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HONORING AND MAGNIFYING THE NAME

AND THE WORD OF THE GODHEAD

By Dr. Fred Wittman

      From time to time we have been asked why so many words are capitalized in our printed material? First of all, it is absolutely necessary to understand what The God teaches in His Precious Word concerning His name, concerning the name of His Son, and concerning His Word. Secondly, it is imperative to recognize the exact meaning and the implications of the last words of The Lord Jesus Christ before ascending into Heaven. Then thirdly, after coming to an understanding of what The Scriptures say in regard to this, it is obligatory that we not only agree with The God’s Word but also comply by honoring and magnifying Him and His name regardless of those who do not agree nor fully honor, magnify, and glorify Him, though they show a measure of respect for Him. Additionally we must be willing to display the honor and glory due to His name at all costs, even in the face of opposition, criticism, and rejection of one’s stand and possibly one’s person and ministry, even as The Lord Jesus Christ suffered at the hands of the Jews who opposed Him, who highly honored, magnified, and glorified His Father.

Firstly, What Do The Scriptures Teach Regarding Exalting The God’s Name?

Since all the nations had gods and lords whom they worshipped and served, and since The God, being a Jealous God, determined that this new nation of descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, whom He would redeem out of Egypt, would exalt His name above every god and lord, He told Moses His covenant name is “YHVH” vowel pointed as “YeHoVaH” and translated as Jehovah (Exodus 6:30). [Since there is no Hebrew letter ‘W’, it could not be ‘Yahweh’ as some propose.] These four letters are called the Tetragrammaton, which is Greek for ‘four letters’. It is known that at least from the third century B.C. the Tetragrammaton was not pronounced because the Jewish scholars determined to obey the third commandment and honor and revere the name of The Lord. Instead of reading ‘Yahweh,’ we are told that most Jewish people substitute ‘Adonai’ or the equivalent to ‘the Name.’

The God gave two prohibitions concerning the use of His name: in vanity and in profanity. The third commandment prohibits taking the name of The LORD thy God in vain (Ex. 20:7). This has to do with pride or elevation of self or another in vanity or in vain. Jesus spoke of this to the scribes and Pharisees:

“they are fond of . . . ceremonial greetings in the marketplaces and to be titled by the humans, Rahb-bée, Rahb-bée. But yourselves be not titled, Rahb-bée. And do not title |any one| upon the Earth, Father of You! For One is The Father of you, The One in the Heavens. Neither be titled, Leaders! For One is The Leader of you, The Christ. But the greatest one of you shall be your domestic servant. But who ever shall exalt himself, he shall be humbled. And who ever humble himself, he shall be exalted” (Matthew 23:6-12 APT).

The other prohibition, concerning profaning (degrading or debasing by vulgar use and blaspheming the name of The LORD is found six times among the statutes and judgments of The LORD (Lev. 18:21; 19:12; 20:3; 21:6; 22:2,32; 24:11,16).

“. . . neither shalt thou profane the name of Thy God: I am The LORD” (Leviticus 18:21).

“And ye shall not swear by My name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am The LORD” (Leviticus 19:12).

“And I will set My face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane My holy name” (Leviticus 20:3).

“They shall be holy unto their God, and not profane the name of their God: for the offerings of The LORD made by fire, and the bread of their God, they do offer: therefore they shall be holy: (Leviticus 21:6).

“Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they profane not My holy name in those things which they hallow unto me: I am The LORD. . . .Neither shall ye profane My holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am The LORD which hallow you.” (Leviticus 22:2,32).

“And he that blasphemeth the name of The LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of The LORD, shall be put to death” (Leviticus 24:16).

Three times in these verses The God emphasizes His holy name, but for a total of twenty-two times this designation is recorded in The Old Testament, eight times in Ezekiel alone. Another three times His name is declared to be holy (Ps. 99:3; 111:9; Isa. 57:15). The God expects His name to be: sanctified or set apart as holy (Isaiah 29:23; Ezekiel 36:23), hallowed or revered greatly above other names (Matthew 6:9; Luke 11:2); magnified or be held in greater esteem or respect forever (2 Samuel 7:26; 1 Chronicles 17:24); given glory due to His name (Psalm 29:2; 96:8; 115:1), glorified forever (Psalm 86:9,12); and blessed or exalted (Psalm 72:19). He claimed, “Therefore thus saith The Lord GOD; Now I . . . will be jealous for My holy name; (Ezekiel 39:25).

