Mar 5, 2011
Firstly, it is Matthew 7:21-23. Secondly, Matthew 6:1-2 brings to mind those that do healing and miracles on TV an build huge churches for the sake of the ministry. As a former pastor, could you please reference the entire verse? (Nov 13, 2012 | post #56)
John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 1 Corinthians 12:3 Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit. Matthew 10:32 "Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. (Nov 12, 2012 | post #43)
Well, talking to him is fine, just don't expect to change his mind. He is currently mad at me with no provocation. One thing you have to remember is that Terry does as Terry believes. (Nov 12, 2012 | post #41)
So out of curiosity, what do you profess is your religious alignment? (Nov 12, 2012 | post #39)
Guest is somewhat correct in that the word Christ is a title and is not part of his name, but like other titles we use in society to identify people of importance, he is referred to as Jesus Christ to identify him. As a Christian, I study his works, I try to live my life by his example and try to abide by his teachings. Jesus has been called many names since the days of the Pharisees (they called him a demon because of the works he did) and his followers will also be called names. As Jesus taught, we should love one another ad He has loved us. (Nov 12, 2012 | post #4)
I choose to believe. That is my right. You chose to not believe and given that you have free will, have that right. So my question to you is... If you don't believe and never will, why were you curious enough to come in here and voice your opinion? (Nov 12, 2012 | post #36)
1 Peter 4:12-19 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And,“If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?” So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good. (Nov 12, 2012 | post #34)
First of all, to be a Christian, you must first know who Christ is. Biblically, He is God in flesh, second person of the Trinity (John 1:1,14; Col. 2:9). He is the great "I AM" (Exodus 3:14; John 8:58). He is the savior who was born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14), who died, was buried, and rose from the dead (1 Cor. 15:1-4), physically (John 2:19-21). He alone is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). Only by the name of Jesus may a person be saved (Acts 4:12) and all who do not trust in Him alone for the forgiveness of their sins will be judged (Matt. 25:41) accordingly. Jesus is both God and man (Col. 2:9; 1 Tim. 2:5; Phil. 2:5-8). He is our eternal intercessor (Heb. 7:25) who mediates our salvation to the Father (1 Tim. 2:5). So, being a Christian means knowing the true Christ and following Him in truth. (Nov 12, 2012 | post #32)
Christians, remember this: If Jesus himself could be called Beezlebub, why would we expect anything less from a non-christian. Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebub, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.” Acts 7:51-53 “You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit! Was there ever a prophet your fathers did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him— you who have received the law that was put into effect through angels but have not obeyed it.” Be strong in faith and not be of religion for faith is what we have when we have a personal relationship with God and religion is what governs faith. Our faith in Him is what God wants. (Nov 12, 2012 | post #31)
John 13:34 'A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.' Leviticus 19:18 'Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.' We are to love everyone, including those that wrong us. A question for those that know, if we do not love ourselves, how can we love others as God loves us? And a second question of thought - Since we are all God's children, are we not to treat each other as Children of God? (Nov 12, 2012 | post #29)
Nevermind... I googled it. It was Peter. (Nov 12, 2012 | post #26)
Thanks for correcting me. Who was the first pope? (Nov 12, 2012 | post #25)
My church family does mission trips to South America as well as many missions her in the local area. As for me and my wife, we do a lot of charity work. You could say that a true Christian is about being Alturistic. (Nov 12, 2012 | post #24)
Well, I am not quite sure what the original post stated as it has been deleted. I am not Catholic, but from my history lessons, he was the first pope, is that correct? (Nov 12, 2012 | post #21)
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