Why Should Jesus Love Me?

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#470981 Dec 16, 2012
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Today's Prayer

Father, Christmas is the season that brings people to focus on Christ. Please anoint me and guide me to a special opportunity to share Christ with someone this Christmas. Give me boldness and peace; the right words, the right actions. Speak through me; minister through me to someone who needs to know you. May I be a part of your touch in someone's life. To the glory of Jesus and in his name, Amen.

Prime Time with God

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#470982 Dec 16, 2012
Encouraging Words....

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.

1 Corinthians 15:58

K-Love

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#470983 Dec 16, 2012
Roberta G wrote:
<quoted text>
I promised myself I wasn't going to visit this thread again today and considering who wrote the post I'm composing this reply to, I also know I'm probably tilting at windmills :s Nevertheless, I'll try.
Those who were saved BEFORE Jesus' earthly lifetime were saved the same way as those during & after His earthly lifetime--by God's grace given to those who had/have faith in their Savior. The difference between those who lived before & those who lived after His earthly lifetime is that those who lived BEFORE had faith in a Savior TO come, and those who lived AFTER had or have faith in a Savior who HAS come.
The Promise of a Savior was given first to Adam & Eve, in the Garden of Eden:
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”
In this, the first Promise in the Bible, God was telling Adam & Eve that one day they would be restored to all they had lost by disobeying Him, and was also telling Satan that he would ultimately be conquered and destroyed forever. Now, if God did not mean for Adam & Eve to be saved, why would He have given the very first Promise of a Savior to THEM?
As further proof that salvation was always by grace through faith in a Savior even before Jesus' earthly lifetime, I offer this passage from Paul, sometimes known as "the Roll Call of the Faithful."
Hebrews 11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for...
...4 By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.
5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death...he was commended as one who pleased God. 6 AND WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith...
8 By faith Abraham...made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country...11 And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as...countless as the sand on the seashore.
...23 By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.
24 By faith Moses...refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the...pleasures of sin. 26 HE REGARDED DISGRACE FOR THE SAKE OF CHRIST AS OF GREATER VALUE than the treasures of Egypt...27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days.
31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.
32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets...
Your windwill not only tilted....It fell over...Thanks for trying...Great post

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#470984 Dec 16, 2012
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Uh Oh...Topix is EATING posts at 6:37 AM....Must be hungry for breakfast....

I'll check back later...Hopefully my posts will be here....BTW it was great to see the posts between Steve and Grace.....:-)

God Bless

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“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#470985 Dec 16, 2012
Roberta G wrote:
<quoted text>
I promised myself I wasn't going to visit this thread again today and considering who wrote the post I'm composing this reply to, I also know I'm probably tilting at windmills :s Nevertheless, I'll try.
Those who were saved BEFORE Jesus' earthly lifetime were saved the same way as those during & after His earthly lifetime--by God's grace given to those who had/have faith in their Savior. The difference between those who lived before & those who lived after His earthly lifetime is that those who lived BEFORE had faith in a Savior TO come, and those who lived AFTER had or have faith in a Savior who HAS come.
The Promise of a Savior was given first to Adam & Eve, in the Garden of Eden:
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”
In this, the first Promise in the Bible, God was telling Adam & Eve that one day they would be restored to all they had lost by disobeying Him, and was also telling Satan that he would ultimately be conquered and destroyed forever. Now, if God did not mean for Adam & Eve to be saved, why would He have given the very first Promise of a Savior to THEM?
As further proof that salvation was always by grace through faith in a Savior even before Jesus' earthly lifetime, I offer this passage from Paul, sometimes known as "the Roll Call of the Faithful."
Hebrews 11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for...
...4 By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.
5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death...he was commended as one who pleased God. 6 AND WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith...
8 By faith Abraham...made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country...11 And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as...countless as the sand on the seashore.
...23 By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.
24 By faith Moses...refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the...pleasures of sin. 26 HE REGARDED DISGRACE FOR THE SAKE OF CHRIST AS OF GREATER VALUE than the treasures of Egypt...27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days.
31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.
32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets...
Your windmill not only "tilted" it fell over...Great post though....
naughty

