Bible Understanding

Bible and cross (2)_2.jpg

This website is to do just what the domain name says--give biblical understanding to earnest seekers. The secondary purpose is to promote the author, Sylvia Huffnagle's books.

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

When Adam and Eve chose the knowledge of good and evil and chose to listen to the liar and chose to disobey and distrust God and chose to do their own thing instead of what was right, they were making a choice to die spiritually because God had warned them that that is what would happen if they ate that fruit.

When they died spiritually, they were alienated from God. God could no longer be their Father, because they no longer had the spirit to obey him. They had a spirit to do their own thing and a spirit to listen to half truths and lies in order to justify what they wanted to do.

The Bible then records what happens to mankind when they make bad choices and it records how God in his mercy rescued mankind over and over. And then at just the right time, God sent Jesus to provide the way of true and eternal salvation.

How? Jesus was born of a virgin by the Holy Spirit so that he could be spiritually alive just like Adam and Eve were before the fall. You see everything bears after its own kind so all people after Adam and Eve were born spiritually dead, up until Jesus.

God taught his Son, Jesus, all his precepts, teachings, and promises in the Old Testament, opening up their meaning to him. Jesus learned to walk by the spirit and not by the flesh as Adam and Eve had done. He walked the walk and talked the talk. He always obeyed the Father. He refused to listen to reasoning that would justify his own desires.

When he had accomplished his mission of overcoming sin, he further obeyed his Father and offered himself as the sinless offering for all of mankind. Why did he have to do that? He was taking our place so that we could take his. He had to choose to give up his life because Adam and Eve had chosen to have their own life apart from God. (Mankind soon learned that life without God [light, life, love] is death.) Jesus had to bear our sins and sicknesses so that we wouldn’t have to. And he had to counter everything that Adam and Eve chose in order to restore. They chose self, he chose righteousness. They listened to the liar, he listened to God. They did their own thing, he did God’s bidding. They sinned; he committed the greatest act of Agape Love. They gave the kingdom over to Satan by submitting to him and Jesus took the kingdom back by ruling over all temptation and keeping God on the throne of his heart. He never listened to the liar. (Satan) The kingdom belongs to him and he’s coming back to rule very soon.

He had to die in order to provide a way for mankind’s carnal nature to be crucified. Remember, Adam and Eve had given their carnal or flesh nature ascendancy, i.e. power. Jesus had to deny the carnal nature entirely and to the uttermost in order to defuse it. That’s God’s plan of redemption – He restores our choice. He washes away our sin in the blood of the pure lamb, Jesus. Who can argue with such a powerful cleansing agent as pure blood shed for mankind? Through Jesus, God restores those who choose him – choose life, choose righteousness – back to spiritual life. In order to have your soul saved, you must put on the Lord Jesus Christ and learn to walk by the spirit and not by the flesh. Learn to do what God teaches even when your lower nature abhors it.

Go for it! You need Jesus!

Ref: Gen: 1-3, Deut. 30:19-20, Isa: 61-62, Jn: 3:16, Rom: 5-8, 1Cor: 15:21-26, 45-49, 2Corinth: 5:21, 1Jn: 4:10

Ask him to save you, right now. Ask God to forgive you for sinning. Ask Jesus to come into your heart and rule and reign there. He’ll give you a new nature. Get a Bible and study to show yourself approved. Be a hearer and a doer of the Word. Remember, everything we receive from God is by faith.

No, God did not send Jesus to the cross because he couldn’t look at sin. He wanted a relationship with us, so he had to make a way to cleanse us.

God sent Jesus to the cross to do everything that needed done, so that God could have sons and daughters.

Isa: 9:6-7: For 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, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

© Sylvia Huffnagle

Her Name is Wisdom 2.jpg

NEW BOOK - Her name is Wisdom

Table of Contents

Section One: Today’s Philosophy—a mixture of world and church Addressing Social issues VS church
God’s Love Vs Socialism
God’s Love VS Evolution
God Rules, not Mercy
God’s Unconditional Love
God’s Love in Psalm 106
The Love of God – Tough Love
God’s Love VS the Tsunami
How Your Choices Effect You
What is Life all About? Or Why am I Here?
Peace on Earth
Solomon’s Dilemma Solved
The Inevitable Result
The Battle with Your Mind
Beware of Men’s Philosophy
In Defense of the Gospel
The Antichrist in the Guise of Christ
Light Be

Section Two: Media Influence
Sensationalizing America
Erroneous Theology
The Flying Scroll
World Influence through Media
The Liar Masquerades as an Angel of Light
More on the Subject of Media Deception
World Influence in the Church
Feelings became Prevalent
Jesus taught us how to handle Feelings
Come out from among her My People

Section Three: Prophesy
Resurrection Life
Golden Image
The Stone
King of Kings
Irreverence, Ungodliness, and lack of Piety

Section Four: The Scriptures

The Bible
It is Written
Living by every Word
Looking Forward to the Eternal
The Good News of Kingdom of God
The Real Jesus and the Real Truth
If the World Hates You

