ChristiaNet MallWorld's Largest Christian MallChristian BlogsFree Bible QuizzesFree Ecards and Free Greeting CardsLoans, Debt, Business and Insurance Articles

Not Able To Accomplish

Does God ask of us things we are not able to accomplish? And if He does, why?

Join Our Free Singles and Take The Who Is Jesus Bible Quiz
 ---Mark_V. on 12/31/10
     Helpful Blog Vote (6)

Reply to this BlogPost a New Blog



All the time God ask us to do the impossible. Mary had a virgin birth, could not do that own her own, Gideon attacked a huge army with 300 men, Moses went before Pharaoh to free Israel, David killed Goliath. These are just a few examples of ordinary men and women with God doing incredible things. The purpose is to show God glory not human power but God's power, love, greatness, etc.
---Scott on 1/12/11


Christan, dont spout Romans 9 at me as though Ive never read it.

Ive looked at BOTH sides of the equation, even considered selective salvation to be true for a time (the most miserable of my Christian life I might add). Ive seen things from a Calvinist perspective and from an Arminian perspective.

When I put together all the verses that support Calvinism vs those that support Gods love for all mankind I could no longer accept the fact that 90% of the Bible is misunderstood simple to keep believing what you think is Truth.

There were way too many things that didnt add up. Not to mention I felt horrible when I considered that God might be behind every evil there is in the world and He just uses satan and us as his cover.
---CraigA on 1/12/11


A sick person cant cure himself, but that doesnt mean he loses his ability to KNOW that he is sick.

Once he realizes that and has his eyes open to who the physician is, he has a choice to make!

Ask the physician to heal him or in pride claim he can heal himself.

That is salvation in a nut shell not matter how you like to disguise it.
---CraigA on 1/11/11
Absolutely craig. Jesus did not come for the righteous, byt the sick and lost..sinners.

But if they are the GOOD clay, good ground, there is no need to need a savior to begin with. They are already saved. Hummm.

Dr LAW diagnosis the sickness, DR GRACE heals the sickness!
---kathr4453 on 1/12/11


CraigA, your comment about men and women is foolishness. Use your common sense, that's not where I was heading or implying. However,

"Does God have a double personality now? "I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked but I am going to make some just for the purposes of burning them for my own glory!" Say what!!??"

Wrap your "common sense" around Romans 9:

21 "Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?"
22 "What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:"
---christan on 1/12/11


MarkV, Scripture comforts us -

"God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar, as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged." Romans 3:4

Mark 7:
6 "Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me."
7 "Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."

As Jesus rebuked satan, "But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4
---christan on 1/12/11




Craig, you say,
"Once he realizes that and has his eyes open to who the physician is, he has a choice to make!"
In order for the person to see, God has to give him eyes to see, ears to hear, and a new heart. Just like a dead person, before he can respond, he has to be brought back to life. While dead he cannot do anything. And once he is brought to life by God, he will not tell God he doesn't want to be alive, and wants to go back to been dead. Did Lazuras say to Jesus why did you wake me up? When God brings regeneration to a person, they respond as God commands, for it is in the New Covenant. "I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statues, and you will keep My judgments and do them"
---Mark_V. on 1/12/11


A sick person cant cure himself, but that doesnt mean he loses his ability to KNOW that he is sick.

Once he realizes that and has his eyes open to who the physician is, he has a choice to make!

Ask the physician to heal him or in pride claim he can heal himself.

That is salvation in a nut shell not matter how you like to disguise it.
---CraigA on 1/11/11


Once again... ignored scriptures.

I feel like someone just /facepalmed me to talk to another person ABOUT me.

Is that typical when someone doesnt have an answer to scripture given?
---CraigA on 1/11/11


Christian, as we know many don't understand all of Scripture concerning the Omniscience, Omnipotence, Omnipresence and Immutability of God, and the passages that God provides for us to know Him, and understand salvation, yet do not speak against God's Word, and only ask questions, that is understandable, but there is another group that doesn't knows God's Word about Himself, mankind yet purposely speak against Him, His deity and His Word to the whole world without remorse, and glory in doing it. Those are the one's Scripture speaks about as false prophets. On their knee's they know who changes a person heart, yet when among others they purposely speak against God and His ability to change a heart whenever He wants on whoever He wants.
---Mark_V. on 1/11/11


--- And God didn't give the entire mankind to Christ.--

Are you calling these scriptures false?

