He was the Word, that spake it:
He took the bread and brake it;
And what that Word did make it,
I do believe and take it.
Both the picture and the quote may or may not be John Donne.
I don't know why the gays want to get married...they're just going to get divorced like everyone else.
Jesus went to England [during the so-called missing years] with his uncle, Joseph of Arimathea; that's where he learned to be a carpenter. That's in the Bible.
If anyone confesses that Christ Jesus is the Lord but deniest the God of the law and the prophets saying that the Father of Christ is not the maker of heaven and earth, he has not continued in the truth any more than his father the devil, and is a disciple of Simon Magus, not of the Holy Spirit.
These disciples of Simon Magus – were probably not actual students of the Samaritan sorcerer described in Acts 8: 9 – 24. The enigmatic Simon Magus (Simon the Magician) became a sort of figurehead for all kinds of esoteric and occult philosophies and was eventually regarded by Christians as “source of all heresies.”
If anyone says there is one God and also confesses Christ Jesus, but thinks the Lord to be a mere man, and not the only-begotten God, and Wisdom and the Word of God, and deems Him to consist merely of a soul and body, such a one is a serpent, that preaches deceit and error for the destruction of man. And such a man is poor in understanding, even as by name he is an Ebionite.”
The Ebionites (from the Hebrew word for “poor”) were Jewish Christians that insisted upon the following of Jewish laws and rites. It’s difficult to know for certain what they believed and practiced, but it seems that they rejected much of what would later be affirmed at the council of Nicea – particularly Jesus’ pre-existence, divinity, virgin-birth, and physical resurrection.
If anyone confesses the truths mentioned but calls lawful wedlock and the procreation of children destruction and pollution, or deem certain kinds of food abominable, such a one has the apostate dragon within him.
If anyone confesses the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost and praises the creation but calls the incarnation merely an appearance, and is ashamed of the passion, such an one has denied the faith, not less than the Jews who killed Christ.
If anyone confesses these things and that God the Word did dwell in a human body, being within it as the Word, even as the soul also in the body, because it was God that inhabited it and not a human soul, but affirms that unlawful unions are a good thing and places the highest happiness in pleasure, as does the man who is falsely called a Nicolaitan, this person can neither be a lover of God nor a lover of Christ, but is a corrupter of his own flesh, and therefore void of the Holy Spirit and a stranger to Christ.