A More Perfect Way in the Thirtieth Century A.D.!
Ac.18:26And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
A More Perfect Understanding of Jesus is the True Way and a More Perfect Way!
Ac.2:36Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both LORD and CHRIST.
(That which is of the Holy Spirit must be set apart and distinguished by Capital Letters because of His dignity and Devine DEVINITY!)
A More Clear Understanding of Jesus is:
A More Perfect Way in which we are to Worship in His Spirit and in His Truths!
Ac.10:36The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: HE is LORD OF ALL!
Jesus is God in the Flesh!
1 Tm.3:16And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Thus A More Perfect And Clear Understanding:
A More Perfect Way of Worshipping in Truth and in His Spirit Revealed!
Salvation Incorporated with, Holiness, Righteousness, and Sealed with Justification!
Complete Salvation: The Keys to Heaven!
1 Cor.6:9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Complete Restitution in Salvation!
Tit.3:4But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the Washing of Regeneration, and RENEWING OF THE HOLY GHOST (Amos3:3); 6Which He shed on us abundantly through JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR (who is God our Saviour, seen in verse 4!); 7That being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life!
Thus all we have is a Hope of Eternal Life!
Only if we have a Pure Heart will we see God!
Mt.5:8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God!
2 Tm.2: 19Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
21If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work!
22Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart!
A More Perfect Way must be Obtained, With a Pure heart!
Which cannot be found unless it is CENTERED on LOVE OF GOD and our Brother!
1 Cor.12:31But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way!
1 Cor.13:1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity (ἀγάπην, agapēn, LOVE), it profiteth me nothing!
Keys to Salvation and Eternal Life: A More perfect Way!
This is what Aquila and Priscilla, went about doing with Apollos!
Mt.11:27All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and He to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him!
I will start out with prayer on this lesson or dissertation; to ask for divine guidance that my Lord and Saviour will lead me into deeper waters of revelation of what God wants us to learn in a more special and perfect way, which will become our reality in which He will direct us into His truths by His Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ glorious name! Amen and Amen! (Col.3:17)
At the starting of these scriptures, it was addressed to a man named Apollos, in the book of Acts. Ac.18:24And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. 25This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. 26And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly! 27And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace (revelation, favor, gospel of the grace of God, by the Word of God to us, seen in Ac.20:24, and 32 by revelation of who God is seen in verse 28!): 28For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ. (And LORD of ALL, Ac.2:36 and 10:36!) Who is also God with us, Mt.1:23!
A More perfect way, in which to teach the word of God, with more clarity and more precision! This can only be done with more understanding on who our God is, and what it is He wants us to know and understand about Him. This is what Aquila and Priscilla showed the man named Apollos, who was a Jew from Alexandria as spoken of in the scriptures presented for our consideration today!
A more perfect way to do what? Apollos already knew from scriptures Jesus was the Christ, the LORD God’s anointed and Holy One or Holy thing called out in Lk.1:35And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing (Holy One) which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Is also that man who is the Son of God because of the flesh used, it was the sure mercies of King David’s lineage, that was promised to him that his seed, which is the same seed that was to come out of Abraham, that was to bless all nations, seen in Gen.12:3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed!
The sure mercies of King David were shown to us in 2 Sam.7:1And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest roundabout from all his enemies; 2That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains. 3And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the LORD is with thee.
4And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying, 5Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me a house for me to dwell in? 6Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle. 7In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me a house of cedar?
8Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: 9And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.
10Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them anymore, as beforetime, 11And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee a house. 12And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. 13He shall build a house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom forever! (This was accomplished in Jesus!) 14I will be his father, and he shall be my son (This is speaking of all the rest of the natural Kings of natural births!) . If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: 15But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee. 16And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established forever before thee: thy throne shall be established forever!
