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How are you fulfilling Genesis 12:3? He who blesses you, I will bless. He who curses you I will curse? Who are you blessing? and why?

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But he didn't argue Gentile inheritance from the OT. It was a mystery
---James_L on 1/5/13

For your consideration:

Acts 13:47 I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

Isaiah 49:6...I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth



Acts 26:22 .. saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:...and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
---francis on 1/6/13


Phil, unfortunately your doctrine teaches God only had one Covenant promise to Abraham, correct? WRONG! So why then is Paul telling the Galatians and Romans 4 about another covenant promise, having nothing to do with any land? Jacob and his descendants were promised land.

I see no land promises in Galatians, Paul's greatest of all concerning GRACE and the CROSS, and Abraham and ISAAC are right there in the heart of this Gospel.
---kathr4453 on 1/6/13


The mystery is that Gentiles are now included in an inheritance that was meant for Jews only.--James_L on 1/5/13

No promise of the covenants to Israel find fulfillment outside the Land of Promise. The land promised to Abraham is promised to a race brought forth out of Egypt. It has not been fulfilled, yet.

No promise of a celestial heavenly allotment was ever proclaimed by the Prophets. No new creation in Christ.

All Israel's blessings and rewards are on the earth in the Kingdom on earth, as kings and priests to the nations.
---Phil on 1/5/13


---James_L on 1/5/13

michael_e was generous to bring sciptural evidence indicating the differences in the evangels of the circumcision and the uncircumcision.

Are you stout enough to investigate truth, or is rebuttal your only objective on the matter?

Please seek truth above all else, as did the Bereans. Don't take michael_e's word for it, fact check.
---Phil on 1/5/13


\\Eph 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel\\
---Phil on 1/5/13

You're very correct that a mystery was revealed to Paul. But it has nothing to do with who goes to heaven.

The mystery is that Gentiles are now included in an inheritance that was meant for Jews only.

Fellow heirs, one body, all right there in Eph 3:6

Paul argued Christ's death and rsurrection from the OT scriptures, and justification by faith for Jew and Gentile.

But he didn't argue Gentile inheritance from the OT. It was a mystery
---James_L on 1/5/13




Gospel of the grace of God = The message given to the apostle Paul the apostle to the Gentiles in the dispensation of the grace of God, kept secret until revealed by the risen Lord Jesus Christ.

The details of this gospel include, Salvation apart from Israel.
Salvation apart from the law of Moses
Salvation apart from works of any kind
Water baptism is not a part of the message of grace
Justification is based in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ,in his death, burial and resurrection
Immediate, Free, Secure

REFERENCES: 1 Cor.1:17,1 Cor. 15:1-4, Eph. 2:8,9, Romans 11, Romans 4:5, Romans 3, Eph.1:13-14 etc., etc,. etc..
---michael_e on 1/5/13


References: Mark 1:4-5, John 1:31, Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19-26, Gen 15:5 & ff., Mat 19:28 & ff., Mat 25:31-34, Luke 1:32 etc., etc,. etc..
---michael_e on 1/5/13

The provision of proofs is most commendable. Faithfulness in instruction of others is a sign of maturity.

May the Lord find hearts willing to apprehend through study the evidences you provide.
---Phil on 1/5/13


Phil and Michael, again the mystery is Christ in you, in both Jews and Gentiles in this dispensation of grace forming the church, His Body. This is what broke down the wall between Jews and Gentiles , making one new man in Christ. Those In Christ, are a new creature, neither Jew or Gentile.

Paul in Acts found several Jews who were Baptized with Johns baptism, and asked them, have you received the Holy Spirit, and they said they had not heard of the Holy Spirit. Paul then preached the same Gospel to them, Jews, as he did the Gentiles.

Paul was then guilty by your standards of preaching an accursed Gospel to the Jews.

Bologna!
---kathr4453 on 1/5/13


Gospel of the kingdom preached first by John Baptist, then the Lord Jesus Christ, then the 12 apostles. this gospel include, Water baptism for entrance into the kingdom. Repentance i.e. change their thinking about who the Lord Jesus Christ was
A future, literal, visible, earthly, Davidic Kingdom with Christ sitting on the his throne in Jerusalem.
The fulfillment of the promises made unto the patriarchal fathers
This is a works oriented, Mosaic law system

References: Mark 1:4-5, John 1:31, Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19-26, Gen 15:5 & ff., Mat 19:28 & ff., Mat 25:31-34, Luke 1:32 etc., etc,. etc..
---michael_e on 1/5/13


---kathr4453 on 1/3/13
Eph 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

You will search in vain to find anywhere in the "Old Testament" or the Greek Writings where Jew and Gentile are on equal footing and inheritance outside of Paul's revelations.

