Want to understand bible terms, but struggle to find the time to research?

Take a peek at these 7 words most commonly MISUNDERSTOOD in many Christian circles….

Jesus is the only way to heavenly places! But get this, Christianity is not the only way to Jesus!

What?!

Well, many people have had mystical encounters with the Lord, without even hearing the gospel! Or even after hearing the false gospel ! Or even before hearing the true gospel and then when they hear the TRUE gospel, it all makes perfect sense and aligns with the teachings God has promised to place within our hearts- the LAW, which is fulfilled through Jesus, TADA! HE is our righteousness! He is the faithful servant and we were co-resurrected together to heavenly places! Amen!

So, now that we know who we are in Christ, let’s share some testimonies with one another as we dive into the “tough” scripture verses and shine the light on what it really means that God became sin and died for ALL of us! What does the WORD made flesh mean?

Click below to learn about the word “Repent” meaning Metanoia (Greek), “change your mind.” So let’s eat from the bread of life and renew our minds daily. Walk with me on my journey in the faith, trust Jesus as my life source. “…that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that you sent me. The glory which you have given me, I have given to them; that they may be one, even as we are one; I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into one; that the world may know that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me.” (John 17:23)

For each of the 7 words, we will discuss 7 similar words so there is a clear point of reference for each pair. For example: Kainos (meaning NEW) and Metanoia (meaning CHANGE) go well together because when you become NEW, you have CHANGED your mind about something. This is what Jesus meant about “Repentance.” The point of reference for both KAINOS and METANOIA would be about a shift from an OLD way of thinking (“As in Adam all have died, as in Christ, all will be made alive”1 Cor.15:22) to a NEW perspective… hence, “Those who are IN CHRIST are a NEW creation!”2 Cor.5:17)

  1. Kainos = New Creation / new perspective (2 Cor5:17) & Metanoia= Repent (renewing our mind from BAD theology as Paul warned in 1 Tim. 4:2) 
  1. Aions = time related word &. Apokatastasis- Restoration of ALL things (Acts 1:6, 3:21 & Rev. 21:1).  Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. The Greek word aion is a very significant word for our understanding of God’s Plan of the Ages for the salvation of all.

In the Greek Manuscripts of the New Testament aion occurs 128 times. Aion (eon in English) is a time-related word. It is translated in the Bible in the following two ways, as confirmed by both Strong’s Concordance and Thayer’s Greek Lexicon.

OR. A period of time that begins and ends, meaning an age or age-lasting

 3) Logos = Word of God / divine reason / creative order This LOGOS shows us who Christ is and how he reveals himself and works WITHIN us.  The word for “Presence” of God is “Parousia” in the GREEK.  It also negates the “rapture theory” (escapism)

John Crowder states: Over the years, Charismatic and Pentecostal circles have developed a rather standardized way of defining the “Word of God.” A vast majority break it down into two ways in which God speaks, based on two different Greek words. They call the Bible the “Logos” (the written word), and they call personal prophetic inspiration the “Rhema” (God’s individual inspiration by which he communicates to our hearts). Katastasy- ecstasy of Gods Love 

 4) Kenosis= Self Emptying of one’s will to align with god’s will. This goes with the loving AGAPE kind of love that Jesus speaks about in book of John. 

  5) Koinonia (Community / communion / joint participation / fellowship / unity)& The Ekklesia– the assembly of the church / use to relate to government and education (we are heading that direction once again, but this time it will be a global shift in consciousness.  We are all one with Christ and in him we live and move and have our being (Paul said to the church of Pagans when introducing them to The Lord).

6) Hamartía = Sin / to miss the mark which goes along with the work of Christ crucified and our salvation when he states in John 19:30 Teleios– “It is Finished” 

7) Diakonia– Service work / teacher (ACT 6:4) Provider (2 Cor 9:12) and this goes with Kerygma– Preaching (Luke 4:18-19, Roman 10:14, Matt 3:1). Proclaim God’s word! 

Want to understand bible terms, but struggle to find the time to research? Take a peek at these 7 words most commonly MISUNDERSTOOD by most Christian circles…

  1. Repent
  2. Word
  3. Love
  4. Sin
  5. Service
  6. Community
  7. It’s Finished
Baxter Kruger and I 2019

Jesus is the only way!

Christianity is not the only way to Jesus!

I met him in my kitchen one sunny day when I thought I had hit a dead end. I was depressed, addicted and totally confused. It didn’t happen after saying a “Sinner’s Prayer” but while I was just about ready to give up everything. He found me. I didn’t find him. More to come….

John Crowder and I 2018

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