The grace of God is Christ tasting death for every man (Hebrews 2:9)

Men are sanctified by the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all(Hebrews 10:10)

Those who reject Jesus Christ for other means are counting the blood of the covenant that SANCTIFIED them as an unholy thing and have done contrary to the Spirit of Grace. (Heb 10:29)

False prophets (unbelievers) have denied the Lord who BOUGHT them (2 Peter 2:1)!

Stop teaching people that Jesus didnt die for them before it comes back to haunt you.
---CraigA on 1/10/11




Christan, I could take 10 verses stating "men" will be saved and claim that because it didnt specifically say "women" that is proof all females are going to hell. That would be a slight perversion of the real truth though wouldnt it? You just gotta use a little common sense sometimes.

Looking for proof of a belief you hold IN the Bible isnt the same as reading the Bible and forming a belief.

Does God have a double personality now? "I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked but I am going to make some just for the purposes of burning them for my own glory!" Say what!!??
---CraigA on 1/10/11


CraigA, wonderful that you can use verses that suits your agenda and not the very context it was told in the Scripture.

Matthew 18:14 must be read between verses 10 and 14 and it speaks of the lost sheep from God's fold whom Christ has come for. And those of His fold will never perish. It is Christ who looks for His lost sheep.

2 Peter 3:9 simply refers to "All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away." (John 6:37) and God has a number only He and His Son knows - no more no less.

1 John 2:2 does not refer to the entire mankind but "those the Father has given to Christ". And God didn't give the entire mankind to Christ.
---christan on 1/10/11


"God IS sovereign. But does his loving nature compel him to create things simply for the purpose of destroying them at his own pleasure? Im sorry but the answer is NO. If you believe God takes pleasure in the death of the wicked then you dont know your own Creator."

CraigA, read Romans 9! Indeed God does not take pleasure in the death of the wicked but I assure you that He has created, willed and purposed that the wicked will destroyed.

"The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil." Proverbs 16:4

It is not I you reject but the very Words that have been spoken by the Lord Almighty in His declarations before all mankind.
---christan on 1/10/11


MarkV, many create a god of their own imagination who's desperately seeking to save everyone. In the first place mankind never even chose to be born into this world and yet they can choose to enter His Kingdom, which is Holy by their own free-will.

Our God had a plan, "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:21. And it was accomplished, "When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost."

Therefore, "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me, and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." John 6:37
---christan on 1/10/11


Alan, God did not cause the fall to happen, He knew it would happen. For Christ was foreknown as a sacrifice for sin before the foundation of the world. God knew that if He gave Adam a command to obey, that he would disobey. If God did not know then something outside His own will was working behind close doors ready to shock God. Not possible since He knows all things.
"And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing, and He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth, and none can stay His hand or say unto Him, What doest though?" Dan. 4:35. "For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things, to whom be glory for ever Amen Rom. 11:36.
---Mark_V. on 1/10/11


These people are in serious trouble come judgement day if they dont repent.

I cant believe Im witnessing Christian people accusing God of being the author of sin and condemnation. That he somehow takes pleasure in such things. Simply unbelievable.

In in the latter times some shall depart from
the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.. (1 Tim 4:1)

Soon someone will response that I have blasphemed and have the spirit of antichrist etc etc , and yet amazingly enough I still hold the love of Christ in my heart. I still want men to trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
---CraigA on 1/9/11


Read These Insightful Articles About Business Training


Mark ... You have on many occasions told me that God is totally omnipotent, and hed foreoerdained (which means He had decided and caused to happen) everything that has ever happened, since before the Creation.
So He caused the Fall to happen.

This is what Christan said "why don't you show us in the Scripture that Adam and Eve or even mankind has the ability to obey God on their own "free-will"? It is pointless for you to continue making accusations and statements without Scriptural backings when you are continually shown'

This reads as if he is saying that Adam & Eve did not have the ability to obey. It is interesting that Christan has not returned and answered my post
---alan8566_of_uk on 1/9/11


---you believe in a god who wants so desperately to save every soul in this world---

My heart aches for you that you havent seen this God from scripture.

Have you not read that God says he would cry for the lost if he had eyes and tears? He does hurt for the lost.

What do you do with scriptures that state God wants to save everyone? Throw them out?

Matt 18:14, 2 Peter 3:9, 1 John 2:2.

God IS sovereign. But does his loving nature compel him to create things simply for the purpose of destroying them at his own pleasure? Im sorry but the answer is NO. If you believe God takes pleasure in the death of the wicked then you dont know your own Creator.
---CraigA on 1/9/11


Christian, I have put it to Alan and many others the same why you put it to Craig. I know many don't like to hear it, but their whole salvation is base on faith in God. That is what we have to believe in. Faith that if it wasn't for God we would be heading to hell. And that without Him we can do nothing, even though we think we can do everything. They show a god who is defeated day in and out. Who doesn't know what people will do, and has to change His plan over and over because they decided differently in life, so defeating the plan He already made. They cannot understand the plan is finish. In their theology satan is winning. God sees the end from the beginning. Nothing will change that has already been written.
---Mark_V. on 1/9/11


Alan, it's not what you suggest since he has spoken already of the inability of the fallen to obey, not Adam before the fall. He already spoke about the fall and in the sentence that is what he is saying. Unless you want to change it and do with it what you want. Adam had the ability to obey or disobey, he was not fallen.
You said:
"Your theology is that it was God's plan that we "disobey" and that He made us so that we could do nothing but sin."
That is not my theology at all because you are not listening. Everyone has natural ability, but are not willing because they have no spiritual ability, it died when the curse was put on Adam. A person needs to be reborn of the Spirit to have spiritual ability.
---Mark_V. on 1/9/11


Read These Insightful Articles About Software


CraigA, the difference between your faith and my faith in Christ, you believe in a god who wants so desperately to save every soul in this world. However if you read the Scripture properly, you will know that by the declarations made, that's far from the truth.

You have a god you claim is almighty and yet he cannot save a man all because he never chose him, making salvation of man's will. I have a God who says He will save His people from their sins and He will. Why? Because He loves His people and has given them to His Son and He will raise them on the last day as promised by Him, making salvation of God's will.

You preach a desperate god while I preach that the man is the one who's desperate, in need of God's mercy and grace.
---christan on 1/9/11


--The difference between you and I is that I know that it is only God who saves and changes the unbeliever to a believer.--

If it is totally the work of God and nothing is require of man, what does the man have to be ashamed of? (Romans 9:33) Think!
---CraigA on 1/9/11


Christan all the doctrine of selective salvation can do is place doubt in the mind of a person who is considering trusting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Do you not think for one moment and that satan is not using that doctrine to convince sinners worldwide that "Jesus didnt die for YOU, just for them"?

Open your eyes brothers. You are causing men to doubt Gods love for them where there should be none. Jesus CHrist died for the sins of all men. Even false prophets are said to be denying the very Lord who bought them. (2 Peter 2:1). Jesus Christs blood has sanctified all men. He is drawing all men to himself. If they deny Him they have denied the very One who bought them with his blood.
---CraigA on 1/8/11


Mark ... 'What he is saying is that Adam could obey if he wanted to, but he didn't'

Mark .. that is not what he said: Christan said "Man has no ability in him to obey His commands"

So, we, and even Adam & Eve, whom God made to His own plan, have no ability to obey God.

Your theology is that it was God's plan that we "disobey" and that He made us so that we could do nothing but sin.

And then call it "just" to "punish" us for "disobedience" ... the complete oppposite of the justice rules he gave us to apply.

And for what purpose ... so that He would have to send his Son to torture and death.

What a sadist!
---alan8566_of_uk on 1/8/11


Shop For Distance Learning Colleges


" If Adam couldn't obey, what makes one think that we, who are from Adam's loins can? Man has no ability in him to obey His commands"
What he is saying is that Adam could obey if he wanted to, but he didn't. And since he didn't obey, he who was without sin, what chance do we have since we are slaves to sin? Would God make another Covenant with man the same way knowing the same results would happen? Of course not. No one would be saved because no one completely obeys.
That is what I know he is saying.
---Mark_V. on 1/6/11

Isn't it wonderful that CHRIST IN YOU has given us the power now to Obey. Adam and Eve did not have CHRIST IN THEM!!!
---kathr4453 on 1/7/11


CraigA,

You misunderstand my witnessing of the Gospel. If you wish to call me "snobbish", that's your right. But to accuse me of "taking pleasure in the death of the wicked", you have misunderstood, for if I did take pleasure, I will never share this Truth with them.