I beg you to be honest here, and look for yourself. Had not Paul revealed this secret, it would still be unknown.

No other Writer or prophet revealed the many secrets entrusted to Paul alone.
---Phil on 1/5/13




You read more into it than is there. That is what made Paul an Apostle. He took what he was taught to the others, and was given the right hand of fellowship.---kathr4453 on 1/3/13

Cunning you may be, but the end of the matter is this:

Ga 2:9 they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship, that we [should go] unto the nations, and they unto the Circumcision (Jews).

Explicit I would say. Blindness would be the only excuse. One evangel to the Circumcision. One to the nations.

Israel failed to repent. The twelve were rejected, and the nations would be blessed regardless, through the message Paul alone received [Ga 2:2].
---Phil on 1/5/13


When Paul was struck down on the road to Damascus , I just don recall any conversation like this, "pssstttt" Paul, hay I'm up here, and no one knows it...it's a secret.....I died and rose again, but I'm only telling you".

Sounds like ANOTHER Jesus to me. Maybe the one who appeared to Joseph Smith.
---kathr4453 on 1/5/13


michael e,
if there was something to learn from your drivel, I'd be all for it.

But you claim that nobody knew anything about a resurrection until it was revealed to Paul.

YET, Acts 17:2-3 says that he was arguing from scripture, and giving evidence that the Christ must die and rise again.

Read Paul's discourse in Acts 13:16-47
*v27* "Those in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize Him nounderstand the utterances of the prophets"

You have been shown, OVER AND OVER, how scripture refutes your position.

And in your pride, you refuse it.
---James_L on 1/4/13


michael_e it says but now is "MANIFEST", manifest meaning the Holy Spirit is NOW MANIFEST in us. It doesn't say but now is revealed...
---kathr4453 on 1/4/13


//Read verse 26
but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets..//

When do you think but now was?
You might be better off trying to learn than trying to put some one down son.
---michael_e on 1/4/13


\\Instead of using holy prophets as support, Paul says his message was kept secret from those prophets.
Rom 16:25\\
---michael_e on 1/3/13

Are you smoking something?

Read verse 26
but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets...

How about Acts 17:2-3
And according to Pauls custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and giving evidence that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ.

Paul reasoned from the scriptures (OLD TESTAMENT)

you spew nonsense and confusion
---James_L on 1/4/13


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No michael_e, Paul stated what he was taught was from God and not man, that is all. John 17 already tells us John was revealed the mystery revealed to him after Jesus rose from the dead, or else John could not have recorded it .

You read more into it than is there. That is what made Paul an Apostle. He took what he was taught to the others, and was given the right hand of fellowship. This way, those others KNEW beyond a shadow of a doubt, Paul was truly called by God, and the would have no fear of him persecuting the Church again.
---kathr4453 on 1/3/13


the message John, Jesus, and Peter taught was verified by Scripture, Paul claims his message wasn't revealed to anyone prior! It was kept a secret and hid in God (Rom 16:25, Eph 3:9).
Paul distinguishes his message from previous revelation, teacher, or historical tradition. Gal 1:11-12
Instead of using holy prophets as support, Paul says his message was kept secret from those prophets.
Rom 16:25
Paul had no doctrinal history to appeal to, since he claims his mystery message was hid from ages and generations.
Col 1:26
Declaring such a message it is no wonder Paul had problems even with other believers (Acts 15:1-2, Gal 2:6-11).
---michael_e on 1/3/13


michael e. the gospel that Paul spoke when he said, "my gospel" was the good news he was bringing (Rom. 1:1,2) The other apostles also brought the good news. And the revelation of the mystery spoken of was not another gospel, the mystery that had not been revealed was that Gentiles would be included in the New Covenant (Rom. 11:25) tells us the mystery,
" For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel "until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in". .
---Mark_V. on 1/3/13


Just like today, in Paul's time, there were many false gospels going around. Those who came into Galatia carried a false gospel to those Gentiles disrupting Paul's work to the Gentiles. So, Paul saying My Gospel, to Romans, again Gentiles, should not be taken as Paul's secret gospel. Paul's gospel is the gospel of the cross, not kingdom now theology, which is not only a false gospel now, but false in Paul's time in Galatia .

