Born Of Water And Spirit


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Born Of Water And Spirit

When Nicodemus came to Jesus at NIGHT he simply could not grasp what it was Jesus was saying. Although, what Jesus was trying to convey about “being born again” was quite simple. And for those who have “eyes to see” quite beautiful. Here is the passage below to bring you up to speed about what it is I am going to reveal today.

John 3
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Now, I have written about this before. And yet, I feel as though a short entry may add some much-needed light to this topic. Because most people today really have no idea what “being born again” means. Most believe it is what happens after you say the magic words “I accept Jesus Christ to be my lord and Savior” … oh, if it were that simple. Sadly, it takes a bit more than the recitation of these simply words to be “born again”. And so, I will once again try to explain this to you.

The scriptures, as you may or may not know, are very symbolic. They are filled with allegory. Jesus, himself, was said to only speak in parable to those without understanding. And so, for ten years I have been sharing the keys to unlocking the rich treasure found within this great book. I pray these words I am sharing will be inspired and that they will help you go farther in your walk. I pray these words will be LIFE to you.

Let me break the above verses down.

A man named Nicodemus, which ironically translates into “conqueror”, there is a REASON for that. A Name MEANS “A NATURE”. A CONQUEROR is one that overcomes another by force. And we know the “Kingdom” (right thinking, peace, joy) cannot be TAKEN by FORCE.

Matthew 11:12
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

He was A RULER of the JEWS. (We also know that the greatest is not one who rules but who serves)

Here we have the picture of a RELIGIOUS LEADER who came to JESUS AT NIGHT.

The same came to Jesus by NIGHT, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

This is symbolic of not only being afraid of what others thought, but also symbolic of coming to learn something in total ignorance.

People STUMBLE in the Dark. They cannot completely SEE/comprehend the depth and breadth of their “surroundings” in darkness/ignorance.

Night is obviously symbolic of IGNORANCE/DARKNESS.

And so, it was a dead giveaway that Nicodemus would not be able to grasp the LIGHT of what Jesus shared because he came to Jesus by NIGHT. Which is why he immediately responded by saying, ” Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

He knew that Nicodemus was not going to learn a thing this night (while ignorant). He knew that UNLESS the old religious/carnal/egotistical Nicodemus identity died allowing the child of God within to take over, the truth had no place in him.

This is what it means to be Born Again you see. To DIE of who you thought you were and to be BORN from within in the TRUTH of who you TRULY ARE.

Those of the “night” don’t understand this.

Jesus however did… He was/is NOT A CHILD OF THE NIGHT… and nor are we.

Therefore let us not SLEEP (REMAIN IGNORANT) as they do.

1 Thessalonians 5:5
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Nicodemus tells Jesus, “we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.”

Jesus responds… “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Let’s visit that for a moment.

If Nicodemus REALLY knew Jesus was a teacher come from God, he would not have been afraid to visit during the day. He didn’t know and Jesus understood that. I find myself speaking to pastors and bishops much the same way. I meet them where they are at. When they tell me they cannot be offended… I understand that they can, and will be offended, because they, like Nicodemus aren’t ready for the truth that will set them free.

You see, even if Nicodemus really thought Jesus had the answers it would not matter. There was NO WAY Nicodemus could understand what Jesus was about to share UNLESS HE HIMSELF had been quickened to it. Jesus understood this, as I do, and as many of you reading this right now understand.

A person cannot except the TRUTH of who they are, until they are BORN AGAIN.

Now many today focus on the outward man and the works of the flesh. It is all about this physical world. A coming Savior, A literal kingdom, A real heaven and scary terrible infinite place called hell. Nicodemus was no different.

Those that are BORN OF THE FLESH are FLESH. This is why Nicodemus said… “How can a person be born again? Can they enter their Mother’s Womb a second time?” — You see, Nicodemus, like many today, is focused on the temporal (the physical, the sensual) and NOT THE ETERNAL. And those that focus on such and put their faith in such, CANNOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD(Right thinking, Peace, Joy, Power).

1 Corinthians 15:50
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

And so when Nicodemus replied, “How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?”

