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    Works for Salvation: Humility

    Jesus said that without the works of humility, one cannot enter into the kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 18 [1] At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? [2] And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, [3]...
  2. Behold

    As you THINK : So you are

    The word teaches us that as we think we are, so we are.... And that applies to the BELIEVER.. So, if a believer (thinks) = sees themselves as a "saved sinner", instead of as a "made righteous" "Heir of God".. "having eternal life", and "seated in heavenly places"....... If the BELIEVER sees...
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    The Devil makes himself an angel of light, he also gives false emotion and erroneous instruction (on guard?)

    Hi there, So yes, just to give you a little strength for your armory: the Devil not only has masqueraded as an angel of light (letters, from memory), but is able to create false emotion and erroneous instruction. That means we need to know our Bible, but also how our Bible is shared amongst us...
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    Without faith you can't please God - but with inspiration you can please God more (joyous?)

    Hi there, Pleasing So I have really nailed what it is that confuses me, when people say "without faith you can't please God" and "you can't achieve salvation by works": their sentiment is respectable, and their earnestness admirable, but there is a problem with the way, in which they give no...
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    If you're not calm and spirited, you are not ready for the tribulation; if you are not spirited and calm, you are not ready for the rapture (ready?)

    Hi there! So I thought I would post this in the Eschatological forum, because this is where the most contention about what is coming is to be found. I am not trying to present a specific case, for the order of things to come, save that I believe the experience of the Rapture, is supposed to...
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    I am stronger, the more I search for the Lord (you also?)

    Hi there, So, I have had it dawn upon me, that I am stronger, when I search for the Lord. It's just a simple fact. I'm not sure how it works, or why - but I know it works. There is something about Him, that is pure, even in the Holy Spirit. I think it must be that the Holy Spirit is now in Him...
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    ""Made Righteous" = "In Christ"

    - Reader, or Saint. A.). Made Righteous" = "In Christ". How would you teach that to your SS class or to your mother? 1.) You'd explain to them that ........ '""" the Spirit is THE... born again.."""" In other words, when Jesus said....>"You must be born again"....>He was not talking about...
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    If you know that you are not going to commit a particular sin any more, you can move on to works that justify your innocence in that regard (selah)

    Hi there! So as Jesus said "Wisdom is justified by her children" and there is the child who is faithful and the child who is diligent. Now having been faithful, there is always the temptation to sin and sin gets in the way of diligence, but if you have acknowledged your conscience that what you...
  9. MatthewG

    John 14:1-31 (Jesus comforts his disciples; Jesus way to Father, promises Holy Spirit)

    ““Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be...
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    A mature Christian, makes work a priority (selah). Discuss.

    Hi there, So there is a simple point here, that I think people have tried to nail for some time, but which is expressly easier to interpret with the help of the Holy Spirit. We are not saved by works, but once maturity is reached, the decision to make "works" a 'priority' is foreknown...
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    What is the Consequence?

    Hearing /Reading / Receiving ~ The Word of God What is the consequence?
  12. Brakelite

    What the Heck is Salvation? And what are we Saved From?

    There appears to be some confusion as to what actually constitutes salvation, how it is procured, and how, even whether, it needs to be retained. There are threads all over the place discussing various aspects of the gospel from go to woe (perhaps an unfortunate pun) but what prompted this...
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    Not a good sign for the world, but....

    - """""""" 20 European Nations Pour Weapons Into Ukraine, Raising War Risk""""" Read more: 20 European Nations Pour Weapons Into Ukraine, Raising War Risk | ---- See this Headline? PUTIN read it also.... !! This is what happens when the MEDIA creates and then drives an IDEA into...
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    What is your Focus ?

    - Let me show you a spiritual key. Its this. FOCUS. This word, regarding your MIND< means to : "set it on". So, your FOCUS< is whatever your mind is "set upon". The DEVIL.....has one goal in your life.. To get your FOCUS under HIS Control. See, If he controls your focus...= what you think...
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    The 2nd Birth is a must have.

    - Jesus said.....>"you must be born AGAIN". Jesus teaches........there is the 1st birth, where you as a baby, are "born of water."...= your mother's water breaks, and you come out of her womb. This is "born of water" the 1st Birth. Jesus then says...."you must be ....BORN....AGAIN"
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    Lets Define "Works"

    I think that many differences in theology are the results of Christians definition of WORKS. Some categorize works into two buckets. Those of the regenerated spirit and those that are physical outward works. We could discuss for days on the century old debate on the belief that any work earns...
  17. GRACE ambassador

    Main "Divider" of christian denominations?

    Precious friend(s), thanks for your participation in This Important Matter! I believe water baptism is The Main Divider of christian denominations. I pray {who will join me?} that we would ALL be united For God, and that many will be blessed And Encouraged, prayerfully And Carefully reviewing...
  18. Riverwalker

    The Proper Order Of Salvation Grace and Works

    Many people argue that Paul and James are at odds with each other when it comes to salvation by grace and works. I disagree. I believe they are both saying the same thing, from different directions Ephesians 2: 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is...
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    Distinctions Of God's TWO Different Programs: Prophecy vs Mystery!

    Grace And Peace, Precious friends. Thanks {in advance} for your Prayerful/Careful Consideration, and, Please Be Edified In: Basic {and more} Distinctions of Prophecy vs Mystery: First, Some Similarities: The LORD JESUS CHRIST, the children of light's love of HIM, And love of our neighbor...
  20. BarneyFife

    Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come:

    “I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.” Ecclesiastes 3:17 THE judgment of the great day is an event certain to take place. “He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness...