Background to look at things

The articles presented on this site shall be looking at what people say and at what is really written in the Bible. We do advice everybody coming along here to check for themselves what is really written in the Scriptures.

Quadruple combination opened to the Book of Is...
Quadruple combination opened to the Book of Isaiah – note the cross references between Biblical and Latter-day Saint scripture in the footnotes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are many Bible translations of which some may be translated in a confusing way, paraphrasing more what was in the original writing and often letting out the names, replacing them with words like ‘lord‘ not keeping it clear any more about which lord is spoken in the verse. This way a lot of people got confused about Jesus and God and did not come to see clearly who said what.

We advise you therefore not necessarily to stick to one Bible translation and to compare sayings in your Bible on one place with sayings at another place in the same translation.

For us the Book of books, a library of 66 works written by men God has chosen to write down His Words, we consider the most valuable guide to give us insight in the Works of God and in the Wants of God. We prefer to stick to what is written in those 66 books and do not have any need to stick to human doctrines. God is a God of clarity and order, not of confusion. He shall give in His Word what we do need to know, and that what He finds not relevant and did not let notate it down shall also be of no relevance for having something to take as a belief matter. This means that we allow people to have different opinions about matters which are not clearly indicated in the Bible.  Each individual has received brains and can use them in different ways. How a person want to say things is the freedom of each. We as followers of Christ want to speak in accordance of Jesus’ will, asking us to be like brothers and sisters united in his body. that union does not have to mean we all are and say exactly the same. That is a big misunderstanding of what unity means.

Our background and Guide is the Word of God and our wish to do the Will of God. Believing in Only One God, like our forefathers in the lineage of the patriarch Abraham did, we also do take Abraham as our patriarch or father, and like Christ Jesus did worship this God of Abraham we worship that God of Abraham. In believing in the words of Jesus and the other prophets we find unity, following the commandments of God.

We would like to ask you, like we do ourselves, not to keep to the human teachings and human doctrines, but to take as main guide the Bible itself, the words like they are printed black on white.

Put away your old you and everything you might have learned in your previous life, and dare to look at the Bible as a fresh newborn baby. Getting from the start, learning more and more, little bit by little bit, giving your self time to absorb and to learn what is really written in the Bible and not taking the footnotes as divine words but concentrating on the Bible text itself.

We want to take Jesus as our master teacher and belief what he himself believed.  We may come form all different backgrounds, be from all different cultures, but as main background we want to consider us as descendants from the same first Adam, wanting to become the same descendants from the second Adam (Jesus).  Together we want to go for the same believes Jesus had and appeal to the Lord Messiah for guidance in identifying the true God.

Happily we have a clear record of Jesus’ belief about who God is. Not only that — his creed is doubly confirmed by the fact that the Jew Jesus is in perfect agreement with a Jewish scribe, as together they discuss the greatest of all questions we humans must face. Who is God? So prepare now to hear what Jesus commands us in terms of our definition of God.

“One of the scribes [professional Bible teachers]… seeing that Jesus had answered them well, asked him, ‘Which commandment is first of all?’ Jesus answered, ‘The first is this: “Listen, Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord, and you are to love the Lord your God with all your heart…

”’ And the scribe said to him, ‘Well said, teacher; in truth you have said that He is one and there is no other besides Him” (Mark 12:28-32).

That Nazarene teacher which told many parables and did many miracles not only astonished many people in his time, he still can surprise us. Standing in wonder for him, we want to share with others the acts of this wonderful, special man, who was called ‘son of man‘ and ‘son of God‘.

Our and your background to come to the faith should be the willingness to study the Word of God and the will to look for what is really written there and to  understand what God wants to bring in His Message, His Word which has stand the wear and tear and sustained all adversary by human beings. whatever man did to destroy the book of books, they did not succeed and it still stands strong and can be found in many hands all over the world.

Jesus asked his followers to study that Word thoroughly and to go out in the world to preach the message, the Good News, of the coming Kingdom of God. that message is our backbone, and should also be or become yours.

Jesus is our cornerstone. On him we try to build our community and want to unite as brothers and sisters in him, all over the world.