Jesus’ answer was simple… “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”

Before I explain this last part, I want to bring your attention to what is on the line here. “The KINGDOM OF GOD”. This is what it is all about people. ENTERING INTO THIS KINGDOM. Now many are waiting for it to return, and many others believe you only get there after death, but if truth be told the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is not some far away place… (that should be obvious if you are subscribed to this site)

Luke 17
20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

The Kingdom of GOD is WITHIN YOU. LITERALLY. It is WITHIN the IDEA OF WHO YOU ARE. It is RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE AND JOY.

Romans 14:17
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

The KINGDOM (which literally translates into “REIGN or RULE”) of God… the RULE OF GOD (LOVE) is RIGHT THINKING, PEACE, AND JOY in the HOLY GHOST (spirit of life that cannot be seen but can be felt, much like the wind)

I would also like to point out that the MEAT AND DRINK that the Kingdom/Rule of God is NOT is… FLESH AND BLOOD.

John 6:55
For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

It is ALL ABOUT entering the KINGDOM (RULE) OF GOD. Which is another way of saying, ENTERING INTO GOD’S REST. No longer kicking against the pricks of life that are meant to get us back on the RIGHT/TRUE path. No longer operating in a world of illusion but aligning ourselves with our TRUE IDENTITY, that of God’s only begotten child. FLESH AND BLOOD can never inherit this. A LIE can never become the TRUTH. Temporary can never become INFINITE. Who we have believed ourselves to be can never enter into the REALITY OF WHO WE REALLY ARE IN CHRIST (power and wisdom of God-1 Cor 1:24).

Jesus understood this, Nicodemus did not. Like most today, Nicodemus believed it is all about the Flesh. Nicodemus did not know that THE DEAD (IGNORANT) cannot also be the LIVING. For to be carnally minded IS DEATH. And it is impossible for the DEAD (IGNORANT) to know GOD (the truth, love, spirit, creator of all that is and is not yet)

But brothers and sisters, WE ARE NOT NICODEMUS. We are not like those who draw back into perdition.

Hebrews 10:39
But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

We are moving forward unto salvation. WHICH IS A NOW EVENT! And we are saved from the LIES we have believed. This is why we are told THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE. And that is why I am sharing this today.

Because as you know now… the FLESH (FALSE IDENTITY) profits nothing. THE WORDS I SPEAK HOWEVER… THEY ARE LIFE 🙂 It is the SPIRIT that quickens (makes alive again)

John 6:63
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Now, this one verse is a KEY STONE. For it will make everything Jesus shared to Nicodemus CLEAR.

Nicodemus was focus on the LITERAL. (flesh and blood)

Jesus was focused on the SPIRITUAL.

The TWO are like oil and water — they don’t mix.

Romans 8:5
For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

This is why Jesus said…. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” he knew, as I know, that people like Nicodemus simply aren’t READY to hear the truth. And if they CANNOT HEAR the TRUTH they cannot be BORN OF THE TRUTH. And if they cannot be BORN OF THE TRUTH they can never ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD… Because GOD IS TRUTH!

So Marvel not… Don’t be shocked or surprised… that Jesus said, You MUST be Born again to enter the Kingdom of God… the wind blows where it wants, you hear the sounds of it but you DON’T know where it came from or where it is going… the same is true for everyone who is born of the SPIRIT…. You hear the sound they make, but you don’t know where they came from, or where they are going!

Did you catch that everyone…

This is why Jesus meant when speaking to Nicodemus… Just as a person cannot understand the origins and destinations of the wind, UNTIL they are BORN AGAIN they CANNOT UNDERSTAND YOU!

This is why it is so important not to try to convert people… You will only end up getting people upset. You must share the light to those who can SEE the light, and to those who cannot… ALL THINGS ARE DONE IN PARABLE.

BECAUSE FLESH CANNOT GIVE BIRTH TO SPIRIT… Your self effort will NEVER change someone. But your LOVE WILL.

And so now the parable is revealed…

When Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” He was speaking of HIS WORDS!

The WATER we must be BORN OF… is the TEACHING OF TRUTH. The greatest of all prayers, “Lord, teach me the truth no matter what the cost,” will afford you that LIVING WATER (WISDOM) within. And the best way to learn is by EXPERIENCE (the things we suffer)

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And these WATERS, which become life, which are also know as the WASHING of the WORD (TRUTH)… Can be a lifetime of adversity in the making.

