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This week let’s finish reading who wrote the New Testament.

The book of James was written by James.  James 1:1  James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.

1Peter was written by Peter.  1Peter 1:1  Peter, an Apostle of Jesus to God’s elect, …  1Peter 5:1  To the elders
among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ’s suffering …

2 Peter was written by Peter.  2 Peter 1:1  Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ.  It is also written
in the first person “I”.  For example, 2 Peter 1:12  So will always remind you …  2Peter 2:13  I think it is right to
refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body.

Both books of John were written by the Apostle John, who walked with Jesus.

Jude was written by Jude.  Jude 1:1  Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James.

Revelation was written by John while he was sentenced to the island of Patmos by the Romans.
Revelation 1:1  He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,  who testifies to everything he saw-
Revelation 1:4  John, to the seven churches in the province of Asia.  Revelation 1:10  On the Lord’s Day I was in
the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, which said:  “write on a scroll what you see and send
it to the seven churches.

In all, there are 66 books of the bible that were written by 40 authors.  Most of them were Prophets and Apostles.
Most of them lived through the events that they were writing.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

 

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Welcome to the new readers.

Let’s continue to read who wrote the New Testament.  What single author wrote most of the
New Testament (after Jesus birth)?

Romans was written by the Apostle Paul.  Reading Romans 15:26 it is suggested that Paul had received con-
tributions from the churches of Macedonia and Achalia, so he either was in the city of Corinth or had just been
there.

1 Corinthians was written by Paul.  1 Corinthians 16:21  I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand.

Galatians was written by Paul.

Philippians was written by Paul while he was in prison.  Philippians 1:13  As a result, it has become clear
throughout the palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.

Colossians was also written by Paul while he was in prison.  Colossians 1:1  Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by
the will of God …

1 Thessalonians was written by Paul.  1 Thessalonians 2:18  For we wanted to come to you- certainly I, Paul,
did, again and again-

1 Timothy, Titus, Phlemon 1, and Hebrews was written by Paul.  

In all, Paul wrote 14 books of the New Testament.  More than any other author.

Just a little background.  Paul, originally named Saul, was a Roman citizen.  He would imprison Christians and per-
secute them and even have them put to death.  One day, Saul was nearing Damascus to search for Christians.  He
was stopped by a bright light that surrounded him.  He fell to his knees as he heard the voice of Christ say “Saul,
Saul, why do you persecute me.”  Because of this encounter, Saul entered Damascus and tells of his conversion.
After this he traveled the northern and eastern sides of the Mediterranean Sea spreading the news about Christ.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

 

The Old Testament was written mostly by the prophets.  Continuing, who wrote the books of the
New Testament (after the birth of Jesus).

Mathew was written by Mathew, one of the twelve apostles.  He traveled and walked with Jesus.  He was an
eyewitness to the life of Jesus.

Mark was written by Mark, also one of the twelve apostles.  He also traveled and walked with Jesus.  He also
was an eyewitness to the life of Jesus.

Luke was written by Luke.

John was written by John.  John 21:24  “This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them
down.  We know that his testimony is true.”

Luke was written by Luke.  Luke 1:3  “Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the
beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you.”

So far, it appears most of the New Testament was written by the original twelve apostles that travel-
ed and walked with Jesus.

Next, what single author wrote most of the New Testament.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

Welcome.  Let’s continue to establish who wrote the books of the bible.  I know this is redundant but I think it is
important to establish bible accuracy.

According to Jewish tradition, the book of Judges was written by Samuel.  Several scriptures state “in those
days there was no king.”  This tells us Judges was written after the time of Moses and Joshua and before the first
King Saul.  In 1Samuel 16, the Prophet Samuel anoints Saul as the first King of Israel.

Although the book of Job was about Job, he was not the author.  The author of Job was probably an Israelite, 
since he frequently uses the word Yahweh for God.  We don’t know who the Israelite was, but it had to be
divinely revealed to him.  He received information only God could know.  For example, the conversation between
God and Satan concerning Job.

