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Bible says Satan will be Destroyed, Not Live Forever

That's a very convenient doctrine. You can live your life however you want and won't have to worry about eternal damnation, and forget what Jesus said about Hell "where the worm (or soul) dieth not.) because sooner or later, you'll burn up and cease to exist, right! Well, there is a window in Heaven from which the saints will be able to see those in Hell burning forever, and will keep the redeemed from ever going astray! By the way, the Jehovahs Witnesses share the same doctrine with you!  (5 hrs ago | post #877)

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The Baptist Church

17: "And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father Which is in heaven." Revelation, not Peter, is what Christ built his church upon! If you're not Born-again, you cannot receive the revelation (to your heart) that Jesus is indeed the Christ. It's about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ via the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. If you're Born-again and you're not getting revelation from the Word and from the Holy Spirit, your walk is weak and you're just drifting on what God gave you at your new birth, you are not building your spiritual house upon that Solid Rock Jesus Christ. No revelation means that you are not seeking, but drifting!  (5 hrs ago | post #46)

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Don't Blame God!

By your words you are justified, and by your words you are condemned. In other words, your words tell what kind of a person you are.  (Tuesday | post #7)

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Don't Blame God!

The church I attended closed last year so I decided that I wouldn't go church hopping. When He is ready to move me to another church, He won't have any problem getting a hold of me, since I am keeping myself before Him in my morning devotions which He gave me in 2003. I also attend a most excellent Bible Study. God will work in those who will let Him work, and when we let God work IN us, then he can work THROUGH us! God bless!  (Monday Feb 19 | post #3)

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Don't Blame God!

Don't Blame God! When we put our faith in Jesus Christ for our Salvation, the Holy Spirit enters our Heart and gives us LIFE in the Kingdom of God, and the Word of God gives us our FOUNDATION in the Kingdom of God. Ephesians 5:25 (NKJ) says "Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself for her, (v. 26) that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word," The Word of God is what we build our foundation with, in the Kingdom of God , and if we're not busy building our spiritual foundation, then there isn't very much God can do to help us build our spiritual house. WE have a part to play in this too, you know! The Word of God manifests Jesus Christ unto us, and if we're not building our spiritual house on that Solid Rock, Jesus Christ, then we're building it on the sands of our own feelings, carnal beliefs, and worldliness! Eph. 5: 26 "That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word." If you are not studying, putting verses to memory, and reading the Word every day, will you please tell me just how it is that Jesus Christ is cleansing you? And what about Rom. 12: 2 "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, . . ." These minds of ours are carnal, even after we are Born-again! We have to renew or transform them to the likeness of Christ, and since the Word manifests Jesus Christ unto us, can you tell me of a better way to accomplish this than to devour Jesus Christ by a daily consumption of Him from His Word? After all, He did say: "Except a man eat of My flesh and drink of My blood, he can have no part with Me!" (John 6: 53) And what about the ranters? Those who have drifted so far from the cross that they no longer have a clue what the crucified life is about, and point their finger at God hoping to find a way to righteously condemn Him, figuring that he will let them stand off to the side while He judges the rest of the world from Adam on down, on that great and natable day of the Lord! But my Bible says that: ". . . God is no respector of persons." (Acts 10:34). Nobody is going to drift into the Kingdom Of Heaven!! He is coming back after ". . . a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish." (Eph. 5:27) Luke 9:23 says "And He said unto them all (not some of them), if any man will come after Me, let Him deny Himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me." Only the crucified can follow the Crucified One! He allowed Himself to be crucified on that cross, Shall we not have a part in allowing the Spirit to crucify OUR flesh? Flesh and blood shall not inherit the Kingdom of God! But to the ranters, You might think that all hope is gone because God has departed from you, but actually it is you who has departed from God! But I tell you that God is married to the backslider! And why is that? It's because He wants you BACK! You might be gone, but you are not forgotten! You sins against the Holy One of Israel are not so great that He cannot wash you clean in His blood once again!!!!! You think all hope is gone, but He is seeking YOU, the prodigal son. "Return Oh backsliding (spiritual) Israel, return and I will heal you, saith the Lord"  (Sunday Feb 18 | post #1)

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i recommend advaita as a starting point for religion

How long have you been Born-again, and why do you need Hinduism to be what you are to today?  (Saturday Feb 17 | post #2)