17According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David. And so did God honor His words to David, with Jesus the Son of the living God by the flesh of King David, who Him being God according to the Spirit that dwelleth in Him, who is the Father of Jesus (Mt.1:20But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost (God the Father, who is the Holy Spirit!).), for they are now one in the same, Jn.10:30I and my Father are one: 1 Tm.3:16And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit. It is by the Holy Spirit, that we are not only sealed, but Justified, 1 Cor.6:11. (Eph.1:13In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. Which we are not to grieve, Eph.4:30And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.) Mt.12:31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man (the Flesh of God!), it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost (By which we receive the word of God, 2 Pt.1:20-21)!), it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come (who disobey His Will and Words to us, Which is His Will for us!). Why? Because the Holy Spirit is the power of God (1 Cor.1:24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God! The Holy Spirit manifested in the flesh of King David’s lineage, making Jesus also the son of God according to the flesh! This helps us understand these scriptures as well; Ac.2:36Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. And Ac.10:36The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he “Jesus” is Lord of all!)), and the very Will of God seen in the ending verses here in John chapter 10, as shown:46While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48But he answered and said unto him that told him: Who is my mother? And who are my brethren? 49And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother!
Which shows us that the Holy Spirit who is Jesus’ Father (God the Father) who caused Mary’s seed to conceive in her womb supernaturally, is the very will of God; thus the very inclination and logical intelligence and intellect of God Himself, Who is the instructor of What Jesus is to say; as seen in Jn.6:63It is the (Holy) Spirit that quickeneth (having and giveth Life); the flesh profiteth nothing (and was made for one reason seen in Ac.20:28Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood!) Who is to be entirely submissive, that is the entire church is to be entirely submissive, to the will of God, in complete obedience to His every word to us, which is His Will to us, seen in 2 Tm.3:16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works!
Jn.6:63The words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life. Jesus is the Logos or logic and intelligence of all intellect made flesh, which is the word, which is with God and is God! Jn.1:1-18 which says in many manuscripts the begotten God (incarnated God) whom dwells in the bosom of the omnipresent Holy Spirit, just as we all do, seen in Ecc.12:7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it; if God is then A Spirit, then by logic it only seems natural being they stand around the one throne in Heaven saying what to God? Answer is in Rev.4:8And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. As seen in is.9:6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor (Referring to the Holy Spirit who will lead you into all truths, because Jesus is the Grace and Truth of God, seen in Jn.1:17!) The MIGHTY GOD (You search for salvation in the scriptures and they all point to Jesus, Jn.5:39!), The EVERLASTING FATHER (Born of the flesh of King David making Jesus the Son of God by Proxy! Of the flesh used!), The Prince of Peace (You cannot be a Prince unless you have a Father, which was King David and a Spiritual Father which is God a Spirit seen in Jn.4:24!). If then God be a spirit then it stands only reasonable that God is the Holy Spirit beings we are to be Holy as He is Holy seen in Lev.11:44-45 and again in the New Testament in 1 Pt.1:13Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation (ἀναστροφῇ, anastrophē, [your] conduct, This is not in regards to speech but conduct, works, and deeds, Col.3:17; 1 Cor.15:58, abounding in the Word of the LORD!); 16Because it is written, Be ye holy (Set Apart for the LORD’S Use!, sanctified, consecrated!); for I am holy. Which is a more perfect way, which is mandatory for the children of God to be as seen in Mt.5:48 as well as in Gen.17:1, because God changes not, Mal.3:6 as well as Heb.13:8 who is the same yesterday, today as well as tomorrow and forevermore!.
The One True Church of the living God who serves only God (That is what a servant of God does; he works for the LORD!): Ecc.12:10The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth (Jn.1:17For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.). 11The words of the wise are as goads (Ac.9:1And Saul, yet breathing out threatening’s and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this “WAY”, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. 3And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 4And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 5And he said, Who art thou, LORD? And the LORD said, I AM, Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks (Goads).), and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from ONE SHEPHERD (ONE GOD, Zech.14:9) (who is the Straight Gate on the one narrow path, meaning difficult, pressed into a confined restrictive space where only you can just squeeze through as seen Here in, (Mt.7:13-14 and 1 Pt.4:17For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator!
