Sermon No. 23 - THE LOGOS IS THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD

By Udoka J. Agu

THE BIBLE AS IT IS, FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION IS THE AUTHORITATIVE AND WRITTEN WORD OF GOD; FOR WHICH ALL REVELATION, ALL DREAMS, ALL PROPHECIES, ALL VISIONS, ALL TEACHINGS ABOUT THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, ETC, MUST DEFER TO. THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANY OTHER AUTHORITY THAT CAN BE COMPARED WITH IT, NOT ANY WRITINGS OF ANY MAN OR PEOPLE, BELIEVER OR OTHERWISE. THE OBVIOUS TRUTH I AM STATING IS THAT, BY THE WORDINGS OF THE SCRIPTURE IN PROVERB 30: 5 & 6, 2nd TIMOTHY 3:16 & 17, AMOUNG MANY OTHERS, GOD BY INSPIRATION IS THE AUTHOR OF THE WHOLE BIBLE. IT STANDS THEREFORE THAT THE BIBLE IS THE BOOK (the only BOOK) THAT CAN CONDEMN OR APPROVE ANY OTHER WRITINGS, BE IT GOSPEL, RELIGIOUS OR SCIENTIFIC.

THE OLD TESTAMENT FROM GENESIS TO MALACHY CONTINUED INTO THE GOSPEL (MATTHEW TO JOHN), WHERE JESUS FULFILLED THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS. IN FULFILLING THE LAW, JESUS CONFIRMED SOME, DISANNULED SOME, CORRECTED SOME, INCREASED OR REDUCED SOME.(read sermon on the mountain Matthew chapters 5,6,7). AFTER USING THE GOSPEL TO ALIGN AND RE- ALIGN THE DIVINE INSTRUCTION- THE WORD OF GOD, HE BROUGHT TOGETHER THE OLD TESTAMENT; WHERE HE ALLOWED MAN TO DO ACCORDING TO HIS YIELDEDNESS, AND THE POST CRUCIFICATION,( NEW TESTAMENT ) WHERE HE WOULD, AND IS STILL ALLOWING MAN TO EXERCISE HIS WIIL, TILL HE COMES AGAIN. IT IS THROUGH THIS WORD WHICH HE HAD ORDAINED FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, THAT HE BRINGS TO COMPLETION AND FULFILMENT ALL HIS DIVINE PROGRAM, FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END.

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THE PATTERN OF AUTHORSHIP OF THE BIBLE (WORD OF GOD)

  1. GENESIS TO MALACHI.
  1. GOD SPOKE THE WORD INTO EXISTENCE (BY THE WORD OF GOD, THE ORIGINAL SEED). THIS HE DID IN THE VERY EARLY CHAPTERS OF GENESIS, BEFORE HE HANDED OVER TO MAN TO USE HIS WILL AND CARRY ON. SHORTLY AFTER GOD GRANTED MAN THE AUTHORITY TO MANAGE THE GARDEN OF EDEN, MAN LOST IT; TO GOD'S SELF INFLICTED ENEMY-SATAN, GOT INTO BONDAGE AND CAPTIVITY OF THE DEVIL.ALL THESE HAPPENED THROUGH SIN.


  2. GOD PUT FORTH HIS SECOND PROGRAM, PROVIDED BY HIS FOREKNOWELDGE; TO RECOVER MAN FROM HIS UNGLORIOUS POSITION OF SERVITUDE OVER WHAT SHOULD BE HIS. THIS GOD DID BY SENDING PROPHETS OF VARIOUS CALLINGS TO TEACH MAN WHAT THE WILL OF GOD WAS. GOD ALSO USED HIS ROD OF CORRECTION WHEN HE DESIRED, TO GET MAN TO FALL IN LINE. GOD BEGAN TO PUT FORWARD HIS NEXT PLAN, EVEN AS MAN COULD NOT HELP HIMSELF; BY ANNOUNCING HIS FIRST VISIT TO EARTH IN A MANNER NEVER KNOWN BEFORE, TO SOLVE A SITUATION NEVER SOLVED BEFORE. (For God was in Christ reconciling the world back to Himself), 2nd CORINTH 5:19.

