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Adam2.orgI am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. - John 15:5

Adam2.orgAnd the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. - Mark 4:35

Adam2.org...weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. - Psalms 30:5b

Adam2.org...strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. - Matthew 7:14

Adam2.org...And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. - Genesis 1:2b

Adam2.orgThe Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. - Psalms 23:1-2
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Have You Ever Experienced Amazing Grace?Amazing Grace
James 1:17
All I had wanted was a quiet lunch with my wife Shelia at one of our favorite restaurants downtown before going on my usual weekly three day business trip, but there he was...his filthy clothes...Read More Read More
In His PresenceIn His Presence - Prayer Meditation #36
A Great Perplexity: A Full Heart Which Yearns To Pour Forth Its Praise, But Yet Fears When Emptied Must Again Leave His Presence.
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A Church In Our HouseA Church In Our House
Philemon 1:2
Is there a Church in this house? Are parents, children, friends, servants, all members of it? or are some still unconverted? Let us pause here and let the question go round—Am I a member of the Church in this house? How would father's heart leap for joy, and mother's eyes fill with holy tears if from the eldest to the youngest all were saved!...
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My Never Again ListMy Never Again List
Romans 12:1-2
Because of God's assurances given to us in His Word, as Christians, we should take Him at His Word and promise ourselves we will never again do those things He has given us the power to overcome. These are just the beginning in a long list waiting to be discovered as you read. Read them. Claim them. Practice daily walking in His Power in them. Write them out. Carry them with you. Look at and repeat them to yourself often. Soon you will discover you will give no second thought of them as His Spirit transforms you into His likeness...
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Rousseau's Civil Religion: the Idolatry of ToleranceRousseau's Civil Religion: the Idolatry of Tolerance
When Thomist dispensationalist Norman Geisler during the Bill Moyers special on reconstructionism stated that Christians want a moral nation, not a Christian nation,1 he was speaking in the vein of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, arguably the most influential political philosopher of the last three centuries...
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Where are you going in life?
Religion and the Founding of America
Book: Adam2

Guide For The Walk Home

The following is taken from the Book, Adam2: A Guide For The Walk Home, written by our founder. It is A Commentary On The Gospel Of John, complete with a background look at the contemporary Jewish groups active in Jesus' day. It includes a summary of each chapter, a redacted study of each disciple, a brief study of Gnosticism of the time, pertinent timelines, and much more. Each chapter of study includes extensive Biblical references to the notes on the chapter.

A chronological excerpt of each section will be posted here at the beginning of each month. You can access free of charge at any time a complete online digital version for your further study. In addition, a link will be provided to purchase the book on CD to install on your own computer for convenience of study and print. All we ask is that you observe the stated copyrights as with any book you buy over the counter, limiting your print to only one hard copy for your own personal use. If further hard copies are necessary, please contact us for an additional nominal fee. Thank you for your interest in this study. Our hope and prayer is that through the work of the Holy Spirit as you study you will be blessed by it, and if so, recommend it to a friend.

Now for the Conclusion to the background study of the 5 major Jewish groups in Jesus' time for preparation of the textual study of the Gospel of John in the book: Adam2.


Having looked now at some possible origins, developments, beliefs, and comparisons of five major Jewish groups in Jesus' day, the obvious question that remains to be asked is: what of their end? Since these groups all had their roots in Judaism (which flourished within a free Jewish state, whether under independent rule or favorable foreign occupation), it stands to reason that if those conditions were altered, then changes were inevitable. Hopefully, it has become clear to the reader that the Jewish state did not end because Rome was hostile to their religion. On the contrary, Rome's stated policy on the religion of other conquered nations was: religio-lictus, which is Latin for a lawful religion recognized as legitimate within that nation. However, due to the seditious nature of a certain element that led to the fall of Jerusalem and the Jewish state in A.D.70, life for the Jews would never be the same.

For the scribes whose role in Judaism was more function than political, as long as there remained a need for the preservation and reproduction of God's revelation and the chronicles of Israel's history, they would always have their place in Jewish society, no matter the state of it (even to modern times). From Genesis to Malachi, God had inspired holy men made wise through the knowledge of His revelation to record His continuing record. However, failing to recognize and embrace Jesus as their expected messiah, the first century self-righteous scribes had abdicated their position as the truly wise of Israel, as once seen in their predecessors. God would no longer use these "whited sepulchers" as vessels for His continuing revelation. He would choose a tax collector, Galilean fishermen, a Gentile physician, a turncoat Pharisee, etc., men unlearned in the hierarchy of Jewish tradition and wisdom (with the exception of one), to confound the wise of the day and complete the record of His revelation.