Shows that we have works to be kept up to be seen in His Righteousness which is simply right and just judgment! Even Luke says in the same verse used here in Mt.7:13-14 Luke uses the word Strive from which we get Agonize as seen in the Greek original, means it’s going to be extremely hard to do, with man this is impossible, there for you must be born-again of His Spirit by being regenerated seen in Jn.3:3-8 and Tit.3:5 so that you can have works in order to be seen as perfect: Tit.3:4But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us (The “Sure Mercies” promised of King David), by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost (Mankind being brought back into union with God by the regeneration of His Holy Spirit in us Jn.3:3-8 to be blown whithersoever He listeth us to go, cannot be accomplished unless we walk together as One, Amos 3:3); 6Which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour (The Grace of God is His salvation and repentance for what He was about to do to you while you were yet still a sinner, Ac.11:15-18; He poured out His grace which is the covenant of the word of God which is the gospel of salvation seen in Ac.20:24 and verse 32, which was believed on in the world, by faith in obedience to His given word to us (In that He cannot lie!) is our belief substantiated in Truth, because just to believe is nothing, But put our beliefs in action it becomes faith in motion, and without faith it is impossible to please God, and without Faith that Works it is only then beliefs (Jms.2:19, even the demons believe and yet are going to Hell!); Heb.11:6!) 7That being justified by his grace (See 1 Cor.6:1And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God! (Keys to Heaven!)), we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life (which is tied directly to each verse in this Holy Bible as called out for us by Isaiah in: Is.28:9Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. (Mature in doctrine in well doing!) 10For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 11For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people (The Prophecy of men of Old who were moved and carried along in the Spirit of Truth seen in 2 Pt.1:20-21, who is the Spirit of the Day Star seen in verse 19, who is revealed to first in 1 Pt.1:9-11, who is but Jesus Christ, who is also the Morning Star in Rev.22:16 who is God, or Lucifer would not be the son of the morning seen in Is.14:12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!). 12To whom he said: “This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear!”
Who say it (The Baptism of the Holy spirit with speaking in tongues is not for us today, 1 Cor.14:39!) is not for us today because they have not been given God’s Grace of Repentance, (Ac.11:15-18)! These who teach this doctrine will end up as these seen in the very next verse of Is.28:13But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken!
They will be taken by deception of Lucifer, in looking to the world for explanations of the word of God for them, because they have not the one true interpreter who wrote the word Himself in them; who can show them the correct way to go, in the gifts of grace, which is God’s Favour (through His Word to us), on those whom He has come to reside in, with tongues and interpretation, even multiple tongues of men and of angels! This is how we come to understand His words to us, which the world cannot receive seen in Jn.14:16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; 17Even the Spirit of truth (Jn.1:17); whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him (How can we have God’s benefits of favor if we do not know who Jesus is? Jn.8:24!): but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you!
The very same spirit of God which is in Jesus Christ will be in you, or you are none of His yet still, Ro.8:9 and are still in need of Justification, which is sanctification, with the seal of the Holy Spirit which is the Hope of Salvation and Eternal Life! No one is saved once and forevermore, until we hear those faithful words to all those who have been faithful and filled with His Holy Spirit in them, buried in the watery grave as called out in Ro.6:4 and Col.2:12; in the only name by which any Salvation can come, seen in Ac.4:12Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Which was first done by Peter in the day of the birth of the “New Testament Church of God in Jesus Christ”; which was on the day of Pentecost, with the out pouring of the Holy Spirit, with speaking in tongues as the evidence and confirmation of His Repentance shown to all of us in Ac.10:1-48 and further still in Ac.11:15-18 again for our confirmation that it was truly from God! By being baptized in Jesus name we show good works of belief in His name, as required in Jn.3:16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God! That if we do not believe in that one and only name that brings salvation, we are lost and in our condemnation still in our unbelief, of the only name of God, which is Jesus’ own name, Jn.5:43I am come in my Father’s name; which means Salvation! Who was foretold of us in Is.49:26And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD, I Am, thy SAVIOUR and thy REDEEMER, the MIGHTY ONE of Jacob! Jn.5:39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. With works of belief, in the only name by which salvation comes! With works of being perfect in His order and His operations, by which His Will can become our Righteousness! 2 Cor.5:16Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. (We will only know Him in the Holy Spirit until He comes for us in the air!)
17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (Born–again, Regenerated in the Holy Spirit!): old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new! No longer bound to the desires of the flesh, which wars against the spirit of man and of God, Gal.5:17For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation (We are to teach and preach this testimony of Jesus’ Salvation by the blood of God which covers a multitude of sins, Jms.5:19Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. Which is our new jobs and the work we must be about when He returns as seen in Mk.8:34And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them: “Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it! 36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 38Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels!”
