10 comments on “Scriptures That Bother Me — Hebrews 1:3

  1. Jim,
    Do you know what also bother me the most ? Is to see a pastor picturing himself as Jesus. In a long run, he will have guts to say that he is Jesus.
    Your hypothesis is wrong. To say that; If to see Jesus, is to see the Father, then when people see me, do they see Jesus ? This is one of the most stupid analysis of yours. But , there is an answer to that question of yours; and the answer is YES!! FALSE JESUS. That is what you are. A False preacher.
    ( No offense intended, ONLY THE TRUTH)
    Do you want to debate on this one?

  2. Great thought Jim. I also like that you didn’t bother deleting the other guy. I’ve always felt like my God was big enough to defend himself.

    As for being like God. I’ve been thinking, studying, praying about this whole issue of being incarnate. Never thought I’d use a word that big, but there it is.

    It seems I am to do things naturally from an overflow of God in me. Not do things so that I fill God in me. If I can get this right, my character issues become gravy…

  3. Archie,

    Yes, a natural re-presentation of Christ would take care of my character issues. I want my first nature to be Christ-like, not my second-nature.



  4. Thanks for the great word. Apparently dove124 does not understand incarnation theology nor does dove124 comprehend that each day we are to become more like Him. It is amazing after 41+ years of marriage how much like my wife I have become and how much like me she has become. The more we walk with each other we act like each other–we are still in the process of becoming one.

    Relationship with God is very similar. The more time you spend with Him the more you take on His mindset, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil 2:5). Doesn’t it seem that if the mind in Christ is in us, then it will show in all we say and do. We will take on his lifestyle just because we spend so much time with Him.

    I am not Jesus, I am still a man in need of a Savior who can lift me out of the darkness of this world.

    Thanks for your word.

  5. Charles R.,
    To tell you frankly, yes , I do not understand incarnation theology. You know why? It’s not in the bible. It’s a concept created by a wild imagination of people WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE SCRIPTURE. As it is written in 2 Peter 3:16 it says” As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; IN WHICH ARE SOME THINGS HARD TO BE UNDERSTOOD, which they THAT ARE UNLEARNED and UNSTABLE W R E S T, as they do also the other Scriptures , unto their own destruction”.
    I hope that you understand my point.

  6. archie rhine,
    Yes,, God can defend himself, BUT , will it be more interesting if your so called pastor, will depend his teaching ? So that you will know if God hath really sent him? For GOD hath saith, (Isaiah 1:18)”Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord”.
    What I understand from you, from the thing you wrote, is that, you yourself is not well verse of the scripture. Maybe it is the fault of your guide. Maybe he did not impart to you a knowledge of how to recognized a pastor who are sent by God , to those that are not sent by God.
    So next time, don’t butt in, to topics that you yourself is ignorant of. My suggestion to you is : STUDY THE BIBLE. READ IT VERY VERY CAREFULLY !

  7. As a very flawed human being, I can only hope to be mindful of the examples Jesus left us and in some small way exhibit His character along the way. The five questions you pose are so relevant to living each day not for me, but in God. Thanks, Jim.

  8. Dove,

    I am always interested in opposing points of view at my blog. I’m not perfect and have much to learn. Still, I will ask you to be respectful to other writers who oppose your point of view. If you want to engage in a decent, even lively dialogue with other readers, have at it. I enjoy reading the discussions. However, if you are going to tell others, who are free to leave their comments just like you are, “don’t butt in,” then I will not publish your comments. Feel free to disagree, but do so agreeably and with love.


  9. “Are you a denomination first or a Christian first?” That is just the quesiton that I have been working through. Thanks for the reminder, Jim that we are to present ourselves as reflecitons of Christ and not the demonitation that we choose to worship Him with.

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