October 21, 2019

1 Corinthians 2

1 Corinthians 2 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

1 He setteth down a platform of his preaching,?4 which was base in respect of man’s wisdom,?7, 13 but noble in respect of the spiritual power and efficacy.?14 And so concludeth that flesh and blood cannot rightly judge thereof.

And [a]I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of words, or of wisdom, showing unto you the [b]testimony of God.

For I [c]esteemed not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

And I was among you in [d]weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

Neither stood my word, and my preaching in the enticing speech of man’s wisdom, [e]but in plain [f]evidence of the Spirit and of power.

[g]That your faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

[h]And we speak wisdom among them that are [i]perfect: not the wisdom of this world, neither of the [j]princes of this world, which come to nought.

[k]But we speak the wisdom of God in a [l]mystery, even the hid wisdom, [m]which God had determined before the world, unto our glory.

[n]Which none of the princes of this world hath known: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the [o]Lord of glory.

[p]But as it is written, The things which eye hath not seen, neither ear hath heard, neither came into [q]man’s heart, are, which God hath prepared for them that love him.

10 [r]But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the spirit [s]searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

11 [t]For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the [u]spirit of a man, which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

12 Now we have receiveth not the [v]spirit of the world, but the Spirit, which is of God, [w]that we might [x]know the things that are given to us of God.

13 [y]Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the holy Ghost teacheth, [z]comparing spiritual things with spiritual things.

14 [aa]But the [ab]natural man perceiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them, because they are [ac]spiritually discerned.

15 [ad]But he that is spiritual, [ae]discerneth all things: yet [af]he himself is judged of [ag]no man.

16 [ah]For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he might [ai]instruct him? But we have the [aj]mind of Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 2:1 He returneth to 1 Cor. 1:17, that is to say, to his own example: confessing that he used not amongst them either excellency of words, or enticing speech of man’s wisdom, but with great simplicity of speech, both knew and preached Jesus Christ crucified, humble and abject, as touching the flesh.
  2. 1 Corinthians 2:1 The Gospel.
  3. 1 Corinthians 2:2 I purposed not to profess any other knowledge, but the knowledge of Christ and him crucified.
  4. 1 Corinthians 2:3 He setteth weakness, against excellency of words, and therefore joineth with it fear and trembling, which are the companions of true modesty, not such fear and trembling as terrify the conscience, but such as are contrary to vanity and pride.
  5. 1 Corinthians 2:4 He turneth that now to the commendation of his ministry, which he had granted to his adversaries: for his virtue and power which they knew well enough, was so much the more excellent, because it had no worldly help joined with it.
  6. 1 Corinthians 2:4 By plain evidence he meaneth such a proof, as is made by certain and necessary reasons.
  7. 1 Corinthians 2:5 And he telleth the Corinthians, that he did it for their great profit, because they might thereby know manifestly, that the Gospel was from heaven. Therefore he privately rebuketh them, because that in seeking vain ostentation, they willingly deprived themselves of the greatest help of their faith.
  8. 1 Corinthians 2:6 Another argument taken of the nature of the thing, that is, of the Gospel, which is true wisdom, but known to them only which are desirous of perfection: and is unsavory to them which otherwise excel in the world, but yet vainly and frailly.
  9. 1 Corinthians 2:6 Those are called perfect here, not which had gotten perfection already, but such as tend to it, as Phil. 3:15, so that perfect, is set against weak.
  10. 1 Corinthians 2:6 They that are wiser, richer, or mightier than other men are.
  11. 1 Corinthians 2:7 He showeth the cause why this wisdom cannot be perceived of those excellent worldly writes: to wit, because indeed it is so deep that they cannot attain unto it.
  12. 1 Corinthians 2:7 Which men could not so much as dream of.
  13. 1 Corinthians 2:7 He taketh away an objection: if it be so hard, when and how is it known? God, saith he, determined with himself from the beginning, that which his purpose was to bring forth at this time out of his secrets for the salvation of men.
  14. 1 Corinthians 2:8 He taketh away another objection: why then, how cometh it to pass, that this wisdom was so rejected of men of highest authority, that they crucified Christ himself? Paul answereth: because they knew not Christ such as he was.
  15. 1 Corinthians 2:8 That mighty God, full of true majesty and glory: Now this place hath in it a most evident proof of the divinity of Christ, and of his joining of the two natures in one, which hath this in it, that that which is proper to the manhood alone, is vouched of the Godhead joined with the manhood: which kind of speech is called of the old fathers, a making common of things belonging to someone, with other to whom they do not belong.
  16. 1 Corinthians 2:9 Another objection: But how could it be that those witty men could not perceive this wisdom? Paul answereth: Because we preach those things which pass all man’s understanding.
  17. 1 Corinthians 2:9 Man cannot so much as think of them, much less conceive them with his senses.
  18. 1 Corinthians 2:10 A question: if it surmount the capacity of men, how can it be understood of any man, or how can you declare and preach it? by a peculiar lightening by God’s Spirit, wherewith whosoever is inspired, he can enter even to the very secrets of God.
  19. 1 Corinthians 2:10 There is nothing so secret and hidden in God, but the Spirit of God peereth into it.
  20. 1 Corinthians 2:11 He setteth that forth by a similitude, which he spake of the inspiration of the Spirit. As the force of man’s wit searcheth out things pertaining to man, so doth our mind by that power of the holy Ghost, understand heavenly things.
  21. 1 Corinthians 2:11 The mind of man, which is endued with ableness to understand and judge.
  22. 1 Corinthians 2:12 The Spirit which we have received, doth not teach us things of this world, but lifteth us up to God, and this place teacheth us against the Papists, what faith is, from whence it cometh, and what force it is of.
  23. 1 Corinthians 2:12 That which he spake generally, he restraineth now to those things which God hath opened unto us of our salvation in Christ: lest that any man should separate the Spirit from the preaching of the word and Christ: or should think that those fantastical men are governed by the Spirit of God, which wandering besides the word, thrust upon us their vain imaginations for the secrets of God.
  24. 1 Corinthians 2:12 This word (know) is taken here in his proper sense, for true knowledge, which the Spirit of God worketh in us.
  25. 1 Corinthians 2:13 Now he returneth to his purpose, and concludeth the argument which he began verse 6, and it is thus: the words must be applied to the matter, and the matter must be set forth with words which are meet and convenient for it: now this wisdom is spiritual and not of man, and therefore it must be delivered by a spiritual kind of teaching, and not by enticing words of man’s eloquence, that the simple, and yet wonderful majesty of the holy Ghost may therein appear.
  26. 1 Corinthians 2:13 Applying the words unto the matter, to wit, that as we teach spiritual things, so [must] our kind of teaching be spiritual.
  27. 1 Corinthians 2:14 Again he preventeth an offence or stumbling block: how cometh it to pass that so few allow these things? This is not to be marveled at, sayeth the Apostle, seeing that men in their natural powers (as they termed them) are not endued with that faculty, whereby spiritual things are discerned (which faculty cometh another way) and therefore they accompt spiritual wisdom as folly: and it is as if he should say, It is no marvel that blind men cannot judge of colors, seeing that they lack the light of their eyes, and therefore light is to them as darkness.
  28. 1 Corinthians 2:14 The man that hath no further light of understanding than that which he brought with him, even from his mother’s womb, as Jude defineth it, Jude 19.
  29. 1 Corinthians 2:14 By the virtue of the holy Ghost.
  30. 1 Corinthians 2:15 He amplifieth the matter by contraries.
  31. 1 Corinthians 2:15 Understandeth and discerneth.
  32. 1 Corinthians 2:15 The wisdom of the flesh, saith Paul, determined nothing certainly, no not in its own affairs, much less can it discern strange, that is, spiritual things. But the Spirit of God, wherewith spiritual men are endued, can be deceived by no means, and therefore be reproved of no man.
  33. 1 Corinthians 2:15 Of no man: for when the Prophets are judged of the Prophets, it is the Spirit that judges, and not the man.
  34. 1 Corinthians 2:16 A reason of the former saying: for he is called spiritual, which hath learned that by the virtue of the Spirit, which Christ hath taught us. Now if that which we have learned of that Master, could be reproved of any man, he must needs be wiser than God: whereupon it followeth, that they are not only foolish, but also wicked, which think that they can devise something that is either more perfect, or that they can teach the wisdom of God a better way than they knew or taught, which undoubtedly, were endued with God’s Spirit.
  35. 1 Corinthians 2:16 Lay his head to his, and teach him what he should do.
  36. 1 Corinthians 2:16 We are endued with the Spirit of Christ, who openeth unto us those secrets, which by all other means are unsearchable, and also all truth whatsoever.

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John Chapter 8

John 8 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

3 The woman taken in adultery,?11 hath her sins forgiven her.?12 Christ the light of the world.?19 The Pharisees ask where his Father is.?39 The sons of Abraham.?42 The sons of God,?44 The devil the father of lying.?56 Abraham saw Christ’s day.

And Jesus went unto the mount of Olives,

And early in the morning came again into the Temple, and all the people came unto him, and he sat down and taught them.

[a]Then the Scribes and the Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery, and set her in the midst,

And said unto him, Master, we found this woman committing adultery even in the very act.

Now Moses in our Law commanded, that such should be stoned: what sayest thou therefore?

And this they said to tempt him, that they might have, whereof to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground,

[b]And while they continued asking him, he lifted himself up, and said unto them, Let him that is among you without sin, cast the first stone at her.

