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MarkV,
If you point exactly where I failed to "give an answer" (I gave 6 on this blog), or where I answered like I ought to not, there may be something I need to address. Otherwise you are just instigating and insinuating. It took you since February 22, 2009 to March 16, 2009 to say and have nothing to say.
You are always saying, "we sin and will sin until we get our glorified bodies". You fail to comply with all you know God requires, yet you lay claims on me? Grow up and stop being so petty girly.
---Nana on 3/16/09


Nana, you posted
"Colossians 4:6: "Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man."
Why don't you take your own advice? It seems the advice you give you don't take yourself and wish others to. The next comment you made is also one that you should follow yourself:
"1 Peter 3:15: "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
The advice you give others should be your practice.
---MarkV. on 3/15/09


I got saved august of 1969. I was only 15yrs. old, it was a sunday night church meeting. I can recall it was open testimony meeting. This was when members stood before the audience and express there faith and commitment to Christ. The thought that came to me as the service went on was, where was I going to end up when I die ? I ended up kneeling at the alter just before the preacher came on, no invitation was given, my need was that urgent. That was forty years ago. The journey has been very interesting and exciting, sometimes sad but the destination remains...heaven.
---mike on 3/11/09


Thank you Bob for your answer. Don't let one person disturb your Spirit. For greater is He who is in you then he who is in the world. That is the battle we have each day.
---MarkV. on 2/23/09

Amen brother!

Bob, I commend you for your unwaivering faith. Your enduring belief and faith in Christ is what keeps you saved.
Always remember that and always keep your faith!
God Bless you!
---miche3754 on 2/23/09


Thank you Bob for your answer. Don't let one person disturb your Spirit. For greater is He who is in you then he who is in the world. That is the battle we have each day.
---MarkV. on 2/23/09




Colossians 4:6: "Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man."
1 Peter 3:15: "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience, that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ."
A man who speaks and wishes not to be spoken to is just like a stereo loudspeaker, that if it be possible that I may talk to him, he'll repply, "Sorry, I am not the microphone!"
---Nana on 2/22/09


I'm saved. I'm a born again Christian. I was saved Oct 20, 1984. 1 John 5:13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have eternal life. Every morning I pray for God to give me the wisdom to make the right decisions in all circumstances and situations. I pray for wisdom to answer the questions submitted on here in hopes of being helpful to the one asking. I submit one answer referencing God's scripture and then His Word is questionedThe above scripture came to me. I believe in the Son of God. If you also believe in the Son of God and don't believe in eternal salvation, discuss it with God and not me, thank you. Submitted with love for all the brethren.
---Bob on 2/22/09


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2 a voguish word or phrase
Bob,
Sin, sins and sinned appear 62 times in Romans, 32 in Hebrews, 28 in John and 28 in 1 John!
"Paul said its the sinful passions, which are aroused by the Law were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death." What Law are you speaking of and what Law was he speaking of?
I only know that Paul said. Colossians 2:16: "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:" Five things I understand and agree. Have you been taught more than those? What are they, please?
---Nana on 2/21/09


Nana, free, freed, freedom, freely appears approximately 57 times in the New Testament. Rom 8:1 set free, 1 Cor 2:12 things freely given, John 8:32,36 make you free, shall be free indeed, free gift, free in regard, FREE GIFT OF GOD, for freedom that Christ set us free, free from the love of money, freed from all things, freed from sin ( 3 times) freely give us all things, freely bestowed on us in the beloved. God sets on a throne of grace. Hebrews 4:15. In Romans 7:5 Paul said its the sinful passions, which are aroused by the Law were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death. God's grace doesn't cause one to sin. Those buzzwords are not mine. God Bless You.
---Bob on 2/20/09


Bob, 3 of 3
Busswords like "unmerited" and "free" I find them to be false to the larger extent of God's kingdom. There is a cost tag to God's kingdom and it is not just an amount, it is all we have! Remember the "pearl of great price" that the merchant "went and sold all that he had, and bought it."? Even we lose our life for another one and afterwards commit all our heart, all our soul and all our mind, and even more, commit to equality with men, that we love them as we love ourselves. I'll stop at this brief for now, thanks for the blessing again and after reading all I said and bearing with me, God bless you again.
---Nana on 2/19/09




Nana, I can't seem to understand the point you are trying to make. Hebrew 4:16 Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need. Paul tells us to stand firm, be strong, and grow in grace. A Christian grounded in grace knows how to give grace to their brothers and sisters, to live Christlike, to conform to His image, to crucify their flesh with its passions and desires, and be kind, tender-hearted, and forgiving just as God in Christ also has forgiven us. 1 John 3:21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God. To me, grace is a heart gospel.
---Bob on 2/19/09


Bob, 2 of 3 The arms, legs and eyes of Grace is Mercy, whose heart is Love. Grace is not a measure that can be sold, stored or otherwise inbibed in handkerchiefs or oils. Like manna, it is only for inmediate use. Grace we receive beyond our inmediate need must be passed along. Remember "freely ye have received, freely give"?, Matthew 18, "Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?" It is not old covenant "do good, get good, do bad, get bad" for our Lord taught it, "Do unto others...", "Sin no more lest a worse thing..." Affection may grow from selfish enticements, but Love must be shown, taught and yes, even enforced (grounding game).
---Nana on 2/19/09


Bob,1 of 3
Thanks for the blessing, God bless you too. I am 52 and must likely raised in the same system you were and or you raised your children. Grace, I have received from God, my parents, friends, strangers, believers as well as non believers. Kind of bring to mind, "If ye then, being evil, know how to...". I've also received wrath as well, you too have also received wrath I am sure. If we were strangers to Grace is because we never noticed, perhaps never looked for it. Grace has been from the first of creation, we perhaps never saw it, Paul declared in Romans 1:19_20. Bob, I brought to mind "wrath" above. After re-checking verses 19_20, please read verse 18 in which Paul also brings to mind "wrath".
---Nana on 2/19/09


Anne, 2, For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one's work will become clear, for the "Day" will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is. If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire" Charles was quoting from the Word of God.
All who build on the foundation of Jesus will be Judge at the Judgment Seat of Christ. None will be lost. That is what he is talking about.
---MarkV. on 2/18/09


Yes,I certainly am.Born again there's really been a change in me.Born again just like Jesus said on Jan.15,1983.
---shirley on 2/18/09


Bob and Mark, thx for sharing. Grace is so hard to understand for some people. The true gospel is not being preached in our churches. I still struggle some times with it. The other morning my 7 year old son was acting up. b-4 leaving for work, i left a note for my wife to take away his video game when she got home. My son read the note as he passed by the kitchen counter and didn't say anything. as he was leaving for the bus I was overcome with just plain love and forgiveness for him. I crumpled the note up and through it in the trash while he was watching and i just hugged him, smiled and told him to try not to act up next time. Its hard for us to imagine God loves us that way, but he does.
---AaronT on 2/18/09


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markv,
you are correct on you last point.

The ones who will go through the fire are the ones who do not continue to confess their sins and be perfect by Christ in them before Judgement.
This is why we are told we must each work out our own salvation.
Because each of us have different weaknesses.
Only Christ can get rid of those.
This is also called enduring to the end.
I believe we are as safe and secure as we wwant to be in Christ.
I ask God to mold me, shape me, use me to do HIS will everyday, not just one time. Renew everyday!
---miche3754 on 2/18/09


Anne, 2, For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one's work will become clear, for the "Day" will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is. If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire" Charles was quoting from the Word of God.
All who build on the foundation of Jesus will be Judge at the Judgment Seat of Christ. None will be lost. That is what he is talking about.
---MarkV. on 2/18/09


Nana, all I was trying to say is it is hard for one to accept God's grace which is freely given, when we are raised on a system that we receive something based on our works. I raised my children the same way as everyone else. The law was based on works and grace is free, a gift from God. Some Christians have a hard time excepting something free from God without trying to perform some kind of good work in return for it. Read Galatians 5:1-4 Paul said when a Christian tries to justify one's self by the law (works) they fall from grace. A grace saved Christian can still be under the law performing self-righteous works. God bless you.
---Bob on 2/18/09


Bob>>"Do good, get good, do bad, get bad, old covenant teaching you were blessed if you did, and punished if you didn't."
There is no Christian who would raise their children otherwise. They are raised that they be acceptable to God. Genesis 4:7: "If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him." What hypocrisy! Raise the children one way while preaching another Gospel!
---Nana on 2/17/09


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Ruben, all genuine believers know and understand that obedience is not an option for any of us. If you don't obey God in matters of life, it only gives evidence of your salvation. Yet that does not mean perfect obedience, since all sin and come short of the glory of God. There is no gospel that teaches you can be save, and you are not to be obedient. Every believer should have a new disposition, a new incorruptable seed in him that convicts him when he does wrong. We are different Ruben then the world. We are born again of the Spirit, something not taught in the RCC. That's why you don't know the difference from one to another, but these other people should already know, they don't belong to the RCC.
---MarkV. on 2/17/09


The Holy Spirit within one's heart should be proof enough. The same Holy Spirit I received 24 years ago is still with me. The same Holy Spirit who helped me overcome the deeds of the flesh has helped me to live by the fruits of righteousness. I'm still waiting for an answer of how one can be unborn again. We know scripture tells us we are recompensed for our deeds good and bad. 2 John 1:8 tell us to watch ourselves that we may receive a full reward. If our salvation is not 100 percent guaranteed by the blood of Jesus, then by what standards of measurement can we go by. No thanks! The Holy Spirit and the Word of God assures me I will endure to the end. God's grace is sufficient for me.
---Bob on 2/17/09


Bob, that was a very good answer. I suppose the biggest sin then would be the sin of pride. yet when we approach Christ at the cross, we are called to be so humble, that we carry nothing with us that we think is worth anything. We have to come to Him completely, if I can say, naked. Yet most want to bring their load of works to receive a gift so high.
Outside of my church, people I have talked to in life, not a one displays this characteristics. They understand they can bring nothing to the table before God, but so many on line believe different. Thank you for speaking on behalf of Grace.
---MarkV. on 2/17/09


Hebrews 6:4-6 When Paul is through teaching, 20 profess to accept Jesus. After a few weeks out of the 20, only 8 are still involved in the new church. All 20 were originally enlighted, but 12 returned to their old ways. They professed but did not possess. There no longer remains a sacrifice for repentance from dead works. It comes only by faith. I hope I was helpful.
---Bob on 2/16/09


We will not know if the remaning 8 made it until when ? " Those who endure to the end will be saved"(Mtt 24:13-14), which is what so many where have been trying to get across! Let's say you are one of the the 20, no where does it say you cannot be one of the 12 that left nor can you say you are the 8 that stay!
---Ruben on 2/17/09


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--Bob's statements about Grace are very insightful and thought-provoking. I believe this statements are from a man who truly understands and believes totally in the Grace offered by the Lord Jesus Christ!!!!
---mima on 2/17/09


bob, if you can't fall away- as markv, explains, then why does paul speak of it in Hebrews 5:11-14?

It speaks of becoming mature in Christ so that you don't fall away(this is enduring and growing)
Funny, that used to be me as I explain to markv.
The OSAS, is dangerous thought because it does not encourage one to grow from milk to meat. Like Paul says to in hebrews 5:11-14.
Also, why does Jesus give examples of those that fall away after hearing in Matt. 13?
The 2nd, & 3rd examples heard and were joyful
but they fell away because they could not endure. If OSAS, why does Jesus give these examples?
---miche3754 on 2/17/09


Mark, I've been studying grace for 17 years or so. If I was to guess how many brothers and sisters I've met who understood grace, I would say maybe 5 percent or less. From infancy up we are taught to perform, behave, and work for everything we receive. Do good, get good, do bad, get bad, old covenant teaching you were blessed if you did, and punished if you didn't. This programming follows us all through our growing up years. School, service, job, etc.. One day we accept Jesus. By God's undeserved and unmerited favor. He tells us in Corinthians that He gave us His Spirit that we all might know all the things freely given to us by Him. Christians can't accept this unless they truly know and completely trust in His grace.
---Bob on 2/17/09


Bob, that was an excellent explanation of Hebrews. How I wish that others would read what you wrote and learn from it. There are some who continuely bring Hebrews up to support their view, losing salvation, and opposing eternal salvation.
Bob, why do you think these people continue to fight for self righteous good deeds for salvation? Is it they don't have true faith? Since the Spirit discerns the word of God, what is stopping them from learning the Truth? Do you believe they are not save? Do you believe they are save but don't know the Truth? I know beginners don't know much, but how could they be misled if they are save?
---MarkV. on 2/17/09


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Chris, thank's for not minding that I brought that up about wilfully sinning. It has a big impact when someone wants to convey that, some sin, but don't want to sin, and then they say that others sin wilfully. All sin is done wilfully. Because each person is not forced to sin. Yet those who oppose salvation is eternal say others sin wilfully but they don't. They want to excuse themselves somehow by using that word. I believe just saying "sin" without wilfully is good enough. Transgress is a good word to use, without "wilfully." We know that all genuine believers don't want to sin. That is their new creation. And all those who are lost love to sin, that is their sinful nature. they cannot help themselves.
---MarkV. on 2/17/09


Most teachings I've heard refers that these are those individuals in verses 1-3 who repented from the dead works of the law and professed to believe in faith, and later returned back to practicing their dead works again. We know Peter and David backslid, repented and came back by faith. When one accepts Jesus, His sacrifice was made for the original repentance of their sins. If they fall back under religious works for the purpose of meriting eternal life it is evident they are still in the flesh. They professed , but did not possess eternal life. In outward appearance they would be called Christians. Hebrews 10:39, 1 John 2:19, Matthew 7:20-23.
---Bob on 2/16/09


Hebrews 6:4-6 Lets say Paul one evening has a gathering of thirty Jewish people who are interested in what he has to say about the New Way. They have been observing the law by performing all the dead works (religious works) to obtain righteousness. When Paul is through teaching, 20 profess to accept Jesus. After a few weeks out of the 20, only 8 are still involved in the new church. All 20 were originally enlighted, but 12 returned to their old ways. They professed but did not possess. There no longer remains a sacrifice for repentance from dead works. It comes only by faith. I hope I was helpful.
---Bob on 2/16/09


MarkV,
Maybe the terminology is not perfect, but what I mean is that if we know something is wrong and then we do it anyway, we are willfully doing wrong or willfully sinning. That is different from someone who desires to do right, but is misguided in his thinking. I have heard some say that I should use the term "transgress" for those times someone mistakenly does something wrong, but has no wrong intentions.
---chris on 2/16/09


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Born again 4/21/2000. Lost all desire to drink after 13 years of alcoholism on that same date and haven't had a drop since. praise god.

Bob, You seem to have a good understanding of grace. I would be interested to hear your opinion of Hebrews 6:4-6. I think its similar to Heb 10:26. I dont think its contradiction to OSAS but many use it as the main argument that you can lose your salvation. what do you think?
---AaronT on 2/15/09


Paul's teaching in Romans 7 tells us about the conflict of our 2 natures, old self flesh under the law and our new self under grace. We know that our self the Spirit of God is sinless and doe's not sin. The sin which dwells in our flesh is always there trying to tempt us to stumble. After I was born again I struggled greatly. I had a bad drinking habit. It took me 3 months to overcome my addiction. I haven't had a drink in almost 24 years. When I'm playing golf and others are drinking, the flesh reminds me of how I enjoyed drinking, but the Holy Spirit reminds me of who I am. I'm not saying having a beer is sinful, but I couldn't stop after one and the sin came later. To sin is wilfull but God's children practice righteousness.
---Bob on 2/15/09


Chris, what you said I heard it already from someone else today. Wilfully sin is the subject I heard today.
When you sin Chris, which I am sure you do, do you wilfully sin, or does someone hold a gun to your head? I know you don't want to sin if you are a genuine believer, but when you decide to act on your sinful desire, don't you do it wilfully? Doesn't everyone who sin chose to sin? If they chose to sin, isn't that wilfully? You might hate you did, but when you did, you decided wilfully to do it. NO person forced you. You yeilded to your desires.
There is some instances where a person is forced to sin, maybe they have a child captive by real bad people and force you to rob a bank. Now that's a sin that is not wilfully.
---MarkV. on 2/15/09


I'm not seeing the word "practices" in my bibles (1 John 3:9,10 reference below). Does that appear in some translations? If not I think it is best not to add to the bible. John does seem to be clearly stating that you cannot sin while you say you believe, unless you are a liar. This is also very similar to how James sees the subject. For John, born again seems to mean that you are truly a new person that no longer desires to sin, which is contrary to how many "born agains" live their lives. Now as to "mosaic practices" like sacrifices, I think that sometimes Paul is talking of these when he is saying that these works cannot save you, but I don't think Paul is saying that you can willfully sin.
---chris on 2/12/09


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Janine, Hebrews 10:26 talks about sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of truth. A lot of people receive the knowledge of truth, but they don't believe it and continue to sin. Those who believe it accept Jesus and He was the sacrifice for our sins. The writer was saying to those who did not believe in Him that they could no longer sacrifice animals to atone for their sins under the law. In verse 39 But we (those who believed in the knowledge of truth) are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith (in Jesus) to the preserving of the soul.
---Bob on 2/12/09


I don't believe once saved, always saved. There are too many scriptures that contridict that. Many baptists believe this and I say that in Hebrews 11 it says if you continue in your sin, you will burn in the lake of fire and they were talking to christians. Also God says be hot or cold, but lukewarm, God will spew you from his mouth. That is for people that have fallen away from the faith. You can't have one foot in God and one foot in the world, you can't go to church and then live like a sinner the rest of the week and think that you are going to heaven. And God also says If you continue in your sin, God will hand you over to the devourer.
---janine on 2/11/09


1 John 3:9,10 The key word is practices. A born again christian doesn't practice sinning. They practice righteousness. The seed which abides in us cannot sin. Thats the reference Paul makes when he says he is no longer the one sinning but the sin which dwells in his flesh. 5:18 refers to our Spirit within, the seed of God, Jesus, which cannot sin. All of God's children sins, so we know He isn't talking about us.Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. Our flesh is sinful but we are perfect in the Holy Spirit. Our Spirit goes to heaven.
---Bob on 2/11/09


Our pastor says once you're born again, you're saved for good, but I don't see it that way. Scriptures like 1 John 3:9-10 "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin...whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God..." and 1 John 5:17-18 "all unrighteousness is sin...we know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not...". My pastor says those who are born again are permanently redeemed so God will cleanse them from future sins. What I am saying is, I can't read these things and think like my pastor. To me it's clear John (like other new testament books) says you are a liar if you say you are born again, but are still sinning. I believe in Christ, but don't think I have reached the stage of being "born again".
---Aaron on 2/11/09


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When you are born-again, you receive all of God. Unless the Spirit of God dwells within you it is not, was not a true salvation, conversion. At salvation either we have ALL the Spirit of God or we have none of Him, my friend. There may be a time later to salvation which God may get more of us. But there is never a time when we get more of Him.
---catherine on 2/10/09


The Seq: What do you do with John 3:3, where Jesus told Nicodemus that "Except a man be born again, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."? All that you claim to be able to do, and yet you say you cannot say you have been born again, puts you in the same "boat" as Nicodemus, in need of salvation. The Bible clearly teaches "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." 1 Corinthians 2:14
---tommy3007 on 2/10/09


I surrendered my life to the Lord on June 13, 1993, after 20 years of figthing against everything associated with God and the Bible. I was a very blasphemous person all my adult life until 1993. I was involved in a "potentially" fatal truck crash in South Carolina, but, walked away with only scratches and a bruise. When I crawled out of my overturned truck, I said, "OK Lord, I am yours, now what do you want me to do?" I now use my testimony to reach out to prisoners.
---tommy3007 on 2/10/09


I was saved in the year 2000. It was on a warm June afternoon while I was sitting under a huge tree in my yard. I was feeling unusually good that day in a very tormented life. When God appeared it seemed out of nowhere and flashed hell right infront of me and said, "This is where you are going to go if you don't get forgiveness of all your sins. I knew that I didn't want to go there, so I asked Him to forgive me of all my sins, past, present, and future. I wanted to cover everything. At that instant I felt God's Blood moving up me from feet to head. And I also remember feeling so clean as if I had never done anything wrong in my life. It is His Blood. Jesus'
---catherine on 2/10/09


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On October 19th, 1984 a Friday night, I spent the evening drinking, ended up with two prostitutes, and fortunately made it home. I awoke in the morning and stareing at the ceiling, said "God if this is all there is to life I don't want anymore of it. I turned the tv on and turned the knob slowly looking for the three stooges, TBN appeared and I passed by it. Then something made me go back. (I had never watched TBN) A pastor said, if you feel like you have reached the end of your rope and life is not worth living,etc.. let Jesus come into your life and change your heart, etc.. I kneeled on my knees and acceped Jesus. October 20th, 1984
---Bob on 2/9/09


Romans 8, 9

if any man have not the Holy GHost he does not belong to God.
---truth on 2/9/09


.phil the elder, But it does matter very much so. It is better for you to be sick and tired now, and hopefully this will lead you to repentance and onto becoming saved and born-again, rather then for you not to be sick and tired and remain complacent in your unregenrate soul and lost onto eternal damnation.
---Eloy on 11/16/08


Many people profess they are "saved" which mean they are saved from their SINS and are no longer in them.
And "Born Again" which mean They have been BORN - AGAIN and are no longer doing the same sinful things as before.
In other words 2 Corn. 5:17 is true: which states ~If (ANY) man be in Christ he is a new creation, old things are passed away, and (All) things are become new.and (IF) we are born again..Eph chapter 5 is also true, whether we were born again at 5 yrs. or 50 yrs. these Scriptures should be True in the life of ~Believers~Gal. 5:19-26. says they which continue in these things shall(NOT) inherit the Kingdom of God.
Chara3663
---Charla on 11/14/08


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I know I believe in God, I believe I see a lot more in god. (no, not more then anyone else)
I believe the lord show me his church.
I know, and can say, I love you all! From my heart!
I know I can stand in any ones house, and thank my God and call on his son! With no shame!

But for me to tell you, I have been born again! No I can not!
For I know when I am born again, I will have a new bottle!
Believe me when I say, I am not mocking you! I lie not.
It just because of the things, I have seen!

May God bless you and keep us all in his heart forever.
---TheSeg on 11/14/08


Yes, I am saved. I don't remember the exact date but I was 5 years old in sunday school when I asked the Lord Jesus to come into my heart.
---Michael on 11/14/08


Yes, August 12, 1972
---Nicole on 11/13/08


Yes - April 27th 1962.
---M.P. on 11/13/08


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YES, I have been born-again since 1952. Well, what have you done for Jesus?
---catherine on 4/11/07


Yes I am very much born again. 1952 and can't remember the exact date, but it was on a sunday night.
---shira on 4/11/07


I've loved God for as long as I can remember. My mother brought me up that way and got me baptised. I dont really have a special date. I ask God into my heart
every single day.
sue
---sue on 7/20/06


It was in the 1968. I was 16 years old. I felt wonderful. My friends thought I was crazy and teased me a bit. But God is ever present and it worked out just fine >(())>
---lynet on 7/20/06


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Sandr5667 thanks for the kinds words. did not read yours "I got saved at a certain time in my life story."..
---ruben on 7/20/06


Ruben, I LOVE YOUR "HONEST" ANSWER!!:) 2/7/06
---sandr5667 on 7/20/06


I am a born again christian since 1996.and I am not ashamed to say that.
---Victoria on 3/17/06


I knew of Christ for many years, I knew about Him for many years...I KNEW, met and received Christ through the infilling of His Spirit..3AM..June 7th. 1987..at work.. I will NEVER forget that morning, everything changed, it still changes and I love HIM, explicitly...and I thank Him for calling me...and more glad that I heard Him...
---karin on 2/12/06


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MP ... yes it is just the same thing ... different word. Nowadays when I hear "coverted", I think of cars or electricity, or currency! But although I am a "born-again Christian", I will not publicly announce that I am, because as you say, "Christian" should say it all.
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/11/06


Eloy, question, "are you saved" answer, God saved me on April 9th 1990. guestion (and a born again Christian) answer, all that are saved or born again. Guestion, (is so, on what date did you get saved) answer, 4/9/90, I was saved through God's grace and mercy, and I live by faith on the hope that is in Christ Jesus.
---Lupe2618 on 2/11/06


Phil, to me, when you answered the first time and you said you were a christian, I didn't have to read that you were born again to know you were. "Christian" is born again.
---Lupe2618 on 2/11/06


Alan, I think that is just a modern day language barrier. The younger ones just do not realise that when you say converted you actually mean you are born-again. The only problem I have with 'converted' is that it is used when a protestant converts to catholicism or a girl who marries a muslim converts to his faith. Many do not understand that we 'converted' from being unbelievers to being believers. I just prefer to say I am 'saved'. If any ask "from what?" I tell them.
---M.P. on 2/11/06


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MP you are quite right ... I remember asking someone whether he was a Christian, and he said "of course, I am English" But I do find sometimes at church the younger people who were "saved" and "born-again" seem to think that something has happened to them which makes them superior in some way to those who talk in much more modest terms as being converted.
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/10/06


The point I was trying to make is I am sick and tired of all these lables being appended to being a Christian. If you are a Christian nothing else counts. It makes no difference if you are Roman Catholic, Greek or Russian Orthodox, Protestant you are all Christians. The bigotry I keep seeing on these blogs is counter productive to Gods purpose. Lets keep the questions meaningful and our answers and suggestions positive and operable and may maybe ChristiaNet can become a useful tool for the kingdom of God.
---Phil_the_Elder on 2/10/06


Alan I too heard the term 'converted' at the time I was 'saved' which was more than 40 years ago. I have no problem with the term 'born again' though which often promps a question as to what that means. I think that, whichever term we use we are simply distinguishing between 'real Christians' and people who THINK that they are Christians because they go to church. In fact many think that they are Christians because they were born in U.K. as opposed to Iraq.
---M.P. on 2/10/06


Billy Graham on his first missions in London UK 50 years ago last year. Although he talked about us being born again, the adjective "born-again" was not around in England at that time. We just talked about being converted.
I prefer the term "real Christian" because "born-again" seems the imply there are other, and inferior, types of Christian.
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/10/06


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Phil, Salvation is the only way to heaven. Anyone can call themselves a Christian, but you are not truly one unless you are born again. My mom also had me baptized as an infant. Infant baptism doesn't do anything to get one into heaven. Works do not get one into heaven, only salvation does.
---Melissa on 2/10/06


To Phil the Elder. That's a very impressive looking list you have there but it will not get you in the Kingdom of God, Phil. You don't have to be charismatic, but you need to be born again. I do not say this to put you down or shame you but you need a true revelation of who God really is. Jesus said it, not me, that you must be born again!
---Dave on 2/10/06


No!!! I am just a Christian from a Calvinistic Main Line Denomination.
I was baptized as an infant
I grew up in the United Methodist Church
I converted to Presbyterian (PCUSA)at the age of 35
I am an ordained Deacon and Elder (PCUSA)
Served on and chaired Presbytery Subcommittees on Stewardship and Missions Planning
No conversion experiences
Non-Dispensational
Non-Pentecostal
Non-Charismatic
What else do you want to know
---Phil_the_Elder on 2/10/06


Yes, 1998. In a little country church.
---Rebecca_D on 2/8/06


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John, my birthday is March 9th.
---Melissa on 2/8/06


Melissa, What date is your birthday? Mine is June 18th.
---John on 2/8/06


Yes i am a saved born again christian. I gave my life to the Lord in Sept/87. I continue to renew my commitment to Him on a daily basis and through the guidance and strength of the Holy Spirit continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord God.
---douglas on 2/8/06


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