Jesus said: “It is finished, I am offering the entire universe certain aspects of my eternal authority. I will never go back to being Spirit form again. I will be confined to a resurrected body to all eternity future... that is the eternal payment. I will never go back to being Spirit form with the other two [God the Father and God the Holy Spirit], for all eternity past; I will never go back to being Spirit form again.” —Pastor Brad Strand, YouTube: “Pastor Brad Shares His Testimony” (time: 19:19 in video)
Exodus 33:17-33, “And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.”
1st Corinthians 11:19, “For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.”
He [Jesus] has to know you. You can know Him, but He has to know you. And the only way He gets to know you, is through you accepting the Gospel. He makes it simple. He makes it plain. And He wants to do that, but not everybody wants to hear the Gospel. What they want to hear is what religious leaders tell them. —Pastor Brad Strand, YouTube: “Pastor Brad Shares His Testimony” (time: 4:15 in video)
1st Peter 1:18-19, “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”
Gratefully, Pastor Strand has authored a 2,368 page Bible Study book. To reiterate, I bought my own for $138 from Amazon, but you can get a used one cheaper on eBay. I highly recommend: "The Strand Study Bible," which uses only the King James Bible. This study Bible shows you every place where the New Testament fulfills a prophesy from the Old Testament, which is invaluable.
I caught a bad cold while in college. I was at home for a few days recovering. During that time, because of the truths that Brother Strand taught me in class about the word "Lord," I was fascinated. I was amazed so much that I took some colored pencils and started in Genesis with a Strong's Concordance, and went all the way through to the book of Revelation. In over 7,000 places were the word "Lord" is mentioned throughout the Bible, I studied its meaning, marking each word with a colored pen to learn the context of its use. Brother Strand didn't just teach us the Bible, he inspired us to study on our own, and I did. I love this guy!
Having said that, I am not saying that I agree with everything that Pastor Strand teaches, but his approach to studying the Bible is brilliant. He preaches a simple free grace Gospel. Jesus is precious! Again, my only intent is to refute unbiblical teaching, not to upset people or be unkind. RIGHT DOCTRINE MATTERS!!!