And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

And when they heard it, being accused by their own conscience, they went out, one by one, beginning at the eldest even to the last: so Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

10 [c]When Jesus had lifted up himself again, and saw no man, but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said, Neither do I condemn thee: go and sin no more.

12 [d]Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am that light of the world: he that followeth me, shall not walk in darkness, but shall have that light of life.

13 [e]The Pharisees therefore said unto him, [f]Thou bearest record of thyself: thy record is not true.

14 Jesus answered, and said unto them, [g]Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I come, and whither I go: but ye cannot tell whence I came, and whither I go.

15 Ye judge after the flesh: I [h]judge no man.

16 And if I also judge, my judgment is true, for I am not alone, but I, and the Father, that sent me.

17 And it is also written in your Law, that the testimony of two men is true.

18 [i]I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

19 [j]Then said they unto him, Where is that Father of thine? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor the Father of mine. If ye had known me, ye should have known that Father of mine also.

20 These words spake Jesus in the [k]treasury, as he taught in the Temple, and no man laid hands on him: [l]for his hour was not yet come.

21 [m]Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins, Whither I go, can ye not come.

22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself, because he saith, Whither I go, can ye not come?

23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath, I am from above: ye are of this world, I am not of this world.

24 I said therefore unto you, That ye shall die in your sins: for except ye believe, that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

25 [n]Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus said unto them, Even [o]the same thing that I said unto you from the beginning.

26 [p]I have many things to say, and to judge of you: but he that sent me, is true, and the things that I have heard of him, those speak I to the world.

27 [q]They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.

28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself, but as my Father hath taught me, so I spake these things.

29 For he that sent me, is with me: the Father hath not left me alone, because I do always those things that please him.

30 ¶ As he spake these things, many believed in him.

31 [r]Then said Jesus to the Jews which believed in him, If ye continue in my word, ye are verily my disciples,

32 And shall know the truth, and the truth shall [s]make you free.

33 [t]They answered him, We be [u]Abraham’s seed, and were never bond to any man: why sayest thou then, Ye shall be made free?

34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily I say unto you, that whosoever commiteth sin, is the servant of sin.

35 And the servant abideth not in the house forever: but the Son abideth forever.

36 If that Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

37 [v]I know that ye are Abraham’s seed, but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your Father.

39 They answered, and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

40 But now ye go about to kill me, a man that have told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

41 Ye do the works of your father. Then said they to him, We are not born of fornication: we have one Father, which is God.

42 Therefore Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, then would ye love me: for I proceeded forth, and came from God, neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

43 Why do ye not understand my [w]talk? because ye cannot hear my word.

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do: he hath been a murderer from the [x]beginning, and [y]abode not in the [z]truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, then speaketh he of his [aa]own: for he is a liar, and the [ab]father thereof.

45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

46 [ac]Which of you can rebuke me of sin? and if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

48 [ad]Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?

49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil, but I honor my Father, and ye have dishonored me.

50 And I seek not mine own praise: but there is one that [ae]seeketh it, and judgeth.

51 [af]Verily, verily I say unto you, If a man keep my word, he shall never [ag]see death.

52 [ah]Then said the Jews to him, Now know we that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the Prophets: and thou sayest, If a man keep my word, he shall never taste of death.

53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the Prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?

54 [ai]Jesus answered, If I honor myself, mine honor is [aj]nothing worth: it is my Father that honoreth me, whom ye say, that he is your God.

55 [ak]Yet ye have not known him: but I know him, and if I should say I know him not, I should be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his word.

56 [al]Your father Abraham [am]rejoiced to see my [an]day, and he [ao]saw it, and was glad.

57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily I say unto you, before Abraham was, I [ap]am.

59 [aq]Then took they up stones to cast at him, but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the Temple: And he passed through the midst of them, and so went his way.

Footnotes:

