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Simply post a scripture or two and your interpretation . I'll start off with:
Gal 3: 24 Wherefore, the law was our task schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
To be brought to Christ, you have to repent. The law makes us aware of wrong doing so that when the Father grants repentance, the person turns to Christ for forgiveness.
Gal 3: 25 But after faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Once you are Christ's, your motivation changes from love of self to love of God first and love for everyone else as you love yourself second. We will be obeying the Spirit of the Law and will have no need for the Letter of the Law because all our thoughts and actions will be motivated by Love. Christ gave us the two greatest commandments on which all other commandments are based.
 
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John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
How important is it to understand the Trinity? To those that claim that the Trinity is a mystery beyond our understanding, from a brother who loves you, you had better do a better job of investigating before giving up and declaring " It's a mystery." Knowing the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the basis for understanding Scripture. Jesus is the Christ, and Christ is our Lord, our God, and our Savior, but the Father is the One God of all (including Christ).
 
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Eph 1: 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ,
Christ is not Jesus' last name. Jesus the Christ would be more accurate. Christ is the Father's son before He became Jesus, because Christ's spirit proceedeth from the Father's spirit before anything was made. The Father has no beginning, but the beginning started when Christ came into existence with His own spirit and mind. Christ sits on the Father's right hand which means that all that the Father wants is accomplished by Christ. The Father communicates and empowers Christ through His Spirit. The Father created all things and accomplished all things through Christ. They share a special love that we can't fathom until we are born again and share in that love. It is the Father that blesses us with spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ because when we are born again, we become part of Christ's spiritual body due to the indwelling of the Spirit of the Father which was given to Jesus when He went back to Heaven to get glorified (filled with the Father's Spirit). As part of Christ's spiritual body, we will be partakers of all the spiritual blessings which will be given Him by the Father.
 
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Hebrews 1: 5 For unto which of the angels said He at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
Christ's existence emanated from the Father's essence from which all things exist. Christ is the first living spiritual being that came from the Father. That is why He is the Father's Son. Just like the Father, Christ has His own mind, heart, and soul. Because the Father's essence completely fills Christ's being, Christ, with His free will, chooses to love and obey Him. That is why He sits at the Father's right hand (to do the Father's will). The Father communicates His will to the Son through His essence. The Father and Son are One in that whatever the Father wants, the Son wants also. The Son's will might differ from the Father, but the Son gladly acquiesces to the will of the Father. When Christ became a man, the essence of God the Father, through which Mary's seed was fertilized, again resulted in Christ being born but this time as a human. The Father and Son relationship occurs a second time.
 

RichMan

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You should stop "interpreting" Scripture and just believe what it says.
Interpreting Scripture is what leads to so much false teaching that is prominent in the religious world today.
 
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You should stop "interpreting" Scripture and just believe what it says.
Interpreting Scripture is what leads to so much false teaching that is prominent in the religious world today.
Read my message to you on the thread " Who are members of Jesus' family and who will He save?" post # 25.
 
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Concerning the Sabbath: What everyone is not understanding is that we are living in the Sabbath. Does God need a day to rest? He has unlimited power. His day of rest meant that He was done with creating and now rested to see history unfold. Exodus 16:23-29 explains how the Sabbath started. It is part of the Jewish tradition of the Mosaic Law that Christ gave to Moses for His people. We as Christians are not bound to this tradition. We as Christians should live everyday with God on our mind and in our hearts. Of course gathering together as Christians has its advantages and serves its purposes, but we are living on the Sabbath and everyday is Holy.
 

JaumeJ

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We read the Word in prayer and await the revelations by the Holy Spirit. We learn nothing without Him.