      Though it may mean so little to the humans, yet The God holds His holy name to be infinitely precious and to be highly esteemed. He expressed, “But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out” (Ezekiel 20:14). Because God holds His name to be holy, He acts in behalf of preserving it holy. When it was defiled by those claiming to be His people, He expressed deep concern for His name and the way Israel profaned it before the nations (Gentiles). He declared that they were scattered among the nations because they failed to sanctify His great name, but polluted it (Ezek. 36:16-23 ).

“Moreover The word of The LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings: their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman. Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it: And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them. And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned My holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of The LORD, and are gone forth out of his land. But I had pity for Mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went. Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith The Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for Mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. And I will sanctify My great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am The LORD, saith The Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes” (Ezekiel 36:16-23).

In addition to the name(s) of The God, in reference to Christ Jesus, it stands written,

“He supremely exalted and graciously granted to Him a name, |namely| the one above every name, in order that at the name of Jesus every knee, of: celestial ones and earthly ones and subterranean ones, bend in veneration” (Phil. 2:9,10 APT).

Then David, in a Psalm praising God, wrote, “I will worship toward Thy holy temple, and praise Thy name for Thy lovingkindness and for Thy truth: for Thou hast magnified (to be held in greater esteem) Thy word above all Thy name” ( Psalm 138:2) . Therefore it is imperative to give the same if not greater veneration, exaltation, esteem, and respect to The Word of The God, The Scriptures, and each part thereof as the names of each member of The Godhead.

Now how can we capitulate both in being jealous for the name(s) of The Godhead and also be exalting, magnifying, glorifying, and hallowing Him and His Word in writing? Only one way! By capitalization of every name, title, term, pronoun, and article which refers to The Godhead, The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit, and The Word of The God. Only in this way will The One and Only True God be elevated to the highest position above all others claiming to be or proposed as god, so that He is clearly designated as The Only One of His class and The One most worth singling out.

Both in Webster’s New International Dictionary, 1925 edition and in Merriam-Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1981, it is indicated that the article ‘the’ is pronounced with a long ‘e’ “when emphatic” or “before a noun which it marks as one unique of its kind;” “k - used as a function to designate one of a class as the best, most typical or most worth singling out” (1981, 1198, and 2002 eds.). The Scriptures indicate that The God is The Only True God, but mankind has carved, molded, engraved, or manufactured other gods, to which they bow down and worship and serve. Also Satan, the devil is called the god of this age.

“. . . among the perishing ones, in whom the god of this age constantly blinds the concepts of the faithless ones, in order that the illumination of the gospel of the glory of The Christ, Who is image of The God, not dawn upon them” (2 Corinthians 4:3b,4 APT).

Some time ago, while a famous German scientist was being interviewed on television, he was heard to say, “I attribute my ability and success to The God.” That reinforced boldness to emphasize the article as it is used in Greek in connection with God, Father, Holy Spirit, Word, Scripture, and The Godhead and prompted the author to be carefully persistent in using the capitalized article with all names, terms, and titles of each member of The Godhead, and of The Scriptures. In Koiné Greek, unlike English, the article is a very important part of speech. When the article is present, particularity, individual identity, and definitude is intended and emphasized. The absence of the article called ‘anarthrous construction,’ indicates the character, quality, or nature of the noun is emphasized. Therefore even the omission of the article expresses a form of exaltation and particular emphasis. The origin of the article was a derivation of the relative pronoun. As such when the article is connected with a personal proper noun, both the person and the article should be capitalized. It is of particular interest and note that of the 1190 times The Word Theóhs appears in the Koiné Greek New Testament, at least 720 times The Word for ‘God’ is of articular construction (i.e. receives the article). For example the article occurs in the Koiné a total of twenty-five times in just the first and third chapters of John’s Gospel, but it was not translated into the English versions and translations. This has been corrected both in A Precise Translation of The New Testament and in all the papers and notes on the website “www.happyheralds.org” or “www.happyheralds.com.”

Secondly, What is the Exact Meaning of the Last Words of The Christ?