  1. John 8:3 While the wicked go about to make a snare for good men, they make a snare for themselves.
  2. John 8:7 Against hypocrites which are very severe judges against other men, and flatter themselves in their own sins.
  3. John 8:10 Christ would not take upon him the civil Magistrates office: he contented himself to bring sinners to faith and repentance.
  4. John 8:12 The world which is blind in itself cannot come to have ray light but in Christ only.
  5. John 8:13 Christ is without all exception the best witness of the truth, for he was sent by his Father for that purpose, and was by him approved to the world by infinite miracles.
  6. John 8:13 Thou bearest witness of thyself which thing by all men’s opinion, is naught: and for a man to commend himself is very discommendable.
  7. John 8:14 That which he denied afore, John 5:31, must be taken by a manner of granting, for in that place he framed himself somewhat to the humor of his hearers, which acknowledged nothing in Christ but his humanity, and therefore he was content they should set light by his own witness, unless it were otherwise confirmed. But in this place he standeth for the maintenance of his Godhead, and praiseth his Father, who is his witness, and agreeth with him.
  8. John 8:15 I do now only teach you, I condemn no man: but yet if I list to do it, I might lawfully do it, for I am not alone, but my Father is with me.
  9. John 8:18 The Godhead is plainly distinguished from the manhood, else there were not two witnesses: for the party accused is not taken for a witness.
  10. John 8:19 No man can know God, but in Christ only.
  11. John 8:20 This was some place appointed for the gathering of the offerings.
  12. John 8:20 We live and die at the pleasure of God and not of men: Therefore this one thing remaineth that we go forward constantly in our vocation.
  13. John 8:21 Because that men do naturally abhor heavenly things, no man can be a fit disciple of Christ, unless the Spirit of God frame him: in the mean season notwithstanding, the world must of necessity perish, because it refuseth the life that is offered unto it.
  14. John 8:25 He shall at length know who Christ is, which will diligently hear, what he saith.
  15. John 8:25 That is, I am Christ, and the savior, for so I told you from the beginning that I was.
  16. John 8:26 God is the revenger of Christ’s doctrine despised.
  17. John 8:27 Even the contempt of Christ maketh for his glory: which thing his enemies shall feel at length to their great smart.
  18. John 8:31 The true disciples of Christ continue in his doctrine, that profiting more and more in the knowledge of the truth, they may be delivered from the most grievous burden of sin, into the true liberty of righteousness and life.
  19. John 8:32 From the slavery of sin.
  20. John 8:33 Some of the multitude, not they that believed: for this is not the speech of men that consent unto him but of men that are against him.
  21. John 8:33 Born and begotten of Abraham.
  22. John 8:37 Our wicked manners declare, that we are plainly born of a devilish nature, But we are changed, and made of the household of God, according to the covenant which he made with Abraham by Christ only, apprehended and laid hold on by faith: which faith is known by a godly and honest life.
  23. John 8:43 Or, language: as though he said, you do no more understand what I say, than if I spake in a strange and unknown language to you.
  24. John 8:44 From the beginning of the world: for as soon as man was made, the devil cast him headlong into death.
  25. John 8:44 That is, continued not constantly, or remained not.
  26. John 8:44 That is, in faithfulness, and uprightness, that is, kept not his creation.
  27. John 8:44 Even of his own head, and of his own brain or disposition.
  28. John 8:44 The author thereof.
  29. John 8:46 Christ did thoroughly execute the office, that his Father enjoined him.
  30. John 8:48 The enemies of Christ make their bravery for a while, but the Father will appear at his time to revenge the reproach that is done unto him in the person of his son.
  31. John 8:50 That is, that will revenge both your despising of me, and of him.
  32. John 8:51 The only doctrine of the Gospel apprehended by faith, is a sure remedy against death.
  33. John 8:51 That is, he shall not feel it: for even in the midst of death, the faithful see life.
  34. John 8:52 Against them which abuse the glory of the Saints, to darken Christ’s glory.
  35. John 8:54 There is nothing farther off from all ambition than Christ, but his Father hath set him above all things.
  36. John 8:54 This is spoken by manner of [a grant]: as if he had said, Be it so, let this report which I give of myself, be of no force: yet there is another that glorifieth me, that is, that honoreth my Name.
  37. John 8:55 There is no right knowledge of God, without Christ, neither any right knowledge of Christ without his word.
  38. John 8:56 The virtue of Christ showed itself through all former ages in the Fathers, for they saw in the promises, that he should come, and did very joyfully lay hold on him with a lively faith.
  39. John 8:56 Was very desirous.
  40. John 8:56 A day is a space that a man liveth in, or doeth any notable act, or suffereth any great thing.
  41. John 8:56 With the eyes of faith, Heb. 11:13.
  42. John 8:58 Christ as he was God, was before Abraham: and he was the Lamb slain from the beginning of the world.
  43. John 8:59 Zeal without knowledge, breaketh out at length into a most open madness: and yet the wicked cannot do what they list.

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John Chapter 3

John 3 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

1 Christ teacheth Nicodemus the very principles of Christian regeneration.?14 The serpent in the wilderness.?23 John baptizeth,?27 and teacheth his, that he is not Christ.

There [a]was now a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a [b]ruler of the Jews.

This man came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a [c]teacher come from God, for no man could do these miracles that thou doest, [d]except God were with him.

[e]Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot [f]see the [g]kingdom of God.

Nicodemus said unto him, How [h]can a man be born which is old? can he enter into his mother’s womb again, and be born?

Jesus answered, Verily, verily I say unto thee, except that 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 [i]flesh: and that that is born of the Spirit, is spirit.

Marvel not that I said to thee, Ye must be born again.

The wind bloweth where it [j]listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every man that is born of the Spirit.

[k]Nicodemus answered, and said unto him, How can these things be?

