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|1||abide||1 John 2:3||Asis||216920|
|2||abide||1 John 2:3||Asis||216912|
Exactly. But if you follow this thread you will see that it has been stated that the only commands that need be followed are Love the Lord your God with all you heart and Love your neighbor as yourself. The rest do not apply anymore.
|3||abide||1 John 2:3||Asis||216905|
|John I thank you for your words they contain much truth. The thing I am wondering about is this. Jesus is the word made flesh. The word that was made flesh was what we call the Old Testament. So if Jesus is that word made flesh and he annulled part of the old then He annulled part of Himself. When a thing is fulfilled it is not done away with it is complete or perfected. The law or more appropriately the Torah was never meant to save but is God's instruction for living. I have heard many a preacher call the Bible "God's instruction manual." Are some of the instructions to be followed and others not? Galatians is and instruction to those people that they do not have to follow the rabbinical law to be saved. Circumcision of the flesh does not save. Salvation is only obtained through faith in Jesus. His substitution on the cross gives us the gift of God. We are free. Free to follow God's instructions because we want to not because we have to. Not a jot or tittle will pass away, so how can we follow some but not others. Is there really two covenants. I am not sure. God made a covenant with Noah and we didn't start a new book, He made a covenant with Abraham and we didn't start a new book, He made a covenant with David and we didn't start a new book. But when He restores His covenant through the work of Jesus and the giving of the Holy Spirit to give us the ability to follow His instructions, now we make a new book and say that the part of the old book is annulled. I have to believe that God wants us to follow all His instructions. All the sacrifices have been substituted by the awesome sacrifice of Jesus. Once and for all. I want to understand how God wants us to worship him in truth. His word is the truth and that word is all the Bible both books, it seems to me. I am just a man living for God, following Jesus, loving and being loved.
|4||All you need is love?||1 John 2:3||Asis||216888|
|I was busy also. I hope everything is all right. So I don't have to follow all the commands God gave in the Old Testament? I don't have to tithe praise God. If there was a phrase that could sum up all the commands of the United States, like the first is, "Don't hurt any body" and the second is, "Live free". Would that negate all the laws on the books?|
|5||abide||1 John 2:3||Asis||216885|
|To abide means to stay or remain. So to abide in Christ is to remain or stay in Him. The next logical question would be how do we get "in Him". We get in Him 1 Corinthians 1:30 (Weymouth NT) But you ó and it is all Godís doing ó are in Christ Jesus: He has
become for us a wisdom which is from God, consisting of
righteousness and sanctification and deliverance;
If I have this right then God is the one who placed me in Christ and if I remain or stay in Him (by choice) I should walk as He walked. According to the Gospels He walked uprightly following the LORD's commands all His commands. Neither turning to the right or the left. It seems to me that this is how we should walk to walk as He walked. Does that make any sense?
|6||Walk as He walked||1 John 2:3||Asis||216872|
|Is it really that simple? What about 1 John 2:6. It seems John is saying that if we abide in Him then we will/should walk as He walked. Isn't the walk of Jesus walking in all the commands of God? Isn't Jesus God's commands in the flesh?|
|7||Do what He did||1 John 2:3||Asis||216869|
|What does it mean, "if we keep His commandments"?|
|8||Where are the gifts in the church||1 Cor 12:1||Asis||210955|
|How would you suggest that we turn that around? Why is it the gifts are not flowing in the church?|
|9||Should the gifts be ordinary||1 Cor 12:1||Asis||210935|
|Brad and Tim thank you for your answers. They were very helpful. Do you think that the Gifts of the Spirit are for the benefit of the body of Christ? That is my take on 1 Corinthians 12. It seems Jesus is saying that the operation of the Gifts of the Spirit should not be an extraordinary event. Every part of the body running on all eight cylindars, performing their function for the performance of the body. If this is so, then the is health of the body dependant on the working of these gifts within the body (local church)?|
|10||Am I ignorant||1 Cor 12:1||Asis||210930|
|How do I know that the Spirit is the originator of the Gifts of the Spirit in my life? For example, if I have a word of knowledge for someone how do I know it is from God?|
To answer your question I would like to suggest that you go to this website. www.wildbranch.org. I do not usually use others words to talk for me but brother Brad Scott is much more articulate than I in the matter of words. I hope you take the time to read what he has to say and then ask God if it is valid. Let the Spirit of our God be your teacher. I look forward to continuing this discussion of the importance of words in understanding scripture.
