Matthew 28:18 - "And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
2nd Corinthians 5:18 - "All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us.
We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God."
Acts 1:6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
Sir, Madam, Young Person, Christian - Jesus is The Christ! Jesus is the incarnate, eternal Son of God!
Christian, the Bible is the Word of God! The Gospel is the work of God! Jesus anchors for us, The Word of God, Creation and Salvation. What mercy and grace to be given such gifts? Do not ignore them in your life!
Scripture Authority, is a name I have chosen to remind the Christian of "Sola Scriptura" and the singular, eternal truth of Jesus Christ. We must get back to reading our bibles; get back to the roots of Reformed Theology and how we should allow this to conduct our lives as God leads us by His Word and Spirit. For those that are His, Jesus is asking each of us to draw close to Himself. This is difficult as, "we do not see Jesus" but there is no more real relationship that exists!
No one knows you like God does and No one loves you as God loves you!
SAJIT: Scripture Authority Jesus Is Truth; is my response to a call God has put upon my heart; to take the Good News of His Gospel forward to all who will hear. It is my call and prayer to prepare our Nation and World for the return of
Our Lord Jesus Christ. I wish to provide a simple guide for the new believer and even seasoned believer looking for greater depth to their faith. I want to help the Christian understand what priorities and doctrines should accompany their faith.
SAJIT Ministry, is a non-profit ministry and will teach as close to God's Truth as we can possibly teach in our human condition. I will always seek the guidance of The Holy Spirit of God for anything that is said, written or teachers I guide you to.
To God be the Glory. I am Christian Dehlinger and I was called to know Jesus Christ as God, as my Savior in August of 1995. I lived a sinful life, believing in a god of my own design. I had no desire for the God of the Bible and did not even own a Bible. One night, late, after a day full of work and nighttime drinking, I was on my way home and realized; I had left home early that morning while my wife and boys were sleeping. I would be arriving home in the wee hours of the morning and they would be asleep. I had not spoken with my wife all day and really had not given it much thought. I stopped the car and got out. It was a beautiful summer night. I was on a great hill top, a dirt road that ran through a blueberry field. There were no lights to drown out the incredible sky above. I thought of my behavior. What a selfish person I was! A terrible husband and father. I cried out, "God if you are there, what is my life about?" "Why do I behave as I do?" No voice came back, no falling star. I got back in the car and headed home. "I should have started my own business" I thought. My terrible life decisions ran through my mind. Why had I done so many bad things; why could I not choose to do good things? Then I thought, "You don't even know who Jesus is supposed to be". Why would I think that? I did not care who Jesus is supposed to be, did I? I pushed it to the back of my mind and continued home. In honesty, I had an opportunity to know Jesus at 19 and I turned down the invitation. This is around 15 years later.
Over the next year the question about Jesus came back to eat at me. I took an interest in things about Jesus, such as a TV show, "Finding the real Jesus" but it did not help. I was behaving a little better; to the human eye, things were OK but I was hating my life more and more, till I could not stand myself. "What is wrong?" I thought.
One Saturday, I was with my wife at a lawn sale. She had spent her small amount of money and was ready to go. I was going through a box of books. I had a book in each hand; "Cooking wild game" (I did a little hunting) and "Wood Carving"; another interest. At the bottom of the box was a Bible. I looked at the Bible. The man running the lawn sale was next to me. The cook book had a price, the wood book had a price but there was no price on the Bible. "How much do want for the Bible?" I asked. He said, "How about a dollar?" I had only thrown on my sweat pants; I reached into my pocket where there was a dollar. I thought I had 2-3. Time passed and I would look at that Bible just sitting.
I'd think, "If that Bible says, I have to stop doing the things I love to do, I don't want to know what's in it!"
Eventually, I did get that Bible down and I did begin reading in the New Testament; I heard it was about Jesus. As I read, a truth came over me "You are reading true history not stories". In it's words, I saw this Jesus come into our world and He was worshiped and hated as just a baby! My eyes were opened and I became aware, "this Jesus is God; this Jesus is my God"! At that moment of realization, though on my knees on my family room carpet, I saw myself kneeling before God; not that I saw God but I saw myself. I was black with sin, like charred and ashy. The horror of my sin punched me; I cried out, "I am sorry God" and confessed sins to Him. I accepted this Jesus as my God, my Savior?
I knew nothing of theology. I thought, "Am I born again?"
Just a Christian layman; through my 20+ years with Jesus I have listened and studied. I researched the cults, such as Jehovah's Witness; other world religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam. What was their point of origin? No one else had the True Jesus of historical Christianity. In all of human history, there is no one else like Jesus. I found Christian radio almost immediately after coming to Christ. I was a Christian radio sermon junkie and I know I have listened to more than 5,000 sermons. I served Our Lord for 14 years in youth ministry at an Independent Baptist Church. I lead several Bible studies and was elected and served on a pastoral search committee. I then visited many churches of varied denominations. I have found a home at Lakeview Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Rockport, Maine. Jesus there is raised high and truth is preached by Pastor Stephen Tracey; my pastor and teacher.
This website was launched on the 5th day of December 2018