Bible Facts and Promises, Study!!
CWU

Tinley Park, IL

#7382 Apr 22, 2013
1 Peter 4:1-19

So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have finished with sin.

You won’t spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God.

You have had enough in the past of the evil things that godless people enjoy, their immorality and lust, their feasting and drunkenness and wild parties, and their terrible worship of idols.

Of course, your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. So they slander you.

But remember that they will have to face God, who will judge everyone, both the living and the dead.

That is why the Good News was preached to those who are now dead, so although they were destined to die like all people, they now live forever with God in the Spirit.

The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers.

Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.

Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you.

Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies.

Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ.

All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.

Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you.

Instead, be very glad, for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.

SO BE HAPPY WHEN YOU ARE INSULTED FOR BEING A CHRISTIAN, FOR THEN THE GLORIOUS SPIRIT OF GOD RESTS UPON YOU.

If you suffer, however, it must not be for murder, stealing, making trouble, or prying into other people’s affairs.

But it is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God for the privilege of being called by his name!

For the time has come for judgement, and it must begin with God's household.

And if judgment begins with us, what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed God’s Good News?

And also,

“If the righteous are barely saved,

what will happen to godless sinners?”

SO IF YOU ARE SUFFERING IN A MANNER THAT PLEASES GOD, KEEP ON DOING WHAT IS RIGHT, AND TRUST YOUR LIVES TO THE GOD WHO CREATED YOU, FOR HE WILL NEVER FAIL YOU.

“God Loves Ilks!”

Since: Feb 08

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#7383 Apr 22, 2013
ThePreacherman01 wrote:
America + terrorism + Boston = 2 Chronicles 7:14 FACT!!
Helpful hint:

Give unto Caesar's what is Caesar's..........
CWU

Tinley Park, IL

#7384 Apr 22, 2013
REALITY wrote:
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I have never said anything that was not true on this thread, so your causation of hate & intolerance directed at me is a lie!!
This statement is a lie.

There is no correlation between truth and tolerance.

You mock and belittle others because of what they believe. That is what makes you intolerant and hateful.

Even if you were speaking the truth, it doesn't make you tolerant.

If you mock and belittle overweight people, does it make you tolerant if they are, in fact, overweight?

No. You have no truth ... just lies and hate.
CWU

Tinley Park, IL

#7385 Apr 22, 2013
Reality wrote:
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Congratulations you just described what Christianity is about..!!
Inspirational verse for the day:
1 Peter 3:11 Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

Romans 12:18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

Hebrews 12:14 Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

1 Peter 3:9-11 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.

James 3:18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

1 Timothy 2:1-2 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

Proverbs 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.

“Jesus is Lord”

Since: Aug 11

Greenwood, Indiana

#7386 Apr 22, 2013
Nettiebelle wrote:
<quoted text>Helpful hint:
Give unto Caesar's what is Caesar's..........
What does this got to do with my comment? It got nothing to do with 2 Chronicles 7:14!!

“God Loves Ilks!”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#7388 Apr 22, 2013
ThePreacherman01 wrote:
<quoted text>What does this got to do with my comment? It got nothing to do with 2 Chronicles 7:14!!
Just continue being a sheep, Preacherdude.
CWU

Tinley Park, IL

#7389 Apr 22, 2013
ThePreacherman01 wrote:
<quoted text>What does this got to do with my comment? It got nothing to do with 2 Chronicles 7:14!!
Perhaps .... the kingdom of God on earth is spiritual????

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#7390 Apr 22, 2013
Nettiebelle wrote:
<quoted text>Just continue being a sheep, Preacherdude.
And you continue to be a fake Catholic Nettie! Difference is now everyone can see right through you. Like a piece of glass! lol
Reality

San Diego, CA

#7391 Apr 22, 2013
CWU wrote:
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You mock and belittle others because of what they believe. That is what makes you intolerant and hateful.
Show me one post I've made where I mock and belittle you or anyone else..I'm only here to appose violent religions..
CWU wrote:
<quoted text>If you mock and belittle overweight people, does it make you tolerant if they are, in fact, overweight?
I have a natural compassion for people, particularly people born with physical & mental handicaps..In contrast, your religion of hate says it will torture unfortunate people that are born less than normal..At the top of that list is gay people..Would you want to be be born gay if you had a choice, I wouldn't..
CWU wrote:
<quoted text>No. You have no truth ... just lies and hate.
Please copy and paste one of my posts rather than writing empty accusations against me..