This is the works we must be doing or we too are not worthy of Him, and will be seen as the unwise servants, who were cut asunder and cast out into outer darkness where there was gnashing of teeth! So much for saved by grace and faith alone, unless your grace has been approved of by Him, who sees clear into your very heart! Unless your heart is pure and perfect as He is perfect you only fool yourself, worshipping a god of your own vain imagination! As Saul did in 1 Samuel Chapter 15:1-ffs! Which is covetousness, rebellion, seen in these verses: 16Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the LORD hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on. 17And Samuel said: When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel? 18And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed. 19Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD? 20And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. 21But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal. 22And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices (Just as our LORD toady has no delight in continual sacrifices of repentances! See Jn.8:11 and then Jn.5:14 or a worse thing will come upon you as well!), as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
24And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice. 25Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD. 26And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel (Just like Esau sought after repentance, or his father’s blessing, and found none!). 27And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent. 28And Samuel said unto him, The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou (Gen.49:9Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? 10The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. 11Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: 12His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk. The Eternal King of Israel, Jesus, who is both LORD and the CHRIST, the sure Mercies of King David’s Throne over Israel Forevermore!
29And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man that he should repent! Mal.3:6 God changes not!
2 Cor.5:20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God! (When you are reconciled to Jesus you are reconciled to God!)! 21For he (God) hath made him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin (and had no need for baptism, but was baptized to bring the Old Testament and join it to the New Testament because scripture cannot be broken, Jn.10:35 and the righteousness of God is His word to us, which is Truth and never can be part of a lie; a right judgment is seen by obedience to His living word (Mt.24:35) because it is His Will for us, to serve Him respectfully in fear, which is the beginning of wisdom! To understand, His ways are not our ways, until we become one with Him in union of His residing Holy Spirit leading us into His Truths, which is Life, our Eternal Life to us!); that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (Jesus)! By obedience, in faith with our beliefs in our works, of being perfect as required in scripture which is our law to us, Mt.5:48; because the scripture is the commandments of God to us, which is His Will for us, which is Spiritually Discerned; 1 Jn.4:1 and Gal.5:16This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law (Law of continual sacrifices for repentance, because you have fulfilled all the law in love to God by keeping his word alive in your pure and perfect heart in obedience to His words to us and thus have no need of repentance at all because you ten will be found as Righteous!)!
Tit.3:8This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works! These things are good and profitable unto men. (And A More Perfect Way!) Jesus is the door to eternal life, (Jn.10:1Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3To him the porter openeth(Jn.6:44); and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him (1 Jn.4:1 we are called to test the spirits and see from where they come! Does it line up with the word of God to us?): for they know not the voice of strangers (Who speak as the world speaks and the whole world hears them, for these who speak the things of God the world heareth us not! By this we know the spirit of the antichrist, which is the spirit of the world that lies in wickedness, 1 Jn.5:19! Especially if the whole world goes running after a man’s teachings, they who worship a god they can serve without lifting a finger they who have twitching ears, seen in 2 Tm.4:1I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. 3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables, 1 Jn.5:21 worshipping idols a false gods (all three of them), they have made up in their own minds).).
6This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them (Because it was written that he would speak to them and they would hear but not understand or they too would have been healed!) 7Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep (Guess who you are!). 8All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11I AM, the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12But he that is a hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13The hireling fleeth, because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14I AM, the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine!
15As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16And other sheep I have (The Jesus name only Gentiles, born-again of the water in Jesus’ own name and filled with the presence of His own Spirit in them Ro.8:9, who have taken up a ministry of reconciliation of the lost, and preaching truth seen in Mk.8:34-38!), which are not of this fold (Israelites): them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd (One church that is the One bride, for One God who is KING and LORD OF ALL, Jesus Christ our Saviour!). 17Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father, (who is the power of the HIGHEST, who is the Holy Spirit! The More Perfect Way! If we are not being led by the Holy Spirit we will die in our flesh, Ro.8:8So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God!).
Jesus, is the door, the gate, and the More Perfect Way, we must pass through, Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I AM, the WAY, (I AM) the TRUTH, and (I AM) the LIFE (The Eternal Life we must all lead in A More Perfect Way! In order to go to Heaven to be with Him in His ways!): no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. The word of God is the only way we all must pass through seen in Jn.10, just quoted from.