The last words spoken by anyone aware of departure from living on Earth are most meaningful and extremely important. The last words to His disciples by The Lord Jesus Christ was a mandate to them as well as a prophecy that would be fulfilled. Those last words spoken on the Mount of Olives (Acts 1:12) by The Lord Jesus Christ on Earth just before He ascended into Heaven are recorded in Acts 1:6-8.

“Therefore on the one hand when the ones came together, they were repeatedly questioning Him, saying, O Lord, are You in this period of time completely restoring the kingdom with reference to Israel to its former state? But on the other hand He said to them, It is not yours to know the periods of time or the appointed seasons, which The Father placed in His own authority. But you shall receive miraculous power, after The Holy Spirit alights upon you and you shall be judicial witnesses with reference to Me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and in Samaria and as far as last |part| of the Earth” (Acts 1:6-8 APT).

This mandate for true disciples calls for them to be judicial witnesses with reference to The Lord Jesus Christ, even if it means death. The Greek word for judicial witnesses is mártus, The Word from which we get martyr. The exact meaning of mártus is “judicial witness even if it means death.” A judicial witness is a legal witness responsible to tell all that he knows in reference to the person for whom he or she is a witness. When called upon, the witness must tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, but it must be confined to that about which the witness has first hand knowledge as to the matter at hand. With reference to The Lord Jesus Christ, when The Holy Spirit directs or calls upon the disciple to witness, Who The Lord Jesus Christ is, all that He is, what He has done, and what He will do must be told. All this cannot be told or written in a few words. He is not just Lord, He is The Lord -- The Only Lord of Heaven and Earth (Acts 17:24), so it is with The Christ. He is not just a The Savior Who died on the cross, He is The Only Savior Who was made sin for us (2 Cor. 5:21); and He Himself bore up our sins (1 Pet. 2:24) and endured the fiery wrath of God in darkness for sin on that cross (Lam. 1:12-14; 3:1,2; Lk. 23:44); and He resurrected the third day (1 Cor 15:4) to become The Great High Priest (Heb. 4:14; 9:11-14, 24-26) Who applied His blood on the Mercy Seat in Heaven for our justification (Rom. 4:25 cf. Heb. 9:11-14,24-26) and propitiation (satisfaction of The God’s righteous demands 1 Jn. 2:1,2). We must tell the whole story. If we only tell part of the truth we are not good judicial witnesses.

Without the article and without capitals he is just another Lord and another Christ of which there are many of both (1 Cor. 8:5; Mt. 24:24: 1 Jn. 2:18). So it behooves us to exalt Him, His Father, The Holy Spirit, and The Scriptures both in speech and in writing.

Thirdly, What Must Be the True Servant’s Response to Scripture Truth?

Firstly it is necessary to understand the relationship of the true servant to God. There are seven words in New Testament Greek translated ‘servant.’ The one used most frequently by The Lord Jesus and found 118 times (far more than any other) in The New Testament is doũlohs which means “bondslave”. Paul made a very clear contrast in relationship between the bondslave to Sin also serving Satan and the bondslave to Righteousness serving The Lord Jesus Christ in Romans 6:16-22.

“You are aware, are you not? That to whom you yield yourselves bondslaves unto obedience, you are bondslaves to whom you are continually obeying, either to Sin unto death, or to obedience unto Righteousness? But gratitude |be| to The God! because you were continually bondslaves to the Sin, but you obeyed out of heart in regard to which type of doctrine you were delivered. Then since being freed ones from bondage away from the sin, you became enslaved to The Righteousness. I speak humanly because of the chronic infirmity of your flesh. For even as you offered as sacrifices your members as bondslaves to the uncleanness and to the lawlessness, unto the lawlessness, so now offer as sacrifices your members as bondslaves to The Righteousness, unto sanctification. For when you were continually bondslaves to the Sin, you were continually free ones from bondage to The Righteousness. Therefore what fruit were you having at that time by means of which things you are now being utterly ashamed? For the end of those things, death! But even now, since being freed ones from bondage away from the Sin but enslaved ones to The God, you are continually having your fruit unto sanctification. Then the end, eternal absolute life!” (Romans 6:16-22 APT).

