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About bennythomas

I am a Dutch citizen. An architect by profession I am married and have six grandchildren. I am still keen on expressing myself and each day is new and an occasion where I might bring out from within something worthwhile.

Gospels-St John 6:36-41 “Power of Resurrection”

What is the liberty of a citizen by human standards? Is he a human first or a nation first to which he owes his liberty and volition? He is in terms of biology composed of trillions of cells all with … Continue reading

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Gospels-St John 6: 28-35 “The true bread from heaven”

The Holy Spirit the third office in Trinity also serves as the revelatory aspect of the Word symbolism of which always sets the visible against invisible aspects of human existence. For example manna from heaven points to true bread from … Continue reading

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Gospels-St John 6:13-29 “Also Ran”

Our world is given to changes and nothing for a sentient being ever stands still. When we say God had foreknown us before the worlds began what do we make of it? There must be a reason for it, is … Continue reading

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Gospels-St John 6:1-13 “Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes”

Matt.14:13-21; Mk 6:35-44; Lk.9:12-17; and Matt.15:32-39; Matt.16:9-12 “the yeast of the Pharisees and the sadducees” This miracle finds place in all the four gospels and we shall first go through the version as given by John. In v.5 we read … Continue reading

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Gospels-St John 5:33-48 “Testimony of the Word”

The Law which is eternal refers to the Word. The Logos aspect (1:1) that St John began with is a simple assertion the gospel has no other basis than that ‘the Word was in the beginning and the Word was … Continue reading

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Gospels-St John 5:26-30 “Life in Himself”

When Jesus says “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me(14:6) each aspect of it is a commentary on himself and also points to God the Father. We have come … Continue reading

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Gospels-St John 5:20-33 “The voice of the Son of God”

At the city of Nain Jesus saw a funeral procession and he ‘came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise./ And he that was dead sat up, … Continue reading

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Gospels-St John 5:16-19 “Work of God”

What is the work of God? “Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent(John6:29)”.Here we have Jesus answering those who asked Jesus a question. Believing on whom … Continue reading

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Gospels-St John 5:1-15 “Miracle By the Pool”

A miracle is not according to common belief an act going against the nature and this perception owes to our insufficient understanding of it. Prophet Elisha had a better understanding of it and we can understand the problem from his … Continue reading

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Gospels-St John 4:10-13 “Gift of God”

If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water./…Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: … Continue reading

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