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Why Christ Died

Why Jesus Died To Richard Dawkins: You asked: "If God wanted to forgive us our sins, why didn't He just forgive them? Why did He have to have his son tortured?" He couldn't JUST forgive us, for then HIs righteousness would not have been served! Our sins HAD to be paid for. So after He passed judgement on sinful mankind, then He sent His Son to bear on that cross, FOR US, the punishment that WE deserved! Here we see that His love AND His righteousness were both satisfied! You said: "BECAUSE GOD SENDING HIMSELF TO SACRIFICE HIMSELF TO HIMSELF TO SAVE US FROM HIMSELF IS A BIT MUCH FOR ANY LOGICAL PERSON." And you are so, so right! It is NOT logical!!!!! You tell me, When a man who is trudging through the paths of life suddenly meets and falls in love with a beautuful, sweet woman, is the way that he acts, logical? Nay, nay, but I say unto you that that man's mind goes off the deep end and goes WACK-O!!! because he is following after love from his heart. Does he not enter into the previously untrodden depths of temporary insanity???? Does he not chase her from one end of the earth to the other to win her heart so that he can have her for his very own???? Does he not pester his boss for as many days off as he can safely push for, and even use up all of his vacation time so he can chase her hither and thither throughout each day??? Please, please do not tell me about logical-ness when it comes to matters of the heart, because there ARE NONE!!!! If you want to understand God and His wonderful, matchless Love for you, then get out of your mind and into your heart!!! You cannot understand even man's Love with your mind, much less yet God's Love for YOU!!! If a man grew up in a hostile home environment "a battle-zone", so to speak, he is one who has an awfully hard time trusting others deeply because he never saw true love modeled before him, and finds trust an uneasy field to walk through in this life for his everyday dealings, so then how much more does that same man find it hard to trust the unseen God for His salvation! But God is saying to you: If you want to come to my Heaven when you leave this life, then you must put your faith in the One who made it possible for you to do so - My Son Jesus Christ! Heb. 2: 2&3 tells us: "For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation . . ." meaning that the Son of God, the second person of the Trinity came to this earth to suffer and die on that cross so we could be forgiven! There is no other name under Heaven whereby it given unto men to be saved but by the name of Jesus! Heaven can't be earned, it was already earned for us! So don't fight against the One Who allowed himself to be sacrificed on that cross for you! Trust Him. Invite Him into your heart and trust Him for your salvation and then you will know such love as can never be fathomed by your mind. God proved His love to us by giving up something that He loved very much, His own Son, Who submitted to His Father's Will, to make a path to Heaven for all those Who are willing to trust Him for their salvation!  (Nov 5, 2017 | post #1)

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To Seek Christ

When we put our faith in Jesus Christ for our salvation, the Holy Spirit enters our heart and gives us LIFE in the Kingdom of God, and the Word of God gives us our FOUNDATION in the Kingdom of God. The Word of God manifests Jesus Christ unto us, and if we're not busy building our spiritual foundation, there isn't very much God can do to help us build our spiritual house. We must be filling ourselves with God's Word daily, daily, daily! For without this, you will never be able to overcome the enemy strongholds within and you will never be able to give your all to Christ, and those strongholds will be snares to your walk all the days of your life. You will always be a carnal Christian and God will never be able to work through you much, and even worse, you can easily drift away and never finish your race. If we're not building our house on The Rock of Ages, that Solid Rock (Jesus Christ, the living Word of God), then we're building it on the sands of our own emotions, feelings, and worldliness. 2 Cor. 10:5 says "Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, . . ." Just because you are Born-again doesn't mean that the daily life you are living is founded on Kingdom principles. The Israelites did not clean out all their enemies before them when they entered the Promised Land and their enemies were thorns in their flesh to them all days of their lives. Not only were they frequently at battle with them, but they also would turn from God and serve their enemies idols, their gods. Now-a-days, the world has become churchy, and the Church has become worldly. We carry our gods with us as we enter our Church to worship our God! The Bible says that God will work in those who will let Him work. And when we let Him work IN us, then He can work THROUGH us. But our strongholds prevent Him from doing that in many of His followers. We have to let Him work in us so that our carnal minds can be renewed and transformed, without which we not be able to prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect Will of God in our lives by living it out. Filling ourselves with the Word of God renews our mind, and submission to the Holy Spirit's leadings and promptings is what gives us a continual and deeper surrender to God each day.  (Oct 14, 2017 | post #2)

