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Jesus obeyed all of God’s commands​ for you

© August 1, 2018 | Schulter Etyang  Jeremiah 11:3-5 (NLT) This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Cursed is anyone who does not obey the terms of my covenant! For I said to your ancestors when I brought them out of the iron-smelting furnace of Egypt, “If you obey me and do whatever I command you, then you will be my people, and I will be your God.” I said this so I could keep my promise to your ancestors to give you a land flowing with milk and honey—the land you live in today.’” Then I replied, “Amen, Lord! May it be so.” Which covenant is this?  It is the Old Covenant, the law of Moses given to the nation of Israel in Exodus 20 NLT.

When grace leaves​

© April 25, 2018 | Schulter Etyang Short Bible history from 1 Kings 14:25-26 NKJV Rehoboam was Solomon’s son. He inherited the kingdom from Solomon his father. But because his father disregarded the grace of God (sacrifices to the true Yahweh), the kingdom was torn in two. This was an indictment against Solomon for disregarding the grace of God. Rehoboam also built high places on every hill and under every green tree for other gods and worshipped them. Like father, like son, Rehoboam disregarded the grace of God. The grace of God? Yes, the grace of God. Please note that Old Testament folks received God’s grace through the sacrifice of bulls, goats, lambs and pigeons – what theologians call types or shadows. We in the New Testament receive God’s grace through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross for us – what theologians call the substance. All the sacrifices in the Old Testament were a foreshadowing of what Jesus would do in the New Testament. So, this is what happened! An Egyptian king, Shishak, attacked Jerusalem and …

I HAVE AN ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME towards all things godly

I have never liked tests (and probably never will). The one and only reason why I don’t like tests is that they threaten my important prideful self. They threaten to expose me for who I really am – lazy, incompetent, poor, prideful, slow, fearful and the list goes on and on and on. I guess this is the reason why I dislike army documentaries and reality shows that showcase macho men strutting their stuff. This is also probably the reason why I claim that the bible is a hard book to read. Why? The bible is too brutal on my sins. It exposes me for who I really am. I don’t measure up and no amount of positive thinking, positive confession or otherwise will make me better than I am.

A+ and I didn’t do the exam

© April 20, 2017 | Schulter Etyang I don’t like going to these places – hospitals, police stations, exam rooms, driver’s licensing centers and airports. I don’t like going to these places at all. Whenever I go to these places for whatever reasons, even legitimate ones, my body twitches, squirms, I breathe heavily, sweat, and I try to calm my nerves by reading through the books that I have on my Kindle app. Something about these places makes me apprehensive and nervous. And the long queues? Even if seats are provided, the long queues just finish me off. And what about this? You could wait that long and when you get to the counter to be served you are informed that you don’t have the documentation they need to approve your application. You have to go back and sort that out. Wow… Now my blood boils…

You shall not what? The Ten Commandments…naah. I don’t know what you are talking about.

  © April 6, 2017 | Schulter Etyang A lot of people of my generation don’t really know what the Ten Commandments are. Many of my generation can only recite parts of the Ten Commandments and most probably they heard about the Ten Commandments from a secondary source. Like from an old guy who wasn’t even sure himself or peers who are trying to figure it out. You will be hard-pressed to find people in my generation that can recite the Ten Commandments in its entirety. It will be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Much of it is also caused by biblical illiteracy. Not many of my generation know what is in the bible.