United States

#470986 Dec 16, 2012
Truths wrote:
from a few years ag0~ Before deaths~ and while there were many more of "US" <3
The room was all silent,as some just peek in...
The room was all silent,as some just peek in...
Drew brings fact but is supping with his kin.
Dawn coming soon,saying where to begin?
Ham is singing and sitting with Lynne.
Chris visits with encouragement herein.
Judy will stop by,after her daily spin.
Seen is in residence, He moved right in!
HipG brings a book,I think it's Huck Finn.
Doc's in the corner,saying look where I've been?
Micah can no longer cause a small din.
Stop by Prophesy,when you are not work'in.
Denie a Favorite, loves from Sebasti'in.
Epi Looking to praise, having thick skin....
Curious brother Tim,serves on His missi'ion.
Whispers posts scriptures,natural medicine~
Christian Man returned,puts love in Religion.
Seventies Chick~ sister, through thick and thin.
Dave has left warning,sounds like hail on a tin.
Gary is next to him,and maybe his twin.
Hick may saunter by,talking sails or of fin.
HFN brings her heart,shares in posts full wherein.
TG brings her Texas,warns all of big sin.
Senecus brings peace talk,probably plays violin.
BlindMan with sight,posts positive bulletin.
Yes Annie loves us much,but hides at her cabin.
Our songmaster is,our brother Mr. Quin
JW puts to order,with a squirrel rolling pin.
Other Dawn is missed a sibling akin.
Kay brings with her soap,our October pumpkin~
CBart is visiting with saints at the Inn.
Carol glides in through,with her southern grin~
Stewie posts wisely,from knowledge On in.
Truths lives in the hills, a hugging bumpkin.
Lele sits with Micah and Hick just fishin.
OYE seems to have left us,peddling her schwinn..
BOBB brings the Word,to unbelievers chagrin.
Rider is Larry,I think he'll still win.
River views all,with heart and keen Ayin.
Phiesty Phae from North, lovely Canadi'IN.
Trebor our jokester,with OUT any GIN.
Art Girl sweeps in, when not working paint'in.
Cindy who is WHO? Gets a new bent VIN.
Thumper gets grumpy~ & kicks in the shin.
Red Apples is renewed, a new true siblin'~
Darwin with an identity complexi'in.
Boss is still pokey,pointed as a pin.
Shrink in the drink,lost, maybe sinkin'~
Glad to see brother JT, and posts of Spurgeon.
Tim brings us deep thoughts, pops by~ with a grin.
Irrira is lively,helpful bright Opini'IN.
Lawest sends love from a mini vacation.
Serah, gentle SERAH,Muched missed in the bin.
Busy Working is Steve,but he's back a'gin.
Baby Sister with miracles,I can use amidin!
Educator our mentor,like the vines auxin.
Here is our Malone,with his college biggin.
Mind the meanings of Fear,with a clip to the chin~
Deng brings us bombs,down with Americ'in.
ASOGs not gone,hope he's ponder'in.
UK crew posting,with their obsession.
Xcnt says ramen he's a pastafarian~
Ooogah a mad helper,heart not a chang'in.
Brother Lee posts word,NOT for Campin'
Duh returns still sadly hate filled with sin~
TN Grams joins with us, posts hope as purin.
SF with Gods peace,writing as a complin.
Sister Dew shows heart,calm as morning jasmin.
Phyllis with smiles, that come from within.
From Cheri in morn,speaks love in Afric'in.
LIT has lite humor. OUR comedia'N.
Ricky loves us,cuz we're interestin'.
NorCal soldiering , visits as a civili'in.
Together by Gods grace, nons and Christi'in.
Love,Deb~
Your naughty and nice list.
We are all God's children with different wrappings. Some may be
shinny, some may be a little rough, some may be tattered, but he sees us for who we are.
Doctor REALITY

United States

#470987 Dec 16, 2012
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/... Isn't it strange that,if true,Obama would nominate, for secretary of state,a man who Americans didn't want for president?? More from the mis-adventures of new world order man.
Doctor REALITY