I share the Gospel with an unbeliever in the hope that God will show mercy to the him through the witnessing as He did with me. The difference between you and I is that I know that it is only God who saves and changes the unbeliever to a believer. This conversion is the work of the Holy Spirit alone, and not man.

Why then should I "take pleasure in the death of the wicked" when I am wicked myself?
---christan on 1/7/11


Not quite sure why my response to you wasnt posted, Christan. It was in violation of no rules here so I will try once again if the mods will allow it.

Romans 11:32
For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

Who is this "them"? It is evident from the passage that it is the Jews - not every man in the world. They did not seek righteousness by faith but by the law instead. For that reason they are blind.

Through their unbelief we are blessed because THEY crucified Christ. And they are blessed by our belief IF they do not persist in unbelief as they hear the word from those of us who are saved.
---CraigA on 1/7/11


Christan, I didnt get a chance to respond in the last blog

It appears a 'snobbish' gospel because of the lack of compassion and concern for those who will perish. Most Calvinists sound as though they are only concerned about their own salvation.

Doesnt it mean anything to you that most of the world will perish? Doesnt it make your heart ache at the very thought of it? God certainly doesnt take pleasure in it! He directly states that in his Word!

Anyone who says he takes pleasure in the death of the wicked is one who believes they know God because of what they read of Him but has never experienced the depth of His love by a personal relationship with Him.

I hope you arent suggesting such a thing.
---CraigA on 1/7/11


Read These Insightful Articles About Advertising


Mark, I have read nothing in scripture that states not a single man in the world would accept Jesus Christ as his savior unless God forced belief upon him.

If you say God gives us the "ability" to believe in Jesus Christ, THAT I do agree with. we don't have that on our own as we are blind according to the will of satan. That however does not mean once given that ability from God, that man will USE it. Some do not. They turn from the truth and power presented to them. They turn from the sancitification offered to them and trample the Son of God under foot. They "harden their heart" as scripture shows us.

When they do so they are worse off than they were before hearing the gospel.
---CraigA on 1/7/11


"Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My Word"
They were not "able" to hear the Words of Christ. If they were able to understand spiritual words, they would know what He was saying. But they are not able. Why? "v. 44,
"you are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do." John 8:42-44.
---Mark_V. on 1/7/11


MarkV, THEY were not able,Those who Jesus was talking to directly who rejected Him, and that HE was teh Messiah promised, yet many WERE able.

That comment is not an ALL IN ALL statement made to the whole world.

---kathr4453 on 1/7/11


--Which Bible are you reading?
---christan on 1/6/11 --

The one that says God does not tempt man with sin nor can He tempted with it himself. (James 1:13)
---CraigA on 1/7/11


Craig, the inability of the lost is the unwillingness to come to Christ. They are not able because they are not willing. Listen to Jesus words to those who claim Abraham physical lineage
"Jesus said, If God were you Father, you would love Me" Only if God is their Father can they love Christ. v. 43,
"Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My Word"
They were not "able" to hear the Words of Christ. If they were able to understand spiritual words, they would know what He was saying. But they are not able. Why? "v. 44,
"you are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do." John 8:42-44.
---Mark_V. on 1/7/11


Read These Insightful Articles About Eating Disorders


alan8566, you say"Then when they behave as He has planned and made them, He lies and calls it disobedience, and punishes them and all their descendants."

Romans 11:
32 "For God has bound everyone over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all."
33 "Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!"
34 "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"
35 "Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?
36 "For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen."
---christan on 1/6/11


Craig, take your time in reading what is said. You jump to conclusions with your answers. Here is what Christain said,

" If Adam couldn't obey, what makes one think that we, who are from Adam's loins can? Man has no ability in him to obey His commands"
What he is saying is that Adam could obey if he wanted to, but he didn't. And since he didn't obey, he who was without sin, what chance do we have since we are slaves to sin? Would God make another Covenant with man the same way knowing the same results would happen? Of course not. No one would be saved because no one completely obeys.
That is what I know he is saying.
---Mark_V. on 1/6/11


CraigA, all you give are just your opinions and hear say of what you think it is.

