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Believers must acknowledge Jesus Christ before men, even if it costs us our earthly life.
I never see anyone doing this in public. I often acknowledge Jesus in public, usually by saying "Jesus Christ is Lord." I very rarely find someone respond in a Christian and believable way. Most who do respond quip something in reply and drop the subject. The few Christians who do respond, engage in a believable conversation. I reason from this and other experiences like preaching the gospel, that over 7 billion on earth are unbelievers.
Come to the River of Life and be Washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22 “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”
 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
I've seen over the course of years and most recently how people - even Christians - have an aversion for the truth. I know that none of us grow overnight and that there are areas in each of our minds that God has to yet renew but I wonder how others handle it when faced with people who come out and attack you verbally for speaking the truth.
I just dealt with a situation in my extended family where my (now ex-sister) used a corrupt lawyer to try to get me back for telling her to stop contacting my children because she was causing trouble. She then weaponized my father's estate and acted like a kook to try to keep money my father left me since she was Executrix. I was forced to defend myself against the low-life lawyer and the...
It is a common error for religious preachers/teachers to assume that the Pauline Gospel of Grace should be blended in with what Jesus and the 11 preached. I feel this is a deadly error that will send many to Hell.
Gal 1:8 NKJV
8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
It is a fact that God has given humankind different requirements down through history. The Pauline Gospel of salvation by faith in what God did on the cross (His shed blood) is without precedence in the scriptures. When a person fails to see this they will always blend the Law of Moses (what Jesus and the 11 taught to the Jews) with grace and destroy both of them. Paul warned...
Ever since the declaration of "Mission Accomplished" by those who see the bible as "the way, the truth, and the life"...the insurgency of error (or errorists) has been on the rise.
Just as Paul Bremmer confidently declared that everything he did was directed by the Lord (he did read the bible) so the depth of error and chaos has increased to the point of the rise of new evils like ISIS (Isolationanist Sects of institutional Slaveries). This and other such evils are a direct result of error...even as the well-intentioned bible opinions of our leaders takes us deeper and deeper into what we are told to avoid....in the bible.
This is about an "Enduring Freedom" from the bondage of this world.
But one would have to understand what KIND...
This has bee a struggle for me to determine for a long time. A corrupt youth pastor rented my son and his friends a house even though I asked him to not. My son had tried to open the window and it had been painted shut, and his hand went through the glass, severing a tendon. My husband was hoodwinked by the corrupt family, who were realtors and refused to urge my son to see a lawyer, like I wanted to do. My husband stood there and insisted that he knew Jim XXX and he would make good. It turned out to be misplaced faith. They never called when our son underwent surgery and insisted they would pay the bills. As soon as the statute of limitations was up they refused to pay a cent and returned all letters unread. It was callous.
38 But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe.
39 You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
40 But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.
41 "I do not receive honor from men.
Religious man has always used scriptures to establish a formula of requirements to be saved. They just will not believe in the one that paid the price for all the sins of mankind.
Like Cain, they are so busy making up rules and requirements of things they must do and miss going to the one that can save them.
A person is saved when they realize they can not save themselves by what they do. It is then that...
All of time periods given are from the middle of the 70th week setting up of the Abomination of Desolation. In the last seven years before Jesus Returns, which will commence with the agreement of a 7 year peace treaty between the leader of the One World Government and the leaders of the nation in the holy Land. The first half will be peaceful, so is not mentioned. But when half is spent; Daniel 9:27, the OWG leader will break it and conquer them, at which time the Great Tribulation also begins.
Are Daniels’ days of 1260, 1290, and 1335 linked to the fulfilment of the last three Feasts of the Lord?
Christ fulfilled the four spring feasts at His first Advent.
They are Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits and Pentecost....
Some denominations baptize babies.
Orthodox - Eastern and Oriental
source: Infant baptism - Wikipedia
John the Baptist baptized adults that wanted to have their sins forgiven.
Some denominations baptize adults as an outward sign of an inner change.
I speak only for the Catholic denomination here.
It's very interesting as to why they baptize babies as soon as possible.
It has to do with the imputation of sin. The CC did not always believe in baby baptism
in an official way. It was explained why babies were supposed to be baptized by Augustine of Hippo, 354 - 430 AD, he was the Bishop...