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|1||Repentance and Confession - obedience?||Romans||Timothy Paul||77776|
|Yes, by what has been done for us, I mean to refer to Rom 5:8,
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
This is what has already been done FOR us, which means "for the sake of, in behalf of, instead of."
And, allow me to emphasize that Christ died for sinners, not "obedient" people (Mark 2:17).
Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
|2||Repentance and Confession - obedience?||Romans||Timothy Paul||77755|
|Yes, thank you for your reply. My position is that we obey without expecting some reward, but out of thankfulness for what has been done for us already.
|3||What does it mean?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||77328|
|Amen brother, I shall remember you in my prayers.
|4||What does it mean?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||77257|
|Thank you sniper. My response is to praise God that He has granted us the freedom to worship Him in so many different ways. Do we not all praise the same God?
We should be asking each other questions as a means to sort out the complexities among ourselves, and not try to use it as an opportunity to sway any belief in any particular doctrine. Such as infant baptism, which I think is niether harmful or necessary, but it is an outlet for the love of the parents.
I have difficulties w/catholicism, yet there are Catholics whom I love dearly.
I believe that God feels the same way, and that He used the Great Reformation as a means to expand, not hinder the growth of the church.
I look at it like this. The church choir has many different voices, each one with their own strengths and weaknesses, yet when they are all together, it is a beautiful sound to anyone. If there were only sopranos, it would not be as beautiful. I sing tenor, and most people prefer that I sing ten or 15 miles away. (o:
It is the same with the world. There are many breeds of dogs. Why did God not say that one breed is enough?
Why are so many species of birds necessary?
I think of the joyful sound that praise would make to our Father in heaven, and joy through one denomination, and then through all denoms combined.
This is my take on why there are so many religions, and factions thereof. (It is my humble opinion, not backed up by scripture,) but rather than creating dissension between particular dogmas and who holds more authority, we should build each other up and learn how to be harmonious and in this way we will be built up ourselves.
In Christ's love,
|5||What does it mean?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||77194|
If there were any one thing that fallen man could do to ensure his own salvation, such as being baptised, that act would not only prove Eph. 2:9 to be false, but Jesus saying "it is finished" in Jhn 19:30, would be invalidated as well.
Please see my post below, for Eddie Snipes is able to explain it so much better than I
|6||What does it mean?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||77190|
|What this means, according to Eddie Snipes, is that yes, baptism is essential but no, it does not have the power of salvation.
If a person is not willing to obey in baptism, then they havenít really surrendered to Jesus as Lord. You canít surrender in disobedience. Baptism is an outward sign of the inward covenant between you and God.
There are two scenarios of believers who will not be baptised. Those who lack opportunity to attend baptism because they are a prisoner in some foreign country where it is unavailable, and those who refuse to be baptised. Those that refuse to be baptised are wilfully disobedient to a command. This does not only apply to baptism, but also for living life as a child of God. Anyone who refuses to obey is in rebellion and should examine their life to see if they indeed have surrendered to Christ. Anyone who refuses baptism also refuses to be identified with Christ.
The other scenario is the case of lacking the opportunity to be baptized. On the cross, Jesus granted salvation to a thief who would never have the chance to follow up with baptism. The thief was being crucified for his crimes. He acknowledged his sins and asked Jesus to remember him when He entered His kingdom. Jesus promised, this day, you will be with me in paradise. He was justified by faith alone. The same is true for many believers all over the world and throughout the last two thousand years. Those who surrender to Christ and die before getting baptized will not lose their salvation. Do these forfeit salvation because they lack the opportunity? No. The covenant is sealed in the heart and baptism is an outward profession of a covenant with God that has already taken place.
To understand scripture, it must be interpreted by scripture. In other words, scripture will never contradict itself and usually the complete picture of a biblical principle is not revealed in a single passage.
Biblically, baptism always follows a commitment to Jesus Christ. Baptizing and christening a young child may be fine as a symbolic ritual, but it does not count as a substitute for believerís baptism. A decision must come first otherwise a person is only getting wet. The Bible clearly teaches that baptism is identification with Christ. It is an outward testimony to the world of an inward change that Jesus has made because we have invited Him into our hearts and surrendered our life to Him.
Many passages throughout the New Testament validate that no external act is necessary for salvation. Salvation is by Godís grace through faith alone. If baptism were necessary for salvation, it would be presented with each gospel presentation. It is not. Peterís sermon in Acts 2:38 is used as evidence that it is necessary, however in Acts 3:12-26 Peter preached salvation through repentance with no reference of baptism. There are many times the gospel is presented as faith alone (Romans 3:22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30; 4:5; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Philippians 3:9, and the list goes on throughout the New Testament). Salvation is through faith. Baptism is my testimony and an outward profession of my covenant with Christ.
This was edited, in part, for the sake of brevity from Sermon Central, authored by Eddie Snipes.
