Differences of Opinion vs. A House Divided

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Ziggy

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Reasoning is good, but better to receive what is known by God, than to debate what men only speculate about. We were not left alone. Opinions and and judgments were never to take the place of God. They only light the path for those who walk according to His will. There are also many paths leading to destruction.
Light is good.
I don't believe the bible says that God gives every man the same amount of measure of understanding, or faith, or reasoning.
These are things we need to work out between the individual and the Spirit or amongst a group of likeminded spirit led members.
There is none perfect, no not one..

I believe from time to time God reveals himself in different ways to different people. So everyone gets a piece of the pie and no one person becomes glutoneous.
We know the basics. We have been given the foundation.
But each individual is required to build upon this. We are instructed to be careful how we build upon it though.

measure:
Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Rom 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
1Co 3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

Isa 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

1Co 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

Not everyone hears the same way:
Mar 4:24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.

If we had it all, then there would be no need to add to the measure. But like a door, I believe God opens our understanding as we are able to receive it.

Eph 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

I like this version NLT:
He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.

I guess my conclusion would be:
" but better to receive what is known by God, than to debate what men only speculate about. "

No one knows what God has given each individual to know concerning himself.
And what God may be revealing to one person, may appear as speculation on the part of another.

We should agree though, that whatever we add stays within the framework of the original foundation.
And what is that framework?
There is only one God. And we are here to serve Him.

Mic 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

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What you did here is to bring up something you did, and try to get kudos for doing it.
Did you have to start a thread to toot your own horn, and congratulate yourself on being a master of the universe?

Hope you feel justified.

Ignored. I don't need to read anymore self righteousness.
He is speaking from his heart and is speaking truth. And this comment is exactly what is being referred to.
I suggest if this thread offends you then move on to another thread that is more to your liking. You have a choice whether or not to engage in the discussion.
Have a blessed day.
 
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He is speaking from his heart and is speaking truth. And this comment is exactly what is being referred to.
I suggest if this thread offends you then move on to another thread that is more to your liking. You have a choice whether or not to engage in the discussion.
Have a blessed day.
Hit the trenches its all out war for the souls of men . This world wont last much longer on the path it is on .
Till the LORD comes do all to point to Christ and ensure that folks are not following another jesus which cannot save .
Now lift those hands UP , cause it IS .......LORD PRAISING TIME in the building .
 

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Hit the trenches its all out war for the souls of men . This world wont last much longer on the path it is on .
Till the LORD comes do all to point to Christ and ensure that folks are not following another jesus which cannot save .
Now lift those hands UP , cause it IS .......LORD PRAISING TIME in the building .
Hands raised high! Praises singing forth!
 
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He is speaking from his heart and is speaking truth. And this comment is exactly what is being referred to.
I suggest if this thread offends you then move on to another thread that is more to your liking. You have a choice whether or not to engage in the discussion.
Have a blessed day.
Thank you...I was just disturbed by the fact that things actually come to such a point of biblical rebuke.
 
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Thank you...I was just disturbed by the fact that things actually come to such a point of biblical rebuke.
As I am on a daily basis....I feel certain topics such as those about Jesus should edify, exhort and uplift one another but instead it becomes a battlefield full of strife and division and does not Honor or Glorify Him in any way. Too many come here to make this forum a platform for their doctrine than to fellowship with one another.
That is so heartbreaking to watch Christian brethren fight among one another.

But I pray that we will begin to come together in one body, one faith, one Spirit....for His Kingdom to come and it will please the Lord in what He finds.
 

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Hands raised high! Praises singing forth!
Tomorrow is a special Thanksgiving to the LORD day . Let all praise and thank Him .
Me and my dear sister in the UK will have a little meal and then a nice communion as well .
Its so peaceful when folks love the LORD and just want to do the things pleasing to Him .
Now lift those hands up and let the LORD be praised .
 
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As I am on a daily basis....I feel certain topics such as those about Jesus should edify, exhort and uplift one another but instead it becomes a battlefield full of strife and division and does not Honor or Glorify Him in any way. Too many come here to make this forum a platform for their doctrine than to fellowship with one another.
That is so heartbreaking to watch Christian brethren fight among one another.

But I pray that we will begin to come together in one body, one faith, one Spirit....for His Kingdom to come and it will please the Lord in what He finds.
So long as its not that new world we are one false religion . Cause as YOU KNOW that one is false and fast taking over
a lot of places . Lambs fellowship with lambs who love the Lord . We expose the false religion and
we point TO CHRIST . Now let all that draws breath both praise and thank the glorious Lord .
 

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Now that's a different way of seeing it.
I think it is the healthy, positive and proper way to look at it.

The other day I listened to sport fanatics delve into minutia of who was the GOAT in a certain sport. These grown men invest their passion in irrelevant matters.

By contrast, my neighbor is an active member of a local church. Yet, she donates her time watching children during service of another church only because there is a need. She does this despite the 2 churches being of different denominations - for there is no practical division.

A doubt she knows any facts associated with the contenders of the sport’s GOAT’s. And I doubt the 2 men know anything about the denominational differences of the 2 churches she participates in.

IMO, it is not about which church is ‘right’ but what church serves what need. I don’t know what need is served by the religion of the sports fanatics; only that a need is served. The trivial but passionate sports debate is often killed when I lament that it is too bad you men don’t use your powers for good. (The concept seems foreign to them beyond them knowing it is not where their pursuits lie).
 
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Tomorrow is a special Thanksgiving to the LORD day . Let all praise and thank Him .
Me and my dear sister in the UK will have a little meal and then a nice communion as well .
Its so peaceful when folks love the LORD and just want to do the things pleasing to Him .
Now lift those hands up and let the LORD be praised .
Let the glorious Lord be thanked and praised.
 
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we are in an all out battle for the souls of men . The churches simply cannot go along with this false one love .
Its a direct assualt against GOD . We can have no part of a false love that wont save them but rather will condemn them .
Sadly its a love that even more and more within christendom is accepting .
This all inclusive love god that so many think is GOD , aint GOD . Satan has decieved not only the world
through this false love but a lot of christendom is fast trending right down this same road .
Its time we learn the bible and correct brethren and teach them that this is not love and its not OF GOD .
its getting worse too , cause now even more and more in the churches are going all out
against prolesytizing the gospel . Seventy percent of christendom has bought a lie
that GOD is fine with all paths , all religoins . This is nothing more than a strong delusion
to gather the world and her religions to be as one under the guise of a false love and false tolerance .
We must stand now and do all to contend for the true faith and that includes teaching all sound doctrine
and keeping the pattern the early church set FIRM to the end . NO MATTER the cost
cause its gonna cost the lambs . WE will only be hated more and more as we contend for truth . BUT
at least some might hear and repent . ARISE and contend for the truth while there still be time to do so .
Cause time is running out . And if we truly DO love , then we would do all to correct those in error and point them to the truth
the true CHRIST JESUS of the bible and all sound doctrine by which one will grow wise .
 
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As I am on a daily basis....I feel certain topics such as those about Jesus should edify, exhort and uplift one another but instead it becomes a battlefield full of strife and division and does not Honor or Glorify Him in any way. Too many come here to make this forum a platform for their doctrine than to fellowship with one another.
That is so heartbreaking to watch Christian brethren fight among one another.

But I pray that we will begin to come together in one body, one faith, one Spirit....for His Kingdom to come and it will please the Lord in what He finds.
We must not go down this road of a false love that condemns and wont save any .