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|1||people comminting susiced||Bible general Archive 2||TheCurtMan||117433|
It's to my understanding that a Christian is a person who has accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior. According to Gal. 5:16, we have two natures, a fleshly nature and a spiritual nature. I would love to tell you that since my relationship with Christ that I have not committed a sin. But I can't. Can you??
Personally, I'm having a difficult time understand why God would tell us to forgive one another when He won't forgive us for committing a sin that's not even the unpardonable sin.
"Once saved always saved" has been discussed, debated and even argued over on this forum. Some believe you can loose your salvation, and some believe you can't. I BELIEVE YOU CAN'T!! One of the many reasons that I believe this is because "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus", and if you followed Romans 8 down to the 35th verse, you’ll see that there is absolutely nothing in heaven or hell that can separate me from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus, and I do believe that would include suicide. If I committed suicide and went to hell (figuratively speaking), then the question is, was I a Christian to begin with. There will be many that say Lord, Lord, and will be denied because Jesus will claim to NEVER have known them, not, “I knew him at a point and time in his life and he fell away”, but, “I NEVER knew you”.
Are there levels of sin?? Is the taking of a life any worst then lying, stealing, or cheating on ones taxes in the eyes of God??
Perfection is not one of my strong points. I’m working in that area, but I’m not there yet. I have been known to be wrong, and if I am, then pray for me, ‘cause it would probably take an act of God to change my stance on Loosing one’s Salvation.
|2||whats bad about Benny Hinn?||Bible general Archive 2||TheCurtMan||117282|
|The things that he believes in.
Hank Hannagraff wrote a book called 'Christianity in Crisis', in this book he gives an insight on some of the doctrinal believe's of Hinn; Copeland; and a couple of others who preach the same doctrine. Hannagraff also has a website: www.equip.org. It's called the Christian Research Institute. They can really supply you with the info. that you're looking for.
One of my favorite parts in Christianity in Crisis is how they believed that Adam was a superman. God gave Adam dominion over creation-Gen.1:26. By their beliefs, a man can not have dominion over anything unless he can do what they do. So Adam could swim like a fish, and fly like a bird. LITERALLY fly like a bird. They even went as far to say that Adam flew all over the universe. How's that for doctrinal beliefs??
|3||people comminting susiced||Bible general Archive 2||TheCurtMan||117276|
|Yes. I believe that it is possible that a Christian can commit suicide and still go to heaven. I believe this because there is only one unpardonable sin, and suicide is not it. Just because I’m a Christian do not mean that I’m not going to commit a sin. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God-Romans 3:23, Christians and unbelievers alike. Jesus came and died for our sins, those we have committed and those we will commit. Suicide is a sin. A tragic sin, but a sin nevertheless.
According to John 10:28, Jesus said, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand” Would you say that ment that I could not pluck myself out of the hands of Jesus by committing suicide?? See my point?? Hope this helps.
|4||Threatens to leave if believer attends||1 Cor 7:15||TheCurtMan||117164|
|I think it all depends on where ones priority lay. Are you going to forsake the relationship for God or God for the relationship? Normally the cases that I am aware of, of this type, the unbeliever always become jalousie of the relationship that the believer has with God. Rather it is going to church, reading the bible, mediating or praying.
I think that if we do our part and put God first before everything and everyone else, maintain our relationship with Him, He'll honor that and work the problem out. Matt. 6:33-34 and Prov. 3:5-7.
|5||Is gambling wrong ?||James 4:17||TheCurtMan||116901|
|There isn’t an 11th Commandment that says ‘thou shalt not gamble’. However, according to the 4th chapter of James, 17th verse, it stipulates that if we know the right thing to do and do not do it, it is sin.
All that we have, God entrusted it to us. What we do with what we have depends on the type of servants that we are. We will be held accountable for our actions and our decisions. When God ask us about that which He entrusted unto us, are we going to tell Him we lost it gambling?? There’s a parable told by Jesus in Matt. 25:14. The lazy servant did not gamble his master’s belonging away, but at the same time, neither did he do that which was right.
Do Christians gamble and talk about it?? Yes they do. I know several Christians that like to play the lottery. I do not doubt their salvation because of it, because I know that all Christians struggle with something. Playing the lottery is there struggle. I’m not aware of much that I can do about it other than pray for them. They do not see a problem with it. If they cannot see the problem, then the problem do not exist as far as they can see.
|6||What does Gen2:24 means||Matt 19:5||TheCurtMan||116679|
|Actually, in short order I have always believed this verse to indicate that at the time of marriage, woman, become man's first and primary responcibility.
