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Continual belief/faith is necessary for continual salvation/eternal life
The original Greek manuscripts reveal the verb tenses …
“… whoever believes [present tense: continues to believe] in Him
may have [present tense: may continue to have] eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son,
that whoever believes [present tense: continues to believe]
in Him should not perish but have [present tense: continue to have]
eternal life.” (John 3:15-16)
BACs must endure in the faith to receive eternal life
● Colossians 1:22-23
The two most popular beliefs in the church today are seemingly not really believed by anyone. When heard proclaimed from the pulpit, they are met with a hearty "AMEN!", but that is as far as belief in them goes. They are:
"We don't have to obey the Ten Commandments".
"When we die, we go straight to heaven."
So, my question to those who claim to believe these two is "why are you still here"? If I can break the sixth commandment and kill myself and go straight to heaven to be with Jesus, why would I spend another day down here?
The answer is obvious: people don't really believe we are at liberty to break the Ten Commandments and people are really unsure about their standing with Christ, no matter how much they claim to be "more...
This was first posted a couple of years ago but a conversation with a fellow forum member caused me to take a second look at it and expand it with information gained through further prayer and study.
Have you ever had a dream that sticks with you? You know it’s important and that God gave it to you but you don’t necessarily understand it fully. Well, that’s happened to me a couple of times lately. Let me share my last one. I was shown a map and on the map were seven mountains arranged in a semi-circle. (Rev. 17:9) The middle one was the largest and was called Mt. Olympus, which we know is on the eastern side of Greece and sort of overlooks the Middle East area.
In this election year (2016) we have two slogans, Hillary’s, “I’m with...
Manafort comes to mind.....so does Trump
But what about his diehard followers who seem to delight in his reckless disregard for laws and cultural norms?
An enemy of the state is a person who desires the end of the state - even those who have an ‘ends justify the mean’ moral code - wanting the end of America to bring about the return of Christ and the end of the world. Christian Zionism is attempting to do God’s work for him - bringing about prophecy, destroying the environment, electing a despot who crashes through all checks and balances and colludes with our enemies, and fear mongering - creating enemies and scapegoating.
Ismael would agree.
I am not a conspiracy theorist - this is happening before our eyes! I am also not a...
.I don't know if anyone else feels the same but I am so ready for a fresh anointed teaching from the Holy Spirit. When I first started coming to the forums and fellowshipping it was a breath of fresh air with some of the topics being discussed.....challenging me to get into the Word and study for myself things I had not considered until then.......I grew in Wisdom and in strength. I also grew in humbleness and acceptance of others
Now it is like coming to watch a movie that has been put on pause and never restarts to come to a new scene.
I miss fellowshipping with those who were like-minded and spoke with great wisdom....I miss the anointing of the Holy Spirit in those discussions....
Well, my only solution is to pray and ask God to...
Religion, why is it such a problem, Well it all starts with this.
Gen 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Mat 19:5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Eph 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Eph 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
It is so simple, when a man and woman come together and, well have sex, and the male seed enters into the female, they become one, and life is...
This is something I tried to ask my mom about. I was baptised as a baby, is it all I need? I don't want to put Jesus back on the cross, I just want the salvation, cleansing, filled with the spirit.. my faith in Him is strong, my repentence true.
Wasn't sure where to put this, please move if it's in the wrong forum. Ty
There is no denying that lately my faith seems fragile. Last night as I was speaking with my husband about my struggles he mentioned how David would mark a wall for all the times God would speak to him or lift him up when David fell on his face. I wasn’t familiar with those passages. Immediately I went to search for this of David because there was comfort in the thought that I’m not the only one who struggles and needs reminding. I never did find the passage concerning David, but by putting in a collection of words including ‘Mark’...the fragility of my faith deeped.
According to some articles that came up in google search (Mark 16:9-20) is not in the original text: “...And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the...