United States

#470988 Dec 16, 2012
Doctor REALITY wrote:
When you look at what happened in Connecticut yesterday,that's one of many reasons why the Holy Bible says that Satan the devil will be punished,FOREVER,for all of the wickedness he has done and has inspired in wicked human beings.
Just keepin' it REAL.
Doctor REALITY

United States

#470989 Dec 16, 2012
Doctor REALITY wrote:
As I'm watching the evening news,right now,I'm not sorry for saying that,I don't care if that Lanza murderer was only twenty years old,I HOPE he died and went to hell for the evil,wicked acts he committed yesterday!! Yes,I hope his soul is in hell suffering,right now,and forever,for the wickedness he perpetrated upon those innocent babies and people yesterday! He's a scumbag COWARD,and I hope he's suffering in hell!
Just keepin' it REAL.
Doctor REALITY

United States

#470990 Dec 16, 2012
Doctor REALITY wrote:
<quoted text>If a person is truly saved,the 'works' will be evident. And no believer's works determine their security. Calvary secured that,you unbelieving Christian you
Just keepin' it REAL.
Doctor REALITY

United States

#470991 Dec 16, 2012
Doctor REALITY wrote:
People living before the birth of Christ knew about Him,and the Plan of Salvatio,long before He was born in that manger. So they were just as responsible to make a choice about whether to accept Him,or not,as all of the people during and after His time were.
Just keepin' it REAL.
Doctor REALITY

United States

#470992 Dec 16, 2012
Doctor REALITY wrote:
<quoted text>Yup. The Old Testament constantly foretold of the coming Messiah and His 'message' about sin and repentance and salvation. Therefore,manger-birth,or not,they KNEW they had to reconcile the issue of their sins once they had been made aware of the Gospel Message.
Just keepin' it REAL.
Doctor REALITY

United States

#470993 Dec 16, 2012
hick-up wrote:
<quoted text>
Throughout the ages thousands of people the world over have lived complete lives and never heard the Jesus story. If it weren't so there would be no need to go into the world to preach & convert.
God KNOWS how many people have lived their entire lives,however long,or 'SHORT',without EVER hearing ANYTHING about the Lord Jesus Christ. And anyone who would think that God woud be mean enough to send their souls to hell after they die....is just plain IGNORANT and extremely S-T-O-O-P-I-D. But you,OBVIOUSLY,won't be among those who will have an EXCUSE on Judgement Day,Mr.Daffy Dork,sir.
Doctor REALITY

United States

#470994 Dec 16, 2012
hick-up wrote:
Is it possible for a believer to lose their mind?
Is it possible for one whose name "is" written in the Lambs Book of Life to lose their mind ...to lose their mental faculty's to the point of becoming evil?
Is it POSSIBLE that you'll ever buy a plane ticket and catch a flight to Oz to see if the Wizard has any more re-manufactured brains left that he might let you use??
Doctor REALITY

United States

#470995 Dec 16, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
How did the people before Moses wrote anything, before the prophets wrote anything, know a damn thing about your religion ?
You have a billion souls in Hell because God didn't bother to speak up until after they were all long dead.
That is one POS deity.
Remind yourself of that.....after you die and find yourself....IN HELL.
Doctor REALITY

United States

#470996 Dec 16, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
The same arguement DR made.
What about the Billions of people who lived before Moses and the prophets ? What about the billions who never heard of any of the Jewish or Christian suff ?
Either your interpretation is flawed or God is one evil SOB.
And you say you've been 'redeemed by Jesus'. You are so stupid and evil and ignorant it's not even funny. You are nothing but a sick,demonic loner who has nothing else to do with his time and his life but sit in front of a computer and type stupid anti-christ messages on a christian forum all day. You are like feces in a toliet here: no one wants to look at you. But you're too stupid and ignorant to REALIZE that.
Doctor REALITY

United States

#470997 Dec 16, 2012
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text> But of course hell and destruction is the road that is already paved for you, as it is manifested in your very responses to people.
How many times did you lose your salvation yesterday?? Since your 'sin nature' is still a part of who you are,you probably lost it more times than you REALIZE,huh?? Did you repent of ALL of your sins yesterday,to make SURE you don't end up in hell without REALIZING 'WHY'?? You pentecost folks live such ignorant 'sinking in quicksand' faiths.(or the lack thereof)
Doctor REALITY