According to this passage of Scripture, Paul indicated to the Romans that everyone is either a bondslave to Sin or a bondslave to Righteousness. There is not the possibility to fluctuate between the two masters. Remember what The Lord Jesus Christ taught, “You cannot serve two masters. For either you will love the one and hate the other or you will cling to one and despise the other” (Mt. 6:24; Lk. 16:13 APT). Therefore if you have not surrendered to The Lord Jesus Christ, presented (offered in sacrifice) your body to Him as a living sacrifice (Rom. 12:1,2), you are still a bondslave to SIN. Until one is: reconciled to The God (2 Cor. 5:14-21), regenerated (born of God) by The Holy Spirit (Jn. 3:3,5, 1 Pet. 1:23; 1 Jn. 2:29; 3:9; 5;18; 2 Cor. 5:15,17), a new creature in The Christ (2 Cor. 5:17) and has totally committed trust in The Lord Jesus Christ and offered one’s own body to Him as a living sacrifice (Rom. 12:1,2), every attempt to serve The God is fruitless and is considered as dead works and unfruitful works of the dark (darkness) by The God (Heb. 9:14; Gal. 3:5; Rom. 4:6; Eph. 2:8,9; Tit. 3:5; Eph. 5:6-11).

The Lord Jesus Christ Himself was designated as The God’s Bondslave (Isa. 42:1; Zech. 3:8 cf. Isa. 11:1,2; Heb. 10:5-10; Jn. 5:30; 6:38). Every disciple and bondslave to Christ, Who indeed is Righteousness personified (Rom. 10:4; 5:21; 8:10; 2 Cor. 5:21), is a true servant of The Lord. The bondslave is described as having four unique characteristics:

Firstly, he or she is born into slavery: we all are born into sin, therefore if we are to become bondslaves to The Lord Jesus Christ we must die to sin and be regenerated or born anew into the family of The God as bondslaves even as the Jesus was a bondslave when He was born into this world;

Secondly, the bondslave is in a permanent relationship that only death can break;

Thirdly, the bondslave is one whose will is swallowed up in the will of another, his master;
and

Fourthly, the bondslave is devoted to his master to the disregard of one’s own life (to remain a bondslave to sin and Satan is to the disregard of Eternal Life.


Can you not see how this description fits the life and character of our Lord Jesus Christ? Therefore, is it too much to expect from those whom He redeemed by His precious Blood to become His bondslaves? Remember Jesus Himself said, “Amen, amen, I am saying to you, A bondslave is not greater than his lord, neither an apostle greater than The One sending him” (Jn. 13:16 ATP); and “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a bondslave above his lord. |It is| sufficient for the disciple that he become as his teacher and the bondslave as his lord” (Mt. 10:24,25 APT). Paul wrote that it is your spiritually reasonable sacred service (Rom. 12:1,2 APT). Does this describe your relationship with The God and His Son, The Lord Jesus Christ? Whose bondslave are you?

 The True Servant of The Lord is a bondslave whose will is swallowed up in the determined will of The Lord. Therefore he or she will obey The Word of The God at all costs. This obedience is immediate, undelayed or prompt; implicit, unquestioning or precise; and importunate, uninterrupted or persistent. If this degree of obedience is not manifested consistently in the life, then according to The God and His Word, The Holy Scriptures, this one is not a bondslave of The Lord Jesus Christ even though that one claims to be so.

Scripture Truth Is Absolute

Since The Word of The God is absolute, It is not to be reasoned out or rationalized by anyone, but especially not by a bondslave and disciple. What God says He means! Scripture is very precise in the original languages. God was very precise when He spoke to Adam. Exactly what God said would happen did happen, even though the Serpent said it would not happen. Satan, the old Serpent, continues his tactics today. He continues to corrupt, reason, and deny what The God’s Word says so that humans too often, like Eve did in The Garden of Eden, listen to and obey god’s (Satan’s) word, not The God’s Word, for Satan is the god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4).

Therefore, the true servant’s response to Scripture Truth is to accept It for what It says and faithfully obey It and tell It as It is without rationalization or reasons why it may not be so important.