With our eyes directed in the Book of books, the infallible Word of God, we want to build our lives according to the guidelines of that precious book. The knowledge we receive from it we want to share, not as being it our own, but as being Words given freely to us, to share with others in love and peace, for becoming children of the One and Only One True God.

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Additional reading:

  1. “Who is The Most High” ? Who is thee Eternal? Who is Yehovah? Who is God?
  2. Words to push and pull
  3. Being Religious and Spiritual 7 Transcendence to become one
  4. Being Religious and Spiritual 8 Spiritual, Mystic and not or well religious
  5. People Seeking for God 2 Human interpretations
  6. Seeing or not seeing and willingness to find God
  7. Being Religious and Spiritual 5 Gnostic influences
  8. Caricaturing and disapproving sceptics, religious critics and figured out ethics
  9. Building up the spirit of the soul
  10. You do not belong to yourselves,for you were bought with a price
  11. We are redeemed; we are “bought with a price”
  12. To mean, to think, outing your opinion, conviction, belief – Menen, mening, overtuiging, opinie, geloof
  13. Religions and Mainliners
  14. Jerusalem and a son’s kingdom
  15. The Bride New Jerusalem
  16. A participation in the body of Christ
  17. Marriage of Jesus 6 Jesus said to them “My wife”
  18. Marriage of Jesus 9 Reason for a new marriage
  19. Marriage of Jesus 10 Old and New Covenant
  20. Reply to questions concerning The Bride of Christ
  21. Congregate, to gather, to meet
  22. Character transformed by the influence of our fellowships
  23. Integrity of the fellowship
  24. Fellowship
  25. Atonement And Fellowship 3/8
  26. Atonement And Fellowship 4/8
  27. Atonement And Fellowship 7/8
  28. Atonement And Fellowship 8/8
  29. Disciple of Christ counting lives and friends dear to them
  30. Philippians 1 – 2
  31. Synagogue, Church or Ecclesia for the Christian
  32. Those who call the Christadelphians a cult
  33. Vision blurred by cumulative burden of divisions
  34. Quibbling siblings united or allied children of an organisation or a church
  35. Priority to form a loving brotherhood
  36. A small company of Jesus’ footstep follower
  37. Intentions of an Ecclesia
  38. One Mind, One Accord
  39. Manifests for believers #5 Christian Union
  40. United people under Christ
  41. Major points of belief
  42. Christadelphian people
  43. About Brothers in Christ
  44. What are Brothers in Christ
  45. Who are the Christadelphians
  46. What Christadelphians believe
  47. Christadelphian people
  48. Often asked questions: faq – English
  49. Our Christadelphian faith
  50. Our Creed and Practice
  51. What Christadelphians teach
  52. Our openness to being approachable
  53. Equal?
  54. Evangelisation, local preaching opposite overseas evangelism
  55. Those who love Jesus
  56. The Law of Christ: Law of Love
  57. The first on the list of the concerns of the saint
  58. Agape, a love to share with others from the Fruit of the Spirit
  59. The task given to us to love each other
  60. Christianity is a love affair
  61. The Greatest of These is Love
  62. Unarmed truth and unconditional love
  63. Unconditional love
  64. Compassion and Discipline
  65. Good or bad preacher
  66. Writers needed to preach to non-believers
  67. Learn how to go out into the world and proclaim the Good News of the coming Kingdom

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A beginning with many false starts

Haters of Jesus

Confronted with the accusation that we as Christadelphians or Brothers in Christ, would be haters of Jesus and haters of God, made me to react. Though when I wanted to answer those many accusers on the different websites, I never got a real opportunity to show that what we believe and follow, is according to what is written in the Hoy Scriptures or Bible, which we consider the infallible Word of God.

On the many websites where many false writings are given about the Christadelphians and their believes, lots of writers do want their readers to belief that Brothers in Christ or Christadelphians do not love Jesus. As soon as a Brother reacts he is silenced.

Reply requested

To proof to them and to show all those who come along our sites that we sincerely love Jesus and try to do what he asked his followers to do. One of the main task he has given is the preaching of the Good News. In the contemporary times there are now other and better ways than going from door to door, like still some witnesses of Jehovah are doing regularly.