United States

#470998 Dec 16, 2012
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57559429/... See,THIS is why so many people in the middle east will welcome the anti-christ with open arms when he arrives. Muslims in places like Egypt want REAL CHANGE,but they want to hold on to.....ISLAM. And WHY is that?? It's because,inspite of the REAL CHANGE they want....they still don't accept the REAL MESSSIAH,the Lord Jesus Christ. So when the anti-christ comes along,like some evil Santa Claus bringing all of the 'things' that will make their daily lives better,people will see him as 'the one they've been waiting for!!'...the 'chosen one'!!.....Not knowing that,in REALITY,he will be the very human embodiment...of Satan the devil himself. Many will glady receive his 'mark' as a proclamation that they accept him,and want to be irreversibly connected to him and what he stands for...FOREVER. And these will stand in utter shame when the King of kings and Lord of lords descends from the heavens upon clouds that will be illuminated by His presence,in great power and glory at His Second Appearing,which will occur before the ENTIRE WORLD.
Doctor REALITY

United States

#470999 Dec 16, 2012
I know a lot a people won't like this,but I feel like this is the truth: In my opinion....one of the main people,other than his 'absent father', who was responsible for what Adam Lanza did Friday....unfortunately,was his own mother,Nancy. I'm sorry,but when you,as a parent,are a 'gun fanatic',who always practiced at a firingrange,and even took Adam Lanza with that range to practice with you,THAT,along with whatever domestic problems they were having at home,was the 'seed' that produced the cowardly acts he perpetrated Friday. I mean,if he hated his mother enough to kill her,that's one thing. But to drive to her school and attack all of those innocent children and adults??....like I said,I HOPE he's suffering in hell. And I mean that. I'm sick and tired of society feeling sorry for and making excuses for these sick,evil cowards.

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#471000 Dec 16, 2012
hick-up wrote:
Is it possible for a believer to lose their mind?
Is it possible for one whose name "is" written in the Lambs Book of Life to lose their mind ...to lose their mental faculty's to the point of becoming evil?
I had a few extra minutes and dropped in to read...

I find you question a bit disturbing. Are you asking if mental illness comes from this satan guy...punishment from God???

Is sanity a reward for good behavior...mental illness a punishment from God...or did the devil move in and take over???

"H"...Throughout history people have seen mental illness in this way. IMO because of this there have been many that would not seek the help they needed. They were embarrassed...ashamed...and tried to hide it.

Mental illness is just that...and illness. Just like cancer...heart disease...etc etc. The difference is that society has not placed such a stigma on those diseases as they have mental illness.

http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/mental-hea...

From the above site...

What are the causes of mental illness? Although the exact cause of most mental illnesses is not known, it is becoming clear through research that many of these conditions are caused by a combination of biological, psychological, and environmental factors.

Are believers immune to the above conditions...not in my opinion. If they can have cancer...why not mental illness? If they can heart disease...why not mental illness?

Micah was on numerous occasions told he had cancer because God was punishing him. Was that true??? If so...what a cruel god. Or did the devil do it???

I can tell you from first hand experience...the mentally ill will at times know right from wrong...sometimes they don't. When my husband was at his worse...he was unbearably verbal abusive. Moments later he would be in tears apologizing...only within a short period of time return to the verbal abuse. He knew what he was doing...he just couldn't always control it. Then there were times that I honestly don't think he knew what he was doing...I don't know.

So...will one's name be erased from this book? Is God going to punish someone for an illness?

Obviously many people hope that God will. I think for some that makes them feel a little better about such atrocities that occur. For some I think that it makes them feel just a little bit more righteous. God will surely ignore their petty little sins.

Until we stop looking at mental illness from a God/satan angle...stop putting that stigma on to it...people will continue to be ashamed and not seek the medical help that they need. We will continue to have events such as this most recent happen.

Maybe you should ask the questions...

Did God give mental issues to this young man as a punishment...or did satan win his battle with him?

Or "H"...Does sh't just happen?

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