“Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” John 20:30-31
The Apostle John wrote his gospel so that we may believe that Jesus is the Messiah and the Son of God as referenced in the verse of above. John lists testimony from himself, John the Baptist, and Jesus himself to demonstrate who Jesus was. Here is a brief overview below of what each has to say:
“Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16
What is holiness and why does God command us to be holy? Being holy is defined as “invested with extreme purity” according to the World English Dictionary. The Bible describes God as being holy, holy, holy as a way to show the weight of His holiness. He is the definition of purity and perfection. His standard for His creation is nothing less than perfection. God created us to be holy and commands us to live a holy life.
Created into Perfection
Adam and Eve were created into perfection. They were put into the perfect environment and even could interact with God audibly. Everything was perfect. There was not any shame, guilt, injustice, greed, jealousy, or anything evil. They were also free to eat anything that they wanted except from one, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Stop and think about that. They could eat as much as they wanted from every tree but one. Continue reading
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