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A Word from the Pastor’s Desk
When we plant a “seed” (the Word of God) the need for water begins. It is at this point in our lives that this seed begins growing. As we begin maturing in the Word, we begin to seek further answers. Often it is only then that an individual actually begins to ponder and really think about what he is actually being taught, is it sound doctrine, does it make sense, and if it doesn’t why? The Word of God does not change; however, our understanding can be increased; our understanding of God can become larger while God remains exactly the same. When God plants the desire in a man’s heart for truth, he will set out to find it.
But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. (Matthew 13:23)
All of God’s Word is TRUE
The Bible should be understood literally whenever possible however when a statement appears to be contrary to our experience, or to established facts, or to the general teaching of truth you can expect that some type of figure of speech is likely being reflected. All of God’s Word is TRUE, however, much of it is figurative language which is not literally true to fact, but rather it represents figurative language, symbols, metaphors, and parables which is how Jesus primarily spoke and taught (Matthew 13:13-16, Matthew 13:34-37) and is how much of the New Testament scriptures were written.
The expressions, “Godhead” and “Body of Christ” are metaphors or figures of speech, (meaning they are not to be interpreted in the “literal” sense or usual meaning of the word). The referenced terminology “Godhead” is not the actual “head” of God in the same way the “Body of Christ” is not always the physical body of a man named Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is often referred to as the “lamb of God”, but history bears witness that Jesus Christ was not a four-legged animal covered in wool. Metaphors are used in speech to help illustrate by comparison, as in the example “head”, this term is often used to illustrate or identify the person in control, who has the power, authority, or a leadership position over someone or something.
(Ephesians 5:23) – “For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body”
(1 Corinthians 11:3) – “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God”
I want to take this opportunity to extend an invitation and welcome you to our open Bible Study website; Where serving God is our joy and spreading his truth is our privilege.
May God continue to bless you as you pursue His truth.
Kevin M. Gregg
Pastor Kevin M. Gregg