Ecc.12:12And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end (Philosophies upon Philosophies and the wisdom of men, which is foolishness to God!); and much study is a weariness of the flesh. 13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil!
1 Cor.6:11And such were some of you (Which were unclean, who were some of these; 9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.): but (Now you have A More Perfect Way!) ye are WASHED (Ac.2:38), but ye are SANCTIFIED (Ac.2:39), but ye are JUSTIFIED (Ac.2:40; 1 Cor.6:14-18!) (THE KEYS TO SALVATION AND ETERNAL LIFE!) in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God (In you, with signs following for confirmation, who God calls he also equips with anointing!): (1 Tm.3:16; This is the conclusion to the Mystery of God the Father seen in Col.2:1-ffs which spoke of the godhead and never once mentioned the Holy Spirit but talked about God and the Father and of Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh and seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory! The same glory that God said He would never give to another, Is.2:8I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Look also to Is.48:11For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? And I will not give my glory unto another. Who is the First and the Last in the very next verse here! Which Jesus describes as Himself in Rev.1:8 and verse; 11Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last! Jesus said if we would only believe we would see the glory of God in Jn.11:40, just before He raised Lazarus from the dead, who had been asleep for four days now, to Jesus’ thinking! Paul said if you want to see the glory of God all we have to do is look into the face of Jesus; 2 Cor.4:6For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. If the elders and the Priests of the church had known this they would not have crucified the LORD of ALL GLORY in 1 Cor.2:8 and even Jesus told us who He was in Lk.17:11And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 15And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? 18There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger! A More Perfect Way! Giving glory to God but before you can, you have to know who God is! Or you are not in Spirit and in Truth are you? Therefore you cannot be in a more perfect way, as he is perfect and you will never understand His ways until you do! Is.55:5Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel (The One True God In Jesus Christ the Mighty One of Israel, Is.49:26); for he hath glorified thee. Jesus is the glory of the Father, who is God with us seen in Mt.1:23 our Emmanuel, meaning God with us!
6Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return (Repent) unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Then and only then after obeying His commands can we have peace and life everlasting, seen in the remaining verses!
12For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 13Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. To those who fear him and walk as he walked as he has shown us to walk in Him!
When we understand God is a Holy Spirit, seen in Jn.4:24God is a Spirit: and that we are instructed to worship God in Spirit and in Truth as instructed in this verse; we see that this is impossible to do unless we are instructed in a more perfect way! We cannot be told what to believe in by those who know not who Jesus is; and who the Father is who is in Jesus, as called out in scripture, not man’s dogma of the blind leading the blind, as we see in the Roman Catholic Catholicism, with their metaphysics of man’s philosophies! Jesus told us if we believe in God we were to believe then in Him, Jn.14:1 and that he would receive us unto Himself,1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I AM (which started out meaning “To Be”! Meaning “I will be whatever I need to be!” to keep His creation form being destroyed in the fires of Hell, the purification of all wrong, into “A More Perfect Way!”), there ye may be also. We cannot know the way to heaven unless we know who our Jesus is; 4And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Many today are just like the disciples here; 5Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6Jesus saith unto him, I AM the WAY, (I AM) the TRUTH, and (I AM) the (ETERNAL) LIFE: no man cometh unto the Father, but by ME: 7If ye had known ME, ye should have known MY FATHER also: and from henceforth YE KNOW HIM, AND HAVE SEEN HIM (For He was standing right there in front of them all!) But the disciples were still not quite clear on the subject and pushed Jesus further;8Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
A More Perfect Understanding of the Way of God in Jesus Revealed!
9Jesus saith unto him: Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? He that hath seen ME hath seen the FATHER! And how sayest thou then, Show us the FATHER? 10Believest thou not that I AM in the FATHER, and the FATHER IN ME? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: BUT THE FATHER THAT DWELLETH IN ME, HE DOETH THE WORKS (showing us the Father is indeed the Holy Spirit who is God in Jesus!)! The Father is none other than the Holy Spirit (Blows that trinity doctrine of the Roman Catholics, who says the Holy Spirit is not the Father and the Father is not the Son, which worship all three of these titles as different entities of the same Consubstantiation or Transubstantiation which are contradictions in terms of metaphysics in man’s vain Philosophical terms because they are clueless to God in Christ who is God in the flesh as called out in scripture which is irrefutable and inerrant word of God who cannot lie!), which we are all to receive or we are none of His yet still! Ro.8:9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his! Just that simple, even a child will get this theology! By man’s sophistication of philosophies, man has complicated himself right out of relationship with his creator, with his metaphysical definitions!
