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|1||John16:5-15||1 Cor 14:24||Timothy Paul||77817|
It is well that you put this verse "in context" for it is the Spirit that makes us conscious of sin, righteousness, and judgment.
I do not think that the Almighty Father is capable of pronouncing false judgement, do you?
He does however exactly as He pleases in order to accomplish His purpose.
Therefore, Jesus was made to be what we were (sin), in order that we may become what He was(righteousness).
My studies tell me that the only sin that will condemn us is the sin of rejecting Christ.
Since all sin begins in unbelief, the most aggravated form of unbelief is the rejection of Christ. The Spirit, however, in planting this truth into the conscience, intensifies the sense of all other sins.
Jesus is the only righteousness God will accept. In order to be righteous we must believe on Jesus.
Christ had to leave, so that the Spirit could come. The Spirit was the fruit of the work that Christ did on earth.
The Spirit was sent to earth on a most holy errand, to convince the world of sin. This means to shed light on, or to bring the world out of its present darkness.
The Spirit is also called the comforter.
First to convince, and then to comfort. Such as exposing the wound so that the medication could be applied.
I hope you are understanding me correctly, (o:
|2||Where is " talents gospel "||Matthew||Timothy Paul||77762|
|This is what I like to refer to as Jesus' "farewell sermon" -that He was preparing to go to be crucified, and of all things He should say, these are what He wanted us to remember as His final words.
That is, these 3 parables that are in the 25th chapter of Matthew.
1)Now it should be our primary concern to prepare for Christ’s coming, and He relates this with the parable of the virgins, v. 1-13.
2) That we may be ready to give our account to Him; and this is shown in the parable of the talents, v. 14–30
3) That we may then be ready to receive our final sentence, and that it may be to eternal life; and this is shown in the parable of the sheep and the goats (v. 31–46).
These are things of careful consideration, and the cause of everlasting concern to every one of us.
|3||Best selling Bibles?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||77326|
|Hi Justme, I looked into your question a little further and came up with a web site from,
Christian Booksellers Association.
the home page can be found at
here is a sample for you of what they have to offer,
"So retailers and consumers can identify top overall best sellers, there’s also a combined Top 50 list of the best-selling books in all book categories. As always, all the lists are based on actual sales in Christian retail stores."
In His Service,
|4||Best selling Bibles?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||77184|
|brother justme, That is a very good question, the best I can come up with at the moment is:
American Religion Data Archive, at
Happy hunting (o:
|5||What does it mean?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||77181|
|Excuse me, not the right "Tim", but:
I cannot say what your phrase means because it does not appear anywhere in the KJV.
However 'forgiveness of sins' occurs 5 times. These are the only appearances of these words together and they are not in the context of Baptism.
Act 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand [to be] a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
Act 13:38 Be it known unto you therefore, men [and] brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
Act 26:18 To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins:
Your eternal brother,
|6||What does it mean?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||77179|
|Yes, it is possible for forgiveness to follow baptism, but is it necessary?
Luk 5:20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
Luk 7:48,50 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven... And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
1Jo 2:12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
So I must ask the question, If Baptism is necessary for salvation, is that not salvation by works? Man can do Nothing to earn it, remember Ephesians 2:9?
|7||Repentance and Confession - obedience?||Romans||Timothy Paul||77174|
|Obedience is more accurately described as understanding and responding.
Though it can also be referred to as an attitude:
"The reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything." 2Cor 2:9
"Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed--not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling," Phil 2:12
Regardless, it is in our best interest to be obedient. Adam and Eve got what they wanted, knowing good from evil, but they did it through disobedience.
Obedience to God's commandments is an act of love.
Jesus taught his listeners to have a different kind of righteousness, not a version of the Pharisees righteousness, which amounted to legal compliance.
Our obedience must come from what God does in us, not what we are able to do on our own.
Obedience must be God centered and not self centered.
It must be based not on approval from people, but on reverence for God.
And it must go beyond the fact that we do not break the law, but that we live by the principles that are the heart of the law
Truthfully, it is much easier to teach the law than to practice it. But if we want God to care for us, we need to be submissive to Him and His directions.
And yes, among His directions are those about repentance and confession
God's grace to you,
|8||Is repentance necessary for salvation?||Romans||Timothy Paul||77132|
|Hello Sniper Here is an excellent resource that could help you with your question and many more. It is called "Christian Answers . Net"
Here is a sample from the website to help you.
It is true that there are numerous Bible verses that speak of the promise of salvation, with no mention of repentance. These merely say to "believe" on Jesus Christ and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9). However, the Bible makes it clear that God is holy and man is sinful, and that sin makes a separation between the two (Isaiah 59:1,2).