There were not two gospels being preached at that time that God ordained, one to Jews and another to Gentiles. And any gospel that Gentiles were in submission to Jews was accursed even in Galatia...period. That time will come after the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ, not before.
---kathr4453 on 1/3/13


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From Romans 16:25, it is evident that the what Paul calls "my gospel", was a mystery until God showed it to him by revelation. "Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began ...."
Why did God keep our gospel a secret so long? 1 Cor 2:7-8, "But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory". No one was allowed to know it, not the apostles, Pilate, or even Satan himself.
---michael_e on 1/2/13


The preaching of Jesus Christ according to teh Mystery, is "Christ in you", the hope of GLORY.

In this dispensation of time, the Mystery is Christ in you, not possible before His resurrection. The Mystery of the CHURCH is that Mystery. clearly stated in Colossians 1:24-27 that Paul took to the GENTILES, where as Peter and the others took to the Jews.
The wall that was between them was taken down, God making IN CHRIST one New Man, neither Jew or Gentile. "I in them and Thou in Me that we all may be ONE" Jesus prayed this in John 17 before going to the Cross.

This IS that MYSTERY micael_e.
---kathr4453 on 1/2/13


\\Simple reading. the Gospel revealed to Paul was a mystery.\\
---michael_e on 1/2/13

Yes, but you've missed it.

The mystery is that Gentiles are now included in the blessing of Abraham.

This has NOTHING to do with who goes to heaven.

It is an INHERITANCE promised to Abraham's spiritual descendants, both Jew and Gentile

prefigured by a material inheritance promised to Abraham's physical descendants

Read Galatians 3

Also Ephesians 1:9-14
He has made known the MYSTERY...In Christ we have obtained an INHERITANCE...when you heard the word of truth...marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit, the pledge of our INHERITANCE

What was Peter promising in Acts 2? To JEWS, no less
---James_L on 1/2/13


Markv you say

//It was not kept secret from them.//
Luke says it was hid, what is the difference, they didn't know, yet you say Abraham did?
Luke 18:34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them,..."
And revealed to Paul, the first in the BoC.
Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to MY GOSPEL, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
Simple reading. the Gospel revealed to Paul was a mystery.
---michael_e on 1/2/13


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that He appeared to Cephas and the twelve

His appearing to the disciples was part of the good news that Paul proclaimed, so why do you omit it?
---JamesL on 1/2/13

Not only so but He, Jesus Christ appeared to almost 500 who WITNESSED HIS RESURRECTION. and this is TOO what Peter and all the Apostles WITNESSED and preached. AND this is what WE today Preach, Christ Crucified and RISEN.

Yes He also appeared to Paul, which was what gave him, Paul, the right to be called an APOSTLE...of which he called himself the least, because Paul persecuted the CHURCH. Yep, michael_e, the same CHURCH all believers belong to even today, both Jew and Gentile!
---kathr4453 on 1/2/13


//why do you continually cite and quote only 4 verses in 1Corinthians 15 ???//

If you are saved today you are saved by Paul's gospel
1Cor 15 is the simplest verses.
Jesus Christ accomplished everything needed to save my soul from the penalty of my sins when he graciously shed his death blood on the cross and resurrected to eternal life. There is nothing else I need to do but to believe it
---michael_e on 1/2/13


michael e,
why do you continually cite and quote only 4 verses in 1Corinthians 15 ???

Paul was telling them about the good news that he had already witnessed to them, and he strung together all the aspects o that good news with "AND"

And he didn't stop saying AND in the middle of verse 4, then jump to another letter.

I declare the good news that I proclaimed to you
that Christ died for our sins according to scripture
AND
that He was buried
AND
that He was raised on the third day
AND
that He appeared to Cephas and the twelve

His appearing to the disciples was part of the good news that Paul proclaimed, so why do you omit it?
---JamesL on 1/2/13


michael e, you misunderstood the passage (Luke 18:34). You say:

"Do you think(man) Abraham kept this secret, even the 12 had no idea.Luke 18:34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them,..."(but not from abraham?)"

It was not kept secret from them. I do not know why they had no idea, since Jesus had already told them before. The whole matter of Christ death and resurrection was not grasped by the 12. They had other ideas about the Messiah. Christ predicted His resurrection on the third day before (Luke 9:22). But the disciples missed the importance of those words, and when He actually did rise, they were surprised by it (Luke 24:6).
Read (Luke 9:22) don't skip passages.
---Mark_V. on 1/2/13


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Isaiah 53 was no secret to anyone, even John the Baptist.