I'm aware of too many marriages where the mother have a hard time letting the son go. She comes between the husband and the wife. The son let this happen. The wife feels as thought she is second place in her husband's life after his mother. According to this verse, that should not be the case, the wife should be the husband's first and primary responcibility over moms, dad, money, job, friends, relatives and everything else with the exception of our relationship with God.
|7||Quench the Spirit until extinguish?||Gal 5:17||TheCurtMan||116494|
I believe that my answer to you regarding your question may have been misleading. My apologies for pointing you in the wrong direction.
|8||Quench the Spirit until extinguish?||Gal 5:17||TheCurtMan||116493|
I'm writting this post to you, Flinkywood, New Creature and everyone else who have taken the time to be of assistence. I've read Adam Clark's Commentary, and spoken to some people, and althought I still do not have a clear picture on your use of spirit and Spirit, I have enough of it to see that my perspective was in error. So thanks to everyone who has taken the time to point me in the right direction.
|9||Quench the Spirit until extinguish?||Gal 5:17||TheCurtMan||116405|
Think that you have the time to help a brother with some spiritual insight??
|10||Quench the Spirit until extinguish?||Gal 5:17||TheCurtMan||116391|
I had an afterthought that might shed a little light to where I stand.
I'm understanding 'quenching the Spirit completely' as 'quenching the Spirit indefinitely'
If I 'quench the Spirit indefinitely', I'm saying the Spirit has no place in my life. I'm the boss and I do as I see fit.
I'm understanding 'quenching the Spirit indefinitely' as loosing my salvation. Does one has anything to do with the other, or am I'm on the wrong track?? This brings me back to the original question, "Can the Spirit be quench until He is extinguished??"
|11||Can anyone speak in tonges||1 Cor 13:1||TheCurtMan||116385|
|Well gee Searcher 56, I was sitting here wondering how to respond to Mr. Dollar, or even if I should. I totally agree with you 100 percent. Whatever you have in reference to Mr. Creflo, I'm totally interested in.
|12||Can anyone speak in tonges||1 Cor 13:1||TheCurtMan||116384|
|You seem to be somewhat familiar with 1 Cor. 14. Are you aware that tongues should be spoken in a particular manner?? Look at verses 27-28. When speaking in tongues, there should be no more than two to three people doing so, one at a time. And there should always be an Interpreter present.
Now, lets take a look at your questions. Can anyone speak in tongues? The answer is “No”. According to 1 Cor. 12, starting at verse 4, you’ll see that there are a variety of gifts, Spiritual Gifts. The Spirit gives out these gifts as He sees fit. Speaking in Tongues is one of these gifts. So is the gift of Interpretation. The Spirit do not give everyone the same gift. Every child of God has a Spiritual Gift. Mine is Teaching, I do not have the Gift of Tongues.
Only Children of God has Spiritual Gifts. Are you born with these gifts? I do not believe so. I personally believe that when you accept Jesus into your life, the Holy Spirit takes up residents within you. At that time you receive your gift. Speaking in Tongues is a gift of the Holy Spirit giving to Children of God. You are not born a Child of God. This is a decision that you make later on in your life. You might be predestine to be a Child of God, but until you accept Jesus into your life, you are not His.
I’m The CurtMan. My add. is The CurtMan000@AOL.Com. Fell free to contact me if you have any questions. If I do not have the answer, I’ll find it!!
|13||Quench the Spirit until extinguish?||Gal 5:17||TheCurtMan||116366|
|I totally disagree with you. I think your two-cents worth are worth more than two cents.
I am in need of some info. pretaining to Adam Clarke. What do you have or suggest?? I'm interested in knowing what his beliefs are in someone loosing their salvation, and especially the 8th chp. of Romans. Could you point the way?? I'd greatly appreciate it.
|14||Quench the Spirit until extinguish?||Gal 5:17||TheCurtMan||116363|
|Thanks for the advice Ray; I will heed it. What struck my curiosity was that a question was asked, “Does it mean we can fade the Holy Spirit until we extinguish it completely?” What I read as an answer was a quotation from Adam Clarke’s Commentary. I couldn’t get an answer to the question from the quotation. Which was the reason for my question. I now have the answer, but I didn’t then.
According to the ‘Believer’s Bible Commentary’ by William MacDonald; edited by Art Farstad, this is what is said in reference to 1 Thess. 5:19, “The next four verses seem to deal with behavior in the assembly. To quench the Spirit means to stifle His work in our midst, to limit and hinder Him. Sin quenches the Spirit. Traditions quench Him. Man-made rules and regulations in public worship quench Him. Disunity quenches Him. Someone has said, ‘Cold looks, contemptuous words, silence, studied disregard, go a long way to quench Him. So does unsympathetic criticism.’ Ryrie says that the Spirit is quenched whenever His ministry is stifled in an individual or in the church”.
