I became a General Contractor in the Florida Keys in my 20’s. Because of the Hurricanes they have the strongest building codes anywhere in the world. All foundations must go down to solid rock. In many cases all you need is a broom to find rock.
The Spirit of God wrote the word of God to provide the rock for our foundation to rest upon. Everything else is sinking sand.
For years I have suggested that since the Gospel of John is written to everyone. John is designed to establish each in the faith therefore it should be the first book to read and study. It is a good idea to go through each chapter and locate the two things the book is about.
But these are written,
that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God;
and that believing ye might have life through his name.
This verse tells us what the book of John is about.
- First it tells us Jesus is God that created the world.
- Second we learn that we inherit eternal life when receiving Jesus by faith.
Later in this site you will learn that the Holy Spirit reveals Jesus as the Creator to every human and Saviour to those who respond. See Titus 2:11, Psalm 19”1-3, and Ephesians 2:8-9.
Joao Lisboa came as a foreign exchange student from Brazil just a few days before Christmas 2012. The following morning he received Jesus as his saviour. Below is his response to the study. You will be able to find more examples in each chapter and I challenge you to do so.
Jesus is God
1 ¶ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
This removes all doubt. He was already there in the beginning. As the Word He spoke everything into existence, later took on human flesh.
How to get into the Family of God
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
No religion, no works, just accept the gift by faith. Jim Lane made this clear enough for me to receive His gift. My life began to change; discouragement with circumstances gave way to enthusiasm about life’s challenges.