And since The Word of The God is absolute, It is not to be tempered or moderated by making It palatable or friendly to the hearers. The true Servant of The Lord will not adjust the meaning of what Scripture says to meet his fancy or to make It acceptable to the hearers because it seems too extreme or too fanatical. Sports fans are not criticized, nor ridiculed, nor outcast, nor rejected, because what they do or say is too fanatical. As some consider The Lord Jesus Christ, He was too fanatical. But if He was not fanatical about The God’s determined will there would not be an ounce of hope for anyone to be saved and escape eternal judgment.

Therefore, the true servant’s response to Scripture Truth is to accept It for what It says and faithfully obey It and tell It as It is without rationalization or reasons why it may not be so important.

And since The Word of The God is absolute, It is not to be tempered or moderated by making It palatable or friendly to the hearers. The true Servant of The Lord will not adjust the meaning of what Scripture says to meet his fancy or to make It acceptable to the hearers because it seems too extreme or too fanatical. Sports fans are not criticized, nor ridiculed, nor outcast, nor rejected, because what they do or say is too fanatical. As some consider The Lord Jesus Christ, He was too fanatical. But if He was not fanatical about The God’s determined will there would not be an ounce of hope for anyone to be saved and escape eternal judgment.

Therefore, the true servant’s reaction to Scripture Truth is fanatical obedience and persistence to honor and magnify Him and His name and this at all costs, regardless of those who do not agree nor fully honor, magnify, and glorify Him, though they show a measure of respect for Him. Additionally we must be willing to display the honor and glory due to His name at all costs, even in the face of opposition, criticism, and rejection of one’s stand and possibly one’s person and ministry, even as The Lord Jesus Christ suffered at the hands of the Jews who opposed Him, who highly honored, magnified, and glorified His Father. Remember the term The Lord Jesus Christ used in His very last words to His disciples was that they are to be mártures (judicial witnesses even if it means death).

With all this in mind, if you are or claim to be a disciple and servant (bondslave) of The Lord Jesus Christ, it behooves you to join us in our efforts to fully honor, magnify, exalt, and glorify The Godhead, His name, and His Word to the best of our ability both in spoken and written expression.


Scriptures Cited But Not Included in the Text

n.b .All New Testament passages are quoted from A Precise Translation.

Ps. 99:3: Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.

Ps. 111:9: He sent redemption unto His people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: Holy and Reverend is his name.

Isa. 57:15: For thus saith The High and Lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Isa. 29:23: But when he seeth his children, the work of Mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify [hallow] My name, and sanctify The Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear The God of Israel.

Ezek. 36:23: And I will sanctify My great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am The LORD, saith The Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.

Mt. 6:9; Lk. 11:2: Therefore in this way you yourselves be praying! Our Father Who |is| in the Heavens, Your Name is to be hallowed [sanctified]!

2 Samuel 7:26: And let Thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is The God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee.

1 Chronicles 17:24: Let it even be established, that Thy name may be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is The God of Israel, even God to Israel: and let the house of David thy servant be established before thee.

Ps. 29:2: Give unto The LORD the glory due unto His name; worship The LORD in the beauty of holiness.

Ps. 96:8: Give unto The LORD the glory due unto His name: bring an offering, and come into His courts.

Ps. 115:1: Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto Thy name give glory, for Thy mercy, and for Thy Truth's sake.

Ps. 86:9,12: All nations whom Thou hast made shall come and worship before Thee, O Lord; and shall glorify Thy name. . . .I will praise Thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify Thy name for evermore.

Psalm 72:19: And blessed [exalted] be His glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with His glory; Amen, and Amen.

Acts 1:12: At that time they returned unto Jerusalem away from a mountain which is being titled, Olivet which is having |a distance| of a Sabbath’s journey near Jerusalem.

Acts 17:24: The God, Who made the world and all the things in it, This One, existing Lord of Heaven and Earth, resides not in holy places made with hands,

2 Cor. 5:21: For The One |Who| did not know sin, He made sin in behalf of us in order that we ourselves become God’s righteousness in Him.

1 Pet. 2:24: Who Himself bore up our sins in His body upon the wood, by the lacerations of Whom you became cured, in order that we, ones becoming departed ones in death to the sins, absolutely live in the righteousness.

