IN DEFENSE OF JESUS MESSIEH
By Pastor G. Reckart
Copyright 2008 All Rights Reserved
The following article is written in opposition to the antichrist claims of Pastor John Charles Hagee, (founder of the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas) in his 2007 book "In Defense Of Israel."
Who is John Charles Hagee?
He was born in Baytown, Texas on April 12, 1940. According to Texas records he was married to Martha E. ? on August 26, 1960. They had two children:
In 1966 he founded Trinity Church and was a licensed minister with the Assembly of God organization. In early 1975 he resigned from Trinity Church and in a letter to his congregation admitted immorality (adultery). This led to a divorce with Marthe who was granted custody of their two children pictured above.
Diane M. Castro: We are not sure of his adultery with a beautiful young chick named Diane M. Castro, how many other cheap brothel women or how many times? We do know that rather rapidly after his divorce was final on September 12, 1975 that he took up with a 24 year old young woman in his congregation. Was she his adulterous partner? Was she the one who fornicated with him as he pounded the pulpit denying Jesus was Christ? If she is the one who broke his marriage vows it is not scripturally lawful for him to marry her. We do not know if she was the one who caused Hagee's BVDs to come off in secret places, but he married Diane M. Castro on April 12, 1976. To them were born:
Must the children bear the sin and shame of their adulterous father? No! They are shown here not for shame or accusation purposes but to show the world what a lovely group of children are affected by the false doctrines of a father gone antichrist. If they believe and defend his antichrist doctrines then they should be judged accordingly on their own merit. It is not known if all five children attend Hagee's Church or if just his three by his second wife.
You can tell by the picture of Diane M. Castro-Hagee that John C. spends a lot of money on her to keep his lover attractive to his Church and TV audience.
On Sunday May 11th, 1975 on Mother's Day, after Hagee earlier left his first wife and church he began another church which he called "Castle Hills Assembly" (later called Castle Hills). Assembly was dropped from the name because he was kicked out as a minister with the Assembly of God organization for his admitted adultery. His present church, Cornerstone Church was started with 15 people and dedicated in 1987. It is only 7.3 miles down the same road from his first Trinity Church. Dr. W. A. Criswell, of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas anointed him and passed on whatever ordinations he had to pass to him. Hagee is claimed to have preached his first sermon in 1958 at the age of 18 in Houston, Texas.
According to information put out by Hagee, it was 26 years ago in 1972 that he began to support Israel and the Jewish people. There may be some truth to the theory that this all began when in Munich, Germany a terrorist group took Jewish athletes and coaches hostage killing eleven of them. But the truth is, Hagee's rabid dispensational doctrine on Israel and his own dual covenant false doctrine may have come to the front of his ministry in a well-thought out scheme to obtain national and international recognition. He hailed himself as a Christian Zionist, giving birth to a new cult with a new Jesus. Since 1972 John C. Hagee has become a well known television evangelist. He takes in millions of dollars each year from his 19,000 church members, a large TV audience of old people, and those who like his pro-Israel pulpit slapping. Christians have always had love for the Jews but at the same time stand up for the New Testament and Jesus as the Messieh. But Hagee dumps all Christians into one great antisemitic slop-jar and accuses them of being Jew haters. He claims the origin of antisemitism was begun by early Christians and we assume by this he means by Jesus, the Apostles, and early Believers. John Charles Hagee is nuts! He is repeating the words of Jews who hate Jesus, Mary his mother, the Apostles, and the New Testament. To obtain Jewish forgiveness for once being antisemetic and to withdraw one's self from Hagee's slop-jar, a person must shell out lots of money and send it to Hagee and then began denying their Christian faith little by little. By giving large sums of money to the Jews and denying Jesus is the Messieh, a Gentile under his leadership can find greater salvation and favor with God and modern Israelites. Calvary plus friendship with antichrist Jews = salvation.
