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|1||finally, my dear friends, be glad that||Philippians||TheCurtMan000||183821|
|We are to rejoice and take pride in our relationship with Christ.
v3) For we who worship God in the Spirit are the only ones who are truly circumcised. We put no confidence in human effort. Instead, we boast about what Christ Jesus has done for us.
We are warned against those who walk contary to biblical teaching and are given the characteristics of such.
v18) For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemines of the cross of Christ. v19) Their future is eternal destruction. Their god is their appetite, they brag about shameful things, and all they think about is this life here on earth.
|2||Do animals have souls and go to heaven?||Gen 2:7||TheCurtMan000||183782|
|I once asked my pastor the same question. His reply was 'no, animals will not go to heaven. Animals do not have a living soul'. Man was created in the image of God, Gen. 1:26. In Gen. 2:7 scripture spicifically states that God breath into man the breath of life and we became a living soul. This process was not followed during the creation of animals.|
|3||Significance to Tree of Life?||Gen 2:9||TheCurtMan000||183642|
|I'm sorry that I didn't make myself clear in my previous answer. The point that I was trying to make is that one tree bought life, the other tree bought death. God was looking for obedience and what he got was disobedience. And one of the lessons to be learned is that there are always consequences to the decisions that we make.|
|4||Significance to Tree of Life?||Gen 2:9||TheCurtMan000||183640|
|It's to my understanding that the Tree of Life did just that, gave the eater longer lasting life. This is one of the reason why God expeled Adam and Eve from the garden. If Adam and Eve had eaten from the Tree of Life after eating from the Tree of Knowledge, they would probably still be alive today. Think about it, hanging out in the 21st Century, where depending on where you go we have legalized Abortion; Prostitution; Gambling; Homosexuality. We turn our noses up at large number of killings on a daily basis, child pornogaphy and self centerness. Instead of teaching our children about the ways of God, we teach them how to sit down and be quiet in front of the Television Set. Adam and Eve would witness all of this. And they would know that they're the cause of all this. Adam and Eve, they knew perfection at it's best, they walked with God in the garden, and to see where we have come to tsday would probably lay a guilt trip on them that no man should have to bear. The tree of Life gave life, that was what it was ment to do.
Then the Lord God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand and take also from the tree of Life, and eat, and live forever". 23) Therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden...
|5||Will this get posted?||Prov 22:6||TheCurtMan000||183467|
|Your point, however strongly made, was well taken. If I've said anything in my answer to you that contributed to your anguish, then I apologize. I assure you that it was not intentional.
God is the author of his word. He's not going to say anything in it that's not true. And His word is used for teaching and for showing people what is wrong in their lives; for correcting faults, and teaching how to live correctly. It is not used for degrading, belittling or beating one over the head with. Is this how you honestly feel?? And if so, could it possibly be a misunderstanding?? More importantly, could reconcilitation be sought??
|6||Educational guarantee for life and godli||Prov 22:6||TheCurtMan000||183436|
|Solomon had something that David did not have. A great deal of wisdom given to him by God.
I Kings 3:11-12 (ICB) God said to him, 'You did not ask for a long life. And you did not ask for riches for yourself. You did not ask for the death of your enemies. Since you asked for wisdom to make the right decisions, 12.) I will give you what you asked. I will give you wisdom and understanding. Your wisdom will be greater than anyone has had in the past. And there will never be anyone in the future like you.
It'll be safe to say that the wisdom in Proverbs 22:6 came form God. If God's word states that if you train up a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it, then you can believe it to be so. However; please note that the scripture doesn't say that occassionally we won't stumble. It says when we are old we will not depart from it. What is old?? There could be a great many years between being a child and being old.
If Solomon strayed from the path of righteousness, the question is: Did David raise Solomon the way that Solomon should go?? David had two major problems raising his children. 1.) David was a man of War. He fought a many wars. I would think that it would be difficult to fight those wars and to raise a child at the same time. One of the two will go lacking, David and his Mihgty Men were no joke!!
David's second problem could be found in:
II Samuel 12:7 (ICB) Then Nathan said to David, 'You are the man!. This is what the Lord, the God of Israel says: I appointed you king of Israel. I saved you from Saul. I gave you his kingdom and his wives. And I made you king of Israel and Judah. And if that had not been enough, I would have given you even more. So why did you ignore the Lord's command? Why did you do what he says is wrong? You killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword of the Ammonites! And you took his wife to become your wife! So there will .always be people in your family who will be killed by a sword. This is because you showed that you did not respect me! And you took the wife of Uriah the Hittite! This is what the Lord says! I am bringing trouble to you from your own family. While you watch, I will take your wives from you. And I will give them to someone who is very close to you. He will have sexual relations with your wives, and everyone will know it.'
David's trouble was coming from his own household. I think that it was his son Absalom who slept with David's wives. I know it was Absalom who tried to de-throne his ole man and claim his crone. Solomon, well he just went out in left field altogether. This does not sound like children who was raised in the way that they should go. David was a man after God's own heart, he just fell a little short of being the perfect father.
The good news is there is no contradiction in Proverbs 22:6. For we all have sinned, and we will continue to fall short of the glory of God on occassions, but a true Christian will get back up and try it again. Even the prodical son came back home, why?? Because he knew better.
|7||What do we focus on?||1 Cor 12:13||TheCurtMan000||183433|
|Wonderful point of view. Personally I believe if the entire body of Christ had that perspective we'd make for a much better witness. For me, however; I tend to try and focus on the entire glass, it helps to keep me balanced. However; there are times when I spend too much time focusing on the negative, and visea-versa. Would you say being unbalanced in either direction a good thing or bad thing?|
|8||How will Jesus come back to earth?||Rev 1:7||TheCurtMan000||183397|
|Acts 1:9-11 (ICB) After he said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up. A cloud hid him from their sight. 10) As he was going, they were looking into the sky. Suddenly, two men wearing white clothes stood beside them. 11)They said,'Men of Galilee, why are you standing here looking into the sky? You saw Jesus taken away from you into heaven. He will come back in the same way you saw him go'.
Matthew 24:29 Soon after the trouble of those days, this will happen: The sun will grow dark and the moon will not give its light. The stars will fall from the sky, and everything in the sky will be changed. 30)At that time, there will be something in the sky that shows the Son of Man is coming. All the people of the world will cry. They will see the Son of Man coming on clouds in the sky. He will come with great power and glory.
|9||why should we pray and speak in tongues||Bible general Archive 3||TheCurtMan000||183346|
|Prayer is a requirement. In Luke 18:1 and 21:36 Jesus is saying that man should always pray.
Speaking in tongues is a Spiritual Gift. Not every Christian have every Spiritual Gift, but every Christian is required to pray.
|10||who are jehovahs witnesses||Bible general Archive 3||TheCurtMan000||183325|
|Kalos, banned from a couple of chat rooms huh?? I didn't know they exsisted. I would very much be interested in a few addresses if you don't mind. I read your post and agree with 99 per-cent of everything you said. However; there is this one thing, and it's not that I disagree with it, I'm just unaware of it. I didn't know that the Witnesses were prohibited from reading their own back dated material. This is normally what I used during my encounters with them. Their quotes, their material, nothing else seems to work.
By the way, have you read 'Reasoning from the scriptures with the Jehovah Witnesses' by Ron Rhodes and Hank Hanegraaff? excellent book.
|11||who are jehovahs witnesses||Bible general Archive 3||TheCurtMan000||183305|
|The difference between a Christian and a Jehovah's Witness is our belief system. I'll give you three examples and will be quoting from two different bibles. The King James Bible, which most christians are familiar with, and the New World Translation, which is the Jehovah's Witnesses Bible. Since all things started with Christ, so will I.
John 1:1 (KJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. This verse is believed by many as saying that Jesus Christ, the Word, IS God. The (NWT) quotes this verse as such:
John 1:1 (NWT) In the beginning the Word was and the Word was with God, and the Word is a god. Now notice, 'a god'. Jesus Christ isn't The God, but he's a god. A big difference. One of my biggest questions has always been, “If Jesus is the Word of God, and is a god, does that make him a true god of a false god?” If he is a true god, then Jehovah was mistaken because in Isaiah 43:10 he says,
Isa. 43:10 (NWT) 'You are my witnesses', declares the Lord, 'and my servant whom I have chosen, In order that you may know and believe me, and understand that I am He. Before me there was no God and there will be none after me.
Howerver; if Jesus is a false god, and he is the Word of God....they have a name for people who say things that are not true.
Another example of the differences of belief can be seen in Colossians 1:16-17
Colossians 1:16-17 (KJV) For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him 17) And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
In short order, Christ created ALL THINGS; EVERYTHING; across the board, and it is because of him that all things holds together.
Colossians 1:16-17 (NWT) because by means of him all [other] things were created in the heavens and upon the earth, the things visible and the things invisible, no matter whether they are thrones or lordship or governments or authorities All [other] things have been created through him and for him, 17 Also, he is before all [other] things and by means of him all [other] things were made to exist.
Now please note that in this verse, Christ didn't create all things, he created all other things. The important thing to notice is that the word other has brackets around it. Why?? Because in 1961 The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society lost a court case on this verse. According to the ruling of that case, any word added to the bible that is not in the original text must have brackets around it. The word 'other' is not in the original document. The word 'other' added four different times to this verse changes the meaning of this verse. Christ did not create all 'other' things, he created EVERYTHING. At least most Christians believe that. I'm one of them.
So you see, there many difference between our belief systems. Most Christians believe that the Jehovah Witnesses are a cult, and the Jehovah Witnesses believe that when Christians pray, we pray to the devil. Try asking a Jehovah Witness if you can pray for them.
|12||Gen 19:16||Gen 19:16||TheCurtMan000||183277|
|If you don't mind, I'd like to offer a point of view. First of all I don't know WHY Lot hesitated. I do know that everthing that he owned, all his personal possessions was about to go up in smoke. I mean he's abiding by the custom of the day, he see two strangers and offer them shelter for the night. Now every male in the city is banging on his door wanting a piece of them. He tries to defuse the situation by offering up his daughters. Now the strangers are telling him he got to leave town because the place is about to be destroyed. And to add insult to injury, the in-laws to-be had the nerve to be laughing. What, they thought this was a joke?!
Personally I think that maybe the events of the evening was moving just a little too fast for Lot. Lot had alot to loose, and loose everthing he did. For most of us, I think that hesitation would have be a natural reaction.
|13||Seeing God's face, no one has seen God?||John 1:18||TheCurtMan000||183275|
|You know, if your students are anything like mine, you're also going to have to deal with Jacob who claimed to have seen God face to face. In Jacob's case however; he had wrestled an angel. In Moses' case, I've always understood that to be a figure of speach. Like buddy to buddy; pal to pal; man to man, like that. God spoke to Moses as one friend would to another.
Exodus 33:11(ICB)The lord spoke to Moses face to face as a man speakes with his friend.....
Continue to read down to the 18th verse, "Then Moses said, 'Now please show me your greatness'. 19)The Lord answered, 'I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you. I will announce my name, the Lord, so you can hear it. I will show kindness to anyone I want to show kindness. I will show mercy to anyone I want to show mercy. But you cannot see my face. No one can see me and stay alive'"
Moses managed to get out of the tent alive and relay the story. Therefore it would be safe to assume that he did not see God face to face. Spoke to God face to face yes, but scripture doesn't say that no man has spoken to God, it says that no man has seen God.
|14||Speaking In Tounges||1 Cor 14:13||TheCurtMan000||183241|
|I remember my first experience with speaking in tongues. I was invited to a church by a friend. I went. At the end of the service the Pastor said that if anyone wasn't satisfied with their relationship with God, to come forward. Being less than perfect and knowing it, I went forward. We were all taken in the back. It was maybe six or eight of us. The Pastor then requested that we start speaking in tongues. I'm thinking to myself, “Dude must be crazy”. He patiently went through all the other people, taking his time and telling them to just say the first thing that came to mind. And he stayed on them until they got it right. Then it was my turn. Now I had three major problems besides being totally pressured. 1.) I did not have the gift of tongues. 2.) I never professed to have the gift of tongues. And 3.) My feet wasn't moving. I didn't know what to do. My head said, “leave”, my feet wasn't moving, and this guy was standing over me waiting. So, I faked the entire show. I ran a bunch of unintelligent words together, and spoke them as fast as I could. The Pastor smiled and said, “Good”.
Now this had to be the most uncool thing that I've ever did. I didn't take lying in God's house likely. I explained all this to my pastor. And he explained to me that the gift of tongues was nolonger necessary for today. He took me to Hebrews 1:1-2 that says, “God, who at sundry times and in divers mannes spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2) Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son....” He said there was times when God spoke to man many different ways; dreams, visions, the gift of tongues so forth and so on. But today he said, all that God had to say to man, he has said through Jesus Christ. I hold true to that belief today.
Since then I've encounter goo-gobs of people who speaks in tongues and there are two things I've always pondered over. 1.) An Interperter. Millions of people profess to the Spiritual Gift of Speaking in Tongues, but no one seem to Profess to the Spiritual Gift of Interpertation, at least no one that I know of, (maybe I need to broaden my circle of friends). The second thing that I've found curious is the Lack of Understanding. Personally, when I approach God the Father in prayer, I like to know what it is that I'm saying, or agreeing to. Anything less I would find totally disturbing.
I do not profess to; speaking in Tongues, perfection, or even knowing everything. I do confess to being curious over this matter espicially when the word of God tends to specify them.
|15||caring for one another in the body of ch||Phil 2:5||TheCurtMan000||183236|
|God gave ten commandments. The first 4 or 5 deals with our relationship with him. The rest however; deals with our relationship with one another. Philip. 2:5-8 kind of stipulates that we should have the mind of Christ and love one another to the point of death. My thoughts on caring for one another in the body of Christ is this: Do so at all cost, just be wise at HOW you do it.|
|16||YOUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE THE SAME AS CHRI||Phil 2:5||TheCurtMan000||183234|
|Philp.2:5-8 (ICB) In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus. 6.) Christ himself was like God in everything. He was equal with God. But he did not think that being equal with God was something to be held on to. 7.) He gave up his place with God and made himself nothing. He was born to be a man and became like a servant. 8.) And when he was living as a man, he humbled himself and was fully obedient to God. He obeyed even when that caused his death-death on the cross.
In short order, we should be like Christ, and be obedient to God no matter what the price, no matter what our status in life is. Jesus Christ was equal with God. He created this whole universe and everything in it, and yet he came out of heaven and washed the feet of man, he came down here to be an example of how we should live. We should be obedient to God, and we should love on another. This is what Christ did, this is how we should be.
|17||Reveren, biblical or not?||Bible general Archive 3||TheCurtMan000||183231|
|Thank-you all for your replies. As I stated earlier, I was not equiped at the time for such a question. I was aware of reverend being used as an action towards God, not as a title for man. If I'm understanding my information correctly, it was first used as a title towards a woman back in 1449; sheperdness around 1598; physicians around 1612; sires around 1637; judges, clergy, and gentry around 1704. It is defined a number of ways, however; in this particular case it's defined as, "a respectful epithet applied to members of the clergy."|
|18||Reveren, biblical or not?||Not Specified||TheCurtMan000||183165|
|I was recently asked this question: Where does the title Reverne come from?? It's not biblical but yet churches use it Why?? I have no answers, I need some help, please.|
|19||Reveren, biblical or not?||Bible general Archive 3||TheCurtMan000||183187|
|I was recently asked this question: Where does the title Reverne come from?? It's not biblical but yet churches use it Why?? I have no answers, I need some help, please.|
|20||Why God favours David over Saul||2 Sam 7:15||TheCurtMan000||182999|
|I also would like to add, if I may. In the case of David and Saul, David went and sought forgivenes of the Lord with all his heart. I don't recall scripture saying that about Saul. Isn't part of what makes us God's children is the desire to repent from our sin? And this is part of what made David a man's after God's own heart. I can not recall scripture sayint that about either Saul or Esau.|
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