Ye shall know the TRUTH
and the truth shall make you FREE
Jesus Christ is the Truth incarnate. Jesus said, "I AM the way, the TRUTH, and the life" (Jn. 14:6). "The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and TRUTH" (Jn. 1:14).
Truth characterises Christ's mission, His purpose for coming into the world. Indeed it was to save us; to save us from sin; to save us from every effect of the fall! Amen. But it was also to deliver us from error and bring us into truth. "God our Saviour, who will have all men to be saved, AND to come unto the knowledge of the TRUTH" (1 Tim. 2:4). "For the law was given by Moses, but grace and TRUTH came by Jesus Christ" (Jn. 1:17). Jesus said, "To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the TRUTH. Every one that is of the TRUTH heareth my voice" (Jn18:37). "Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the TRUTH of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers, and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy" (Rom. 15:8).
His TRUTH is LIBERATING, as he stated in our keynote scripture at the top, John 8:32, "the Truth shall make you FREE." Notice also how in Jn. 1:17 TRUTH is joined with GRACE and presented as an advance beyond the LAW: "The LAW was given by Moses, but GRACE AND TRUTH came by Jesus Christ." Millions today quote that "we are not under law but under grace." Amen. The Word of God also shows us that His New Testament TRUTH, when we come to a knowledge of it, is not going to be characterised by the old traits of the LAW, nor engender the same effects within us (which Paul calls "bondage," and both Peter AND Paul called the "yoke" of bondage, Acts 15:10, Gal. 4:9, 4:24, 5:1), but will be according to GRACE. "The TRUTH shall make you FREE," not only from sin (which is certainly first), and as men have phrased it, "the world, the flesh and the devil," but also from LEGALISM, and every form of RELIGIOUS bondage and religious error.
The things shared in this website are written in the spirit of "speaking the TRUTH in LOVE" (Eph. 4:15) for the edifying of the body of Christ, and in confidence that knowledge of God's truth has the power to make men free.
(This study explores the meaning of the New Testament word ekklesia, and, the claims that the word "church" is a Pagan word and should not be in the New Testament. Herein, the origins and usage of both of these words is examined at length.)
UPDATE NOTE A: At the time of writing this note (July 8, 2017), a very large section of the "Church versus Ekklesia" study is out for editing and page-design change. A large "section" that ought to have been in several distinct pages was all on one long page that had to be scrolled "forever" just to reach a "continue to next page" button. The entire web page"format" needs re-design and is proving time-consuming. Our apologies for the break in the material, and any inconveniences to our visitors.
UPDATE NOTE B: At the time of writing this note (July 8, 2017), the "NOT FORSAKING" page on Hebrews 10:25 and "EPI SUN AGO GE" is out for additions, editing, and page redesign.
UPDATE NOTE C: At the time of writing this note (July 8, 2017), the NEXT TWO things we are working up into web format to add to this site (as mentioned elsewhere) are (1) the treatise on specifically the CONTEXT that Hebrews 10:25 is set IN, in the epistle. Much error and confusion enters Christian belief systems today, stemming from hasty and reckless handling of passages in Hebrews, not the least of which is ignorance of its context. (2) the continuation of the "Church vs Ekklesia" treatise. That work is (so far) approximately two-thirds completed.