10 Jesus answered, and said unto him, Art thou a teacher of Israel, and knowest not these things?

11 Verily, verily I say unto thee, We speak that we know, and testify that we have seen: but ye receive not our [l]witness.

12 If when I tell you earthly things, ye believe not, how should ye believe, If I shall tell you of heavenly things?

13 For no [m]man [n]ascendeth up to heaven, but he that had descended from heaven, [o]that Son of man which [p]is in heaven.

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must that Son of man be lifted up,

15 That whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 [q]For God so loveth the world, that he hath given his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth [r]in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 [s]For God sent not his Son into the world, that he should [t]condemn the world, but that the [u]world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth in him, is not condemned: but he that believeth not, is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of that only begotten Son of God.

19 [v]And this is the [w]condemnation, that that light came into the world, and men loved darkness rather than that light, because their deeds were evil.

20 For every man that evil doeth, hateth the light, neither cometh to light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21 But he that [x]doeth truth, cometh to the light, that his deeds might be made manifest, that they are wrought [y]according to God.

22 ¶ After these things came Jesus, and his disciples into the land of Judea, and there tarried with them, and baptized.

23 And John also baptized in Aenon besides Salim, because there was much water there: and they came and were baptized.

24 For John was not yet cast into prison.

25 [z]Then there arose a question between John’s disciples and the Jews, about purifying.

26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, he baptizeth, and all men come to him.

27 John answered, and said, A man [aa]can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

28 Ye yourselves are my witnesses, that I said, I am not that Christ, but that I am sent before him.

29 He that hath the bride, is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly, because of the bridegroom’s voice. This my joy therefore is fulfilled.

30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

31 He that is come from on high, is above all: he that is of the earth, is of the [ab]earth, and [ac]speaketh of the earth: he that is come from heaven, is above all.

32 And what he hath [ad]seen and heard, that he testifieth: but [ae]no man receiveth his testimony.

33 He that hath receiveth his testimony, hath sealed that God is true.

34 For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God: for God giveth him not the Spirit by measure.

35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath [af]given all things into his hand.

36 He that believeth in the Son, hath everlasting life, and he that obeyeth not the Son, shall not [ag]see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Footnotes:

  1. John 3:1 There are none sometimes more unlearned, than the learned: but as well the learned as the unlearned must desire wisdom of Christ only.
  2. John 3:1 A man of great estimation, and a ruler amongst the Jews.
  3. John 3:2 We know that thou art sent from God to teach us.
  4. John 3:2 But he in whom some part of the excellency of God appeareth. And if Nicodemus had known Christ aright, he would not only have said that God was with him, but in him: as Paul doth, 2 Cor. 1:19.
  5. John 3:3 The beginning of Christianity consisteth in this, that we know ourselves not only to be corrupt in part, but to be wholly dead in sin: so that our nature hath need to be created anew, as touching the qualities thereof: which can be done by no other virtue, but by the divine and heavenly, whereby we were first created.
  6. John 3:3 That is, go in, or enter, as he expounded himself afterward, verse 5.
  7. John 3:3 The Church: for Christ showeth in this place, how we come to be citizens, and to have ought to do in the city of God.
  8. John 3:4 How can I that am old, be born again? for he answereth, as if Christ’s words belonged to none but to him.
  9. John 3:6 That is, fleshly, to wit, wholly unclean and under the wrath of God: and therefore this word (Flesh) signifieth the corrupt nature of man: contrary to which is the Spirit, that is, the man ingrafted into Christ through the grace of the holy Ghost, whose nature is everlasting and immortal, though the strife of the flesh remaineth.
  10. John 3:8 With free and wandering blasts, as it listeth.
  11. John 3:9 The secret mystery of our regeneration which cannot be comprehended by man’s capacity, is perceived by faith, and that in Christ only, because that he is both God on earth, and man in heaven, that is to say, in such sort man, that he is God also, and therefore almighty: and in such sort God, that he is man also, and therefore his power is manifest unto us.
  12. John 3:11 You handle doubtful things, and such as you have no certain author for, and yet men believe you: but I teach those things that are of a truth and well known, and you believe me not.
  13. John 3:13 Only Christ can teach us heavenly things for no man ascendeth, etc.
  14. John 3:13 That is, hath any spiritual light and understanding, or ever had, but only that Son of God, which came down to us.
  15. John 3:13 Whereas he is said to have come down from heaven, that must be understood of his Godhead, and of the manner of his conception: for Christ’s birth upon the earth was heavenly, and not earthly, for he was conceived by the holy Ghost.
  16. John 3:13 That which is proper to the divinity of Christ, is here spoken of whole Christ, to give us to understand that he is but one person, wherein two natures are united, and this kind of speech men call, the communicating of proprieties.
  17. John 3:16 Nothing else but the free love of the Father, is the beginning of our salvation, and Christ is he in whom our righteousness and salvation is resident: and faith is the instrument or mean whereby we apprehend it, and life everlasting is that which is set before us to apprehend.
  18. John 3:16 It is not all one to believe in a thing, and to believe of a thing, for we may not believe (in anything) save only in God, but we may believe (of anything) whatsoever, this saith Nazianzene in his oration of the Spirit.
  19. John 3:17 Not Christ, but the despising of Christ doth condemn.
  20. John 3:17 That is, to be the cause of the condemning of the world, for indeed sins are the cause of death, but Christ shall judge the quick and the dead.
  21. John 3:17 Not only the people of the Jews, but whosoever shall believe in him.
  22. John 3:19 Only wickedness is the cause, why men refuse the light that is offered them.
  23. John 3:19 That is, the cause of condemnation, which sticketh fast in men, unless through God’s great benefit they be delivered from it.
  24. John 3:21 That is, he that leadeth an honest life, and void of all craft and deceit.
  25. John 3:21 That is, with God, God as it were going before.
  26. John 3:25 Satan inflameth the disciples of John with a fond emulation of their master, to hinder the course of the Gospel: but John being mindful of his office, doth not only break off their endeavors, but also taketh occasion thereby to give testimony of Christ, how that in him only the Father hath set forth life everlasting.
  27. John 3:27 What mean you to go about to better my state? this is every man’s lot and portion that they cannot better themselves one iota.
  28. John 3:31 Is nothing else but man, a piece of work and of the slime of the earth.
  29. John 3:31 Savoreth of nothing but corruption, ignorance, dullness, etc.
  30. John 3:32 What he knoweth fully and perfectly.
  31. John 3:32 That is, very few.
  32. John 3:35 Committed them to his power and will.
  33. John 3:36 Shall not enjoy.
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John Chapter 16