To increase his political power Hagee formed Christians United For Israel (CUFI) on February 7, 2006. He has now obtained over 75,000 members to this new Christ denying cult. How could anyone who confesses Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God belong to this Messieh rejecting organization? It is a contradiction! CUFI along with Hagee work hand in hand with American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a large Jewish organization that lobbies US Congress on behalf of Israel. When one AIPAC member comes into a congressman's office he/she represents 6 million Jews. When Hagee comes into a congressman's office he claims he represents 40 million Americans. You can see why Hagee thinks his endorsement of Senator McCain for president was vitally important to McCain's presidential win. What is so shocking and shameful of John C. Hagee, even greater than his adultery and remarriage, is his new Jesus and new Gospel that denies Jesus was the Messieh of Israel.
A leader of CUFI disagrees with Hagee and his anti-christ doctrine (The video has been removed because of the shame it brought upon him).
John Charles Hagee denies Jesus is the Christ Messieh
"I'm delighted to present my latest book, In Defense Of Israel. This book will expose the sins of the fathers and the vicious abuse of the Jewish people. In Defense Of Israel will shake Christian Theology. It scripturally proves that the Jewish people as a whole did not reject Jesus as Messiah. It will also prove that Jesus did not come to earth to be the Messiah. It will prove that there was a Calvary Conspiracy between Rome, the High Priest and Herod to execute Jesus as an insurrectionist too dangerous to live. Since Jesus refused by word and deed to claim to be the Messiah, how can the Jews be blamed for rejecting what was never offered? Read it in this shocking expose, In Defense of Israel."
Who is the Jesus of John C. Hagee? We don't really know. His Jesus did not come to earth to be the Messiah. I understand he is now rewriting chapter 10 of his book and claims Jesus was a Messiah but not the one for the Jewish people. He was a Messiah only for non-Jews. I will come back here and add to my rebuttal once I have read his reconstruction and Jewish revisionism. But would his revisionism change the fact he denies the Jesus of the New Testament? Would it change the fact he is a confessed antichrist? what ever John Charles Hagee does now will all be a sham. He has revealed his heart and soul by agreeing with Jews who are antichrist that their Messiah has not come in the flesh.
Hagee has fallen into the Jewish fallacy and lies that their real Messiah would come and deliver them from Roman occupation and control. Since Jesus did not come as a military victor and evict the Roman forces and establish the Davidic kingdom, Hagee claims he did not qualify as the prophetic delivering Jewish Messiah. But Hagee does have Jesus being a Messiah to the Gentile world. In this manner he can be an antichrist and also claim to be a believer in Jesus as a Messiah. There is nothing within the New Testament of this Hagee Jesus. The Apostles did not teach this doctrine of two Messiahs: one for the Jews and a different one for Gentiles. They did not reject Jesus as the promised Messiah for Israel using Hageeism interpretation! Let's face it, Hagee is preaching another Gospel and another Jesus.
Hagee is not of God
"Every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ (Messiah) is come in the flesh is not of God" (1John 4:3a).
"This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ (Messiah); not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth" (1John 5:6).
John Hagee is not of God, never was of God, is not a true man of God, is not a real Minister of the Gospel of Christ (Messiah).
He is not in agreement with the Holy Spirit, therefore he is an opponent of the witness of Jesus that he is indeed the Christ, the Messiah.
He has always been a sham and a fraud, a false teacher and a false prophet. All he is, is a gifted speaker who has the ability to mesermize people with a slick form of Pentecostalism, a bold fiery Reverend Ike style of delivery, and a way to turn religion into a profit-making money scheme. He has learned that people who love Jews and Israel are easy targets for mass swindle of their money and he preaches dispensationalism with his own perverted twists to get them to put it into offering buckets. Accompanying this form of sham he piggy-backs it with his pro-America republican speeches and threatens Congress and our Presidents that if they do not support Israel we are all damned here and God will punish us with destruction.