You claim, "Adam and Eve had no such restrictions on them when God gave them instruction not to eat of that tree." The fact that God commanded Adam (and not Eve - she was not created yet) was itself a restriction imposed on man.

You claim, "They trusted God." Obviously only in your eyes they did. The fact Adam and Eve disobeyed demonstrates they never trusted God.

You claim, "If you suggest that Adam and Eve were created fallen..." They were not created fallen BUT created to fall. Why? God was going to only glorify Jesus Christ in the fall of mankind through Adam. See 1 Peter 1:17-21.
---christan on 1/6/11


CraigA, "If you suggest that Adam and Eve were created fallen then God is indeed the origin of sin and evil."

The origin of evil and good is the knowledge of evil and good. That's why God commanded Adam "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." (Genesis 2:17)

You have a deep problem with where evil came from. Learn from Job for he declared, "Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips." Job 2:10

Which Bible are you reading?
---christan on 1/6/11


Read These Insightful Articles About Travel Packages


Christan

This beggars belief!!

That God would create Adam and Eve, and make them unable to obey God.

Then when they behave as He has planned and made them, He lies and calls it disobedience, and punishes them and all their descendants.
---alan8566_of_uk on 1/6/11


Christan, do you not understand that the man who said those things was under sin? He was a sinner.

Adam and Eve had no such restrictions on them when God gave them instruction not to eat of that tree. That is why they had to be **deceived** by the serpent. Their natural inclination was to do good. Just as God created them with.

They trusted God. The serpent came with the lie to cause them to doubt God.

If you suggest that Adam and Eve were created fallen then God is indeed the origin of sin and evil. That is blasphemy brother. God hates sin!
---CraigA on 1/6/11


Christan, how is it "sin" if one is born UNABLE to obey what he is commanded to do? Is a crippled man condemned for not being able to walk?

The JUST punishment comes from Gods creation being able to do what he asks and choosing to do the opposite.

If youre suggesting that most of mankind will suffer the fires of hell because it was according to Gods plan for them to sin and then to reject the Lord Jesus Christ then you are seriously confused.

That is the role of satan - not God. God hates sin. He doesnt ordain it. God has NO PLEASURE the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11)and would rather have them turn and be saved.

What Bible are you reading?
---CraigA on 1/6/11


"Christan, that was a serious twist to the word of GOd. Who said Adam and Eve didnt have the ability to obey God?" - CraigA

CraigA, why don't you show us in the Scripture that Adam and Eve or even mankind has the ability to obey God on their own "free-will"? It is pointless for you to continue making accusations and statements without Scriptural backings when you are continually shown of Scripture that what the man does has been purposed by God Almighty.

"Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass, I have purposed it, I will also do it." Isaiah 46:11

Out of context?
---christan on 1/6/11


Read These Insightful Articles About Credit Repair


God asks us things for his glory. The obedient are blessed, and the disobedient are not blessed.
---Eloy on 1/6/11


Eloy, it would be wise for you to listen and learn and from others. It bothers you because it goes against everything you teach. And it bothers you because you think in your mind you are perfect and without sin. But it is all in your mind. I still pray for you, you know why? Because I am commanded to.
---Mark_V. on 1/5/11


John, you are right, "without Me you can do nothing"
God gives some commands that we are unable to keep, to show us that by our own will and strength we are not able to do them. He commands perfect obedience because He cannot give anything less then perfect. God refuses to lower His standards to the level of our sinful infirmities. Being perfect, God must set a perfect standard before us. God gave the Law to Israel, knowing full well they could not keep it. The New Covenant is all of God. He puts within us His Spirit, causing us to walk in His statues, and keep His judgments. He forgives our sins, and continues to bless us, and makes us remember our evil ways and our deeds that were not good before He came into our lives.
---Mark_V. on 1/5/11


Christan, that was a serious twist to the word of GOd.

Who said Adam and Eve didnt have the ability to obey God?

Youre taking a verse written by a man who was under sin and applying it to them. They werent UNDER SIN at the time God gave them the instruction NOT to eat of that fruit. Where did you hear such a thing?
---CraigA on 1/5/11


Read These Insightful Articles About Christian Products


--Does God ask of us things we are not able to accomplish? And if He does, why?--

Yes - But only to show us that we are fallen.

Its not our inability that condemns us, but our unwillingness to call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. A proud man wont call upon Jesus. A humble man will.

God resists the proud and shows mercy to the humble (those who fear Him).
---CraigA on 1/5/11


MarkV, it would behoove you to dispense with your boring saint bashing, and get your heart and life right with God.
---Eloy on 1/5/11


God commanded Adam not to eat of the tree or there will be deadly consequence. The rest is history.

If Adam couldn't obey, what makes one think that we, who are from Adam's loins can? Man has no ability in him to obey His commands. Why? Simple. Scripture declares: "For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin." Romans 7:14

And if you can obey God's commandments, it's still not going to save your soul. For Scripture declares, "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin." Romans 3:20

So you think you can obey God's command? Good for you, then Jesus didn't die for you.
---christan on 1/4/11


Eloy, you said Cluny corrupts the Scriptures and he was giving his opinion just like everyone. You also gave your opinion and find it very wrong. When you said that God will not command you to do something that you cannot do. That is not true at all. So, what is not truth is called a lie and that is a sin. And here is where you are wrong,
God gave the law to Israel at Sinai and demanded a full compliance with it, and solemnly pointed out what would be the consequences of their disobedience, sickness, plagues, also every sickness and every plague which is not written in this Book of the Law, until they are destroyed.
---Mark_V. on 1/4/11


Read These Insightful Articles About Christian Divorce


Eloy 2: God told them He scatter them and give them a trembling heart, failing eyes. yet Romans 8:3 we are expressly told, "For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh" The Law could not be kept. It was an impossible task. In the New Testament we are told, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect" no one can be perfect as the Father, not even you Eloy. Or His word says, "My little children, these things I write to unto you, that ye sin not" Another impossible task, for all sin and come short of the glory of God. Every single person Eloy, even you.
---Mark_V. on 1/4/11


You must let me know how you did it.
---Cluny on 1/3/11

I can't do it, nobody can, there's not a day that has passed since I've been born again that I haven't messed it up. One day I thought I was sinless (might have been close I REALLY tried with everything I had) and at the end of the day I realized I was proud of my accomplishment and had looked down on another person over something tiny in that day while comparing myself to them.

The point is this: God does give us things we cannot possibly uphold...in an unbroken vessel there is no work for God to perform, but it is as the scripture says: "my strength is made perfect in weakness."
---Pharisee on 1/4/11


Pharisee, do not pay much mind to cluny, for he disses Christians and corrupts the scriptures in order to support his sin.
---Eloy on 1/4/11


\\ Let me know when you got that one straightened out.
---Pharisee on 1/3/11
\\

You must let me know how you did it.
---Cluny on 1/3/11


Read These Insightful Articles About Christian Marriage


God's got all eternity to make us totally holy if we will let Him.
---Cluny on 1/2/11

That's not the point, (he will finish it) God told YOU to be holy. Let me know when you got that one straightened out.
---Pharisee on 1/3/11


God would not command you to do something that you could not do, because Jesus delights in his children who obey his commandments.
---Eloy on 1/2/11


\\Jesus told Lazarus whom was dead 4 days, "Lazarus, Here present."\\

No, He didn't. No translation says that. It is only to you that the word of God has come in 20 centuries?

\\ These may seem unpossible,\\

While the word "unpossible" appeared in the 1611 version of the KJV, it was removed in later editions, such as 1769.
---Cluny on 1/2/11


God commands us, "Be all you holy, for I the Lord your God am holy." Not only is this possible to do, it is God's commandment and it is expected, and for dissers there is the lake of fire and brimstone. For God has given no one permission to sin. God does not play games with sin, sin is what nailed holy Jesus to the cross. If you choose sin, then God will spit you out of his mouth as an unclean thing, "For no sinner will enter into my gates, and no violence will sit as mine table nor partake of my cup," says the Lord.
---Eloy on 1/2/11


Read These Insightful Articles About Debt Consolidation


No. When the man in the synagogue with the withered hand was told by our God Jesus, "Stretch forward your hand," and when our Lord God Jesus told the man whom was infirmed for 38 years, "Rise, take up your bed, and walk," and when our God Jesus told Lazarus whom was dead 4 days, "Lazarus, Here present." These may seem unpossible, but what is unpossible with man is possible with God.
---Eloy on 1/2/11


God's got all eternity to make us totally holy if we will let Him.
---Cluny on 1/2/11


Complete holiness is impossible for us. Otherwise Christ would not have had to die.
Phl 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
---Donna66 on 1/2/11


No, God is not like a carnal father, he is perfect love, and his children are like he is. lit.Gk: Jesus says, "Truly, truly, I say to you, whom trusts in me, the miracles that I do that one will do also, even greater these that will do, because I go to whom Father of me." Jn.14:12.
---Eloy on 1/2/11


Read These Insightful Articles About Refinancing


YES HE DOES!!!