Michael_e, the mystery is CHRIST IN YOU. , not His death and resurrection.

Colossians 1 tell us what the mystery is.

This dispensation of GRACE is Christ in you which forms the Church, His body. ...that being the mystery.

Salvation is not and never was a mystery.
---kathr4453 on 1/2/13


//Gospel means GOOD NEWS.//
So simple
1 Cor 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel(good news) which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand,2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures,
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
1Thess 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again..
---michael_e on 1/1/13


michael e,
I think you have given the word "gospel" a different definition than what it actually means.

Gospel means GOOD NEWS.

It does NOT mean "secret formula whereby aderents receive eternal life"

Like I've said before, there was a LOT of good news going around back then

Christ was born

He came to his own

He was rejected

He died, was buried, and rose

He bore our sins in that death

one is justified by "Believing In" Him

He is the firstfruits of resurrection

ALL of them good news for us

There are MANY pieces of good news, not just a secret formula
---James_L on 1/1/13


//I wonder how John the Baptist knew this, you say no one knew. Job even believed in the resurrection.//
Amazing, God told all the OT saints of Christs' crucifixion and resurrection, but hid it from the 12.
Luke 18:33 And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day HE SHALL RISE AGAIN.34 And they UNDERSTOOD NONE of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken
//No one is saved solely because they were born after Jesus resurrection.//

Absolutely, WE are saved by simply believing in His death, burial and resurrection.1Cor 15:1-4
---michael_e on 1/1/13


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Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

I wonder how John the Baptist knew this, you say no one knew. Job even believed in the resurrection.

The whole of the plan of salvation was laid in place before the foundation of the world.

The FULLNESS of those plans were fully revealed at Jesus resurrection.

No one is saved solely because they were born after Jesus resurrection.
---kathr4453 on 1/1/13


Abraham was ignorant of the future work of Christ (the gospel) but the cross work of Christ isn't hidden from us today.

Do you think(man) Abraham kept this secret, even the 12 had no idea.Luke 18:34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them,..."(but not from abraham?)

Our faith rests in the finished work of the Lord . We see His work in scripture and choose whether to respond in faith or not.

By faith Christs death is our death, and his resurrection is a declaration of His righteousness imputed unto us (2 Cor 5:21).

It is no longer a secret how God justifies humanity by faith without works. Paul says we can be declared righteous freely by faith through Jesus Christ.
---michael_e on 1/1/13


Michael_e, I'm shocked. Did Paul not explain Abraham to you in Romans 4 as well as Galatians? The whole of Isaac, the PROMISED CHILD, and his being laid upon an alter is that continuing promise starting in Genesis 3:15. Hebrews tells even more in that Abraham believed God would raise him from the dead, as is all a type of Christ. Abraham saw the death and resurrection of the promised Messiah in a vision that very day. In Isaac will thy seed be CALLED, (that seed is Christ) are the church, his heavenly children. Jacob's descendants are the earthly ones, whom God also gave promises too. Jacob= sand sea= earthly, Isaac= stars=heavenly.

You and Markv both have it wrong.
---kathr4453 on 1/1/13


//I told you already Abraham believed in Jesus Christ coming//
MARK, where is your scripture? You say all the OT saints knew of Christ' crucifixion and resurrection, so they apparently kept it secret. I say God kept it secret, and it was revealed to Paul.
1Cor 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Our gospel is in it's simplest form 1Cor 15:1-4 1Thess 4:14
---michael_e on 1/1/13


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Michael e, I told you already Abraham believed in Jesus Christ coming. What do you think is the gospel? How could he have faith without been born of God? Salvation is of the Lord. We are saved by grace through faith. Abraham did not have to see Jesus die on the Cross. He believed in God by faith. Jesus was first proclaimed in (Gen. 3:15). Only those that believed in the coming Messiah were the ones saved.
"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name. Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor the will of man, but of God" (John 1:12,13).
Do you read that people had to see Jesus die in order to be saved?
---Mark_V. on 1/1/13


Markv I have asked you, where is your scripture that Abraham knew anything about Jesus'(God) was going to die and resurrect??
If you don't have any, man up son.
//Abraham believed by faith, all those Old Testament saints had faith. They believed in the coming Messiah.// Zero scripture for that thought.
---michael_e on 12/31/12