Unless we come to Jesus in the simplicity of an innocent child we cannot come into His presence, Mt.18:1At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7Woe unto the world because of offences! For it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! We must take heed in our Theologies and our Doctrines and especially our Dogma; Jms.3:1My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. Jms.1:25But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. 27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this: To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Keys to Eternal Life are as Follows;
- Be ye all baptized in Jesus’ name, Ac.4:8Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost (The Spirit of Truth!), said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, 9If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; 10Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved! Ac.2:37Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
- Be ye Born-again of the Holy Spirit; 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call. This is called out in Jn.3:3-8 so you can be blown wherever the Lord sends you to preach this word of god to the lost world who lies in wickedness, 1 Jn.5:19!
Go and Sin no more: A More Perfect Way, Jn.8:11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her: Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. Jn.5:14Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. A true child of God will always keep himself or herself out of sins grasps, for how you walk with is who you serve: Romans 6:1What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 12Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 14For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 15What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 16Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 17But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.18Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. Without righteousness, Mt.5:17-20 and Holiness, Lev.11:44-45 and 1 Pt.1:15-17, which is of the commandments of Jesus Christ who is our God and His Anointed, Ordained, Holy Spirit frilled Apostles, saying, statements, judgments, scriptures, lines upon lines, precepts upon precepts seen in 2 Tm.3:16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. As seen to be “A More Perfect Way!” Jn.15:20Remember the word that I said unto you: The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. Ac.2:40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation! Being called and the Chosen Few, set apart for the Lord’s Work, sanctified, now sealed with the baptism of the Holy Spirit, now being sealed and consecrated, a Holy Vessel and Temple of God living in you, 1 Cor.3:16Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 1 Cor.6:17But he that is joined unto the LORD is ONE SPIRIT. 18Flee fornication (1 Jn.2:15-17; Jms.4:4, living as the world!). Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body (Mt.5:28 having a PURE HEART and a PURE MIND, 1 Cor.2:1-16!). 19What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. 2 Cor.6: 14Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty (2 Sam.7:14)!
Obedience to the Word of God, the Central Theme of the whole Holy Bible!
A More Perfect Way!
Disobedience caused Satan and all who follow him to lose their first estate, in the eyes of God’s eternal love! Unless we have been born-again of His heart being restored in our lives, we too can never keep all the ways of our Lord God, unless he is in us, Mt.19:26; Lk.18:26And they that heard it said, “Who then can be saved?” 27And he (Jesus) said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” Only when we too have been born-again in His likeness as when Adam was first created, can we too become one in a full relationship with our LORD GOD! Therefore: we must do as Jesus said to do: Mt.4:17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. And in the very end of the Holy Bible, He tells a warning; Rev.22:7Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. 8And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. 9Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. 10And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 11He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14Blessed are they that do his commandments; that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. 16I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 17And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20He which testifieth these things saith: “Surely I come quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
21The GRACE (His Devine Words of Righteousness which separates us from the world around us, that lies in wickedness of unbelief and disobedience!) of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all (Who live a life in “A More Perfect Way!). Amen and Amen!!!
And some favorites from other authors:
Lords Way Ministries
By G. L. Boyett;
Is.60:1-22; 1Tm.3:16 & 6:11-21; 2 Tm.2:19-26 and 2 Tm.3:16-17
~ Gal.4:16Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
Even so, if I be persecuted for His sake, I find myself in good company, in the company of the Elect! ~
Quote by Rev. G. L. Boyett
(Is.59:1-21) The Lord will always have a prophet, for His generation, by Rev. G. L. Boyett (Rev.19:10)
Ecc.12:7-14; Ps.2:1-12; Is.55:1-13; Mal.3:16-18
Emerson said, “The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it!”
Stopfard A. Brooke said, “If a thousand old beliefs were ruined in our march to truth, we must still march on!”