Interesting that the Apostles of Jesus did not preach this falsehood. Paul said that the wrath of God had come on Israel to the uttermost because they had rejected Jesus and the complete gospel of salvation (1Thes 2:16). Hagee removes from God's wrath the Jews who still hate Jesus and Gentiles being saved. He supports those anti-christ Jews in Israel that instituted anti-missionary laws against Christians. He supports Jews who persecute Christians who send their children to Christian schools. Christians just having a coffee house and where believers play chess is persecuted and the owners are put in Jail. Hagee says nothing about this Jewish hatred. Has Hagee come to the defense of Christians arrested in Israel, or Christians being persecuted, or Christians losing their jobs because they have their children in Christian schools? Has he openly opposed these anti-christian attitudes in Israel and threaten the Jews with the wrath of God if they do not stop this? No he has not and this shows he is a sham, a fraud, a modern false prophet.
What he will tell his cult is what he wants them to hear to keep the money coming in. Cult? Yes, because he is preaching a different Jesus then preached by the Apostles. He will confess his made-up Jesus in one big breath of Texas hot air and then in the next big breath of Texas cold air deny the Jesus of the Apostles who claimed he was the Christ Messieh.
If he manipulates his cult's minds well. He will be affective in deceiving many thousands as is already evident. Who or rather what is his Jesus? Does he even know any more?
Hagee's 19,000 Members Not of God
John Hagee has 19,000 members in his San Antonio another Jesus cult. According to Apostle John they are all not of God because they agree with their sham Pastor that Jesus Christ (Messiah) has not come in the flesh.
There are some interesting contradictions in Hagee's another Jesus false doctrines.
For instance, his first son is name Christopher. Notice Christ in this name? Who is the christ then of Christopher because he is not the Jesus of the Apostles. The christ of Christopher is another christ. What about his daughter Christina? Same question and same answer. Two kids whose name represents a christ not in the Bible.
Why would he name his church "Cornerstone" which is taken from Matthew 21:42; Acts 4:11; 1Peter 2:11 and refers explicitly to Jesus as the Messianic foundation of the Kingdom of God and his rejection by Jews, and then turn and say the Jews did not reject Jesus as the Messieh because Jesus never claimed to them he was the Cornerstone Messieh?
Hagee is saying they did not reject Jesus as the Messianic Cornerstone, because Jesus did not claim to be the Cornerstone Messieh to the Jews. A clear contradiction is evident. Hagee would do better to rename his church Sandyland Church and give as his reference Mathew 7:26. It is evident the church of John C. Hagee does not have a true New Testament foundation since his Jesus is not the Messianic Rock. In fact Hagee's Jesus has no authority to start a Church and separate from the temple compound. If Jesus was not the Messieh he had no right to depart from the Temple, its High Priesthood, the Priesthood, or any of its orders and authority. He as a simple Israelite would have had no more right to challenge the temple cult then any other Israelite. And, this is precisely why the temple cult leaders treated him the way they did. Jesus rebelled against their evil ways but if he was no Messieh he had no authority to do this. Hagee's Jesus was nothing but a rebel Jew since he claims Jesus did not present himself to the Jews as the Messieh. So, Hagee makes himself an antichrist.
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Messieh (Christ)? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son (1John 2:22).
Hagee is not a holiness preacher
John Hagee is not a holiness preacher. His wife is not holiness. She is a modern charismatic beautiful Jezebel. She is all decked out. His children are not holiness and were not raise with holiness teachings. Hagee is backslid in all respects from the Pentecostal roots of his faith. His holy spirit is not the Holy Spirit of the Bible because the spirit in him does not witness Jesus is the Christ, the Messieh for Jews and Gentiles. His members do not have the real Holy Spirit because they also deny the witness of the real Holy Spirit that Jesus is the Christ for Jews and Gentiles. He has approved women wearing pants, cutting their hair, wearing make-up unrestrained, jewelry, immodest clothing, does not observe the Lord's Supper biblically (why should he since he does not believe Jesus was the Messieh); practices pagan holidays, and accepts the Catholic trinity while accusing Rome of being antisemetic. Hageeism is a complete modern religion he made up all by himself. It is a false religion.
John C. Hagee is a liar according to the Apostle John. He denies Jesus was the Messieh the Christ.
John C. Hagee is an antichrist.
How could 75,000 so called Christians in CUFI give him millions of dollars and he be a professed antichrist? Where are their heads? Are they going to ignore this just because he loves Jews and Israel? Do they have ears to hear or are they brain dead? Are they real Christians or just pretending to be ones while all along are antichrist like Hagee? They should kick him out of CUFI but they do not have a commitment strong enough to Jesus to do this. They love the man more then they love Jesus. This goes to show all of us that if the antichrist comes and speaks the same way Hagee does, he can have 75,000 instant members from many different church groups in his army and represent over 40 million Americans. We can be sure when the antichrist comes he will use every method Hagee uses to try and prove Jesus was an impostor Christ and was no Messieh at all.
John C. Hagee preaches another Gospel and another Jesus
Pastor Hagee says Jesus no where claims to be the Messieh. Hagee is a liar! He said Jesus refused by word and deed to claim he was the Messieh. Hagee is a liar. Did Jesus ever confess or hint he was the Messieh? Yes he did.
But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven (Mark 14:61-62).
And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King (Luke 23:2).
Hagee claims on television that Jesus refused by word or deed to be the Messieh. The above two verses prove he is a liar! He claims the Jews do not have to accept Jesus as the Messieh of Israel because Jesus never told them he was the Messieh. Yet Jesus told the Jews if they believed not he was the Messieh they would die in their sins (John 8:24). If the Jews were so ignorant Jesus was the Messieh Mr. Hagee, how come they could say Jesus had gone throughout the nation perverting the nation claiming to be Christ (Messieh) the King? One word fits you sir: REPROBATE! You have rebrobated the Truth
And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ (Messieh) to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day (Luke 24:46).
Rev. Hagee did not read the words spoken by Jesus which took place after his death and resurrection. Jesus said it was written and it behoved Messieh to die and be raised from the dead. Hagee makes Jesus a false prophet when he denies Jesus was the Messieh. Luke reports to the world that Jesus as Messieh did die and was ra\ised from the dead. Hagee and his 75,000 followers who deny Jesus was the Messieh are idiots and fools preaching a false Jesus not found in your Bible. There is no Jesus of Nazareth in the Bible who was not the Messieh.
But whom do ye say that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said: thou art the Messieh (Christ), the Son of the Living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven (Matthew 16:15b-17).
According to Hagee the Father could not reveal this to Peter because Jesus was not the Messieh of Israel. Hagee is an adulterous liar. He makes Jesus lie. How could Jesus say the Father revealed this to Peter, and Hagee say Jesus was not the Messieh? He perverted his own marriage bed and now perverts the identity of the New Testament Bride's husband. Jesus is no Messieh to the New Testament church: this must be Hagee's doctrine even if he does not come right out and say it.
John C. Hagee totally perverts the fulfillment of Daniel 9:25-27 wherein it is stated boldly that Messieh would come to Israel at a specific time. If Jesus was not the Messieh of Daniel's 70 weeks Hagee has a responsibility to prove who the Messieh was that came during the life time of Jesus. Hagee is a bold man with words, but his boldness fails him again and again to give us the name of the Messieh who came to Israel in fulfillment of Daniel's 70 weeks.
John C. Hagee ignores the words of Jesus in John 4:25:
The woman said unto him, I know that when Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
Here Jesus clearly tells the woman he is the Messias the Christ. Hagee has Jesus telling lies here. How could Jesus tell this woman he was the Messias the Christ if he was not as Hagee makes boast? Hagee is a rich wealthy liar who has mastered the satanic tool of deception.
John C. Hagee must claim Jesus did not fulfill a single Messianic prophecy. If Hagee claims Jesus fulfilled just one Messianic prophecy he would be forced to say Jesus was the Messieh of that text. So, Hagee must of necessity deny Jesus fulfilled any Messianic prophecy. This makes him antichrist because he would thereby deny Jesus was the Messieh come in the flesh.
Take a look at the birth announcement by a host of angels:
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Messieh (Christ) the Lord (Luke 2:10-11).
