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Times of the Signs [13]



Christopher Columbus: An Alternative View

Attached is a message I preached during a Missionary Conference at Calvary Bible Church, of which I was the Sr. Pastor-teacher at the time.
 
The “quincentenary of Columbus’ discovery” happened to fall on that particular Sunday, Oct. 12, 1992. It was also a time in which much negative focus was being placed on Columbus and talk about demolishing his statue at Government House was being promoted by some. This struck a note, because of the fact that I had done a research paper at Dallas Theological seminary on Columbus and the impact of his religious life may have made on the Bahamas.
 
The message was based on that study. It was also broadcast over ZNS and as a result, a number of students from the College of the Bahamas came in to see me because they were doing a paper on Columbus at the time. They all noted that none of their teachers had mentioned Columbus’ book, “The Book of Prophecies.”
 
*Selah!*
Allan R. Lee Sr.
Pastor Emeritus, Founder/President Teleios Ministries
 


Times of the Signs [1]

 


Beginner’s Greek

We are delighted to have veteran Greek instructor and Sr. Pastor of Light and Life Community Church, to teach this 13 week course that will lay the foundation for solid Biblical Exegesis.
 
The course is open to all who desire an excellent introduction to Greek but is especially beneficial for pastors and those who teach/preach.
Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 6th to Nov. 29th
Time: 6:30 – 9:00PM
Tuition: $75.00 (includes textbook)
 
Please call Ms. Patrice Symonette for additional information: 356-7135


Christ in the Book of Hebrews

Pastor Lee, although in Tampa, Fla. dealing with two possible surgeries: a third cauterization and a second spinal surgery, will continue teaching this module Online, as soon as he is able to do so. He will be sending a link via email to all students as and when the lessons are posted. The next class will be session six, continuing our exegesis of the passages dealing with Jesus as a High Priest, after the Order of Melchizedek. 
 
 
 


Did Jesus Become a Sinner on the Cross? Was He actually “Forsaken” on the cross?

 
I sent the following note to a “blogger” I usually found to be quite”on target” theologically, although some would probably describe him as being “out of the box.” I wont give his name here just because I don’t want to risk steering a “weak” believer down the wrong path! 🙂 🙂 😇

But What I do want to address here is the often made statement by an increasing number of preachers, pastors, etc., that Jesus Christ actually BECAME a Sinner on the cross and using Psalm 22:1 as a supporting text. My friend did this, and the following is my response

“Hi, I’ve been blessed thru your sharing the Word in such beautiful, artistic ways. Thanks for your ministry.

However, re this specific graphic focusing on Jesus being “forsaken” by the Father and actually “becoming sin” (a sinner?? ) for us, I have serious questions to the accuracy of such statements( conclusions.” ) For instance, Psalm 22. You quote only the opening verse. But if you go down to the closing verses, wouldn’t it be more accurate to say that Jesus FELT abandoned, but really was not and that God did hear and answer His prayer on the cross?;

“Save me from the mouth of the lion! You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen!

For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.

Posterity shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation; they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn, that he has done it.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭22:21, 24, 30-31‬ ‭ESV‬‬
http://bible.com/59/psa.22.21,24,30-31.esv

I understand that on the Jewish culture, when a portion of Scripture, especially the Psalms, it was understood by the heaters that the entire Psalm was being addressed. Thus, Jesus was actually quoting the entire Psalm, which therefore actually speaks of both His death and resurrection, meaning that, even on the cross, He was assured of His resurrection. So, really, Psalm 22 could be a Psalm of Triumph, rather than “abandonment” or “Being forsaken.”

Hebrews 5:7 seems to affirm this:
“While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬
http://bible.com/116/heb.5.7.nlt

Also, re “being made sin for us,” [ 2 Cor. 5:21] is not the more accurate translation [in context] “being made a sin-offering for us?”

Thanks again for your ministry.
Selah!

Allan
 
What THINK ye???


Saturday Night Live Theological Lectures

Allan R Lee

Join Pastor Lee for our inaugural theological lecture on Saturday, May 16th!

The discussion topic for the evening will be “What is Theology and why we are all theologians.”

This introductory topic sets the stage, launching pad and foundation for our monthly Saturday Night Live Theological Lectures, which will eventually, Lord Willing, cover the major Theological issues that reflect both the past and recent history of the Christian Church, in summary but sufficient form.

Biblical Theology, Church History, Apologetics, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology,  and more, will all be covered in these lectures…BUT ALL IN AN INFORMAL, DIALOGUE FORMAT.
 
The lecture time is 6:30 to 8:00pm at Teleios, 30 Montrose Avenue (Upstairs above the Multi Party Store.)
 

There is no cost but a donation to Teleios Ministries would be appreciated.


Register by contacting Patrice Symonette via email at psymonette@teleiosministries.org or phone at 356-7135.