ACTS 2:3

  1. FROM MATTHEW TO JOHN.

THIS THIRD STEP BECAME NECESSARY, FOR GOD TO BE LIKE MAN AS TO DO FOR MAN WHAT ADAM, THE FATHER OF MAN FAILED TO DO. IT WAS AN UNUSUAL SOLUTION TO SOLVE AN UNUSUAL PROBLEM. GOD CAME IN THE FLESH AND SPOKE WITH MAN AS MAN COULD DO TO HIS FELLOW MAN. HE WENT ABOUT PREACHING THE GOSPEL, DOING GOOD, HEALING THE SICK AND RAISING THE DEAD. HE MADE ALL THE NECESSARY CORRECTIONS AND DECLARED THE WORK OF SALVATION FINISHED. HE WENT BACK FROM WHERE HE CAME, WITH A PROMISE TO COME BACK, (IN ACTS 1: 7- 11).

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AS HE PROMISED BEFORE DEPARTING, HE SENT ANOTHER COMFORTER - ACTS 2: 3. PLEASE NOTE THAT IT WAS THE SAME CREATOR THAT CAME IN THE FLESH TO REDEEM HIS CREATION WHICH EVEN THOUGH GOD CREATED IT PERFECT,(FELL OF IT'S OWN ACCORD) WHO ALSO CAME IN THE SPIRIT TO COMFORT THE REDEEMED; SO THAT THEY MAY NOT FALL AGAIN TILL HE WOULD RETURN TO TAKE (US) THEM AWAY TO HIMSELF. THIS IS THE RAPTURE OR TRANSLATION WHICH EVERY BELIEVER IS FAITHFULLY EXPECTING.

  1. FROM ACTS TO THIRD JOHN.

DURING THE DAYS OF THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES, THE APOSTLES OF JESUS CHRIST ACTED THE WAY THEY WERE TAUGHT BY THE LORD. HE SPOKE TO OTHERS IN PARABLES, BUT SPOKE TO THE APOSTLES PLAINLY IN SECRET. THIS WAS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY UNDERSTOOD VERY WELL. BUT AFTER THE ACTS, THE APOSTLES AND THEM THAT HEARD AND BELIEVED THEM, BEGAN THEIR OWN ACTS. THE "ACTS OF THE APOSTLES" WAS A COMBINED EFFORT OF THE APOSTLES. FROM THE BOOKS OF ROMANS TO THE EPISTLE OF JOHN STANDS FOR INDIVIDUAL EFFORTS OF THE APOSTLES; PAUL BEING BY PROVIDENCE THE APOSTLE THAT LABORED THE MOST AND WAS SENT OF THE LORD TO THE GENTILES.

  1. REVELATION.

THE BOOK OF REVELATION WAS ON IT'S MERIT THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD CLERKED BY JOHN THE BELOVED. GOD REVEALED HIMSELF AND SEVERAL OTHER SECRETS THAT WOULD CONCLUDE WHAT GOD STARTED SPEAKING IN GENESIS CHAPTERS 1 TO 4. GAVE HINTS TO THE PROPHETS, ENLIGHTENED THE EARLY BELIEVERS AND STAMPED IT BY SHOWING JOHN NEARLY ALL THINGS TO THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH.

  1. WHICH BOOK OF THE BIBLE DID JESUS AUTHOR?

ALL SCRIPTURES ARE GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, AND THEY ARE PROFITABLE FOR DOCTRINE, FOR REPROOF, FOR CORRECTION, INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE PERFECT, THOROUGHLY FURNISHED UNTO ALL GOOD WORKS; 2ndTIMOTHY 3:16-17. THIS MEANS GOD IS THE AUTHOR OF ALL THESE INSPIRED WORKS OF MAN, AND GOD ALLOWED THIS MUCH TO BE RECORDED. THAT IS TO SAY THAT ANY ONE NOT RECORDED IN THE LOGOS, THE BIBLE, CANNOT BE REGARDED AS AN AUTHORITY TO DEFER TO. ALL PAUL'S WRITING RECORDED IN THE BIBLE, ARE GOD'S WORD. OTHER PAUL'S WRITINGS NOT RECORDED IN THE BIBLE LIKE HIS EPISTLE TO THE LAODICEA, COLLOSIANS CHAPTER 4: 15 & 16. GOD DID NOT ALLOW THE BOOK OF LAODICEA TO BE WRITTEN AS PART OF THE BIBLE. GOD IN HIS WISDOM, MADE SUCH A DECISION, BUT MADE THE OTHER BOOKS OF PAUL ALSO INSPIRED TO QUALIFY TO BE WRITTEN. HE IS GOD, ONLY WISE, AND DOES NOT MAKE MISTAKES AT ALL.