John 16 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

16 1 He foretelleth the disciples of persecution.?7 He promiseth the Comforter, and declareth his office.?21 He compareth the affliction of his, to a woman that travaileth with child.

These [a]things have I said unto you, that ye should not be offended.

They shall excommunicate you: yea the time shall come, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doeth God service.

And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

But these things have I told you, that when the hour shall come, ye might remember, that I told you them. And these things said I not unto you from the beginning, because I was with you.

But now I go my way to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?

But because I have said these things unto you, your hearts are full of sorrow.

[b]Yet I tell you the truth, It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, that Comforter will not come unto you: but if I depart, I will send him unto you,

[c]And when he is come, he will [d]reprove the [e]world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.

Of sin, because they believed not in me:

10 Of [f]righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye shall see me no more.

11 Of [g]judgment, [h]because the prince of this world is judged.

12 [i]I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

13 Howbeit, when he is come which is the spirit of truth, he will lead you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, shall he speak, and he will show you the things to come.

14 [j]He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.

15 All things that the Father hath, are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and show it unto you.

16 [k]A [l]little while, and ye shall not see me: and again a little while, and ye shall see me: [m]for I go to the Father.

17 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me, and again a little while, and ye shall see me, and, For I go to the Father.

18 They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we know not what he saith.

19 Now Jesus knew that they would ask him, and said unto them, Do ye inquire among yourselves, of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?

20 Verily, verily I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, and the world shall rejoice, and ye shall sorrow, but your sorrow shall be turned to joy.

21 A woman when she travaileth hath sorrow because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

22 And ye now therefore are in sorrow: but I will see you again, and your hearts shall rejoice, and your joy shall no man take from you.

23 And in that day shall ye ask me nothing. Verily, verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my Name, he will give it you.

24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my Name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

25 [n]These things have I spoken unto you in parables: but the time will come, when I shall no more speak to you in parables: but I shall show you plainly of the Father.

26 [o]At that day shall ye ask in my Name, and I say not unto you, that I will pray unto the Father for you:

27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

28 I am come out from the Father, and came into the world: again I leave the world, and go to the Father.

29 [p]His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and thou speakest no parable.

30 Now know we that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee. By this we believe, that thou art come out from God.

31 Jesus answered them, Do you believe now?

32 [q]Behold, the hour cometh, and is already come, that ye shall be scattered every man into his own, and shall leave me alone: But I am not alone: for the Father is with me.

33 [r]These things have I spoken unto you, that [s]in me ye might have peace: in the world ye shall have affliction, but be of good comfort: I have overcome the world.

