Finally your last sentence reveals your doctrine. The god in us,new age rhetoric.There is only one GOD,The Father-Son-Holy Spirit.God is the title for the Godhead or Trinity.All the gods otherwise are fabrications of human imagination. Sin is our enemy from within,Satan is our Enemy from without,and Jesus Christ is the only ONE who can deal with both sin and the Devil.<quoted text>
You have no clue or inclination to know what will happen to me. So stop being silly in thinking you do.
I'm not Jewish, so this text doesn't apply to me.
BUT....if one is to take the meaning of this passage, one will find that it is exactly what Jesus stated in GoThomas - because once we examine ourselves for the faults we do have, only then can we address them and clear them from the chart of life.
But yet you rebuke Jesus' teaching this.....hmmmm....
You are starting to contradict Jesus.
There is no religion required, no religious affiliation required, or religious exclamation required, in order to achieve this.
The only person who will deceive theirself is yourself. No other person can do this to another.
But in your eyes, one must make a choice [Self] and not do this in order to "come to Jesus" - which is also an action by the Self.
You are confused. That must be the reason why you keep referring to the actions thatyou will do, but rebuke them in the next statement.
Okay Pad....if this is what you believe.....let's break it down and try to understand what you are saying.
"that we are our own saviors"
- we have to correct our own faults in life - Jesus nor "God" will. Please post to the forum, support for your conclusion. Please list all the things that "God" specifically has done for you, and you alone, as it seems, because I'm not hearing anyone else claim that Jesus or "God" corrected "sin" without any personal action occurring.
"but that is not why Jesus came to this earth,He came to save that which was lost to sin,and He changes hearts."
- please post how Jesus 'changes hearts' WITHOUT posting an action by an individual or individuals. All I would like to see, is a specific action that has Jesus or "God" changing hearts without no interaction from humans.
"When we human beings believ we have more than what Jesus offers,we are just lying to ourselves."
- How? what does Jesus have that I don't?
I never claimed to be Jesus or "God", so please stop implying that I did or am.
Although I will say that some folks have told me when I let my hair down, that I do resemble him in looks
Jesus can't save anyone, only you can, if you abide by his suggestions to do so.
'not to awaken in us some god!"
Yes he did. You are just so befuddled by men, you can't see this action being taken.
What changes in our inner man,are thought patterns.Where once we had no faith,when Jesus comes into our lives,faith becomes a reality. If we have a mindset of satisfying a certain sin in our lives,that is radically dealt with by Jesus, so a person experiences the desire to stop doing that which is harmful to the soul.Before conversion,the person is not aware what is harmful to the soul,but after conversion,not only do they become aware,but they see a way to escape and become whole.
You keep saying it is our own actions.I beg to differ,what held me captive in sin,was changed over a period of time,when Jesus Himself through the Holy Spirit changed my focus,and my desires to be set free,and walk in Him,that is salvation,change,and nothing you can conjure up yourself.