It is a Scriptural and historical fact that God himself set the prophetic signs of Jesus as the Messieh of Israel. The very words Son of God or Son of the Blessed (same thing), point to Jesus as Messieh. The Jews knew this and pushed this into the face of Jesus when he was bound as a criminal in the house of Ciaphas. There before the entire Sanhedrin Council Ciaphas adjured Jesus by the name of God to tell them if he was the Messieh the Son of the Blessed. Jesus answered them in the affirmative and said he was. At this point Ciaphas grabbed his garments and began ripping them in shreds as he cried "he has spoken blasphemy."
Hagee is in harmony with these Iscari murders and Christ killers (Acts 2:23). The only thing is, Hagee has not ripped his TV clothes to shreds, he is to pious with his proud look. Did the Jews know Jesus claimed by word and deed to be the Messieh? Yes! Hagee is a bald-faced liar (which is the same as saying he is a shaved-face Pharisee). Were these temple Iscari and cult leaders of the Pharisees and Saducees blinded by God not to see and believe? No, they were not blinded by God. These Jews were blinded by their own bigotry, prejudice, and hatred. As Jesus prophesied in Mark 16:16, those who did not believe he was the Messieh went to hell upon their deaths.
Hagee's Christian Zionism
John C. Hagee believes that all Jews regardless of their religious righteousness are heirs of the holy land we call Israel. He believes the holy land belongs to Jews who are ungodly, unrighteous, sinful, evil, blasphemers, and without any holiness whatsoever. He believes God made a covenant with Abraham that cannot be broken by God. He uses the blasphemous claim that if God ends the covenant it would make him a liar. Since God cannot lie Hagee claims the covenant with Abraham cannot be broken. Therefore, all Jews who can trace their bloodline to Abraham have eternal security and not only are heirs of the holy land, these do not even have to believe in Jesus for salvation. These Hagee claims, can live by the Old Testament Law and be saved and do not need Jesus at all:
I believe that every Jewish person who lives in the light of the Torah, which is the word of God, has a relationship with God and will come to redemption. (San Antonio fundamentalist battles anti-Semitism, Houston Chronicle, April 30, 1988, sec. 6, pg. 1).
This is not the Gospel of John the Baptist, nor the Gospel of Jesus, nor the Gospel preached by the Apostles, and is in fact another gospel inspired by the devil himself. No greater deception did the devil place upon the Jews then that Jesus was not their Messieh and they could be saved by their version of Law Keeping that Jesus himself condemned as hyprocisy. According to Hagee's gospel Jesus did not need to die on the Cross for any Jew or Israelite because God had already decided to save them without the shedding of the Messieh's blood. How would the Jews be saved without Messieh's blood? They would be saved by Law Keeping is Hagee's answer. Did Jesus teach this? Did the Apostles teach this? If they did, why are they preaching as Peter did in Acts 2:38 that Jews must repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus Messieh (Christ), and receive the Holy Spirit to be saved? Why may I ask is the Gospel to be for the Jews first and then the Gentiles (Romans 1:16), if the Jews are exempt from the promises and terms of the Gospel?
John C. Hagee denies Jesus was the Messieh the Christ. Now the English name Christ is nothing but the Jewish name Messieh, Greek Messias. This being the facts of the matter concerning the names Messieh and Christ, we understand that the name Christian means Messieh people, people of Messieh, much like the name Corinthians means people of Corinth (ians refering to people). Hagee calls his pro-Israel money machine Christian Zionism. Is it not a contradiction for him to even use the name Christian? It would be the same as saying Messianic Zionism. Since he denies Jesus was the Messieh should his Zionism bear the name of Jesus Christ (Messieh) at all? Isn't it a fact that the more intelligent Jews reject Hagee as a fruit cake and believe his pro-Israel support is nothing but glib fakery to raise millions of dollars where he can siphon off some millions for himself, wife, and children. John Hagee should rename his group Antichrist Zionism because that is what it is! He has denied Jesus has come in the flesh as Messieh and he is an antichrist (1John 2:22). Those who send in their money and who are his card-carrying Christ denying hallelujah praise team, are also antichrist. Yes indeed, he should rename his Zionism Antichrist Zionism and properly label his Jesus rejecting religion and money raising neoPharisee club.