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|7||To be saved must we be baptised?||Acts 2:38||Timothy Paul||77053|
|Thank-you, CDBJ. It is comforting to learn that our salvation does not depend on any sacrament that is performed by a fallen and fallable mankind.
|8||Why are movies like Harry Potter bad?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||76878|
|Sorry Angel, I did it again )o:
I replied to the wrong note, so I answered the correct one in the poster's duplicate question.
Also, I agree with your answer whole-heartedly!
|9||Why are movies like Harry Potter bad?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||76876|
|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.
|10||To be saved must we be baptised?||Acts 2:38||Timothy Paul||76766|
|Thank you, that helps much. Mk 16:16 is an excellent verse that I will study further.
|11||To be saved must we be baptised?||Acts 2:38||Timothy Paul||76592|
|Yes I am with you on this, there are truly two baptisms. Of water and Spirit.
The question remains as originally posted.
|12||To be saved must we be baptised?||Acts 2:38||Timothy Paul||76475|
|Hi leather, Yes, the Word is the most important.
And the name of the Word is Jesus.
See John 1:14,
"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (KJV)
Peace and Blessings,
|13||To be saved must we be baptised?||Acts 2:38||Timothy Paul||76408|
|Hi Derdan, It is my humble opinion that baptism is not necessary for salvation. Think of the penitent thief that Jesus told, "Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43
So, to enter into our inheritance, I feel we must accept Jesus as our Lord and our Savior,for we will then have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Jesus is the door,
"I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture." Jhn 10:9
"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." Jhn 3:36
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Jhn 14:6
|14||sin is the absence of right behavior?||1 John 3:4||Timothy Paul||76319|
|Hi, disciplerami, Thank you for your thoughts, I enjoyed your perspective,and while I do not entirely disagree, I must defend my original position. The reason is, I feel that you may be confusing instinct with desire.
While my dog's instinct is to eat without being told, he would much rather eat food that is offered from my hand, and not as healthy as the choice that is next to him in the dish. Although this is the wrong choice.
This is our nature as well. We would sooner take the choice to satisfy our immediate desire, (which often involves lying, adultery, stealing, etc.), unless it has been explained to us that this would rob us of our inheritance, and we rethink our course.
We must be taught to make the right decisions while we have the chance, or our corrupt nature will undoubtably get the best of us.
We must agree that having a nature that can sin is not the same as having a nature that is predisposed to sin.
Benjamin Rush, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, said, "It is necessary to impose upon children the doctrines and discipline of a particular church. Man is naturally an ungovernable animal. Ö"
Proverbs 22:6 helps to guide us towards right behavior;
"Train a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not turn from it."
Otherwise, the bias of our corrupt hearts would draw them away and it would be all the more difficult to restore us to a righteous lifestyle.
Peace and Blessings,
|15||just making shur that I have the answer||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||73684|
|I thank you from the heart, Ray. (o:
bless you for filling in where I was weak.
|16||Hands: empty or full?||Luke 1:38||Timothy Paul||69060|
|Thank you, momma, your post blessed me this morning as I prepare to go out into the world with mixed emotions about my task.
Jesus came to set the captives free is a very profound and liberating statement of His love for us and His omnipotence. Indeed, we are all held captive by our human desires. "For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would." Gal 5:17
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."
Thanks for starting my day on a good note,
God Bless You.
|17||Hands: empty or full?||Luke 1:38||Timothy Paul||69043|
What a wonderful inspiration you bring to us!
The only possible comment I can think of, being otherwise tongue-tied over the inherent beauty of your post, is that my wish is to be able to come to my Lord with an open heart, because it is going before Him with a heart that is full that frightens me.
The prince of this fallen world is greatly adept at filling our hearts and hands with enough distractions that we do not spend enough quality time in reverence with God.
I want Jesus to come into my heart, although there is no scriptural evidence to support this widely accepted phrase.
What do you think, please?
In His grip,
|18||Do you own a TNIV?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||69028|
thank you for replying to my post, I enjoyed your slogans and statistics. I only wish that I could count myself among the top 10 percent in Bible reading, but sadly, due to the ceremonies of today's society, the prince of this world has kept me from being as diligent in my studies as I once was. This winter should be different, as it was quite the busy summer. I pray for more time with my friends on the forum, in addition to more study time and reading time.
Peace and Blessings,
|19||Do you own a TNIV?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||68910|
|Thanks again Makarios, (o:
I like these too, some new ones I have not seen, so I will copy them to my folder.
I am glad you enjoy the scrutinization that I apply to this verse, may you be blessed with continued enjoyments in your studies.
May our Lord bless you, too
|20||Do you own a TNIV?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||68901|
|Brad, yes, He did, but what's 2-1/2 hours among friends and family, Amen?
Feel free to check my note to Makarios on why I was wondering about that certain verse.
Also, I just stumbled on a page about different translations that I almost pasted here but decided to let you see it personally, as I obey the rules of copyright and plagerism (o;
See it at,
Then in the search box, type in,
which bible is for me?
It is actually linked to this very site, so praise God again for his Living Word, where would we be without it?
Thanx for your reply, bro.
Peace and Blessings to you and yours.
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