“Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.”
King James Version (KJV)
Andy G van den Berg's comment on 2020-08-29 23:36:46:
On JOHN 1:12
By nature every person is born in sin through the sinful seed of their natural fathers and conditioned therein (1 Peter 1:23). For that reason and in order to become a son of God, which are born of God, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God, a person must be 'Born Again' (John 1:12,13; 3:3-7; 1 John 3:9; 5:4).
By attending a man-made institution a few hours a week (Acts 7:48; 17:24), does not mean that a person can make a claim that they are followers of Christ and 'Born Again'. That is falsehood, as in truth they follow after an image of a false god and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Gal. 4:8; Rev. 12:9). This is how Satan has transformed Himself into an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:13-15).
Only through 'True Repentance' will God be able to reveal Himself, and adopt you as His sons and daughters (Rom. 8:15,23; 2 Cor.6:18; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:5; Hebr. 12:5; 1 John 3:1).
The word 'Repent' means a lot more than what people by nature have been conditioned to believe. It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It actually means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18).
For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' of what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom mankind has been deceived (Rev. 12:9), and what people must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive (John 14:17).
You need not that any man teach you (Isaiah 54:13; 6:45; 1 John 2:27), It is only by revelation of God that you will come to know Christ (Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Gal. 1:16; Eph. 3:3,5; Rev. 1:1). It is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:14).
Carleton's comment on 2020-08-07 03:57:59:
Looks like Nathaniel became a witness of some kind.
Mishael on who identified Jesus as the Son of God's comment on 2020-08-06 23:02:20:
We can't really know who said it first because of the time issue between the 2 Chapters:
Matthew 16:16. Peter
John 1:49. Nathaniel
I think you made a good catch. The only problem is that Nathanel was not one of the 12 Disciples.
Comments anyone else?
Alfonso's comment on 2020-08-06 18:59:03:
I was always under the impression that Peter was the first to believe Jesus was the Messiah/Son of God. (Matthew 16:16). Who is Nathanael and was he the first person to acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God/King of Israel? Thank you.
cassie's comment on 2013-07-21 06:37:08:
I love it. God is in my heart always, I love the bible