Because through much tribulation we enter the KINGDOM OF GOD. Marvel not, that is say this 😉

To be BORN OF WATER is to be broken and set free from the death of lies. And we are stubborn, which is why we are baptized in these waters throughout our lives… The WATERS of affliction become LIFE to us, you see.

Isaiah 30:20
And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the WATER of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:

Our hard times are there for a reason. And the VOICE OF GOD (TRUTH) IS ALWAYS UPON THE WATERS OF OUR HARD TIMES… so listen and you will learn next time you enter into adversity.

Psalm 29:3
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters.

Revelation 14:2
And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters

Marvel not, that I say you MUST BE BORN OF WATER as well as SPIRIT… Without the suffering of the oyster there would be no pearl.

And THIS is why we are told to REJOICE when hard times come.

James 1
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

1 Peter 4
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

The word TORMENT that we read of many times in scripture, actually means TO TEST and TO TRY. It is not about punishment people. Our hardships and our trials are there to DIRECT US BACK.

There is MUCH TO LEARN when we “BURN” with the FIRE of suffering. Our anger, shame, fear, jealousy, all of which are lies cause us to suffer. And suffer we will so long as we EXIST in a plain of illusion. And yet, our suffering is also our salvation. For it drives us to freedom when we recognize it.

The disciples understood this…

1 Corinthians 5:5
To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

What DESTROYS the FLESH gives BIRTH to the SPIRIT OF TRUTH.

Jesus said, MY WORDS ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE TRUTH… And ONLY SPIRIT gives birth to SPIRIT.

This means, as a flesh body can reproduce other flesh bodies… so can a SIMPLE SPOKEN WORD OF TRUTH REPRODUCE THE TRUTH IN OTHERS!

Our hard times (water) and the spoken truth (spirit) bring us all to the promise land.

Salvation has never been about simply regurgitating some magic words and doing what religious men or women tell you to do. Salvation is understanding that EVERYTHING IS WORKING TOGETHER FOR OUR GOOD and that who we have believed ourselves to be is the ENEMY of who we truly are. And a life time of brainwashing does not easily fade away.

As the apostle Paul woke up to the understanding that all of his works were foolish, and that it is a foolish thing to continually kick against the pricks of life (Acts 9:5), so too will you wake up and realize that YOUR HARD TIMES are not a CURSE they are the very thing helping to give you BIRTH!

I pray all of you understand this. I hope you all seek more for you will find more. I long for the day when we all can say, I Have Entered Into That Rest! And I pray the waters of life and these words (spirit of life) help you all to be born once again.

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27 thoughts on “Born Of Water And Spirit

  1. Lena Wickey April 14, 2016 / 4:13 AM

    Thank you Jacob, for this article…well written…It has lots of meaning for me…going through all kinds of crisis…and learning from them…and growing in the things of God…ever deeper…going through a big one right now.

    Love…Lena Wickey

  2. John Virtue April 15, 2016 / 11:56 AM

    Hello Jacob , Yes, I agree that as you shared the Word (spirit of that word…not literally), I was having in my spirit another birth of understanding. Your messages , and website have been a blessing to me the past 10 months.
    We sin(miss the mark) when our Righteousness (right thinking) does not exceed that of the Pharisees (literal understanding and interpretation).
    Years ago , Rabbinical teaching described , in metaphor , that the understanding of the Great I AM could be thought of as being like a 70 sided (faceted),crystal ,or diamond (precious jewel).We sin 7 times (completely),because we usually see (perceive) only a few of those 70 facets,if any at all.
    Our brother (the anointed) will forgive us 7 times 70….and we are able (as His life enables us) to forgive our fellow brothers for their sinning (missing the mark in their thinking), of who we ,and they truly are. John

    • Jacob Israel May 2, 2016 / 8:03 AM

      Hi John,

      Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I have been away. Thank you so much for your comment. Fascinating insight my friend. I hope that you have subscribed to the site and continue to visit and comment. Thanks again and I am looking forward to hearing more from you. Peace Jacob