The internet fora are also a possibility to exchange ideas about that Good News and the coming Kingdom of God. Therefore, to show our love for Christ and to let others know how important that Nazarene well has been I wanted to present a website devoted to Jesus Christ, our Messiah.

Several try-outs

To reach somebody on the internet we need a platform or system to bring our texts to a public. When you look for a system to blog the companies which offer such a service give the impression it is all easy.

This is icon for social networking website. Th...
This is icon for social networking website. This is part of Open Icon Library’s webpage icon package. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When the word “blog” comes in the mouth the first idea people get to do that is getting to one of the most well-known platforms “Blogger.” With Microsoft Live Windows and MSM it was one of my first platform, which I still use and of which I am satisfied, though find the linking in texts not so practical as in WordPress, where the fill-inns can be remembered, so that they can easily be inserted in other texts. Backed by Google it’s trustworthy and reliable. It’s incredibly simple to start using Blogger as the site takes you step-by-step through creating your site. There are a lot of customization options and you can purchase templates through outside website as well. Blog.com, which offers a free start to blog giving the opportunity to choose from several themes is an other one liked by many.

Webs.com is by many called a great platform to use if you’re looking to create more of a professional environment for your readers. You can drag and drop elements around your site for the ultimate customized page. The site also featured an ecommerce feature — great if you’re trying to sell a product. But having it tried out for many years it did not bring enough readers to the site, and therefore was not successful nor useful, also because when a certain amount of viewers per month were reached and you did not pay extra the site was closed for a certain time. As such I got to many complaints of the site not being available because the kb ‘s where reached.

Enjoying very much WordPress but also wanting to have some other platforms, to perhaps reach also other viewers, I recently started a Wix.com site, which offered me some nice templates which it said should have been easy to be customized to keep the blog unique and different from everyone else’s. It also promised to have different apps to add to the site, but those did not seem to work as well was it impossible to add pictures in the blogtexts. C4U was created, but did not get me satisfied and got me very annoyed that after all the work of placing the links (in a difficult way) none of them seem to work. (As long as I keep the site running you can try it out yourself, and let me know.) > C4U Christ For You

C4U Blog 2015 FebNot so satisfied I looked for an other possibility and came up to a company which had very nice templates and presented something which was easier to put the texts in a blog or to create a new page. Mozello tells the public that they present the fastest and easiest website builder and the first site builder that runs on mobile devices. I invested lots of time writing pages and started also to write thee blog messages.

Disaster oh disaster, did I have a bad feeling last night, not able to catch my sleep, I found that all the work I had done was not available on the internet and that I could even not log in any-more. (Around 1.20 am I wrote to the company questioning them what had happened. It is now going to 1 pm and no reply entered my mailbox.)

In any case this was a lot of waste of time, having spend nearly a full day creating what I thought looked a very nice site. But now all is gone. “All For Christ” can not be found any more. Only a picture can be a silent witness.

The website which was only a very short time on the web: "All for Christ" by Mozello company
The website which was only a very short time on the web: “All for Christ” at Mozello company

To do all over again

Some other blog facilities did not seem to be able to bring something practical and most of all not so easy and useful as WordPress can deliver me. also some blogs offered only a very small amount of space for photos (maximum 500 MB and then you have to pay)this in the knowledge that a picture with my camera takes easely 3MB on WP.

English: The logo of the blogging software Wor...
The logo of the blogging software WordPress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But here I am, on WordPress, going to start all over again in the hope I shall not loose the material now and shall also be able to recover it in case WP would be stopping its services, which I do hope not. (This company at least offers also a service for importing and exporting.)

After some trials of other blogs I am now totally convinced that WordPress offers the best system to blog, and I also do have the impression it can reach more people than many other blogssystems.

Hopefully after the two big trials on the counter-parties of WordPress I know shall be able to get a better start. C4U, C4All, Christ for all, where all already taken (with different variants), so I took a new title, making it “Messiah for all”. I do hope you like it and many other viewers shall find to this site as well.

Hoping for the best,

Marcus Ampe

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