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Jesus is God and God is Jesus

The first of all commandments says: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4). If the Lord our God is one, how then can we talk of the Trinity? How can we explain the divinity of Jesus? God says to Jesus: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.” (Psalm 45:6).

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Become who you believe by Femi Aribisala

Who we are is more important to God than what we do. It is better to be an imperfect believer than to be a perfect unbeliever who does good works. It is more important to be a Nigerian than to talk like a Nigerian. The fact that you speak Hausa does not make you a Nigerian. Many Hausa speakers are not Nigerians. Many Nigerians speak English but they are not English.

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Become who you believe (1)

Human-beings cannot be good.  Only God is good.  Jesus says: “No one is good but One, that is, God.” (Matthew 19:17).  God is good.  He cannot be evil.  Goodness is the essence of God.  Nothing God does can make him evil.  God’s goodness is not determined by his acts.  On the contrary, it is God’s acts that determine what is good.

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No other Father but God (3)

By Femi Aribisala James warns that a double-minded man is unlikely to receive anything of the Lord. (James 1:7-8).    By the same token, Jesus does not bring to the Father those who already have a father.    In order to be led to the heavenly Father, we have to repudiate our earthly father. In
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No other father but God (2)

Jesus castigates the natural father-child relationship as evil.  He asks: “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?” (Luke 11:13).  Since men are deemed evil, sons of men must also be evil. 

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No other father but God

Paul maintains that Abraham is the father of believers. He says: “(Abraham) received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all those who believe.” (Romans 4:11). “Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.” (Romans 4:16).

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Daylight robbery in the churches

Jide inherited a generator from his late “guardian.” He used it for business purposes by renting it out to people who needed it on special occasions. It so happened that the generator in his church was stolen. The pastor insisted that church-members should not be told about the theft; otherwise they might conclude that God was not in the church. He asked Jide if the church could use his generator in the meantime.

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Overcoming faith

Where do you live? Do you live in this world or do you live in Christ? If you are a Christian, then Christ must now be your life. (Colossians 3:4). Moses says to God: “You have been our dwelling place in all generations.” (Psalm 90:1). Paul amplifies this: “In (God). we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28).

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