      • Neil September 5, 2016 / 11:51 PM

        Hi Jacob, neil,Liverpool England! Just watched your video on ninth planet, TIA-MAT, etc, been into this particular subject for long time and would very much like to suggest to you to find a couple of books by a Russian author named immanuel velikovsky. One of his books is about him travelling the world and gathering ancient stories from virtually every culture on the planet all telling the same story of cataclysmic upheaval,in their own cultural flavour/tongue, description. in his book I.V. appeared to conclude that all these people were all telling the same story of a giant planet coming very close to us and causing massive changes, but also stating that Venus was and is a captured planet from our new/ancient neighbour! I think you would like this book a lot! Love you’re vids and talks, keep up the good work brother!

      • Jacob Israel September 9, 2016 / 10:19 AM

        Hey my friend! Thank you so much for the info… Sorry I am not just getting back to you I have been swamped. I sure hope you are enjoying the videos still and thanks for the info and breadcrumbs to follow 🙂 much love Jacob

  3. Paul Young May 17, 2016 / 1:03 PM

    Jacob:

    Great article, man! I would add that to be born of the Spirit is to be born of God, for “God is [a] Spirit” (John 4:24). The “spirit” that God is, is not the “spirit” of fear, but the “spirit” of … love” (2 Tim. 1:7). Thus “love” is the “spirit” that God is.

    God is love (1 John 4:8).

    This is why he who does not “love” (spirit) is not “born of God” (spirit), or “born again.”

    When I finally got this revelation a few years ago, it literally blew my mind, and it still does today.

    Great job on the article.

    Paul Young
    http://www.decodingscripture. com

    • Rick May 29, 2016 / 1:39 PM

      Brother Paul,

      Paul tells us that we cannot enter the Kingdom in our fleshly body. Jesus said we must be born again to enter the kingdom.
      He is saying that our spirit was born once into this body of flesh. When given our new incorrupt body, we then will be born again, and can enter the kingdom.
      Please dont dismiss this, but Test it with scriptures

      Your brother in Christ,
      Rick

  4. torahword May 18, 2016 / 1:03 AM

    The Kingdom of God is within. We are the kingdom. As Christ is so are we in this world. We are to manifest outwardly that which is in us”TheKingdom of God”.
    There can only be one!I in you and you in me and we are all together in Christ. WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST….

  5. Kay May 19, 2016 / 2:08 AM

    It’s always been amusing to me that we are told our earth’s orbit is elliptical, going around the sun at one foci, and…nothing at the other. Yup. That has been the conventional teaching all my life…yet most sun star systems are binary in nature, we are told. I just never believed the “empty second foci” tale
    …has to be something there. Like a dark star maybe? Well anyway thx for your efforts to enlighten..i am awake, aware, and seeking the truth

    Do you believe planes hit the twin towers? ? I dont and never did.
    .they melted right in..those were holograms covering missiles, deadly missiles, so sad. Now what to do about it

  6. ..,,,;;;'''' May 21, 2016 / 7:45 PM

    Y’all know that Paul’s “doctrine” (of Devils, to use his words) is by Y’hushua’s standards, an antichrist doctrine?
    The clues are literally everywhere in the entire bible.
    Don’t feel bad for believing the obviously (in retrospect) very well planned Pharisical doctrine of salvation by faith alone (hey, even the Devils believe and tremble).
    I once said Paul was one of the wisest men to ever live, behold the most subtle beast in the garden at the time!
    I will be asked to give account for this saying, maybe I can turn others to this truth.

    I keep finding more references to Paul everyday in the scriptures & have been vomiting up any of his doctrine I had in my heart.

    Begin your study into one of the most important concepts taught by Y’hushua….”beware of the leaven of the Pharisees”
    Read amazingly in depth about this at >>> http://www.jesuswordsonly.com

    It may be the most important truth you’ll ever learn.

    & don’t defend Paul, mighty one of Y’srael said he’d raise up a prophet like unto Moses & he’d put his words in “the prophet’s” mouth.
    That’s all we need to know, he never once said he’d raise up a sworn enemy of his who quotes from Greek intellectuals, a murderer, a thief, a habitual blasphemer, one who murders others (post epistles) by delivering them unto Satan (???ooo, red flags everywhere.