Excerpts,br. Addressing social issue vs. truth
For things to go smoothly and work well in a free society, truth, justice and consequences for our choices must be established.
America made an awesome right choice when our leaders decided to base our freedom, choices of good and evil, and our laws on what God said about it. It took a while to agree on a good many things, but finally the laws and constitution were established and America became a great place to live, if you sought freedom from tyranny and the opportunity to prosper.
America became prosperous and powerful. But sadly the day came when greed and corruption began to be a prominent player in the hearts of the leaders and thus their decisions became faulty, resulting in faulty results and soon corruption led to more corruption until the leaders were no longer making wise decisions and the country went on a downward spiral.
As Americans lost their good leaders they also lost their focus of honorableness and right living and their focus leaned more toward good times and good jobs and good tasting food. Now since honor and right living took a back seat, selfishness and lust took a front seat.
Today God isn’t even a major player--it’s self rules. Let me now show you what has happened in consequence.
We hear the word insane a lot today because thinking calls for a basis. If you base your decisions and conclusions on your or some other man’s thinking there is no legitimate foundation, no compass, no map, no goal for a better world.
What is the basis for us to trust God’s teachings? History. The Bible is a record of God teaching and dealing with the people in covenant with him. History down through the ages has proved out God’s teachings for those who were sincere in wanting to know and embrace truth.
History called for a savior who would stand in the gap between God’s perfectness and man’s fallibility. God provided for this need to be met perfectly by sending Jesus. History shows that those who received Jesus as their Lord, learned to deal wisely in the affairs if life. History shows that a people or nation that believed God about right and wrong and had the good news that Jesus came to make a way for us, struggled and eventually prospered.
History shows that when a people do not know God or rejected him and do their own thing, eventually they mess up so bad that they become extinct. Or they become the subjects under tyranny or become so corrupt that there is no peace and safety to be found anywhere.

Christian World View vs. Humanism
Those who embrace humanism either don’t believe in a supreme being who created all things good or they believe that if there is a supreme being, he, she, or it is not involved in our daily lives. They believe that evolution is merely the process of progression in the earth.
If these things are true then the only thing we can do is eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die. This way of thinking is non-productive. It is as destructive as evolution without a loving God. Observe any building, machine, living thing, etc.—left to itself it deteriorates till it falls apart.
Whereas if there is a loving God watching over all—evolution is meant to help the living things adapt to their surroundings for the purpose of survival. The nature of our loving God is to work with the challenged party until the outcome is victory.
It is the humanistic viewpoint that has caused life on planet earth to get more and more difficult to cope with. It is this viewpoint that is causing the increase in pain and heartache.
If there is no loving God in charge of things, then inevitably self and then selfishness is god. That’s where the trouble starts.
The Christian world view is that a loving God created the earth and everything in it. And he appraised his work and said, “It is good.” Man’s wrong choice—their choice to do what they wanted to do rather than what God, who is love (agape love always does the right thing because the right thing produces good) told them to do. brought about all that is bad.
But a loving God is still offering love. He sent his Son who made all the right choices and then offered Himself to take the place of all those who made wrong choices so that they can make the right choice which is to receive Him and the new life He offers. This ultimate act of love reveals God’s nature as nothing else could do.
This loving God is behind true evolution. Evolution is only true in the sense of adaptation—the same God who created everything good is the same God who causes things to adapt to their surroundings and be able to survive until the time when God’s Son comes back to oversee the choices made throughout the earth and make all things right.
God ordained that everything produces after its own kind, so apes do not turn into people, etc. Gen: 1:24-25
The humanistic world view encourages selfishness—the loving God world view encourages people to follow love, and to heed God’s guidance, and it also provides for all of mankind’s needs to be met.

Resurrected cover_0.gif

Resurrected Christ in Me Description

I have named this work, “Resurrected Christ in me”, because to be crucified with Christ and resurrected Him in you is the subject thread throughout the book and also none of these spiritual thoughts will penetrate or work for the reader unless the reader is willing to entered into the crucifixion and resurrection written about in Rom: 6:3-11.

Rom: 6:3-11: Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4: Therefore 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. 5: For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7: For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8: Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10: For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11: Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Gal:5:24: And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

I believe God has given me good understanding of His Word and who He is and what He has done and wants done. This book is actually the rest of the journal that I kept as I sought the Lord with my whole heart, though I have rearranged some things and added some things.

These are the advantages I had, which I attribute to why I do have this knowledge and understanding. I was desperate.
As a child, I was taught that Jesus is the Son of God and Savior of the world.
I was taught Bible stories and memorization of key scriptures.
I was not taught man-made theories and doctrines.
I had easy access to scriptures.
I was a reader.
I had freedom of religion and freedom of worship.
I had plenty of time to study and meditate.
I had a very deep need.

Ps: 119:99: I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

Section One:
Gold Nuggets 4-25

Section Two:
The Plan of Salvation 26-37

Section Three:
Living by Faith or Spiritual Living 38-55

Section Four:
Sowing and Reaping or Faith 56-68

Section Five:
God is not the Oppressor or Where Does Trouble Come From? 69-78

Section Six:
The Church--Setting the Record Straight 79-126

My new E book in PD F - Download it for free on download page.

It is called "Is Jesus Everything?" and it teaches about Jesus' many roles in our salvation.

5 e Books to download free on Download page: Is Jesus Everything?, Resurrected, Christ in Me, Transformed, 121 Biblical Articles, Bible Living Quiz Book, and The Ultimate 'How To' Book.

Never again is happening again - LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Lookup a word or passage in the Bible
Include this form on your page

(Highlight and right click)

Visit Bibles Unbound and become a Bible Mailing Missionary

The Home for Christian writers!

Christ's List Christian Classifieds

Search Engine Submission and Optimization


Sylvia Huffnagle - minister The Father/child Covenant Relationship  Romans 6-8 Grace Sowing and Reaping Biblical Balance Apologetics Apologetics II Biblical Balance End Time Warnings End Time Warnings II Author's Pitch Page Download About e-mail me