JOHN 14:26

  1. THE ONLY TIME GOD WROTE BY HIMSELF.

THE ONLY TIME GOD WROTE WITH HIS HAND WAS WHEN JESUS CHRIST WROTE ON THE GROUND BEFORE THE ACCUSERS OF THE WOMAN CAUGHT IN THE VERY ACT. NOT EVEN THE ONES WHO WHERE THERE PHYSICALLY TO REPORT THIS SINGULARLY GREAT OCCASSION WERE ABLE TO HAVE PHOTOCOPIED WHAT HE WROTE. FOR IT TO BE QUALIFIED TO HAVE BEING INCLUDED IN THE TEXTUS RECEPTUS (THE ORIGINAL TEXTS WHERE UPON KING JAMES TRANSLATION WAS BASED). THE WORD OF GOD IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN 21: 25 ASSERTED THAT THE LORD LEFT SO MANY THINGS UNSPOKEN BEFORE LEAVING THE WORLD IN HIS HUMAN FORM, BUT HE HAD IN JOHN 14:26 PROMISED THAT WHEN THE HOLYGHOST WOULD COME, IT SHALL TEACH US ALL THINGS. IT IS THEREFORE NOT CORRECT AND CANNOT BE, THAT ANY WILL BELIEVE PART OF THE LOGOS, AND DISCREDIT SOME OTHERS; WHERE IT MAY PROBABLY NOT SUIT THEM.

SOMEONE MAY QUOTE FOR EXAMPLE, "I am more than a conqueror through Christ that strengthens me," and REJECT HEBREW WHICH STATES it is impossible for the people in Hebrew 6: 4- 6 to recover should they dump their source of salvation. Men then must no longer toy with such. MAY THE LORD OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST GIVE US PARTICULARLY AND UNIVERSALLY THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM, THAT THE EYES OF OUR UNDERSTANDING BEING ENLIGHTENED, THAT WE MAY KNOW THE HOPE OF HIS CALLING, AND WHAT THE RICHES OF THE GLORY OF HIS INHERTANCE IN THE SAINTS IS.


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JESUS CHRIST IS COMING SOON. THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SCARCELY BE SAVED. MAY ALL OF US THAT HAVE RECEIVED THIS GRACE TO BE HIS, TAKE HEED AND HOLD FAST. THE ONES THAT ARE YET TO BELIEVE THE SALVATION THAT GOD PURCHASED WITH HIS BLOOD AT GOLGOTHA, I ADJURE YOU IN THE NAME OF THE LORD TO BREAK OFF FROM SIN AND DO RIGHTEOUSNESS, ACCEPTING JESUS CHRIST NOW AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOUR, THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU; BOTH HERE AND HEREAFTER. IF YOU DELAY, TOMORROW MAY BE LATE.

IT IS A GREAT DANGER FOR ANY ONE TO DELAY. LOOK AT THE ECONOMY, NATURAL DISASTERS, POLITICAL TUMOILS, CIVIL RIOTS, BLOOD LETTINGS, FAMINE, BOTH OF THE WORD AND FOOD, THE LARGE VOLUME SPATES OF SUICIDE BOMB BLASTS, WARS AND RUMOURS OF WAR, EARTHQUAKES IN DIVERSE PLACES, GANGTERISMS, IMMORALITY OF HIGHER ORDER THAN THAT OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH AND ALSO CRIMES OF THE HIGHEST RATING. TURN AND CALL UPON GOD THAT YOU MAY BE SAVED.


UDOKA J. AGU