Michael e, if you have not read about the faith of Abraham, then you better start reading the Bible from the beginning. You missed about the life of the Old Testament saints. Paul said,
"Just as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Therefore know only those who are of faith, are sons of Abraham" (Gal. 3:6,7).
And who do you think is God? Jesus Christ.
"Yet you have not known Him (God the Father) but I know Him. And If I say, I do not know Him, I shall be a liar like you, but I know Him, and keep His Word. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad" (John 8:55,56). Jesus speaking about Abraham.
You do not believe just like those Jews.
---Mark_V. on 12/31/12


Markv you said
//Abraham believed by faith, all those Old Testament saints had faith. They believed in the coming Messiah.// Zero scripture for that thought.
Jesus on earth told the 12 about his death and resurrection
and it was hid from them. But you say Abraham knew. Find some scripture to back up your thoughts. You don't actually think that you part of Israel, or have replaced Israel, do you? If you do that is a big part of your problem.
---michael_e on 12/31/12


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Michael e, anyone who has faith in Christ that He is our Redeemer is "born of God." Why do you not understand? Who are those who believe? (John 1:12,13)
"Who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God"
Abraham believed by faith, all those Old Testament saints had faith. They believed in the coming Messiah. Their salvation was not consummated until Christ died on the Cross. The believers in Jesus time also believed by faith. They didn't understand many things, but they had faith in the Messiah. After He died, it became more clear what the prophets and Jesus had been talking about. Again, we are saved by grace through faith. Not of ourselves, but a gift of God.
---Mark_V. on 12/31/12


can you believe a gospel you haven't heard? The 12 didn't know Christ was going to die, (Luke 18:31-34 Matt 16:21-22). they didn't know about His resurrection until after (John 20:9). They believed the gospel of the kingdom, simply Jesus was the Christ (Messiah)(Matt 16:16 and John 11:27). if they didn't know our gospel,no one else before knew it.

Gal 3:6-9,
God proclaimed good news to Abraham, "In thee shall all nations be blessed." Many believe our gospel of grace was preached to Abraham. Did it say how all the nations would become blessed? Or a Messiah would die for mans sins? Or He would rise from the dead? It said, "In thee shall all nations be blessed." That is the good news Abraham believed.
---michael_e on 12/30/12


michael e, why do you not understand? We are saved by grace through faith. Even the saints from the Old Testament were saved by grace through faith. Why do you not understand that salvation is by the grace of God? When He brings someone to spiritual life, it has nothing whatsoever to do with what man does, he is dead in trespasses. It is the love for God for His children that brings them to spiritual life, His elect.
"But God who is rich in mercy, "because of His great love with which He loved us (His children, the elect) " even when we were dead in trepasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved) and raised us up together..." (Eph. 2:4-10).
---Mark_V. on 12/30/12


MarkV The gospel Christ revealed to Paul after His ascension, is based on the finished work of the cross. His death, burial and resurrection.
This is the gospel that saves today. Jesus while on earth hid this from the 11. Where is what was hid from the 11, who walked with Jesus for 3 years explained to Abraham?
---michael_e on 12/29/12


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michael e, again you reject that the gospel taught by Paul is not the same gospel given to Abraham. I really don't know why. Who was speaking in (Gal.3) Answer Paul. Did Paul ever say that his gospel was different then the one given to Abraham? No. It was the same gospel of faith.
"And the Scriptures forseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, in you all the nations shall be blessed. So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham" (Gal. 3:8,9). If Paul knew that Abraham had another gospel not of faith, he would have told us.
---Mark_V. on 12/29/12


Beloved Family (every one) may the Lord bless before this week go into 2013. It very impotant to say to all on CNT.Thankyou for being on here This ELENA (I hope not) of been too, harsh or Please forgive me!
I want to enter this new year Lord bless me to be more kind.This goes for the brothers please know have never mean any disrespect if I left a comment.May God bless the Moderators! I love you,too. Love of JESUS Forevermore, ELENA
---ELENA on 12/27/12


Elena, I'm happy to hear. What wondrous things the Lord is doing (and WILL do). You've made me smile too.
---Chria9396 on 8/23/11


Chria, yes! Thankyou,for ask 'bout me..I am doing quite well. I have been back lift'weights, walking & exercise.. In short, left note: prayer Room... Thankfull! the Lord process day by day healing me fr breast cancer! smile my hair grew back all nearly black!
---ELENA on 8/23/11


