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2 Thessalonians 1:4-10 We hold you [Christians] up as a good example of steadfast faith, because you have kept faithful despite difficulties and troubles. This will show the justice of God's judgement, when you prove worthy to partake in the Kingdom, for which you are currently suffering.
It is just that God should balance the account by sending affliction to those who afflict you and to give you relief when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire. Then, He will punish all those who refuse to acknowledge God or the Gospel of Jesus. They will suffer the penalty of eternal destruction cut off from any hope of salvation, when on that great Day, He comes to reveal His glory among His...
Matt 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
I used to think it was for unbelievers.
I seen so many Christians confronted with truth and in willful ignorance not except biblical truth. Not willing to listen or study it but walk in cognitive dissonance.
If you dont believe scripture its from an impure heart mind etc.
John 14:23-24 - And to this Jesus replied, "When a man loves me, he follows my teaching. Then my Father will love him, and we will come to that man and make our home within him. The man who does not really love me will not follow my...
Come one, come all!
Sola fide (Latin: by faith alone), also known as justification by faith alone, is a Christian theological doctrine....
I am a strong supporter of justification by faith alone. I have many verses. Here's two:
Romans 4:5-6 KJV
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.  Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Anyone else want to weigh in?
It is sad that Americans had to be embarrassed by a full display of our inherent racism in Charlottesville to take notice of our incompetent President. Even his taunts against a crazy leader with nuclear weapons didn't do it, but his racism on parade might actually topple the man baby in the White House because of his dysfunctional frontal lobe; his lack of a filter exposed Americas racism, which has been with us all along and ignored. I hope we get rid of Trump, but we cannot forget what we saw in Charlottesville either. That was not fake news. We are a racist society and we need to own it and actively root it out. Germany had to own their part in WWII and actively work against Racism and Fascism - America is long overdue.
I was praying about who Jesus is, if he is married, the rapture, his character, 2nd coming, etc, and God told me Jesus is married to the Holy Spirit and that the Holy spirit is a woman. He told me there won't be a rapture because people and christians have forgotten of him and the Holy Spirit on a personal level too much. God wants you to literally have a conversation with him, hearing his true voice. That was when Jesus said he is fully male and female, but with female character. I also asked about the tribulation because he said there won't be a rapture. Jesus said satan won't be allowed to have his day, and that the war in heaven is ending, Michael will beat the devil and will send him to hell, Although Satan won't get his day, God...
If you can see it religion is a box that men of religion have built. It was built by Emperor Constantine in about AD300. It was called the “Roman Catholic Church” Their doctrine was established on a mixture of law, grace and what ever they could come up with to get people to come into it.. They then kept them there by threaten them with being put out of their church. This is their religion box
Put this box inside of a bigger box which I call THE RELIGION BOX.
The RCC religion box had many spin off into other religion boxes which I call the SECONDARY BOXES, plural because there are so many of them. Put these boxes inside of THE RELIGION BOX with the RCC religion box.
Everyone of those boxes say they are the way to heaven. Join...
Some characteristics of bullies:
1. Shouting down opponents
2. Violence is routinely used in communication/actions
3. Stresses persuasion over truth.
4. Punishes detractors through demonization, mocking, sarcasm, labeling, leveling, and blaming
5. Equates power with truth
Is bullying a real problem or are people who point it out simply weak?
Have you been a target of bullying?
Have your children or love ones used bullying or been a target of bullying?
Does God fit the definition of a bully? Why or why not?
Do you use bullying to make your point?
Is there a difference between standing up for truth and bullying?
A related thread has identified how we cannot in any manner bear the Cross of Jesus, and are to daily bear our own cross.
Lots of informative chit chat has taken place within the Venues and Publications of Modern Christendom, yet no person can give specific examples of having done so. If you think we are to daily bear our own cross in obedience to Christ, and If you bear your own, then tell us how you do it. Give stories. Just like the Action Figures in Scripture unabashedly gave their stories, without worrying about lacking humility.
Let's hear it.
Here are three examples of how Paul's "gospel" is a departure from Christ's Gospel.
1.) Jesus gave clear instructions about how to be forgiven, be saved, and receive Eternal Life. Mat. 6:14-15, "If you forgive men their tresspasses, your Father which is in heaven will also forgive you. But, if you do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your tresspasses." As well, the rich nobleman who came to Jesus asking about eternal life in Luke 18:18-23 was told by Jesus to perform the works of The Commandments, and to divest himself of personal wealth. Jesus said nothing about "Grace."
Paul diverted from this by saying in Eph. 2:8, "By Grace are you saved through faith, and not of yourselves, it is the gift of...
Just reading a post from one saying about being obedient to the ordained. No guessing to what religion this is. But you see this statement flies in the face of God, because according to him these men are ordained by God. So here we have God who supposedly knows the hearts of men, who created the universe and the world us and all therein, ordains, homosexual priests, child molesters , drug dealing cardinals, murders etc etc and yet they cant see the issue, another one goes on about Jesus being the fullness of His church of course he is not referring to the Lords church but His own and therefore is saying that Jesus is a rapist, child molester, homosexual, drug dealer liar etc etc and doesnt seem to be to concerned with that, But than...