Madison Avenue in New York City is the bastion for global marketing.  Design firms exist on just about every corner.  They have determined that buying behavior is 93% influenced by visual appearance; people evaluate others within 90 seconds of meeting and that judgment is based on 62% to 90% on color alone.  There is a psychology in color. Colors “color our perceptions,” acting as unrecognized manipulative filters that influence what we believe - and how we therefore act according to those “filtered” beliefs.  Millions of dollars are made each year on the basis of that power!

There are other filters with which we daily contend.  They create beliefs that influence our faith and the terms by which we relate to God and each other.  They will also determine where we spend eternity.  We daily make choices, filtered through these colored perceptions, that may not be true and therefore not beneficial to us.

Traditional: “We have always believed or done it this way.”
Cultural:  “Everyone we trust believes or does it this way.”
Religious: “Our regulations require we believe or do it this way.”
Socio-Political:  “Popular opinion says we believe or do it this way.” Denominational: “Our church teaches us to believe or do it this way.”

God tells us we will find Him when we search for Him with our whole heart (Jeremiah 29:13).  What is implied by whole heart?  He further tells us the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those that find it (Matthew 7:14).  Why narrow?  Why few?  Finding implies searching, again. Let us pursue Him!
“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search it out.”  Proverbs 25:2 

We have an opportunity to search the Scriptures for what they say,
unfiltered.  We want to be very seriously honest with God’s Word.  Our lives, present and eternal, depend on it.  "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness.’” - Jesus - Matthew 7:23

"Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it;
And you will find rest for your souls.”  Jeremiah 6:16

Life is a journey.  Each journey begins with a single step taken toward an objective or destination.  This journey, over time, creates a path, a history of our travels.  The prophet Jeremiah instructs us to, “Stand by the ways, and see and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it.  For then you will find rest for your souls.”  Jeremiah 6:16

First Century Path® is the Biblical Scholarship Ministry of First Century Faith®.  Here one can find bible studies that clearly mark the path followed by the First Century Faithful, those who journeyed through their life in obedient passion for their Creator.

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On a Clear Day, You Can See Forever.

The Scriptures are full of verses where God dictates certain concepts, regards, relationships, and practices as being forever.  If the God we love and worship is faithful and not a liar, then why do we not engage in what He determines is forever?

“God is not a man that He should lie, nor a son of man that He should repent.  Has He said and will He not do it?  Or has He spoken and will He not make it good?” Numbers 23:19

And if we choose to determine ourselves what is forever and what is not, then on what basis do we stand in establishing our faith, and more importantly our eternity, if in fact, the validity of God’s Word is subject to
our preferences and choices?  We are excited about this bible study and the captivating results it brings about in the hearts of men and women who love God.  Be blessed!

Colors Influence Perception and Subsequent Belief

“... because what you believe, matters.”

We are attempting to explore the word “forever”
and its implications for our life of faith in practice .

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