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Through faith only demonstrates His righteousness.
25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,
26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
Note: what time?? The present because Jesus has NOW paid for all those sins.
17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is...
Here is a subject that religion has obscured to the point of destroying what is good in order to support that which is evil.
I would have put this subject in the unorthodox doctrines section....but how could I do that to this very basic topic?
I want to begin with a story of my own making that illustrates my point.
A certain king was dying and sent for his son who was to become king in his place. That son had never lived in the kingdom he was to inherit as he was raised elsewhere. But upon arrival he set out to find out what kind of subjects he was to govern. So he dressed in a casual manner and set out on his horse.
Along the way the horse slipped and the young prince fell into a ditch, breaking his leg.
When he awoke he found...
The title is the post. In my brief life I've never seen so much hate, so many lies, so much adversity from those than say the are Christian and also democrats. I try to stay away from most of what is called news, the daily body count, etc. But I do want to know the gist of governmental going on like the Kavanaugh confirmation. I see that the accuser of Kavanaugh is finding the kitchen a lot hotter place to cook than she thought. She has agreed to testify IF on her terms. Democrats vow to impeach him if confirmed. What a job to have!
My belief is than multitudes that believe themselves to be Christians are not. Church attendance deceives many to believe they are Christians but they still stand up for abortion and other anti biblical...
Jesus had just healed a boy born blind, and the Pharisees wouldn’t hear it. John 9:26-29 Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes?  He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples?  Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples.  We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow , we know not from whence he is.
In verse 39 Jesus says: “For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.”
 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found...
"...Memories are therefore very malleable, they can be distorted and changed easily, as many studies in our lab have shown. For example, we have found that suggestions and imagination can create memories that are very detailed and emotional while still completely false. Jean Piaget, a famous developmental psychologist, remembered all his life in vivid detail an event in which he was abducted with his nanny – she often told him about it. After many years, she confessed to having made the story up. At that point, Piaget stopped believing in the...
I feel this is a much debated subject.
People like to read more into Scripture than what is there.
I've read of pastors who believe Jesus gives everyone a 2nd chance after death because he doesn't want anyone to go to hell.
some believe that when Jesus went to hell, he preached the Gospel and gave everyone from old a 2nd chance.
But the Bible doesn't say that.
Or does it.
Anyone have anything to say about this?
I believe every main eschatology or millennial theory rests on one error. They all teach the Kingdom of God is physical instead of being spiritual. So all try to build a physical kingdom on earth in Christ’s name. This includes Amillennialists, Postmillennialists, and Premillennialists who look for a physical kingdom of the future that will last 1000 years.
But scripture teaches the Kingdom is here now - spiritually. It is not of this world. And it is everlasting.
The Amillennialists say the kingdom is here now, but it is physical. And this led to the persecution of innocent people by the Institutional State Churches over the centuries.
The Postmillennialists say the same thinking the Church will finally influence and dominate civil...
I keep hearing this song on Christian radio; and it has elements of wrongness to it.
It implies that we ought to compromise truth for the sake of unity.
I will answer the question...we are divided because we don't study to show ourselves approved so that we might know what the Bible teaches (2 Timothy 2:15, Acts of the Apostles 17:11)...and also, when we do understand what it teaches, many people do not like it, so they heap to themselves teachers to tell them what their itching ears want to hear...and in doing so they follow that new teacher and forsake sound doctrine (which is the only thing that true Christians can be unified over, other than the fact that we are redeemed through His shed blood) for what may eventually turn out to...