Proverbs was written by a group of wise men or scribes.

Several scriptures suggest that Ecclesiastes was written by King Solomon.  It was written in the first person,
using “I”.  Ecclesiastes 1:1  The words of the Teacher, son of David, King in Jerusalem.  Ecclesiastes 1:12  I, the
teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

Isaiah himself was thought to have written Isaiah.  He is often thought of as the greatest of the writing
prophets.

Daniel was written by Daniel himself.

The book of Jonah (and the whale) is traditionally thought to have been written by Jonah.

Jeremiah was written by Jeremiah.  Jeremiah 36:2  “Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken
to you concerning Israel, Judah and the other nations.

Most of the books of the Old Testament were written by the prophets.  Next week we will read who wrote the
New Testament.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

 

Let’s answer the following questions?  Why are we here?  What is the meaning of life?

Jesus answered this question when the Pharisees (religious leaders of the day) asked him, what is the greatest
commandment?

Jesus summed up the entire bible (Old Testament and New Testament) with his answer.  The greatest command-
ment is “To love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind and with all your soul.

This is why we are here!  This is the meaning of life!  This is why we were created!  To love the Lord
our God!

When we love the Lord and pray to the Lord and he answers with his wisdom, this is the relationship that God
wants from us (his creation) and has wanted from people since the beginning of time.

I think it’s important to remember that God is a Spirit that is omnipresent and this Spirit is invisible to the
human eye.

Remember John 4:24  God is Spirit and his worshipers must worship him in the Spirit and in truth.

Next week we will start “Bible Accuracy.”

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

Hell 3

Posted: July 13, 2017 in Hell
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In Hell 2 we read that hell is referred to as a place of eternal fire.  Now, let’s examine where hell is located.

In Heaven 2 and Heaven 3 we read that heaven stretches from the clouds to the stars.  God is in heaven and out-
side/above heaven.  The only other place for hell is down.  Is hell inside the earth?  Is the eternal fire 
inside the earth?  I think it is.

The earth’s crust is 20 to 30 miles thick.  Beneath the crust is a layer called the mantle.  The mantle is a layer
where hot magna, molten rock and hot gases exist.  This mixture often seeps to the earth’s crust as volcanoes.

Beneath the mantle layer is the outer core which has a temperature of 4400 degrees Celsius.  Beneath the outer
core is the inner core or center of the earth.  The earth’s inner core temperature is equal to that of the sun’s sur-
face at 6000 degrees Celsius.  Some where inside the earth is the eternal fire of hell.

How do we know hell isn’t in another fiery place like the sun or another burning star?

Ephesians 4:9  “He ascended,” what does it mean that he also descended into the lower regions, the earth?

1 Peter 3:19  In it he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey.

After Jesus died on the cross, he descended into hell and proclaim the good news to the nonbelieving souls.

Next week, more on the Abyss.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

Hell 1

Posted: June 29, 2017 in Hell
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Welcome.  Let’s begin our study of hell.  Is hell real and where is it?

Jeremiah 7:30  The people of Judah have done evil in my eyes, declares the Lord.  They have set up detestable
idols in the house that bears my name and have defied it.  They have built the high places of Topheth in the
Valley of Ben Hinnom to burn their sons and daughters in the fire- something I (God) did not com-
mand, nor did it enter my mind.

What is the above scripture saying?  South of Jerusalem, in the Valley of Hinnom, the people built a fire
pit that was a garbage dump.  It was also where they sacrificed and burned their children to pagan
gods.

In Hebrew, “Valley of Hinnom” is translated as “Gehenna.”  In English, “Gehenna” is translated as “hell.”

The bible calls the eternal home of nonbelieving souls “hell.”  It is called “hell” because the place on earth that
most resembles the horror of this eternal dwelling was the “Valley of Hinnom” or “Gehenna” as described in
Jeremiah 7:30.

Next week we will read more scriptures that describes hell as a real place.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff