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|41||Not praying for one's self?||Bible general Archive 1||David_24597||71786|
|Thanks for the references One. I was mainly thinking along the lines of James 4:3 when I posted that above statement. There is a difference between asking God to "feed our greed" so to speak and asking God to help us to help others. As followers of Christ we would be remiss to NOT ask God to help us to be better disciples. If we need certain things to help us to reach others then I see nothing wrong with asking God for those things.|
|42||How do I pray for myself?||Bible general Archive 1||David_24597||71781|
|Hi Hank, I was mainly thinking along the lines of selfish gain of wealth and such things like that. In the case of praying to God to help us to help others is different. Don't get me wrong now. This was a reply to Wynter's question about praying for one's self (I'm not saying she is selfish). I see nothing wrong about asking God for more money or a new car or whatever if it is asked for in the spirit and with the intent of helping others. "Lord, help me to help those in need." is one thing. "Lord, gimme, gimme, gimme." is something else.|
|43||How do I pray for myself?||Bible general Archive 1||David_24597||71780|
|I would agree with that Joel, more's the pity. I don't think it should be that way though. That's why we (as christians) are constantly growing and learning. The christian life is one one constant improvement and growth (keeping in mind that all things (even our own thoughts) should be put in subjection under the will of God.|
|44||Not praying for one's self?||Bible general Archive 1||David_24597||71777|
|Perhaps you misunderstood me. I didn't say it was selfish to pray for my family. I said it was selfish to pray for myself (specifically meaning praying for things or events that would just benefit me and no one else). Doesn't Paul say we should do all things to the edification of God's people (I Cor. 14:12 among others)?|
|45||Not praying for one's self?||Bible general Archive 1||David_24597||71737|
|Perhaps you are right. It may be the "spirit" with which a person prays. Is it a selfish prayer ("Lord give me a new car cause I don't like my old one")? Or is it along these lines ("Lord give me a new car cause mine is undependable and I am unable to care for my family without adequate transportation")? The first is a selfish prayer for one's self. The second is for one's family. Both are asking God for a new car LOL.|
|46||How do I pray for myself?||Bible general Archive 1||David_24597||71725|
|Perhaps you are right John. Personally I disagree though. If God hears our thoughts then every thought we think should be to His glory. Isn't that an act of worship also?|
|47||How do I pray for myself?||Bible general Archive 1||David_24597||71723|
|Perhaps you are right Joel. Personally I disagree though. If God hears our thoughts then every thought we think should be to His glory. Isn't that an act of worship also?|
|48||same unanswered question Jer 4:23-29||Jer 4:23||David_24597||71707|
|Hey Tim, read Jer. 4:23-29 and see that it refers to the destruction of mankind. Not just Judah but the WHOLE world. (Obviously not the very LAST destruction - the "second death" because God says He does not make a "full end" verse 27 but obviously He comes and destroys all the wicked at this time) Isa. chapter 24 also hints at this in verse 22. When they are gathered in the pit and shut up in the prison seems to me to refer to the grave and after many days shall they be visited would then be a resurrection. Rev. 20 speaks of a this resurrection also (the second resurrection). Why would the wicked be resurrected if they are not dead?|
|49||How do I pray for myself?||Bible general Archive 1||David_24597||71706|
|Aren't we instructed to "pray without ceasing"? (I Thess. 5:17) What does Acts 6:4 mean or Eph. 6:18? Wouldn't you agree that God knows the very thoughts of our hearts? (don't know the references for that one but remember reading it somewhere - will look them up for you if you need them) Sorry I did not supply these references before. I'll remember to substantiate my responses with the Bible in the future.|
|50||famine and Judges crossreference||Ruth 1:1||David_24597||71705|
|You're welcome. I've done a lot of research on Bible stuff myself. I enjoy studying and asking others for their opinions. And am willing to help anytime I can. Again, Your welcome.|
|51||Is Catholic considered false religion?||Matt 15:6||David_24597||71704|
|I would agree with you. As an establishment they will never change. Neither will the majority of those in that establishment. However, maybe (just maybe) some few individuals can read these things and change. That's the only reason to show these things to them isn't it?. If just one or two individuals decides to read and obey then our work is done. Wouldn't you agree?|
|52||Is Catholic considered false religion?||Matt 15:6||David_24597||71688|
|CDBJ, you can add these to those verses you got there:
"Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen; that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am He: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no Saviour." Isa. 43:10-11
"Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.
Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength: even to Him shall men come; and all that are incensed against Him shall be ashamed.
In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory." Isa. 45:20-25
I like the KJV myself. I think it is the closest to the original languages.
|53||Is Catholic considered false religion?||Matt 15:6||David_24597||71681|
|My point exactly jl|
|54||Is Catholic considered false religion?||Matt 15:6||David_24597||71678|
|Here's my two cents:
I believe that the Catholic Church is the little horn of Dan. 7 and the first beast of Rev. 13. (the anti-christian power prophesied in the Bible). My reasons for this would be too long to go into here.
Don't get me wrong though. I don't believe that any religious organization on the face of the planet is totaly Biblical. They all have fatal errors. But I don't believe that every member of those churches are lost. I think that God's people are in all religions (all denominations) everywhere. I believe that very soon a call will go out to these people to "come out" of these false religious organizations and to return to the purity of the beliefs and practices of the original apostles (the first christians). These will be God's people in the last days. The world will unite against them for their beliefs and practices and then the end will come.
|55||How do I make sense of the context?||Acts 8:13||David_24597||69887|
|Please include the texts you want me to consider in your next post. I'm having trouble going back to previous posts and looking things up here. Sorry|
|56||How do I make sense of the context?||Acts 8:13||David_24597||69879|
|God DOES want everyone to repent. But not everyone does Joe Acts 17:30|
|57||How do I make sense of the context?||Acts 8:13||David_24597||69878|
|I would agree with that wade???. I'm new to this forum (just joined a day or so ago) and don't know how to navigate it to view all those other posts you mentioned. I have heard though of the "once saved always saved" theory (about 20 years ago) and decided then that it wasn't Biblical (just some texts taken out of context and human supposition added to them to make them say something they really don't). There's too many other verses in the Bible that show that this theory is wrong. Get yourself a good concordance and try to argue the other side for a while LOL. Sometimes I do that myself. Approach the subject from every angle you can think of and find ALL the Bible texts that talk about this same subject. It will take you several days though LOL but in the end you will know exactly what the Bible says about it.|
|58||How do I make sense of the context?||Acts 8:13||David_24597||69865|
|Joe, are you saying that God will grant us salvation even if we don't want it? If God wants us to be saved and we reject it, are we still saved?|
|59||How do I make sense of the context?||Acts 8:13||David_24597||69861|
|I pray for the lost to repent and be saved. I pray for God to listen to them when they DO repent. God WILL NOT take away an individual's freedom of choice. If He would do that then Satan would never have fallen in the first place and ALL of God's creations are nothing more than slaves to a dictator. I REFUSE to believe that. Adam and Eve were given a choice whether or not to eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Noah was given the choice to build the ark. Abraham was given a choice to follow God. We are given a choice to repent or not. Jos. 24:15; Isa. 7:15 just to name a few. If I have no freedom of choice then I would rather die than live as a slave forever. I could go on and on here but I think these things are pretty obvious.|
|60||How do I make sense of the context?||Acts 8:13||David_24597||69859|
|It's really quiet obvious once you think about it. Jesus' death on the cross made it possible for us to recieve redemption. If we CHOOSE not to receive it though, God will not force it on us. We must make the choice to accept Jesus' sacrifice as our payment for our sins. That is US working WITH God for our salvation. I know we are saved by grace through faith. Read James chapter 2 to see that faith is made perfect through our works. Works are required to show others our faith. Faith is not dead or blind. We are saved by grace THROUGH faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God.|
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