  7. Rick M May 26, 2016 / 10:54 PM

    Brother Jacob,
    And all of my brothers and sisters,

    Through My in-depth study of scriptures, and in praying for holy guidance, I have found a slightly different meaning to what Jesus was telling both Nicodemus, and us, when He said that one must be born again in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

    Paul said that no flesh or blood shall inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. This means that no one will enter the Kingdom of Heaven in this body of flesh. Our spirit was first born into this body of 70% water. All must die to leave this fleshly tent. Once awakened, those of the first resurrection will at that moment become “born again”, (the spirit born into a body for the second time, only the second time will be into an imortal body).

    No scriptures actually tie together the concept being “born again”, with having a changed faith while alive in the flesh.

    One will become born again, once the Father gives them their new incorrupt body.

    Peace and Love to All

    Your brother Rick

  8. Robert Vestigo May 29, 2016 / 5:29 PM

    Jacob, are you aware that the ebook for the new The Calling is already available from Tate Publishing? I have already purchased it! Signed, Your old friend Robert Vestigo

    • Jacob Israel June 1, 2016 / 6:51 PM

      Robert I did not know that … Thanks so much for the support… I hope you love the re-boot… It is the book I was born to release 🙂 tell me what you think and please do encourage others to purchase through Amazon it will help my rating , especially with reviews… Much love Robert and keep in touch

  9. Ed June 2, 2016 / 10:49 PM

    Jacob

    I happened to run across a brief presentation you gave on UTube recently. I thought I recognized you from a chance meeting in FL several years ago while you were riding your racing bike and had an ailment and entered the restaurant where my wife and I were in. If this is you would you please contact me at lance823122@gmail.com. If I am mistaken I apologize, but based on your presentation about heavenly bodies, I believe we could have an interesting chat.

    Blessings!!
    Ed

  10. Ed June 2, 2016 / 10:50 PM

    I enjoyed all of the above

  11. Scott June 3, 2016 / 12:27 PM

    I recently watched your snippet video on the planet Niburu. I suggest you look on demand for the CBS survivor episode aired 4-20-16. Towards the end of the episode there is a scenic shot of the sunset with the second sun in plain site. I too had been reading a lot of the “tenth planet” and asked spirit for an answer? “Is this real?” The next evening I watched survivor and got my answer. I videoed the snippet and can email it to you if you have trouble finding it. God bless and stay vigilant, rapid change is upon us.

  12. John horton June 16, 2016 / 12:00 PM

    Jacob, my name is John. I too have been shown many things as of late. God is speaking and revealing Nibiru Lucifers throne. Your profacies and my visions and understanding are of the same. I know God wants me to reveal things so that people can see, and that he wishes I see and repeat some of your words. Your truly moved and touched by God Jacob.

  13. Adam Aggelopoulos June 16, 2016 / 12:37 PM

    I’ve been watching your videos and just a recent one where you pointed out the chem trails at a certain part of the day was right on, and then you said something I had realised but wondered if anyone else had ever figured out. The chem trails are always on the side of the sky where the sun is. Now I am in London, England and the sky sometimes looks like a checkers table, criss crossed. I try to be a Christian and don’t believe in aliens, but demons, definitely. There’s a bit of truth about “them” altering the human DNA when some of Satan’s followers decided to mate with human women. This created several types of races, one is only mentioned in the Bible, the nephilim or the giants with six fingers each hand and six toes on each foot. That’s about all I can share with you at this time. But I respect what you’re trying to get thru into people’s hearts.
    God bless, Adam.

  14. rebecca in tucson az June 23, 2016 / 12:06 AM

    I saw your jun 22 2016 youtube, i could feel your hurt for the evil changes to our fathers words. I think of this; in revelations it used to say if any of the words be changed in this book then those who have changed them will suffer the plagues mentioned in the book (in general, don,t remember the exact wording), an let this comfort, the real bible stated to let Gods words be written in our hearts, now we know why. God/Jesus knows this is happening, pray without ceasing an we know our fathers voice, God speed to you and yours.

