John 1:3-5 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
EXPLANATION: This chapter clearly describes Jesus as identical to God. The role of God as Creator is established in verse 3. The universe is not the product of mindless matter, but an intelligent Creator. Here, Scripture makes the interesting point that nothing created was created apart from Jesus. This is important for several reasons. First, it proves that Jesus is not an angel, a man, or some other formed being. Secondly, it implies a difference between things which begin to exist, and the One who always existed. In other words, there is one thing that did not "begin to exist," which did not "come into being." This one and only thing is God. Jesus alone is the life source of light.
One needs Christ because without Him nothing was made that was made. All was made through Him. He is our life. If one does not know Christ, one is in darkness. Jesus as light drives darkness away.
Things We Know
“And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.” (1 Peter 5:4)
In these days of relativism, situational ethics, and changing mores, it does a Christian good to note the many things in Scripture we can know, things we can count on, things that do not change. Following is a sampling of such truths, with little comment, intended to encourage the reader to extend the list, perhaps as an ongoing project.
We can know that Christ is God: “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30).
We can know that we are saved: “He that believeth on me hath everlasting life” (John 6:47).
We can know we are His dear children: “Beloved, now are we the sons of God” (1 John 3:2).
We can know His protection: “And they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand” (John 10:28).
We can know He answers prayer: “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it” (John 14:14).
We can know He will help us through temptation: “In that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted” (Hebrews 2:18).
We can know how we should act: “For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done” (John 13:15).
We can know He desires us to speak on His behalf: “Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15).
We can know that He will come again: “I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:3).
We can know of our eternal rewards, as in today’s verse: “An inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you” (1 Peter 1:4). JDM, The Creation Institute, Dallas, Texas USA
Dear Dr Ludwig Otto , it is with profound gratitude that I hail every effort and devotion for your determination to raise up soldiers to win souls for Christ .
I really lack words of appreciation just like it says in 1 Corinthians 2:9 " What eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love him"
My Daddy and spiritual father , I pray from the bottom of my heart that the good God that has brought Bold University and works of yours this far , will never let you down in Jesus mighty name Amen.
Once more a "big thank you" for granting me a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Evangelism this 2nd day of Dec.
I am very ready to continue with the masters of Christian evangelism degree as soon as you find it convinient to get me ready into the program.
God bless you.
Eyong prydine Arrey
Senior pastor /President
Dccmi church Calgary
Praise the lord.This is good news.May the lord bless you sir and the entire faculty of Bold Christian University USA from Rev Dr James Kayode Laba, Missionary in Liberia
New BCU Students
First Name: Adewusi Last Name: Tolulope City: Ife State: Osun Country: Nigeria Comments: i want to learn more about christ and join hand together to proclaim the good news
First Name: Christopher Last Name: Wiggins City: Akron State: Ohio Country:USA
First Name: Michael Last Name: Yach City: San Jose State: San Jose
Country: Costa Rica Comments: Sorry forgot Faith Statement, I believe in Lord Jesus Christ as my only savior and along with God, I will be saved, Amen.
First Name: Vanessa Last Name: Pratt City: Freetown Country: Sierra Leone Comments: As You Help Others In Upstanding The Concept Of Evangelism ,May His Grace Be With You.
First Name: Romeo Tiambeng Last Name: Candido City: Kingston State: (Province) Ontario Country: Canada Comments: Dear Dr. Otto, Praise The Lord For Your Generosity And Wisdom In Sharing The Word Of God And Its Evangelizing Ministry. Since This Is My First Course With You, I Would Like To Request Any Reading Material, E.G., Ejournals, Ebooks Or Articles That Will Help Me In My Study Of The Courses In Evangelization.
Articles are FREE! CONTACT THE AUTHOR FOR A COPY Dr. Manuel Boluwatise To:Dr. Ludwig Otto, Nov 9 at 12:37 PM ,
Dear Dr Ludwig Otto,, I am writing this letter to show my heartfelt appreciation for your contribution to my life.All the times spent as a student of Bold Christian University and United States Christian University - from Bachelor to Master to Doctor of Christian Evangelism to PhD in Christian Evangelism Education, and now, Doctor of Ministry - helped set a clear direction for me to follow. There is nothing I can do to repay you adequately for your contribution to my life and others. I promise to always cherish the lesson learned, and hopefully to be as inspirational to others as you were to me. Thank you very much.