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To Seek Christ

To seek Christ is to seek death. Salvation is free, but it will cost you your life! Make no mistake about it, when you give your life to Christ by trusting Him for your salvation, you "legally " die with Him on that cross. You self-life is now over! You no longer call the shots, He does that for you because He now owns the life that you surrendered to Him. YOUR life is now HIS life. So why do we have such a hard time walking with Him? Paul said "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." Gal. 5:25, If we're Born-again we live in the Spirit; and obeying the promptings and leadings of the Holy Spirit, is walking in the Spirit. So why is that so hard? If we open our heart only a small amount when we come to Him, we are nevertheless Born-again. But then the Holy Spirit is continually working on us to let Him deeper and deeper into our heart, and this can be very hard for some people, who because of past hurts, do not trust easily. We don't like being owned! The more hurts you carry from your past because of unforgiveness, the more distrusting you will be. If you were among those who always had a hard time submitting to authority before you came to Him, you'll likely have a hard time doing the same afterwards, ( not all, but most) and trust IS the real factor here. Until you surrender your all to Him (which is something that is done subsequent to the new birth) you will always struggle with disobedience. Paul spoke of the "Rest" of God. He was not speaking of the "balance or remainder" but that there yet remaineth a "rest" to the people of God, and this is "subsequent " to the new birth. He used Israel here as an example (typology) of when they entered the Promised Land, that there yet remained another Rest to them, otherwise He would not have spoken of another Rest after the Promised Land was entered. If you are Born-again you have entered your promised land, but what about your Rest? In the days of old, large cities were usually ecompassed with walls, and this gave you a great amount of security from your enemies, and also peace of mind. If an army came against your city, you usually had a pretty good chance of fending off your attackers if your supplies were up to par. But what if you had enemies within your city firing at your back while you were on the wall fighting against those without? The battle could quickly become hopeless for you! And that is the problem with our life in Christ, that many, many newly born Christians don't see, and also the reason that you likely have not entered your Rest. The New Testament calls these unsurrendered areas within us, enemy strongholds. "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God for the pulling down of strongholds, . . ." (2 Cor. 10: 4). If you have desires or habits within you that war against your walk with Christ, you need to build up your spirtual arsenal by filling yourself with the Word of God or you will not have anything with which to fight against those enemies.  (Oct 14, 2017 | post #1)

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breath of god, and how we come to light.

Thank you. It's been a while.  (Sep 26, 2017 | post #147)

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breath of god, and how we come to light.

And further: Jesus Christ is the manifestation of pure love and truth.  (Sep 26, 2017 | post #143)

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breath of god, and how we come to light.

A most excellent post!  (Sep 26, 2017 | post #142)

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Can You Be A Christian AND Believe In Reincarnation ?

This post is solid Truth, fantastic!!!  (Aug 20, 2017 | post #517)

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Filthy Rags or God's Righteousness?

Filthy Rags or God's Righteousness? "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee ( which means very, very important), Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Jn 3: 3. It's wonderful to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, Jesus Himself said so in Mat. 7:12, and we do reap in this life what we sew in this life, but when we lift up our "good deeds" unto God hoping for entrance into Heaven because of them, at that point He brushes them to the side and says they are as filthy rags unto Me. Is. 64: 6. Why is that? It's because that is self righteousness! If your faith is in your good works instead of Jesus Christ and the work that He did on the cross FOR you, then your faith is in what YOU'VE done instead of what HE did! therefore, your righteousness is of yourself (self righteousness), and you don't have the righteousness which came by Jesus Christ! Heaven CANNOT be earned! ! ! Jesus Christ earned it for us! Your faith is intact, you just need to change the object of your faith from your good works to Jesus Christ! Trust Him for your salvation instead of relying on your own good works! Trying to earn Heaven is foolishness since it is a "gift." Good deeds are good, and that's why they're called "good" deeds, but they CANNOT be used to give us entrance into Heaven! You must be Born-again! If we could "earn" our way into Heaven then WE would get the glory instead of God. If you surrender your life to Christ, you will experience the new birth. Your first birth in to this world was a physical one, but the second birth, for those who receive it, is a spiritual one. It's what Jesus called being Born-again. He will change your life forever. You will not have to try to change your own life, He will change it for you! He took all the punishment for your sins upon Himself, He paid the penalty (He took your punishment) FOR you. Therefore your faith Your must be in Jesus Christ and Him crucified, not in your good works! For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Eph. 2: 8,9. And be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: Php. 3:9. If you go out into eternity without Christ's righteousness, you will be carrying all of your sins WITH you.  (May 15, 2016 | post #1)

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hebrews 10: 26

If ". . . the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of things to come, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect." Heb. 10: 1, and "the ancient nation of Israel," (as you put it) were still married to Jehovah when they backslid; how much more are we who have received the fulfillment of the "shadows of things to come" v. 10, "By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all." Heb 10: 10, be married to The Holy One Of Israel if we should slip away when we've allowed sin to take a firm hold in our lives?  (Apr 29, 2016 | post #25)

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