Jun P. Espina         6 min read
Updated on October 10th, 2022
¤ BY THIS VERSE aims to share with the questioning minds some Christian and biblical messages that are familiar Bible teachings. “A thorough knowledge of the Bible,” said Theodore Roosevelt, “is worth more than a college education.” We are living in the darkest hour of our existence, as dark as saying men can get pregnant. Most Democrats in the US have pushed this twisted deception that men can have menstrual periods. It is dangerous mind control. Deceit and violence have subjugated our social and political ecosystems. Without some light from the authority of the Holy Scriptures, we will pursue a wicked human civilization that glorifies authoritarian rule, propaganda, fake news, injustice, gender dysphoria, and the oppression of the poor.
By This Verse: Evil is Good
The prophet Isaiah once said, “What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20, NLT) By This Verse—A Reflection on Life—commits to helping educate those who are thirsty for Bible truths.
By This Verse | A Reflection on Life. How do you imagine such a horrible future awaiting us all, while we go about this business called life on and on, with the tomb being our one and only destination?
How could you persuade your children that life is full of sunshine and we would not age or look ugly and weak? Well, life could be full of joy indeed until the end of time—if we could conquer death, if we could resurrect like Jesus Christ. Our Lord said to Martha: “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)
The odyssey of Adam (from Paradise), or Abraham, or Jacob, is the same journey each one of us is experiencing today. We need some light as we don’t know the future; we don’t control our destiny. What about Adam and Eve’s departure from God’s garden to the land full of vultures, snakes, and thorns? We need guidance; we need the hand of God. This website aims to explain and explore the Light we need so badly as we seek an exit from this world’s darkness. This Light is Christ. “I am the Light of this world,” He said.
Bythisverse.com was conceptualized to contain Christian and Bible-based articles. Christian writers have always tried to publicize the Christian message through the Internet. It is as normal as Buddhists or Muslims doing the same thing. To borrow from the apostle Paul: “But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, ‘I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE,’ we also believe, therefore we also speak.” (2 Cor. 4:13)
The Internet is like a football field for God and the devil. On the side of God, it is about what is right. For example, it is wrong to kill yourself. It is the message of God. But the devil has another point. “It is your right,” he said. The various teachings on what is right or moral or fair are submerging cyberspace. But only the Holy Bible can stand tall against all Satanic deceptions. Now, we have the responsibility to share the Good News. It is the mission of www.bythisverse.com.
Meet Our Ebooks
THE BIBLICAL BLUEPRINT TO KEEP THE FAMILY: Saving the Family from Radical Leftism is a book that you want to be at your side when you feel that your family is breaking apart. But you should not do that. You cannot repair a sinking family by the mere reading of a particular book—even if that book is the Holy Bible. Apply what you’ve learned. Eat the pudding, so to say; don’t just behold and then admire it! Divorced people are more learned than most of us. It is not learning, after all, but living with the principles or teachings that you’ve learned. Make these concepts a Family Rule.
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Pentecostalism, Its Theology & and CHARISMATIC CHAOS Revisited. THIS BOOK PRESENTS one Bible reality: The truth-seekers who are also spiritual-minded always touch the heart of our Lord Jesus Christ. Most Muslim converts we met on YouTube, for example, struggled first with the truth of the Bible God and our dear Savior Jesus helped them through dreams and miracles even before meeting a Christian preacher or church for the first time.
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Overcoming Adversities by the Power of God. Your life runs from a guiding principle you may not be interested in fixing or discarding altogether. Life is God-given, and He alone can beautify it. Proverbs 14:12 says: “There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” “There is a way” or Guiding Principle that is essential to the joyous fulfillment of our life journey. This 344-page book, “Overcoming Adversities by the Power of God,” seeks to give the reader the wisdom to understand life’s circumstances and ordeals and how to beat our sufferings with the wisdom of the Good Book.
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Christian Teachings Revisited. Is cyberage colliding with real Christianity? “God,” said a well-educated old man, “is the author of our miseries because He allowed Satan to tempt Adam and Eve.” He learned it from the Internet, the devil’s number one deception and fake news platform. Heterodox sermons by well-known but heretical Christian leaders are Satan’s easy picks to weaponize his persistent attacks on Christian fundamentalism. High-traffic sites and social media open doors to God’s enemy’s game plan. Wake up, Christ’s people. We must defend our most precious faith. Demonic teachings didn’t spread as fast as wildfire until the Net came. Read More. . .
Born Again Christ’s Version: Understanding the Biblical Born-Again Experience. “MOST PEOPLE DISMISS Christ’s message of our eternal life in heaven as it is too good a teaching to be true. Life after death is just beyond the radar of our earthly minds. People died, and no one returned to tell the story. It’s how negative we are about the Gospel. For even though Christ was resurrected, we persist in rejecting His Word.”
“It is the core of this book: ‘Born Again Christ’s Version: Understanding the Biblical Born-Again Experience.’
Charles Ryle wrote: “You may know how Christ ‘lived, and how He suffered, and how He died. But unless you know the power of Christ’s cross by experience, — unless you know and feel within that the blood shed on that cross has washed away your own particular sins, — unless you are willing to confess that your salvation depends entirely on the work that Christ did upon the cross, — unless this be the case, Christ will profit you nothing. The mere knowing Christ’s name will never save you.’” — From its Introduction. Read more . . .
ByThisVerse’s Christian Focus
To Die is Gain
There is joy in accepting life’s realities from the gold mine of truth. Death is a reality, and the truth is that it is a prerequisite for our existence in the eternal state.
“To die is gain” is one of the apostle Paul’s divinely inspired teachings. We need to die to be with God in heaven. Aging or dying is a reality, and the positive side of it is the experience of the love of God in our declining and God-dependent years.
But what about the cancer patient, who is the expert on how a man should behave when confronted with the anxiety of certain death? Our observation proves that he often fills his thoughts with more rebellion toward God. “Why me, Lord?” is the cry of his wrangling soul.
A reflection on life from John 3:16, however, casts a different paradigm. “For God so loved the world…” Second, one may see God in the storm by this verse: “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials.” (James 1:2) The First Disciples experienced they didn’t have food to feed the five thousand gathered to hear Christ, but our Lord intervened. They also witnessed Christ’s calming the storm with His words. We don’t know the future, but just stop worrying! Take your chances in life on the side of believing and trusting in Jesus Christ, our Lord.
What is the Christian Message?
What is the Christian message that is trying to sink the Internet? It is in John 3:16. This verse is the heart of the entire Bible. It involves at least six elements or points. One is God’s love; second, the people; third, the Savior, Jesus Christ; fourth, the everlasting life in the burning hell; fifth, the everlasting life in heaven; and finally, the need for one to believe.
It means that we need to believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior from sin if we want to live eternally in the house of God. That is the Gospel or Good News. Eternal damnation in hell will be our portion if we don’t believe what John 3:16 tells us. It is the very Word of God. We cannot just let it pass by since it is our most valued and urgent calling. Whoever believes, it says, will have eternal life.
I watched on YouTube one very interesting topic titled “Soul Left the Body; Caught by CCTV.” We have a soul. After death, our spirit continues to live either in hell or heaven. The subject of our eternal life in heaven fills the Christian Message.
The triune God moved to secure our immortality by paying off our sins through Christ’s blood. Our acceptance or rejection of Jesus, therefore, is all that matters in this fleeting existence we give all our attention to called life.
We will all die. Our salvation’s assurance from the wrath of God is the core of our sermons to the world.
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