  15. Jeffery hilburger June 24, 2016 / 9:22 PM

    I watched a couple of your YouTube videos and then searched out this site.
    Found it as a disappointment that you have not updated since April 12, 2016

  16. nonsupernaturalist June 29, 2016 / 1:18 PM

    Two of the biggest assumptions that many Christians make regarding the truth claims of Christianity is that, one, eyewitnesses wrote the four gospels. The problem is, however, that the majority of scholars today do not believe this is true. The second big assumption many Christians make is that it would have been impossible for whoever wrote these four books to have invented details in their books, especially in regards to the Empty Tomb and the Resurrection appearances, due to the fact that eyewitnesses to these events would have still been alive when the gospels were written and distributed.

    But consider this, dear Reader: Most scholars date the writing of the first gospel, Mark, as circa 70 AD. Who of the eyewitnesses to the death of Jesus and the alleged events after his death were still alive in 70 AD? That is four decades after Jesus’ death. During that time period, tens of thousands of people living in Palestine were killed in the Jewish-Roman wars of the mid and late 60’s, culminating in the destruction of Jerusalem.

    How do we know that any eyewitness to the death of Jesus in circa 30 AD was still alive when the first gospel was written and distributed in circa 70 AD? How do we know that any eyewitness to the death of Jesus ever had the opportunity to read the Gospel of Mark and proof read it for accuracy?

    I challenge Christians to list the name of even ONE eyewitness to the death of Jesus who was still alive in 70 AD along with the evidence to support your claim.

    If you can’t list any names, dear Christian, how can you be sure that details such as the Empty Tomb, the detailed resurrection appearances, and the Ascension ever really occurred? How can you be sure that these details were not simply theological hyperbole…or…the exaggerations and embellishments of superstitious, first century, mostly uneducated people, who had retold these stories thousands of times, between thousands of people, from one language to another, from one country to another, over a period of many decades?

    • Joe October 12, 2016 / 6:19 PM

      That’s simple, go find out for yourself.

      Before you made it your arguement was flawed as you framed the subject to be based on what your opinion is and challenged the “reader” to produce the proof if the story is true when they wouldn’t know any more than you do concerning the validity of the claims. The believers take it on faith that their opinion is correct just like the skeptics take it on faith their opinion is true yet they raise the ante by claiming their superior skills of reason can also pass as evidence of proof to support their opinion.

      So what do you actually know about any of it outside of your opinion? Perhaps your cup is so full it prevents you dear writer although not a storyteller and that your questions reveal one that is troubled not one that is confident?

  17. Douglas July 8, 2016 / 2:48 AM

    Please read: “The Way home or face The Fire”.
    http://jahtruth.net/wayad.htm

    Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the Day cometh, that shall burn like an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the “I AM” Lord of hosts, that it shall leave of them neither root nor branch (nothing).

  18. james thomson July 9, 2016 / 4:58 PM

    cern is going back in time and changing things.luke i am ur father from star wars is now no i am ur father..the shits are playing with our minds trying to make us insane.its a wonder they dont try to put us on medication.to numb our brains of our thoughts.cern will be our destuction i just prey that they know what there doing punching holes in the 4th dimention bringing in demons.cern will make a black hole and it will consume all of us and earth aswell.cern is playing the mandella effect.we all need to take back our planet if its not already to late god will have to finish us off himself like he had to do before think its 3 times he as cleansed the earth.were too late.we missed our chance in 2012 were finshed am sorry to say

  19. Joseph October 12, 2016 / 6:38 PM

    And on the third day I will rebuild the temple.

    Moses was taken from the water and the Old Testament the Father was the first day.

    Jesus born of the virgin the handmaid of the Lord who was called Mary but is known as Wisdom and unto Joseph who when told by the Angel what was to happen replied, get out of here that’s not what we are taught to believe at all. And the child was the son born of the Spirit and that was the second day the New Testament.

    Now the third day is when Jesus, Yeshua, the Messiah, the child comes to you and you are risen from the dead. Behold I stand at the door and knock I am the way and the life. Those who drink from my well will never thirst again. I am alpha and omega the beginning and the end the Author and finisher of the faith. You can make it if you try the choice is yours……

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