repent!

How many more signs do we need?  Is there evidence lacking that we have gone far astray from the morality to which our Creator calls us?

Proverbs 14:34 says that righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a disgrace to any people.  As the prophet Hosea said (Hosea 8:7), we have sown the wind and reaped the whirlwhind.

Do not think that things cannot get worse.  If we do not repent of our sins, they will get much worse.

Repent, and turn to Jesus Christ our Lord!

Names of the Lord: Jesus Is the Author of Salvation

In Hebrews 2:10 Jesus is called “the author” of our salvation.  Another English translation says “leader.”  Yet another says “pioneer.”  The King James Version says “captain.”  Other versions say “source,” “founder,” and “prince leader.”  You get the idea.

Jesus created our salvation.  He designed it.  He carved out its path for us.  He Himself walked that path before us.  (For this reason, the book of Hebrews itself also calls Him our “forerunner” and the “author and perfecter of faith“).

Our salvation did not exist before He came to flesh it out for us (John 1:14).  For this reason He is also called “the Beginning of the Creation of God.”

Note that Jesus didn’t merely design and create our salvation from afar – He also came and lived it Himself.  Thus He pioneered it, having taken all the arrows that come to anyone who dares to live a new kind of life that no one has ever lived before.

He is indeed the author of our salvation.  He wrote the book on it.  We can follow His example without reservation.

What, however, is salvation?  It’s a Salvation of the Soul…Not Circumstances

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Names of the Lord: Jesus Is the Grain of Wheat

In John 12:24 Jesus observed that unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies to itself, it remains alone – but that if it dies, it bears much fruit.

Jesus used this observation to teach what came in the following verse.  That is, he who seeks to hold on to his life loses it, while he who loses his life for Jesus’ sake will find it.  As with all His teachings, Jesus was preaching something that He practiced.

God lost humanity due to sin.  He was unwilling to remain by Himself alone, so He died to His glorious existence in order to become one of us – Jesus of Nazareth by name.  Then in His human life He made the same choice and once again died to His privileged existence as a descendant of Abraham and David.  These choices were entirely for our sake so that He could be raised from the dead and set on the path to recovery of all His previous glory, plus the glory He gains by this astounding adventure of love and courage.

Like the mustard seed, the grain of wheat became much more that what it was when it began.

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Names of the Lord: Jesus Is the Mustard Seed

In Matthew 13:31-32, Jesus told the short parable of the mustard seed.  He said that even though it’s the smallest of garden seeds, it produces the largest of garden plants.  And indeed the size of the seed does not determine the size of the tree.

Jesus Himself was a solitary human being  but He has become the God who rules all creation.  He accomplished this through His resurrection and return to the glory which He had as God before He became Jesus in the first place.

“Do not despise the day of small beginnings,” says the prophet of old (Zechariah 4:10).

Jesus is indeed the Mustard Seed.  Start with Him however small your understanding of Him, and if you hold fast to Him, you will eventually understand His greatness.

How do you start with Him?  Keep His commandments.  What are His commandments?  Love.  Just be sure to love for His approval, and not the approval of others.

Whose Approval Do You Want?

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Names of the Lord: Jesus Is the Author and Perfecter of Faith

God wants us to have faith in Him.  However, He didn’t command everyone to have it until He first demonstrated what it was like.  That is, He became an example of faith, a forerunner for us.

God became Jesus so that He could demonstrate to us the kind of faith He was looking for.  Therefore, Jesus “authored” faith.  He “wrote the book” on how to practice it.  Along the way, He “perfected” it.  He showed what fully developed faith looks like.  Hebrews 12:1-2 therefore uses this name to describe Jesus: “the author and perfecter of faith.”

If faith seems difficult to you, just remember that Jesus Himself is our example.  Follow Him and you’ll see what the life of faith is all about.

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