Saturday, December 19, 2015

Jesus greater than Moses and the other prophets

Jesus Greater Than Moses

Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory. Hebrews 3:1-6.

يَسُوعُ أعظَمُ مِنْ مُوسَى

فَيا أيُّها الإخوَةُ المُقَدَّسُونَ الَّذِينَ اشْتَرَكْتُمْ جَمِيعاً بِدَعوَةِ اللهِ لَكُمْ، تَأمَّلُوا يَسُوعَ الَّذِي أرسَلَهُ اللهُ لِيَكُونَ رَئِيسَ كَهَنَةٍ لِلإيمانِ الَّذِي نَعتَرِفُ بِهِ. فَقَدْ كانَ أمِيناً للهِ الَّذِي عَيَّنَهُ، كَما كانَ مُوسَى أمِيناً فِي خِدمَةِ كُلِّ بَيتِ اللهِ. أمّا يَسُوعُ فَقَدْ وُجِدَ أكثَرَ استِحقاقاً لِلكَرامَةِ مِنْ مُوسَى، حَيْثُ إنَّ بانِيَ البَيتِ لَهُ كَرامَةٌ أكثَرَ مِنَ البَيتِ نَفسِهِ. فَكُلُّ البُيوتِ يَبْنيها البَشَرُ، لَكِنَّ اللهَ بَنَى كُلَّ شَيءٍ.وَمُوسَى كانَ أمِيناً فِي الاهتِمامِ بِأهلِ بَيتِ اللهِ باعْتِبارِهِ خادِماً. وَقَدْ شَهِدَ عنْ ما سَيَقُولُهُ اللهُ مُستَقبَلاً. أمّا المَسِيحُ فَأمِينٌ باعْتِبارِهِ ابْناً مَسؤُولاً عَنْ بَيتِ اللهِ. وَنَحنُ أهلُ بَيتِ اللهِ، إنْ تَمَسَّكْنا بِالجُرأةِ وَالافتِخارِ فِي الرَّجاءِ الَّذِي عِندَنا.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What must I do to be saved?

"Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household." Acts 16:30-31.
If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9. 
أَنَّكَ إِنِ اعْتَرَفْتَ بِفَمِكَ بِيَسُوعَ رَبّاً، وَآمَنْتَ فِي قَلْبِكَ بِأَنَّ اللهَ أَقَامَهُ مِنَ الأَمْوَاتِ، نِلْتَ الْخَلاصَ.

Saved by grace, not by deeds.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 

فَإِنَّكُمْ بِالنِّعْمَةِ مُخَلَّصُونَ، بِالإِيمَانِ، وَهَذَا لَيْسَ مِنْكُمْ. إِنَّهُ هِبَةٌ مِنَ اللهِ،
 لاَ عَلَى أَسَاسِ الأَعْمَالِ، حَتَّى لاَ يَفْتَخِرَ أَحَدٌ

Jesus: Savior

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:21.

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." Luke 2:11-14.

The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior! Psalm 18:46.

Jesus: The Way

Re: Quran 46:9

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 

فَأَجَابَهُ يَسُوعُ: أَنَا هُوَ الطَّرِيقُ وَالْحَقُّ وَالْحَيَاةُ. لاَ يَأْتِي أَحَدٌ إِلَى الآبِ إِلاَّ بِي.

Jesus Christ the Messiah (Isa al Masih)

Re: Quran 3:45-55 --> Isa al Masih  

Jesus the Messiah (al Masih) who wipes away the sins of the world. 

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." The woman said, "I know that Messiah" (called Christ) "is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us." Then Jesus declared, "I who speak to you am he." John 4:24-26.

So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. Hebrews 9:28.

Jesus (Isa) the Messiah

  • nThe Word
  • nRighteous
  • nMiraculously born of a virgin
  • nGiven the Gospel (Injeel)
  • nHealed & raised the dead to life
  • nTo be obeyed
  • nRaised to Heaven & knows the Way to Heaven.
  • nWill return to judge accordingly to his commands as found in the Gospel.

But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ would suffer. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you--even Jesus. He must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. For Moses said, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you.  Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people.' "Indeed, all the prophets from Samuel on, as many as have spoken, have foretold these days. Acts 3:18-24.