Jesus and the Cross
Anyone who reads the four Gospels and the betrayal and crucifixion accounts cannot mistake that Jesus was rejected because of his and other's beliefs and claims that he was the Messieh. In fact, the inscription upon the Cross ends all debates:
Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews
Jesus had no right or title to the throne of David if he was not the Messianic hope and the fulfillment of Daniel's Messieh in Daniel 9:25-27. Jesus is no King at all if he is not the Davidic Messianic Lord. Yet, sealed upon the Cross is the accusation and crime for which the nation rejected him (Mark 8:31; Luke 17:25 generation here referring to the present Jewish people). In contrast to Hagee's false teaching Jesus did not drink from the Messianic Cup, the unleavened bread and Cup of our Passover Communion signifies Jesus was Messieh, Lord, and King of Israel. But Hagee is not content to falsify the crucifixion record, he also attacks the Lord's last supper. According to Hagee there were five cups of wine on the Seeder Passover table. He claims that when Jesus came to the Messianic Cup, the last of the five, that he refused to drink from it and instead passed it around for the Apostles to drink. I do not think this man reads coherently or with comprehension. I believe his rabid dispensationalism blinds him not see words in Scriptures and so he is in darkness to what actually took place at the Last Supper. According to Hagee, Jesus did not drink of the Messianic Cup he passed around to the Apostles. Is this true?
And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death until he comes (1Cor 11:24-26).
What Cup did Jesus take and say was the Cup of the New Testament in his blood? Did Jesus pass more then one cup and say they or it also represented the New Testament in his blood? Or did Jesus pass one Cup with this designation and glory? The Scriptural record will reveal Jesus passed only one Cup which he identified as the one containing the symbolic blood of the New Testament. Again, Hagee is false. He is a perverter. His success as an antichrist and as a liar promoting another Jesus and another gospel has made him mad. Personally I believe John C. Hagee has blasphemed against the Holy Spirit and he cannot be saved. It is the Holy Spirit that reveals Jesus both in the Scripture as well as in personal revelation. Hagee has basically denied Jesus can be revealed as the Messieh by the Holy Spirit.
Consider that the Apostle Paul considered Jesus to be the Messieh. Hagee has made himself of more importance than an Apostle. When Paul looked at the Jews and Israelites in Romans 9:1-4 he said he would that he be cut off from Christ (Messieh) if it meant the Jews and Israel could be turned from their hatred and be saved. If Paul represented Jesus as the Messieh to all Jews in Israel and in the world, then it can be reasonable to believe all the Apostles believed Jesus was the Messieh. No Apostle corrected Paul. Therefore the fact Jesus was the Messieh is certified by Apostolic doctrine, faith, and practice.
Finally, to John C. Hagee, Jesus is godless to the Jews and Israelites and it is perfectly acceptable to him and to God that he be understood to be a man only. In no case in Hagee's Jewish doctrine may Jesus be believed as the Son of God or as God in any form or fashion. This is also a form of Islamic teaching, that Jesus is only a man and is not God. Since Jesus is only a man to the Jews, they have no obligation to receive him as Lord and Saviour from heaven. Hagee with one big mouth full of hot Texas air spews forth his opinion that Jews are exempt from necessity of salvation in Jesus alone.
Much more can be written about John C. Hagee and his demonic teachings. Others will no doubt take him in hand and rebuke his stupidity in a more dignified and diplomatic manner. My rejection of Hageeism is because he has made Jesus of no reputation as Messieh and Lord over Israel, but has made him a man who deserved the Cross because he was deceiving the Jews he was the Messieh.
If you are one of the idiots who is sending Hagee money to spread his false doctrines you will be condemned at the great White Throne of Judgment. Stop sending him money immediately. Stop supporting antichrist Hageeism.
My final comments come from the Apostle John:
"But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah), the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name" (John 20:31).
Who was John writing to? He was writing to the Jewish people and the Gentile world combined.
Believe and obey Acts 2:38 today!
Pastor Gary Reckart