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World Without Christ
World Without Christ

Most of us have either heard or heard of John Lennon's song: Imagine (there's no heaven... lyrics). On the surface it sounds wonderful: a utopia where everyone is one--no divisions, conflict, struggle or want—here, now. There's just one problem with that: Sin. Read the lyrics again. What do you see missing? Two things: the Redemption of man and most importantly, the Absence of God.

One does not have to look far nor into the too distant past to see evidence of that in its most frightening horrific form. Lennon's own life ended tragically. Sin is inescapable no matter how much we may imagine. Evil exists in the world and lies within the heart of the best of us whether we act on its impulse or not. And what of that I wonder was Lennon's suggestion for us? How do you suppose He proposed to expiate sin and evil from the heart of man, something that can not be seen nor touched by the most learned scientist, skilled surgeon or world philosopher?

Following Mr. Lennon's suggestion of imagining "no heaven, no hell, no religion", let me propose this: Imagine There Is No Christ! Sit for a moment and reflect. Close your eyes and look with the mind's eye. Imagine there is a world without Christ, without His church, His Christians, without God, without the evidences in creation of His nature of order and purpose. In our arrogance and self-nurturing ego many assume, as did Lennon, we possess of our own making all the desirable attributes of righteousness and good intentions toward others, that it has no source outside ourselves, originating out of our own sense of goodness, special being and self-healing. There isn't anything inherently wrong with any of us other than flawed thinking and a lack of acceptance, understanding and imagination. If we would all just come together and agree to see the world and each other in the same single way there would be world harmony. Miraculously, we would all live and sing in tune as "one." The problem with that is obvious on its surface. Who determines the "same single way" all are to agree and live harmoniously? How do so many independent thinkers and individual lives, corrupted by sin and evil, come to that point—generation after generation? And what if, let's say for argument purposes, just one doesn't comply?...

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Bible Summaries

Proverbs Chapter Summary

The following is taken from the Book of New Testament Summaries.

Chapter
  1. (A.D.60-63?) God, who once spoke through the prophets, has now spoken through His Son, the first-begotten of Him. Jesus, being made in the image of God, higher than the angels, to be worshipped by them, made and sustains all things. He is everlasting, sending forth His ministering angels to minister to all the heirs of His salvation.
  2. His message, witnessed by man, therefore, is paramount, to be heard and obeyed by all, neglected by none, if we are to escape this world alive. Man, being crowned with glory and honor, was given dominion over all things, having all things placed under his feet (control). But yet he, because of his sin, lost and no longer holds dominion over his own death, it seizing and enslaving him. Christ, then, being made as man, lower than the angels by His choice for a season, and being made perfect through His suffering, became the Captain of our salvation. He defeated Satan who was given the power over man's death by man himself ( Gen.2:17; 3:17-19), returning death back under man's feet. Man is finally able through Christ to be free from the bondage and fear of death. Because of His suffering and temptations while overcoming death for us, He is able to minister to us in our present suffering under death's curse.
  3. Partaking of this Heavenly calling, we now have a High Priest and Apostle who will be faithful to the finish of this calling, with greater glory than Moses who was faithful to Israel. Therefore, let us hold fast this confidence and hope, with a believing and obedient heart, to the end that we may enter into His rest, unlike the unbelieving fathers in the first Earthly Exodus who died out in the wilderness.
  4. Let us put away all unbelief and labor (believe) with faith to enter into the rest that remains for us even to this day. Be cautioned that His Word is able to lay open our hearts, even to the minutest detail of our deepest thoughts and intentions. Because we have so great a High Priest who once experienced all that we ever will, yet without sin, let us approach His throne with bold confidence for grace and mercy in our needs. [See Jn.6. Jesus' teaching on labor (work).]
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5 Articles on Modern Church
Has church been getting you down lately? Do you have more questions than answers about the major shift in your experiences in worship, in the objects, music, and even the sermons? We may be able to help.
Know first, you are not alone! More people are awaking to a deceptive practice that began years ago. In addition, we have put together 5 articles to try and answer some of those questions and help with your understanding. The first are more practical in nature as they relate to your questions. However, the 5th is more specific in identifying a major factor behind the changes you are experiencing. We hope this will not be the end of your exploration of this growing cancer on the church. If you're fine with it, we wish you the best but some of us have not nor will buy into it.
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