The Word of God Provides The Greatest Gift That You Can Possess
It is sufficient for cleansing your life, it is eternal, and it is all that is necessary for purifying the soul. It is a complete and comprehensive source of truth necessary for spiritual life, and perfectly meets all the spiritual needs of man.
- It is more to be desired than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings from the honeycomb. - Psalm 19:10 (NRSV)
- For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. - Hosea 6:6 (NRSV)
This is a Christian based website and if you have not yet made Jesus the Lord of your life, I would encourage you to click on the button above that says Get Born Again.
The CORE of my teaching focuses on the one thing that is time tested and proven to be reliable and trustworthy: The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) translation of the Bible.
Since 1989 professors, clergy, and general readers of both the Catholic and Angical Church's have relied on the New Revised Standard Version Bible as an unparalleled authority in Bible Study.
The Bible is True And Historically Accurate
Evidence For God
The Bible has proven to be more historically and archaeologically accurate than any other ancient book. But there are certain pre-requisites for reading the Bible and all of which are confirmed by Scripture
For example, you must be born again or a willing believer. The world says "seeing is believing" but when it comes to the things of God and His Word, it's the other way around. "Believing is seeing".
You must be diligent and have a desire to know the truth and you must be prayerful.
There are many non biblical historical documents that prove that Jesus did exist. Then we have the Gospels themselves that reveal the miracles and divinity of Jesus, the Sermon on the Mount, the wonderful parables that Jesus taught, and then we have the amazing miracles, signs and wonders that Jesus performed. The admissible evidence is overwhelming.
Then we have the resurrection of Jesus and the many eye witness testimonies' including Saint Peters sermon 50 days after the crucifixion and resurrection. Finally, we have the anointing of the Holy Spirit which convicted Saint Paul. I therefore submit to you that it is NOT a lack of evidence that people turn away from God. It is because the enemy, the Devil has told you a lie.
Not only does the Bible reveal that there is God; human history also indicates that there is God.
Today you stand at a cross roads and the choice of direction you take is no less than life and death. So before you make your choice, please allow me a few minutes of your time to explain why it is so important that you make the right decision.
Concerning the mystery of God, the Bible seems to contradict itself. (Actually, there are no contradictions in the Bible.) On the one hand, the Bible says that we are saved by grace through faith and that we are under Grace and NOT under the Law of Moses. But the Church has been teaching us that we're under the Law i.e. the Ten Commandments, and Jesus said that unless our righteousness exceeds that of the Pharisees and the Scribes, we will not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.
If we're born again believers in Jesus Christ, we love God the father and our neighbour, and are led by the Holy Spirit - our righteousness will exceed that of the Pharisees and the Scribes.
Hello and welcome! My name is Michael Cloke
I have a question for you ...
If you were to die today, do you know where you are going?
2 Corinthians 5:10 says:" For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad." In Romans 14: 12 it says: "So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God." And in Hebrews 9: 27 it says: "Just as man is appointed to die once, and after that to face judgment."
So it is correct to think that when we appear at the judgement seat of Christ, He will ask us to give an account of ourselves whilst we were in the body.
John 3:18 says: "Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God's one and only Son."
And in Romans 10:13 it says: "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
You see, the Bible is true, with no contradictions. Just many mysteries. We MUST believe and TRUST in Jesus Christ and His finished work over 2000 years ago. Also, if we love God and His people, and we walk in the Holy Spirit, we will fulfill all the law and the prophets.
We can then face the judgement seat of Christ with confidence.
I Am The Way and The Truth and The Life
John 14:6 (NRSV)
There are not many ways to heaven! Jesus said "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me". We serve a loving, living and personal God. And He wants to have a personal relationship with you! He wants to show you the wonderful plan that He has for your life. The best days are ahead for those who believe.
I Am The Resurrection, and The Life
John 11:25,26 (NRSV)
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
One out of one of us will die. Jesus spoke into this fact and offers us eternal life. We are not promised tomorrow. So as a matter of URGENCY, I would strongly advise you to make Jesus Christ your Lord and saviour and get born again - right now.
You see, you don’t go to hell because of sin. You go to hell because of your rejection of Jesus Christ the son of God. "but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven." Matthew 10:33
The Spiritual Realm Gave Birth To The Natural Realm
In The beginning Was The Word
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ~ John 1, 1-5
If you have difficulty with the Scripture above, then you are going to struggle as a student of the Bible and in your life as a victorious Christian. You will remain in the dark. You need to pray for help.
In FACT, you must renew your mind to line up with the Word of God even when it goes against your understanding of all you know. Remember that in the natural realm (flesh) it will not make sense to you. God and His Word operate in the supernatural realm and are "Spirit and Truth".
God is an eternal being that exists outside of space and time. He is an uncaused cause with no beginning and no end. He has always been, He is, and He is to come.
I am living proof of the transformational power of this life changing relationship with our Lord Jesus. The old me, before I became sanctified through my faith in Jesus, I was a wretched sinner. Not pure evil but pretty close. Bad!
If it were not for the Lord Jesus, I am sure that I would not be here today teaching the Good News of Salvation that is available to all people.
You're A Tripart Being
Spirit, soul and body
Your spirit (which is your true identity and is eternal), if you are born again, it is the perfect part of you that is heaven ready. Your soul is your mind, will and emotions. Your physical body is your temporary earth tent where you live whilst alive on earth. The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. (Romans 8:16)
If you are saved, your spirit has been recreated, and you have a new nature. Your born-again spirit is now ready for heaven.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Paul Appeals To King Agrippa To Believe
ACTS 26:24-32 (NRSV)
While he was making this defense, Festus exclaimed, “You are out of your mind, Paul! Too much learning is driving you insane!” But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking the sober truth. Indeed the king knows about these things, and to him I speak freely; for I am certain that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this was not done in a corner. King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.” Agrippa said to Paul, “Are you so quickly persuading me to become a Christian?” Paul replied, “Whether quickly or not, I pray to God that not only you but also all who are listening to me today might become such as I am—except for these chains.”
Then the king got up, and with him the governor and Bernice and those who had been seated with them; and as they were leaving, they said to one another, “This man is doing nothing to deserve death or imprisonment.” Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to the emperor.”
Paul Defends His Ministry
2 Corinthians 10:4 (NRSV)
For the weapons of our warfare are not merely human, but they have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments. We are ready to punish every disobedience when your obedience is complete. Look at what is before your eyes. If you are confident that you belong to Christ, remind yourself of this, that just as you belong to Christ, so also do we.
How Are We To Be Saved?
Ephesians 2:8,9 (NRSV)
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God: not the result of works, so that no one may boast.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12
You Must Be Born Again!
John 3:2-6 (NRSV)
He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above. Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.
What is The Greatest Commandment?
Matthew 22:37-40 (NRSV)
He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
The Choice of Life or Death
Deuteronomy 30:19,20 (NRSV)
I declare to you today that you shall perish; you shall not live long in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that the Lord swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.