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35 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Lakewood church, Please unblock the recent Mike Winger video that he made discussing your recent sermon. You should support his freedom of speech. He has a right to disagree with a few things you taught. And I have a right to hear his opinion.

  2. Thank you Pastor Lisa for your passion and heart towards the Word of God! Thank you for doing this study on the Gospel of John. It is truly answered prayer and I look forward to the future messages. God Bless you and your family!✝️✝️✝️

  3. Let’s look at the prologue of the Gospel of John (John 1:1-18): the first words of John’s gospel are “In the beginning”, and those words are meant to signal to the reader Genesis chapter 1. Then you have “the Word was with God, and was God”, now doesn’t that seem strange? I say that because none of this is reported in Genesis chapter 1, the Word of God isn’t ever described as a separate entity on its own. If you perform an action, does that action literally become you? What the prologue to John is conveying, is an exalted theological concept, that makes the claim that Jesus was some sort of cosmic emanation of God.

    Isn’t it strange that none of the synoptic gospels (Mark, Matt, and Luke) care to mention this “extraordinary” idea? If this were true, would it make sense to just leave this part out, if you were writing about Jesus? No, what we have here is a much later theological idea, so much later, that scholars theorize that John 1:1-18 was added at a later date and The Gospel of John is the latest canonical gospel, at that. This theory seems probable because the first part of John 8 and the entirety of John 21 were added to the Gospel of John: The Gospel of John is a composite piece of literature. What makes this disingenuous is that the writer of this portion basically wants to retcon and rewrite Genesis to advance his theological idea about Jesus pre-existing. So if this part was added, then it goes against what we’ve learned in Deut. 4:2. The writer of John doesn’t substantiate the claim, so are we to accept this?

    “And the Word became flesh…”, now if this word that is God, then how can God become flesh? Doesn’t that conflict with Numbers 23:19? What we have is really a reversal of what the beginning of Genesis teaches us: God created man in His image, John is creating God in man’s image.

    John 1:18 contradicts what Torah teaches: go read Genesis 32:30; Exodus 33:11; and Deuteronomy 34:10 essentially reiterates Exodus 33:11. I guess we forgot about Jacob and Moses… And verse 18 is weird because depending on the manuscript, it will say: ‘It is God the only son’, ‘It is an only Son, God’, or ‘It is the only Son’. Even then this idea conflicts with the Bible, because we already know that there is no such idea as an “Only Son of God” in the Bible: go read Exodus 4:22-23; Hosea 11:1 (which a reference to Exod. 4:22-23, despite what Matthew’s Gospel says it means); the Hebrew term “sons of God” is used in Job 1:6; we can look at the beginning at Genesis chapter 6; and just look at Luke 3:38! This idea of an “Only Son” doesn’t carry much weight. This also discredits John 3:16-17 (which those verses contradict other things Jesus said in John, but that’s not germane at the moment).

    I’m not a Muslim, but I think the Qur’an makes a very compelling and succinct argument against the idea of God having a literal son:
    “Glory to Him! May He be far above what they recount!
    Marvellous Creator of the heavens and the earth!
    How can He have a son when He has no spouse and created all things? He is Omniscient.”
    -Qur’an, sura 6:100-101

    You cannot ascribe partners with God because it goes against everything the Tanakh teaches! It’s all over Torah that there is no other god besides Him; it’s the very 1st commandment of the Decalogue! the prophet Isaiah relentlessly gets this point across (Isaiah 40:25, 42:8, 43:10-11, 44:6, 44:24, 45:5-6, 45:21-22, 46:5, 46:9, 48:11), and the prophet Hosea makes the same statement (Hosea 13:4): there is no son or ghost next to him…

    This entire portion sounds like either some Gnostic Christianity slipping its way into the Orthodox/Catholic Christianity (the New Testament is Catholic in origin, St. Athanasius canonized the 27 New Testament compositions in his 39th Festal Letter), or it was some prototype Trinitarian idea (which was an idea started by Tertullian). The prologue of John is an interpolation that sought to elevate the status of Jesus, nothing more. A god descending and becoming a mortal is a very Hellenistic idea; this is Greek mythology…

  4. Praise the lord pastor Lisa
    I'm Balaji from India i have one prayer request i.e for the past six months i have been searching job but, failure is keep on happening to me. I'm also praying to God about my situation. Last week I had attended Interview the interviewer told result will come within 2 to 3 weeks. Please pray for me in the name of Jesus to get that job please. do remember and pray for me pastor Lisa.
    Praise the lord

  5. God bless you, my name is Alvaro Ibarra, I live in Guatemala, due to the current crisis in our countries, I had to self-employ myself as a self-employed vendor in neighborhood stores, I sell different products with which I bring a plate of food to my children, I do not have a fixed salary and sales are very low these days, I would like to start a small business selling pizzas on the street with a small oven, or Mexican cakes with a gas griddle but what I earn is not enough for me put together and start one of these small businesses and have a more stable income for my children, that's why I beg if some kind person would give me a little help with the minimum to put together for the iron
    I would appreciate it with all my heart.

  6. Thank you so much Lisa for this wonderful Bible Study! I loved it. So amazing and so powerful. I love how you really break down the Word so we can easily digest it and get it into our spirit. Thank you so much and God bless you!

  7. Thank you so much LISA, we learned so much from this Bible study.
    Thank you John ❤
    Blessed to receive this Bible study from you .
    God bless u Abundantly.
    For our father is the most high and most generous.

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