Footnotes:

  1. John 16:1 The ministers of the Gospel must look for all manner of reproaches, not only of them which are open enemies, but even of them also which seem to be of the same household, and the very pillars of the Church.
  2. John 16:7 The absence of Christ, according to the flesh, is profitable to the Church, that we may wholly depend upon his spiritual power.
  3. John 16:8 The Spirit of God worketh so mightily by the preaching of the word, that he constraineth the world, will it, nill it, to confess its own unrighteousness, and Christ’s righteousness and almightiness.
  4. John 16:8 He will so reprove the world, that the worldlings shall be able to present no excuse.
  5. John 16:8 He respecteth the time that followed his ascension, when as all gainsayers were manifestly reproved through the pouring out of the holy Ghost upon the Church: So that the very enemies of Christ were reproved of sin, in that they were constrained to confess that they were deceived, in that they believed not, and therefore they said to Peter, Acts 2, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
  6. John 16:10 Of Christ himself: For when the world shall see, that I have poured out the holy Ghost, they shall be constrained to confess that I was just, and was not condemned of my Father, when I went out of this world.
  7. John 16:11 Of that authority and power, which I have both in heaven and earth.
  8. John 16:11 That is, because they shall then understand and know indeed, that I have overcome the devil, and do govern the world, when all men shall see, that they set themselves against you in vain, for I will arm you with that heavenly power, whereby you may destroy every high thing which is lifted up against the knowledge of God, 2 Cor. 10:12.
  9. John 16:12 The doctrine of the Apostles proceeded from the holy Ghost, and is most perfect.
  10. John 16:14 The holy Ghost bringeth no new doctrine, but teacheth that which was uttered by Christ’s own mouth, and imprinteth it in our minds.
  11. John 16:16 The grace of the holy Ghost is a most lively glass, wherein Christ is truly beholden with the most sharpsighted eyes of faith, and not with the bleared eyes of the flesh: whereby we feel a continual joy even in the midst of sorrows.
  12. John 16:16 When a little time is once past.
  13. John 16:16 For I pass to eternal glory, so that I shall be much more present with you, than I was before: for then you shall feel indeed what I am, and what I am able to do.
  14. John 16:25 The holy Ghost which was poured upon the Apostles after the Ascension of Christ, instructed both them in all chiefest mysteries and secrets of our salvation, and also by them the Church, and will also instruct it to the end of the world.
  15. John 16:26 The sum of the worship of God, is the invocation of the Father in the Name of the Son the Mediator, who is already heard for us, for whom he hath abased himself, and is now also glorified.
  16. John 16:29 Faith and foolish security differ very much.
  17. John 16:32 Neither the wickedness of the world, neither the weakness of his own can diminish anything of the virtue of Christ.
  18. John 16:33 The surety and stay of the Church dependeth only upon the victory of Christ.
  19. John 16:33 That in me you might be thoroughly quieted. For by (peace) is meant in this place, that quiet state of mind, which is clean contrary to disquietness and heaviness.
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The Psychology/Philosophy of Social Engineering is Always Based Upon Deception

There is one way to save collapsing ecosystems and stop climate change.. Depopulate 90% of the indirect and direct drivers causing it.. Depopulation of people. See the 1140 page UNEP tome. REWILDING. is also a new economy connected to the entire new economic model of the tome. Not much to eat in the forests anymore. They’re chasing the grazers off.. Just look at the overall history of eliminating grazing, current grazing is a shadow of what it once was. Wolves and forest fires have eliminated more wildlife than any other method. It’s perfect really, a perfect attack against a society so distracted, so dumbed down they’re actually advocating for their own demise, legislative implementation of depopulation measures against their own species.

The University, the legislatures, the REWILDING AGENDA via a process known as social media is essentially a weapon.. Social Media is a fantastic tool for committing Social Experiments and driving public thought toward Social Change, or the illusion of Social Change by exploiting the masses emotions, by appealing to their emotions.. The intent is to “leverage[s] the power of social media” to sway people to their point of view. The mainstream and alternative media has done this since it came into existence, pushed on the appeal to emotion scheme on a public that runs strictly on emotion. I call it making bullshit believable.. before radio and TV it was the newspapers.. Pushing pseudo knowledge. Former U.S. president Lincoln spoke of this problem when he was in office..

The UNEP tome is a cleverly worded termed, crafted plan for depopulation of people, these authors would certainly orchestrate the depopulation of wildlife in that process, and they have been doing exactly that for quite some time now, while cleverly misdirecting the causes and blame.. The UNEP tome is just psychological marketing, is deceptive, is brought forth through Social Media, Social Experiments, Social Change, all based upon appeals to emotion.. Save the Earth by a cleverly disguised plan of a type of eugenics and genocide the world has never experienced before.. Thus is unrecognizable by MOST people..

Definition of Obfuscation;
Obfuscation (or beclouding) is the hiding of intended meaning in communication, making communication confusing, willfully ambiguous, and harder to interpret. [ citation needed] . The word comes from Latin obfuscatio, from obfusc?re (“to darken”), from ob (“over”) and fusc?re (“to make dark”), from fuscus (“dark”).

“Ignorantia juris non excusat or ignorantia legis neminem excusat”–Latin
“ignorance of law excuses no one”–English translation

The United Nations Environmental Polices are without a doubt a mechanism of warfare based upon deception to beguile the victims of it to advocate for their own depopulation.