Inspirational Christian verse for the afternoon:

Matthew 10:34 "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."
Reality

San Diego, CA

#7392 Apr 22, 2013
ILUVSATAN wrote:
more CRUELTY AND VIOLENCE
Luke
Zechariah asks the angel Gabriel how his wife Elizabeth could become pregnant, since she is "stricken with years." Gabriel makes him "dumb" just for asking. 1:20
Those who fail to bear "good fruit" will be "hewn down, and cast into the fire." 3:9
John the Baptist says that Christ will burn the damned "with fire unquenchable." 3:17
Jesus heals a naked man who was possessed by many devils by sending the devils into a herd of pigs, causing them to run off a cliff and drown in the sea. This messy, cruel, and expensive (for the owners of the pigs) treatment did not favorably impress the local residents, and Jesus was asked to leave. 8:27-37
Jesus says that entire cities will be violently destroyed and the inhabitants "thrust down to hell" for not "receiving" his disciples. 10:10-15
Jesus says that we should fear God since he has the power to kill us and then torture us forever in hell. 12:5
Jesus says that God is like a slave-owner who beats his slaves "with many stripes." 12:46-47
"Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." 13:3, 5
According to Jesus, only a few will be saved; the vast majority will suffer eternally in hell where "there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." 13:23-30
In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, the rich man goes to hell, because as Abraham explains, he had a good life on earth and so now he will be tormented. Whereas Lazarus, who was miserable on earth, is now in heaven. This seems fair to Jesus. 16:19-31
Jesus believed the story of Noah's ark. He thought it really happened and had no problem with the idea of God drowning everything and everybody. 17:26-27
Jesus also believes the story about Sodom's destruction. He says, "even thus shall it be in the day the son of man is revealed ... Remember Lot's wife." This tells us about Jesus' knowledge of science and history, and his sense of justice. 17:29-32
In the parable of the talents, Jesus says that God takes what is not rightly his, and reaps what he didn't sow. The parable ends with the words: "bring them [those who preferred not to be ruled by him] hither, and slay them before me." 19:22-27
Jesus tells his disciples to eat his body and drink his blood. 22:19-20
Hey, looks like the religious folks are getting active with the judge it icons..All you did is quote their ancient book and they're giving it a thumbs down..Go figure..
CWU

Tinley Park, IL

#7394 Apr 22, 2013
Reality wrote:
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Show me one post I've made where I mock and belittle you or anyone else..I'm only here to appose violent religions..
Please copy and paste one of my posts rather than writing empty accusations against me..
Reality wrote:
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ROTFLMAO, me bitter, angry, intolerant! I'm just a happy camper getting fulfillment showing how silly people can be believing in something never seen. All these ancient religions cause violence from the christian inquisitions to the Muslim Jihad..
Try to imagine how much better this world would be without religion in it..
Your opinions are intentionally biased against religion.

If you were honest you would have to admit that both good and evil can result from religious beliefs. But all you focus on is the negative.

You are condescending, judging people as being "silly" for believing in God. You call the Bible a book of magic and talking snakes. You mock Christian beliefs.

When you belittle and mock what I believe, you belittle and mock me.

You claim that the world would be so much better if there was no religion, but you completely ignore the violence that results from political and cultural differences. This is dishonest.

There are good people and evil people in the world. To blame religion for all the violence in the world is either very dishonest or very naive.

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

Since: Sep 10

Wilson, NC

#7397 Apr 22, 2013
Nettiebelle wrote:
<quoted text>Helpful hint:
Give unto Caesar's what is Caesar's..........
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, Our life, our sweetness and our hope.

To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, To thee do we send up our sighs, Mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, And after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus
.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Nettie! Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Amen.

Hail Nettie!
Hail Nettie!
Hail Nettie!
down a quart of wine

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

Since: Sep 10

Wilson, NC

#7398 Apr 22, 2013
Huntington Guy wrote:
<quoted text>And you continue to be a fake Catholic Nettie! Difference is now everyone can see right through you. Like a piece of glass! lol
HG Nettie is the living mother of jesus.
CWU

Tinley Park, IL

#7399 Apr 22, 2013
ILUVSATAN wrote:
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no one said "all the violence"...those are your words cwutard....and yes, the bible is nothing more than childish stories and myths, which is why you can't demonstrate a single supernatural entity or event...
if said I believed the tooth fairy watches over me and I pray to it every day, you would mock me as well....you believe some naked jewish zombie nailed to a piece of wood is god and you expect us not to mock you...grow up cwu..you are a bull$-hit artist.. when you can prove or demonstrate something, we will take your seriously...
I have no desire to prove anything to you or Reality.