Do you think that any of theses slobs (Murderers/Adulterers/Thieves/Partiers/Persecutors...) in scripture accomplish anything on their own Righteuosness, Character, Strength, Ambition. TALENTS

LOL!!!!

PICK ONE PLEASE>>>
Moses?
Saul?
Peter?
Matthew(AKA Levi)?
David)?
Jacob?
Jonah?
Elijah?
Elissah?
others...

"You can do "NOTHING" without Me"
Jesus Christ

There's your answer MarkV.

If G-d takes you to it, He'll take you through it!
---John on 1/1/11


No. But most often He asks us to do something now or in the near future. That is, He's not likely to tell you to preach to thousands...but rather to speak to your next-door neighbor. His first request to Abraham was to leave his country--not sacrifice his first born son.
What He asks is often very difficult (in our mind...and I believe he intends it that way) but impossible? no.
If what He asks truly seems impossible, not merely difficult, better ask Him for clarification. If you ask with a willing heart, He will make His will known.
.
---Donna66 on 1/1/11


"Does God ask of us things we are not able to accomplish?" No.
What ever the Father ask of us, He empowers in our willingness.
---josef on 1/1/11


The last phrase in this verse, John 15:5,"I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: FOR WITHOUT ME YE CAN DO NOTHING seems to make this question a no-brainer.
---mima on 1/1/11

Mima's answer is the reason I said nothing...he's said rightly
---Pharisee on 1/1/11


Read These Insightful Articles About Franchises


God will NEVER give you anything you cannot accomplish
---Leslie on 12/31/10

1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy.

Leslie could you reconcile these statements for me? Thanks Z-
---Pharisee on 1/1/11


The last phrase in this verse, John 15:5,"I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: FOR WITHOUT ME YE CAN DO NOTHING seems to make this question a no-brainer.
---mima on 1/1/11


"My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." (in 2 Corinthians 12:9)
---Bill_willa6989 on 12/31/10


God may ask us to do something we feel we can't do. But remember He created us so He knows what we can & can't do. We are the ones who don't know what our real limits are when it comes to talent or ability. Remember Moses? He didn't feel like he could be the one to talk & God asked him who made his mouth? Then God got angry when Moses kept asking for his brother to do the talking for him. But God allowed it. Sometimes we probably miss out on a lot of blessings because we sell ourselves short on what we feel we can do. The less our ability the more God gets the glory for the accomplishment through us.
---Reba on 12/31/10


Read These Insightful Articles About Lead Generation


Hi Bro.Mark V :)
all i have ever seen/heard that God has ever asked of us was,Love Him,Love our neighbors as ourselves,lift the fallen,clothe the nikked,feed the hungry,visit the sick and inprisoned....
i recently finished a class,i passed the class with flying colors,however,i failed the final.
obviously!!! it was not God's will...but then again,it's not like HE asked me personally to take the class for that matter.
---kevin5443 on 12/31/10


No, it's not.
---Cluny on 12/31/10


God doesn't give us a task we can't finish. it is us whom stop our accomplishments. If God truly wants us to do it, it will get done!
---candice on 12/31/10


Mark, it sounds like you feel that has happenned to you!

There have been time when I've thought that, but later I was shown either (a) that God did not actually ask it, or (b) that in fact I was able, with His help, to accomplish!
---peter3594 on 12/31/10


Read These Insightful Articles About Mortgages


God will NEVER give you anything you cannot accomplish - this would be mean and God is NOT mean. The Bible says He will not give you more than you can handle (you can say accomplish). Anytime in the Bible God tells us to do something, He does it knowing that we CAN accomplish it.
---Leslie on 12/31/10


Copyright© 1996-2015 ChristiaNet®. All Rights Reserved.