“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.” — Sun Tzu

Additionally, it is interesting how the law of nations is the law of sovereigns, it is principally for them, and for All of those nations all of their ministers who are members of the United Nations are legislatively implementing United Nations Environmental Policies into the Law of their “Sovereign” Nations. Apparently these sovereigns cannot think for themselves anymore. Looking back at the U.N.s influence since it was formulated by the joint efforts of the Vatican, the United Kingdom, The United States via their cleverly formulated Atlantic Charter, a contract, one wonders that perhaps they never could think for themselves. Using the Law of Nations Process the United Estates was accepted into The Family of Nations, The League of Nations, The United Nations.. All cloned sovereigns. In the service of one earthly sovereign exercising a cleverly disguised Temporal authority over these alleged “sovereign” nations… Thus Goodby original thinking goodby..

The World Ignorantia juris non excusat or ignorantia legis neminem excusat Self Delusional System… Yes there will be no excuses…

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Systematically DESTROYING the LIE of evolution with REAL Science II

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Systematically DESTROYING the LIE of Evolution with REAL Science I

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Think The Economy Is Great? You Better Think Again

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Trump Just Another Illusion

Trump ia as in’trompe’ – ‘trompe d’oeil’ ie deceive the eye. If you look up etymonline dot com, you’ll find that ‘trump’ can be either a noun or a verb. As a verb, it has 2 meanings. The 1st meaning is to surpass or to beat. The 2nd meaning (which is less well known) is: “fabricate, devise,” 1690s, from trump “deceive, cheat” (1510s), from Middle English trumpen (late 14c.), from Old French tromper “to deceive,” of uncertain origin. Apparently from se tromper de “to mock,” from Old French tromper “to blow a trumpet.” Brachet explains this as “to play the horn, alluding to quacks and mountebanks, who attracted the public by blowing a horn, and then cheated them into buying”…

The Voter, the Patriotard sovereign we are the people mental midgets will never put Humpty Dumpty back together again. By Humpty Dumpty, I mean, ‘minimalist we the citizens owned it first government’. It is a daydream, a fantasy that has never existed but in the collective imagination of citizens that apparently will never comprehend Political Charters… Capitonyms in a legal document pointing out the Signatories as the We the People and the legal aspect of Posterity referring to a specific bloodline..

Humpty Trumpty will make nothing great again..

Here we have Cardinal Timothy Dolan sitting between Romes two leading political puppets;

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The Sons of Jacob Not Comparable to the Men of Today

Below is an excerpt from the Testament of Judah, the fourth son of Jacob. Judah was chosen by Yahweh to lead the kingdom of the Jews. Judah’s description of some of the things he did as a young man, by today’s standards we would consider him a damned liar. Perhaps men of the day, nearer the Creation than the End of Times, were a whole lot different. Read on.

Hearken, my children, to Judah your father. I was the fourth son born to my
father Jacob; and Leah my mother named 4 me Judah, saying, I give thanks to the Lord, because He hath given me a fourth son also. I was 5 swift in my youth, and obedient to my father in everything. And I honoured my mother and my 6 mother’s sister. And it came to pass, when I became a man, that my father blessed me, saying, Thou shalt be a king, prospering in all things.
2 1, 2 And the Lord showed me favour in all my works both in the field and in the house. I know that 3 I raced a hind, and caught it, and prepared the meat for my father, and he did eat. And the roes I used to master in the chase, and overtake all that was in the plains. A wild mare I overtook, and 4 caught it and tamed it. I slew a lion and plucked a kid out of its mouth. I took a bear by its paw 5 and hurled it down the cliff, and it was crushed. I outran the wild boar, and seizing it as I ran, 6 I tore it in sunder.
A leopard in Hebron leaped upon my dog, and I caught it by the tail, and 7 hurled it on the rocks, and it was broken in twain. I found a wild ox feeding in the fields, and seizing it by the horns, and whirling it round and stunning it, I cast it from me and slew it.
3 1 And when the two kings of the Canaanites came sheathed in armour against our flocks, and much people with them, single-handed I rushed upon the king of Hazor, and smote him on the greaves 2 and dragged him down, and so I Slew him. And the other, the king of Tappuah, as he sat upon his 3 horse, [I slew, and so I scattered all his people. Achor the king] a man of giant stature I found, hurling javelins before and behind as he sat on horseback, and I took up a stone of sixty pounds 4 weight, and hurled it and smote his horse, and killed it. And I fought with (this) other for two 5
hours; and I clave his shield in twain, and I chopped off his feet, and killed him. And as I was 6 stripping off his breastplate, behold nine men his companions began to fight with me. And I wound my garment on my hand; and I slung stones at them, and killed four of them, and the rest fled.

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