Lam. 1:12-14: Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith The Lord hath afflicted me in the day of His fierce anger. From above hath He sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: He hath spread a net for my feet, turned me back: He hath made me desolate and faint all the day. The yoke of my transgressions is bound by His hand: they are wreathed, and come up upon my neck: He hath made my strength to fall, The Lord hath delivered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise up.

Lam. 3:1,2: I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of His wrath. He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.

Lk. 23:44,45a: Now it was about sixth hour, and it became dark upon the whole Earth until ninth hour. And the Sun became obscured in darkness.

1 Cor. 15:54: and that He was buried and that He was permanently raised up in the third day according to The Scriptures.

Heb. 4:14: Therefore since having a Great High Priest |Who| has gone through the Heavens, Jesus, The Son of The God, let us mightily take hold of the confession.

Heb. 9:11-14,24-26: But when Christ emerged alongside High Priest of the imminent beneficially good things by means of the greater and more perfectly complete Tabernacle, not made with hands, that is not of this creation, neither by means of blood of he-goats and of calves, but by means of His own blood He entered once for all into the Holies, after finding in Himself an eternal ransoming. For if (and it is true) the blood of bulls and of he-goats and ashes of an heifer by sprinkling the ones having been ceremonially unclean sanctify to he ceremonial purification of the flesh,
     14by how much rather shall the blood of The Christ, Who through Eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to The God, cleanse the conscience of yours from dead works in order to continually sacredly serve The absolute Living God? . . . For The Christ did not enter into Holy Places made with hands, figures of the genuine ones, but on the contrary into the Heaven itself, now to appear in person to The God in behalf of us. Neither that He offer Himself many times, even as the high priest repeatedly entering into the Holy Places era by era with a stranger’s blood since it would be absolutely necessary for Him to suffer many times from world’s foundation. But now once for ever before consummation of the ages He stands displayed for nullification of sin through the sacrifice of Himself.

Rom. 4:25: Who was delivered over for the sake of the gross stupid errors of ours and was raised up for the sake of our justification.

1 Jn. 2:1,2: My little children, I am writing these things to you n order that you do not sin. And if (and it may be) anyone sin, we continually have An Advocate with The Father, Righteous Jesus Christ. And He Himself is propitiation [satisfaction of God’s righteous demands] in behalf of the sins of ours, but not in behalf of ours only, but on the contrary, also in behalf of the whole world.

1 Cor. 8:5: For even if indeed they be termed gods, whether in Heaven, whether upon the Earth, (even as there are many gods and many lords), . . .

Mt. 24:24: For false Christs and false prophets will be raised up. And they will give great miraculous signs and wonders so as to lead astray, if (and it is true), |it is| possible, even the elect ones.

1 Jn. 2:18: Little children, it is last hour and according as you heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have emerged, whereupon we know that it is last hour.

Rom. 12:1,2: I repeatedly entreat you therefore, O brothers, because of the compassions of The God, Offer as a sacrifice the bodies of yours an absolutely living sacrifice, holy, well-pleasing to The God, |namely| holy, well-pleasing The God, sacred service of yours.

2 Cor. 5:14-21: For the love of The Christ is continually impelling us because |we| judged this, “If (and it is true) One died off in behalf of all, so then the all died off.
     15And He died off in behalf of all in order that the absolutely living ones no longer absolutely live to themselves, but on the contrary to The One |Who| died off and was raised up in behalf of them.’’ So that we ourselves from the now perceive not one |person| according to flesh. Now if (and it is true) we also have known Christ according to flesh, on the contrary, now we are knowing |Him| no longer.
     17So that if (and it is true) anyone |be| in Christ, a new creature! The early things passed away. Lo! the all things are permanently become a new kind. Now the all things |are| by means of The God, Who reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and gave to us the domestic service of the reconciliation: How that God was in Christ, reconciling world to Himself, not reckoning to them the gross stupid errors of theirs and for Himself also placed in us The Word of the reconciliation. Therefore we are ambassadors in behalf of Christ, as if The God is entreating by means of us, We implore in behalf of Christ, Become reconciled to The God! 21 For The One, |Who| did not know in, He made sin in behalf of us in order that we ourselves become God’s righteousness in Him.

John 3:3,5: Jesus answered and to him, Amen, amen I am saying to you, Unless anyone be born from above, he is not able to behold the Kingdom of The God. . . . Jesus answered, Amen, amen I am saying to you, Unless anyone be born by means of water and of Spirit, he is not able to enter into the Kingdom of The God.