William MacDonald tends to see the Spirit in this verse as a He. It even refers to His ministry. My John MacArthur Study Bible capitalizes Spirit in this verse. Even Matthew Henry refers to the Holy Spirit. “Christians are said to be baptized with the Holy Ghost and with fire. We must be careful not to quench this holy fire. As fire is put out by withdrawing fuel, so we quench the Spirit if we do not stir up our spirits. And as fire is quenched by pouring water, or putting a great quantity of dirt upon it, so we must be careful not to quench the Holy Spirit by indulging carnal lusts and affections, or minding only earthly things”
I have always believed that the Spirit in this verse is in reference to the Holy Spirit. The question is, “Is it possible to completely quench the Holy Spirit?”
Ray, this is not a debate. All this is my personal perspective on the matter. What I believe, and partly Why I believe it. However, I am very interested in this Adam Clark. Would you happen to know if I can read his commentary on-line, or do I have to purchase it??
|15||Quench the Spirit until extinguish?||Gal 5:17||TheCurtMan||116312|
Please forgive me if I'm misunderstanding your post, but is it possible to 'completely' quench the Spirit until it is completely extinguish??
You said, "It is the Spirit of love, and therefore anger, malice, revenge, or any unkind or unholy temper, will quench it so that it will withdraw its influences; and then the heart is left in a state of hardness and darkness." Once the heart reaches this state, is it possible for it to be restored??
If restoration is possible, then can it be said that the Spirit was quenched completely. If restoration isn't possible, then would that not contradict a number of biblical principles??
Then you said, “It has been observed that fire may be quenched as well by heaping earth on it as by throwing water on it; and so the love of the world will as effectually grieve and quench the Spirit as any ordinary act of transgression.” I really couldn’t get a “Yes” or “No” out of your comment, but from what I know is that when you use either water or earth to extingush a fire, when it is extingushed, for the most part, it is completely extingushed. Which is the reason for my question.
Like I said, my apologies for misunderstanding your post if I did, but I am courious.
|16||How did Christ survive his beating?||NT general Archive 1||TheCurtMan||116310|
|If it was God's Will that any other mortal man was to take such a beating, and survive it for such a time. It would happen. I believe that God supplies us with what we need to accomplish His will. He supplied Samson with strength, Solomon with Wisdom and David with courage. If it was His will that you or I should suffer such a beating, somehow, we would survive it until God decided to bring us home.
|17||Quench the Spirit until extinguish?||Gal 5:17||TheCurtMan||116251|
If I understand your question correctly, you’re asking if it’s possible to ‘quench the Spirit’ completely. I’d have to say that’s not even a possibility. Reason being that in Gal. 5:17, it is indicated that the flesh wareth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh. I once heard a pastor say that a Christian has two natures. A Spiritual Nature and a Fleshly Nature. These two natures are like two dogs warring against one another. Which one wins?? The one that we consistently feed. When we walk in the flesh, we are feeding the flesh; we are quenching the Spirit. However, according to Matt. 28:20, Jesus said that He would be with us always until the end of time. Could He make such a promise if it was possible to completely quench the Spirit?? I don’t think so. If that was a possibility than loosing ones’ salvation would also be a possibility. It is possible to ‘quench the Spirit’, even to ‘grieve the Spirit’, but it is not possible to ‘do away with the Spirit ‘ in it’s entirety if you are a true Christian.
|18||The Center of Truth||Mark 10:27||TheCurtMan||116242|
|I appreciate you and your perspective on scripture.
|19||The Center of Truth||Mark 10:27||TheCurtMan||116216|
|No Hank, I'm not suggesting any hidden meanings. I found it interesting the way the numbers looked and added up. I also found it interesting because one of my favorite verses is Prov. 3:5-7.
Casual Interest is a good way of putting it, basically, that's all there is. However; the verse in Psalms will go hand in hand with the one from Prov. It's the verse I normally use when I encounter someone who is seeking God's will in their life.
|20||The Center of Truth||Not Specified||TheCurtMan||115987|
|This is a little something that was shared with me. I found it rather interesting. I thought that I’d share it with the forum. Was wondering if anyone had any comments on it.
The chapter in the center of the Bible is Psalms 118.
There are 594 chapters before Psalms 118
There are 594 chapters after Psalms 118
594 multiplied by 2 is 1188
What is the center verse in the Bible? Psalms 118:8
Does this verse say anything significant about God’s Perfect Will in our lives?? Read it and see.
Now isn’t that odd how this all works out?? Or is/was God in the center of it??
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