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'Poiema, God's Workmanship' by Samuel Tai - Preview

'Poiēma' means 'workmanship'; it speaks of the mastery of the Master on His masterpiece; it also speaks of God's eternal workmanship on His elect from eternity before Genesis to eternity after Revelation. 'Poiēma, God's Workmanship' presents a biblical vision of God's divine masterplan which He carried out in Christ Jesus. It traces the ancient pathways of God through the ages, from Eden to the new heaven and new earth. It studies the image of Christ that God had authored, and will make perfect, in His elect from the day of creation until the day of Christ Jesus. It brings the transcendent nature of God and His Spirit of truth to bear on His Church and His Kingdom for the summing up of all things in Christ. 'Poiēma, God's Workmanship' is systematic theology made easy. Not only will it bind us together in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, it will also be the anchor of our soul, preventing us from being tossed here and there by waves of false teachings, or being carried about by every wind of deceptive doctrine. Let us swim into deeper depths, and soar onto higher heights, by the Spirit of truth. Let us be the 'poiema' of God! 'Poiēma, God's Workmanship' is available in both paperback and e-book formats.


34 POIÊMA, GOD’S WORKMANSHIP not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully... For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds. If Eve had known the Creator and the heartbeat of His words unequivocally, accurately, and with reverential fear, the chances of being led astray by the serpent will be significantly lower, if not zero. In the last days, Satan will even disguise himself as an angel of light working through false apostles and deceived ministers to lead saints astray with “another Jesus”, “a different spirit”, and “a different gospel”. 1 John 4:5-6 They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. Therefore, knowing God accurately through sound theology and doctrines is very important to insure against falling away so easily by every wind of doctrines. It is equally important to know the voice and operational dynamics of the Holy Spirit intimately. For by these “we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error”. Hebrews 13:8-9 (AMP) Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages). Do not be carried about by different and varied and alien teachings…

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD 35 Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. If Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever; then He is the same in the Garden, at Mount Sinai, on the Cross, in the days of Acts, and even today; if Jesus Christ is the eternal Word, then sound theology and doctrines that are firmly grounded on the Word will not change on account of changes in social ideologies, philosophical reasoning, cultural persuasions, and human experiences through the ages. In other words, there is no such thing as ‘Old Testament’ theology, ‘New Testament’ theology, ‘conservative’ theology, ‘progressive’ theology, or ‘liberal’ theology. There may be progressive unfolding and restoration of truths (to be discussed later), and sound theology must take these into consideration; but there is no progressive alteration of the eternal Word. THE IMPORTANCE OF THEOLOGY AND DOCTRINES Psalm 138:2 (NKJV) I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; for You have magnified Your word above all Your name. Psalm 138:2 (AMP) I will worship toward Your holy temple and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth and faithfulness; for You have exalted above all else Your name and Your word and You have magnified Your word above

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