Without repentance from sin, wicked men cannot have fellowship with a holy God. We are dead in our trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1) and until we forsake them through repentance, we cannot be made alive in Christ. The Scriptures speak of "repentance unto life" (Acts 11:18). We turn from sin to the Savior. This is why Paul preached "repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ" (Acts 20:21).
The first public word Jesus preached was "repent" (Matthew 4:17). John the Baptist began his ministry the same way (Matthew 3:2). Jesus told His hearers that without repentance, they would perish (Luke 13:3). If belief is all that is necessary for salvation, then the logical conclusion is that one need never repent.
However, the Bible tells us that a false convert "believes" and yet is not saved (Luke 8:13); he remains a "worker of iniquity." Look at the warning of Scripture: "If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth" (1 John 1:6).
The Scriptures also say, "He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but whoso confesses and forsakes them [repentance] shall have mercy" (Proverbs 28:13). Jesus said that there was joy in heaven over one sinner who "repents" (Luke 15:10). If there is no repentance, there is no joy because there is no salvation.
When Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost, he commanded his hearers to repent "for the remission of sins" (Acts 2:38). Without repentance, there is no remission of sins; we are still under His wrath. Peter further said, "Repent ...and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out" (Acts 3:19). We cannot be "converted" unless we repent. God Himself "commands all men everywhere [leaving no exceptions] to repent" (Acts 17:30). Peter said a similar thing at Pentecost: "Repent, and be baptized every one of you" (Acts 2:38).
If repentance wasn’t necessary for salvation, why then did Jesus command that repentance be preached to all nations (Luke 24:47)? With so many Scriptures speaking of the necessity of repentance for salvation, one can only suspect that those who preach salvation without repentance are strangers to repentance themselves, and thus strangers to true conversion.
|9||Is baptism an evidence of faith?||Romans||Timothy Paul||77130|
|Even though numerous Scriptures speak of the importance of water baptism, adding anything to the work of the cross demeans the sacrifice of the Savior. It implies that His finished work wasn’t enough. But the Bible makes clear that we are saved by grace, and grace alone,
"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."
Baptism is simply a step of obedience to the Lord following our repentance and confession of sin. Our obedience--water baptism, prayer, good works, fellowship, witnessing, etc.--issues from our faith in Christ. Salvation is not what we do, but Who we have.
"He that has the Son has life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life"
--1 John 5:12
Author: Ray Comfort of Living Waters Publications. Excerpted from The Evidence Bible. © 2002, Living Waters Publications
But what about Mark 16:16?
Mark 16:16 quotes Jesus as saying: "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned" (NKJV). Does this mean that salvation is by baptism?
"In no way does this verse establish baptism as a condition for salvation; it is merely the declaration that those who believe and are baptized are saved. Any act of obedience to the Lord could be added after the expression 'whoever believes' and it would remain a true statement, because salvation is the result of faith in Christ.
It should be noted that when the Lord added, 'but whoever does not believe will be condemned,' there is no mention of baptism. In identifying what would bring about condemnation, Jesus did not say that 'whoever believes but is not baptized shall not be save.' If baptism were necessary for salvation, there are many significant verses which should be amended to read 'you are saved through faith and baptism.' It is clear that faith in Jesus Christ is what saves a person (Acts 16:30-31; Eph. 2:8-9).
Baptism is a distinct act of obedience, apart from salvation. This is clarified by the order in which the words 'believe' and 'baptize' occur in the text (cf. Acts 2:38; 10:44-48). Baptism with the Spirit places believers into the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13), while water baptism merely signifies to others that a person has professed Christ.
The word 'saved' is translated from the Greek word sesosmenoi, which is a perfect passive participle. It means that this salvation took place at some point in the past, being accomplished by Jesus Christ Himself, and is continuing on in the present." [Spiros Zodhiates, editor, The Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible (Chattanooga, Tennessee: AMG Publishers, 1996), note for Mark 16:16.]
|10||To be saved must we be baptised?||Acts 2:38||Timothy Paul||77006|
|Romans 10:9 explains what is necessary to be saved.
Below is the King James version.
In His service,
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
|11||Please explain Calvinism||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||76893|
|Hi, family1st, The short answer would be "The theology of John Calvin"
The long answer goes like this:
Calvin was a protestant who studied the teachings of Martin Luther during the period of the great reformation.(see, 95 thesis)
Calvinism, therefore, is similar to Lutheranism, but different.
An excellent site for further information about the theology of Calvinism can be found at,
God Bless (o:
|12||Why are movies like Harry Potter bad?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||76877|
|Why, you ask? well, okay here are 12 reasons that I retrieved off the Christian interactive site: I edited this greatly, you are encouraged to view it in its entirety by clicking on the link above and use the search feature.
1. God shows us that witchcraft is evil. He hates those practices because they blind us to His loving ways, then turn our hearts to a deceptive quest for self-empowerment and deadly thrills.
2. The movie's foundation in fantasy, not reality, doesn't diminish its power to change beliefs and values.
3. Each occult image and enticing suggestion prompts the audience to feel more at home in the dark, paranormal setting.
4. God tells us to "abhor what is evil" and "cling to what is good." (Romans 12:9) But when Christian children and teens love the Harry Potter myths, delight in the movie and read the books again and again, they are desensitizing their hearts and minds to its evil.
5. Immersed in the values taught at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, children become spiritually blind. They lose their natural aversion for the devious spirits represented by the creatures and symbols in this eerie world.
6. This inner change is usually unconscious, for the occult lessons and impressions tend to bypass rational scrutiny.
7. The main product marketed through this movie is a belief system that clashes with everything God offers us for our peace and security. This pagan ideology comes complete with trading cards, computer and other wizardly games.
8. The implied source of power behind Harry's magical feats tend to distort a child's understanding of God. In the movie as in the books, words traditionally used to refer to occult practices become so familiar that children begin to apply the same terms to God and His promised strength.
9. Blind to the true nature of God, children will synthesize or blend Biblical truth with the pagan beliefs and magical practices demonstrated in the Harry Potter movie. In the end, you distort and destroy any remnant of true Christian faith. For our God cannot be molded to match pagan gods.
10. God tells us to "train up a child in the way He should go." It starts with teaching them God's truths and training them all day long to see reality from His, not the world's perspective.
11. While some argue that Harry Potter and his friends demonstrate friendship, integrity and honesty, they actually model how to lie and steal and get away with it.
12. God has a better way. When His children choose to follow His ways, He gives them a heart to love Him, spiritual eyes that can understand and delight in His Word, a sense of His presence and a confidence in His constant care -- no matter what happens around us.
|13||To be saved must we be baptised?||Acts 2:38||Timothy Paul||76474|
| Derdan, In my study of the 8th chapter of John, I have concluded that if you do not believe that Jesus is God, you will die in your sin.
Please see my other post that I mistakingly sent to mommapbs. Thanks, momma, and my apologies for my blunder.
In His Grip,
|14||Cruden or Young Concord. online, where?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||74386|
| pilgrimstrength,Hi, there is an alphabetical listing of some study materials at the following address. First, to copy and paste, you must change the z that is after the word "Concordance" to the percentage symbol. then change the second z that is after the word "Index" to the percentage symbol as well. this should work.
peace and blessings,
|15||Need study guides for Daniel and Matthew||Daniel||Timothy Paul||73884|
|Chusarcik, one site you might look at, is
|16||just making shur that I have the answer||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||73565|
| cmomac, sorry, I was only able to find the answers to the first three questions, can you rephrase the others or ask someone else to help?
Mat 9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed
Mat 14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
Mat 14:29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
#3 Judas Son of Simon (John 6:71; 13:2, 26), surnamed Iscariot, i.e., a man of Kerioth (Josh. 15:25).
Luk 22:47 And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
Luk 22:48 But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?
|17||Finding 'Act as though you have faith'||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||72261|
|Dave, You can also look at Hebrews 11:6,
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
|18||Finding 'Act as though you have faith'||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||72260|
|Dave, another verse might be, Romans 5:1-5,
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;
4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;
5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
|19||Finding 'Act as though you have faith'||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||72257|
|Hi Dave, You might want to consider
In the NASB it reads,
For we through the Spirit, by faith, are (1) waiting for the hope of righteousness.
Footnotes:Rom 8:23; 1 Cor 1:7
|20||Jesus' body washed??||Matt 27:59||Timothy Paul||72244|
|Hello rondc, First I must caution to not believe things on TV unless they are backed up biblically. These Characters will say whatever is in their imagination, and our enemy, (satan) will do anything to distort the truth.
Personally I can find nothing that says the body of Jesus was washed before burial or even that it was wrapped with spices, but I do believe that they wrapped His body in linen, because the Bible tells me so.
Matthew Chapter 27:59
Mark Chapter 15:46
And also in Luke is some info pertaining to the day of preparation.
23:54 And the day was a preparation, and sabbath was approaching,
The "day of preparation" is a Jewish idiom for the day before the Sabbath and does not refer to preparation of a body before placing it in a tomb; see Ex 16:22-26
I hope this helps,
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