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I just overheard a conversation in another Christian forum about God. The position from one believer clearly suggested that if you do not believe that Jesus is God, you are not saved? His assumption is that God and Lord are referring to same person.... He used the Amplified to explain his position.
Romans 10 Amplified
8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word [the message, the basis] of faith which we preach— 9 because if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised...
So can I just put a plug in here for the real gospel Acts 2:36-40? There are so many "Christian" gospels out there that it is hard for anyone to really know whether they have obeyed God unto salvation.
In Acts 2:36-37a, Peter, the Comforter/Holy Spirit, convicts them "of sin, righteousness, and judgment" (Jn 16:8-10) and they were "prickked in their hearts" because they BELIEVED the gospel.
In Acts 2:38 (and 3:19, 17:30, 20:21, 26:20, etc.), we are commanded to "REPENT" to God so that we might receive FORGIVENESS (justification) and the indwelling of the Holy Ghost (sanctification) from God. We often refer to this repentance as the "sinner's prayer" and it simply means turning from sin and self-directed life and making Jesus...
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Human like robot - Jia Jia. It has facial expressions, can wink her eyes, and can speak.
It makes me related it to Revelation 13:15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image...
Given that the bible speaks of "vessels fitted for destruction", I'd like to ask what other's would do if it was revealed to them by God Himself that they were one of these vessels.
At this point, it should be obvious that to "work out your salvation with fear and trembling" is no longer an option. So what would you do?
Would you continue on as if this revelation didn't really matter?
Would you continue to behave as a Christian?
Would you continue to raise your children in a Christian home?
Would you continue to attend your local church?
Would you continue to receive communion?
Would you continue to attend church functions and fellowship?
would you just say: "screw this, I might as well just go do whatever the H, E,...
This is a continuation of Stan's topic of T.U.L.I.P.
What do Calvinists believe about Total Depravity? The Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics, in its explanation of TULIP, stated:
Total Depravity (Total Inability)
Total Depravity is probably the most misunderstood tenet of Calvinism. When Calvinists speak of humans as "totally depraved," they are making an extensive, rather than an intensive statement. The effect of the fall upon man is that sin has extended to every part of his personality -- his thinking, his emotions, and his will. Not necessarily that he is intensely sinful, but that sin has extended to his entire being.
Jesus said to her, "Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?"
Her answer: "No man, LORD."
Her answer was not so much a declaratory statement as is was an interrogatory statement. She knew she was guilty and deserved what the law had demanded as punishment for her crime. But, what she was actually saying was, "No man is left to condemn me, but You are the Lord God Almighty...Are YOU going to stone me?"
"Neither do I condemn thee. Go and sin no more."
What a wonderful revelation of the love and mercy of Jesus. He is not trying to see how many of us He can keep out of heaven, He's trying to see how many of us He can get IN there.
But it wasn’t God,
God promised mankind that He would redeem man back to Himself, but somebody lied…all of a sudden God could not save anyone, man kinds ability to Reject God seemed to be greater than the power of God to save?
God promised a sacrificial lamb, spotless and without blemish who would pay the price for the sins of all man kind., but somebody lied.. and it wasn’t God, for God sent Jesus the Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, spotless without blemish, who took the sins of the world upon Himself and became sin so we could be saved but man has determined it isn’t so that we have to pay the price for our own sins, someone lied it was not God.
“ I am the way the truth and the Life”, but...
I just ran across an on line story that we're being visited by a comet which should be visible on New years eve. I'm not really about looking for signs in the sky or signs of the times, but comets were once looked at as signs or omens (possibly because of the first chapter of Genesis) and the signs keep popping up everywhere. I hope its a clear night. I always enjoyed astronomy and might even take out my cheap telescope for a closer look.
Ok, so before I'll start with the topic i will give some back story.
I was born and rased in the netherlands with a muslim father and a christian mother. My father never had much to say in my life when it came to religion so i don't know anything about the muslim faith but my mother did teach me certain things about christianity. She wasn't a very extreme or motivated christian so i was just learned the basics and was read a childrens bible from time to time, i never went to church or anything. But i did remember being TERRIFIED of god as a child, i remember having a bad thought sometimes and then spend an hours repeaing "i'm sorry, i'm sorry". It made me very stressed and i saw god more as a scary punisher than as a loving power....