|Because the word that was used by Jesus and the disciples was NACHAM. A Hebrew word, so to know what it means we need to go to a Hebrew dictionary written by Hebrews.|
|I agree with you whole heartedly. One of the bedrock scriptures that every believer must believe is Numbers 23:19. If we believe this scripture it establishes all that God has said. therefore if He said it it is true. As God through His word renews my thinking my thoughts are His thoughts and my ways are His ways. We call this obedience to God's word. What we forget is that this book is written with eastern thought. To find the definition of words used by God in his word we should not use Webster's dictionary. The Hebrews define "repent" as turning to God's way. When I do something in my own way the Holy Spirit convicts me of doing it my way instead of God's way. As a disciple of Christ my desire is to choose always to do it God's way and therefore I repent and turn back to God's way. That is what Peter was telling those who asked "what shall we do to be saved". Peter said turn to God and be saved. Romans 10:8-13 lays down the criteria for salvation. This cannot occur if we are thinking the world's way. We must repent and choose to live God's way.
|Believing (our faith in God)that God is, is not the obedience that results in a right relationship with our Lord. Abraham "believed God" and it was credited to him as righteousness (Romans 4:3). We need to believe God as Abraham did. Abraham believe the what God told him would be so, believed in His promises and that is the condition that brings about righteousness. I am forgiven because of Christ's blood sacrifice. Not because of obedience. If it was by my obedience that I was forgiven of all my sins then I would have reason to boast. God wants all the credit. Our job is to surrender our lives to Him, believe and let Him live through us (Galatians 2:20).|
|Where do we live? in the Old or in the new. The Israelites had to work to attain righteousness. They were on their own. God watched over them and sent Prophets to guide them however it was up to them to DO the Law. But now we have a Savior who has done what was required to attain right standing with God. He has imparted to us His Holy Spirit to guide, instruct, and comfort us. Through His Spirit and the work of the Cross our flesh is dead. We have only to choose to follow God and live in the promised land.|
|I thought that I received salvation at the time when I believed and called Jesus Lord, said the "sinners prayer".|
|17||What benefit does Paul afford the Jews?||Rom 3:1||Asis||119533|
Romans 2:29 states that it is being circumcised inwardly that makes on a Jew. All those who believe in our Lord Jesus have been circumcised of the heart. This is our condition. Inwardly circumcised outwardly . . .
Col. 2:11 and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ;
God Bless, May the God the Father give you revelation and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
|18||God punish sin?||Bible general Archive 2||Asis||113392|
|Is it really that God must punish sin or is it that He must judge rightly against disobedience. Adam (MAN) disobeyed God by choosing to do what God had said not to do. Could God sit back and do nothing? When we as parents set up rules in our house for our children, we do so out our love for them. When they disobey we still love them yet it is our anger that is aroused (wrath) and a penalty must be paid for their guilt. So it is with us and God. Our rebellion, our disobedience to God raises His wrath and our guilt brings about our rightful consequences. I hope this answers you question|
|19||No one||1 John 3:6||Asis||109885|
|Can someone please explain this verse from 1 John 3 in relation to 1 John 1:9.
Aren't the words in the Amplified that are in brackets commentary?
By the way where is Radioman2? Does any one know? I haven't read anything from him for a while.
|20||Do we have to sin?||James 3:2||Asis||107752|
This is a quote from "Bone of His bone," by F.J. Huegel.
'We have been proceeding upon a false basis.
We have conceived of the Christian life as and imitation of Christ.
It is not an imitation of Christ.
It is a participation of Christ.'
It is not up to us to behave as Christ. It is up to us to let Christ live his life through us. "Not I who live but Christ in me." We spend to much time trying to understand God and not enough time submiting to God. Living the way He wants us. Some would want us to believe that the 'old nature' is still within us. They want us to believe that we now are a dual personality, the 'old nature' and the "new nature" side by side. Scripture clearly says that the old nature was crucified with Christ (Romans 6.6), that we have been made new and the new things are from God (2 Corinthians 5.17-18). So considering all that God has done for us to not be slaves to sin it seems to me that there are times when we do not sin. Is this not what God's word says. The only time I sin (and I can't explain why I do this) is when I choose to sin. As a believer I am free from the power of sin because I have been crucified with Christ and am a dead man (Gal 2.20; 5.24; 6.14). Therefore all that besets me is but a temptation, which I can either choose God (No temptation will come upon you that is greater than you can handle, my paraphrase) or I can choose sin. The choice is ours the power not to sin is God's. I pray we all choose Him over sin everytime.
By the way, what is sin?
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