1 Pet. 1:22,23: Since the souls of yours. . . ones standing regenerated not by means of corruptible seed, but on the contrary by means of incorruptible, through God’s continually absolutely living and continually abiding-for-ever Word.

1 Jn. 2:29: If (and it may be) you be aware that He is continually righteous, you know that everyone who is continually doing the righteousness stands begotten of Him.

1 Jn. 3:9: Everyone who stands begotten of The God is not repeatedly committing sin because His generative seed continually abides in him. And he is not able to sin repeatedly because he stands begotten of The God.

1 Jn. 5:18: We are aware that everyone having been begotten of The God is not repeatedly sinning. But on the contrary, the one begotten of The God continually keeps himself watchfully secure and the wicked one is not touching him.

Gal. 3:5: Therefore the one abundantly supplying The Spirit to you and repeatedly working miraculous powers among you, |is it| by means of works of law or by means of hearing of faith according as Abraham committed trust to The God and it was reckoned to him for righteousness.

Rom. 4:6: Just as David also says with reference to the blessedness of the human to whom The God reckons righteousness apart from works.

Eph. 2:8,9: For by the grace you are being permanently saved ones through the faith. And this, not of yourselves! |It is| the consecrated gift of God! Not by means of works lest anyone boast!

Tit. 3:5: He saved us not by means of works, |namely| the ones we ourselves did in righteousness, but on the contrary, according to the mercy of His, through bath of regeneration and renewing by Holy Spirit.

Eph. 5:6-11: Not one is to continue enticing you with vain words! For because of these things the anger of The God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore stop becoming associates together with them. For once you were
continually dark, but now light in Lord. Continually walk as children of light (for the fruit of The Spirit |is| in every beneficial goodness and righteousness and truth) by approving after examination what is well-pleasing to The Lord! And stop fellowshipping together with the unfruitful works of the dark! But rather even persistently refute |them|!

Isa. 42:1: Behold My servant [bondslave, LXX: doũlohs], whom I uphold; Mine elect, in whom My soul delighteth; I have put My Spirit upon Him: He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

Zech. 3:8: Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth My servant [bondslave, LXX: doũlohs] the BRANCH.

Isa. 11:1,2: And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and BRANCH shall grow out of his roots: And The Spirit of The Lord shall rest upon him, The Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, The Spirit of Counsel and Might, The Spirit of Knowledge and of The Fear of The Lord.

Heb. 10:5-10: Wherefore when coming into the world, He says, Sacrifice and offering You did not determinedly will, but You furnished a body for Me. In whole burnt offerings and |offerings| in behalf of sin, You delighted not. At that time I said, Lo, I arrive (in heading of the scroll it stands written concerning Me) in order to do the determined will of Yours, O God. Earlier while saying, You did not determinedly will neither did You delight in sacrifice and offering and whole burnt offerings and |offerings| in behalf of sin, which are being offered according to the law,’’ at that time it stands said, Lo! I arrive in order to do the determined will of Yours, O God, He abolished the first, so that He establish the second! By means of which determined will we are ones standing sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus The Christ once for ever.

John 5:30: ‘‘I Myself am not able to do one thing by Myself. According as I am hearing, I am ever judging. And the judging belonging to Me is righteous because I am continually seeking not the determined will belonging to Me, but the determined will of Father Who sent Me.

John 6:38: . . .because I have descended out of Heaven, not in order that I continually do the determined will belonging to Me, but on the contrary the determinedwill of The One |Who| sent Me.

Rom. 10:4: For Christ |is| end of law for righteousness to everyone who continually commits trust.

Rom. 5:21: in order that even as the sin reigned in the death, so also the grace reign through righteousness unto absolute eternal life through Jesus Christ, The Lord of ours.

Rom. 8:10: But if and it is true) Christ |is| in you, on the one hand the body |is| dead because of Sin, but on the other hand the spirit |is| absolute life because of righteousness.

2 Cor. 4:4: . . .the perishing ones, in whom the god of this age constantly blinds the concepts of the faithless ones, in order that the illumination of the gospel of the glory of The Christ, Who is image of The God, not dawn upon them.

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