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Since I see no direct instruction in The Word about cremation...why would a Christian think it is wrong? Look at all those who have died in fires (many Christians as well)...nothing to bury ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. So, if a Christian chooses for various reasons to be cremated rather than buried or placed into a crypt does that suddenly void out their salvation? Flesh and blood will not inherit the Kingdom, but our glorified NEW bodies will, I don't think God needs our rotted corpse to give us new bodies.
"But someone may ask, ‘How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come"?
If we sow, we don't plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else...So it's supposed to be with the...
The gospel of today is but a half-gospel...taken from the bible...but not in complete form.
There is a saved from...and a saved to. Saved from the world (Egypt)...to be saved to the kingdom walk (the Promised land).
But people are taught that there is but one step into salvation...the saved FROM part. And this is to ignore the purpose of the gospel...salvation INTO the kingdom life of the Spirit.
Heb. 4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with...
Well there seems to be a great fuss about tattoos, but what about beards? The verse before the one about tattoos in Leviticus says
“Do not trim off the hair on your temples or trim your beards."
So why are tattoos unacceptable to many, but beard trimming, shaving is acceptable?
I myself trim my beard and shave it off once in a while.
In my view these were both Old Testament Jewish laws that weren't passed on into the NT.
what is the actual substances of spirit, we know God is a Spirit, Jesus says so. and I do believe scripture states that God is the Father of spirits.
but what is spirit and the substances thereof? and also, just how powerful is spirit in comparison to the physical part of creation? which is greater, bla bla bla.
I'm not sure Christians as a whole really understand just what spirit is.
17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God....
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:...
12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is...
Just been watching the videos from Beirut - that explosion looks awful, so many people hurt and injured. The number of people killed keeps rising. I was at work when I first heard about it and presumed it was a military attack of some kind, didn’t realise how big it was until I got home and watched it on my iPad.
Really sad for everyone there, sure hope other countries can reach them with support and aid
With all the many Christian denominations and sects out there, how can one know which one is closest to teaching the truth about Jesus and the Gospel, especially if they all claim to be arriving at truth through basically the same method?
And to those who would answer that it doesn't matter because we must arrive at the truth on our own:
a) Who, honestly, actually does that? We're all influenced by teachers to some degree, and we're affected by our environment, experiences, upbringing and, most hopefully, the Holy Spirit, Himself. And doesn't the Bible Itself even suggest that at least some or most of us have to be taught?; and
b) If we're cautioned not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together, especially near the end of...
Our God is a consuming fire, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Luk 12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
Luk 12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
According to the OED straiten also means in the time of translation to constrain confine restrict so on and so forth which makes sense seeing what Jesus says in verse 12:49 and hasn't happened yet.
Luk 12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
Which can bring us to:
Luk 4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,