There is more than enough evidence for me to believe in God, Jesus and the Bible. I have chosen my path and I have no regrets.

It's up to you and Reality to choose your own paths.

Choose wisely.

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#7401 Apr 22, 2013
ThePreacherman01 wrote:
EZEKIEL 36:26-28
(26) I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
(27) And I will put my spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
(28) Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God.(NIV)
If you're going to cite Ezekiel, please cite the pornographic stuff:

"Yet she became more and more promiscuous as she recalled the days of her youth, when she was a prostitute in Egypt. There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses. So you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when in Egypt your bosom was caressed and your young breasts fondled."

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#7402 Apr 22, 2013
CWU wrote:
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I have no desire to prove anything to you or Reality.
There is more than enough evidence for me to believe in God, Jesus and the Bible. I have chosen my path and I have no regrets.
It's up to you and Reality to choose your own paths.
Choose wisely.
If you have concrete evidence that God is real, then you are obligated as an ambassador of Christ to share it.

Remember, you will be judged by your works as well as your faith. Here you have a chance to prove beyond any doubt that your God is real. This may be a sure-fire way to bring more people to Jesus. Don't blow it.
CWU

Tinley Park, IL

#7404 Apr 22, 2013
HighlyEvolved wrote:
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If you have concrete evidence that God is real, then you are obligated as an ambassador of Christ to share it.
Remember, you will be judged by your works as well as your faith. Here you have a chance to prove beyond any doubt that your God is real. This may be a sure-fire way to bring more people to Jesus. Don't blow it.
For me there is more than enough proof.

For others there will never be enough proof.

Do you know how Jesus responded when people rejected His message?

He walked away.
Reality

San Diego, CA

#7405 Apr 22, 2013
CWU wrote:
<quoted text>If you were honest you would have to admit that both good and evil can result from religious beliefs. But all you focus on is the negative.
I agree with you that many christian people are not evil except for one thing.. They all say if you don't believe as I do you will be tortured in fire forever when you die..That is evil..
CWU wrote:
<quoted text>You are condescending, judging people as being "silly" for believing in God. You call the Bible a book of magic and talking snakes. You mock Christian beliefs.
So you think it isn't silly to believe a snake can talk without vocal cords?? Can you tell me the difference between magic and miracles?? BTW, I never said it is silly to believe in a God..I am an Agnostic Deist myself..
CWU wrote:
<quoted text>You claim that the world would be so much better if there was no religion, but you completely ignore the violence that results from political and cultural differences. This is dishonest. There are good people and evil people in the world. To blame religion for all the violence in the world is either very dishonest or very naive.
I never said religion is the only source of violence in the world, that's just one more of your false accusation against me. I said the world would be a less violent place without it. Please don't put words in my mouth..

Inspirational christian verse for the evening:

Genesis 22: 2 And god said, take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#7406 Apr 22, 2013
CWU wrote:
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For me there is more than enough proof.
For others there will never be enough proof.
Do you know how Jesus responded when people rejected His message?
He walked away.
What a cop-out, typical of someone who can't back up his or her claim.

If there is enough proof that 1 plus 1 equals 2, then surely there must be even more proof that your God exists.

And yet you have none. Thus, your claim is invalid, and your God does not exist.
CWU

Tinley Park, IL

#7407 Apr 22, 2013
Reality wrote:
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I agree with you that many christian people are not evil except for one thing.. They all say if you don't believe as I do you will be tortured in fire forever when you die..That is evil..
<quoted text>
So you think it isn't silly to believe a snake can talk without vocal cords?? Can you tell me the difference between magic and miracles?? BTW, I never said it is silly to believe in a God..I am an Agnostic Deist myself..
<quoted text>
I never said religion is the only source of violence in the world, that's just one more of your false accusation against me. I said the world would be a less violent place without it. Please don't put words in my mouth..
Inspirational christian verse for the evening:
Genesis 22: 2 And god said, take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
Did I tell you that if you did not agree with me you would be tortured in fire forever when you die?

As for religion being the source of all the evil in the world, my mistake, I just don't recall you ever complaining about anything else being evil.

And on some of the points, I may have confused you with your friend iluvsatan. Sorry.

Have a great evening.

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