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Do NOT let the left hand know what the right hand is Blessing. I tell you, you have your reward. But bless in secret and your Father in Heaven who sees in secret will reward you!
---John on 8/7/11


//the gospel to Abraham beforehand" Gal. 3:8.//
The gospel (good news) to abraham was simply the covenant god made with him, he knew no more about the gospel revealed to Paul than the 12 disciples did (Luke 18:31-34)
---michael_e on 8/5/11


Donna5535, the passages in Genesis 12:3 refer to those who curse Abram and his descendants or those who treat him lightly, despise him, or treat him with contempt, God's curse for such lack of respect and disdain was to involve the most harsh of divine judgments. The opposite was to be true for those who bless him and his people, "in all the families of the earth shall be blessed" here Paul identified these words as "the gospel to Abraham beforehand" Gal. 3:8.
"And the Scriptures foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, In you all the nations shall be blessed. So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham"
---Mark_V. on 8/5/11


well our ancestors where occupied by the spanish once, so who know there could be hispanic blood in our ancestry, my mom looks like a senorita, and a few of our flemmish words sound spanish from madrid, but that is another story, no i'm not. "you'll probably referring to the word masse.
---andy3996 on 8/4/11


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Yes! It would definitly be Nonyah.
---John on 7/26/11


Elena, Haven't seen you in a while. Been thinking of you and have you in prayer.
---chria9396 on 7/25/11


Definitely,want to bless ALL the Fine & loving Christians on ChristiaNet who offer Their Prayers! Time,Love,kind words & Rebuke,Openly try'n to help others like MYSELF. it makes me feel appreciative of EVERYONE! love of JESUS! ELENA thanks!
---ELENA on 7/20/11


I strongly support Israel. And in the past that support has sometimes taken a monetary form.
---mima on 7/18/11


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Donna5535--Oh, if you are speaking specifically about contributions of money to Israel...I've contributed to Messianic-Christian ministries in Israel, but I can't recall exactly how much or when. I've given to lots of Christian causes...but only a few regularly.
God doesn't call us all to contribute to every worthy Christian ministry.
---Donna66 on 7/17/11


no problem, andy3996. that is all we can do. are you Hispanic?
---aka on 7/16/11


AKA, oke now you question,is mase clear, Bless you, i only responded to what i read
---andy3996 on 7/16/11


//response neither//

because of an editing error, 'or is Israel Jesus?' was supposed to be 'or is Israel of Jesus?' (who is not a tract of land.)
---aka on 7/15/11


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AKA said
Spiritually speaking, is Israel a tract of land or is Israel Jesus?
response neither. ourisrael is heaven. today i blessed an abandoned child a begger and my wife
---andy3996 on 7/15/11


//I asked this question because...//

Mat 6:1 "Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
Mat 6:2 "Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
Mat 6:3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
Mat 6:4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
---aka on 7/15/11


I love the response "because I can." GOOD ONE!!!!

I asked this question because I am supporting Messianic Jewish ministries, one is an "end time" ministry. I was wondering what you folks are doing in regards to blessing with financial gifts and prayers and even food. Who are you blessing and why? In 2009 when I got my inheritance, I sent off 20% and was told that money built a dental clinic in Israel. I will never see it, but I believe it's there. It also fed lepers in India. I didn't even know lepers existed anymore. I would like to meet these lepers. I have a heart for the poor...I want to get every homeless and hungry child and adult food and shelter..so that's my goal until I leave this planet.
---Donna5535 on 7/15/11


Leslie-- I think you've got your time-table all wrong.
It was only a few months ago that Obama wanted to demand Israel to give up it's legally aquired land.
The real estate market and the economy in general bottomed out long before. About three years ago the price of gasoline was 4 dollars a gallon as I remember.
Tornados, floods, fires occur all the time.

---Donna66 on 7/15/11


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"Who are you blessing? Whomever I am able.
"and why?" Because I can.
---josef on 7/15/11
Amen!
---christina on 7/15/11


"Who are you blessing? Whomever I am able.
"and why?" Because I can.
---josef on 7/15/11


It would be Nonyah!
---John on 7/14/11


I'm blessing YOU by being on here, lol. I'm just kidding. :p Honestly though, it's food for thought. Thank you!
---katie on 7/14/11


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//After Obama did that, the tornados, flooding, and fires happened. Also, gas prices went up and the housing market went down, and the job market went down again.// ---Leslie on 7/14/11

and this all happened only after? gas prices raising?

Jesus said all this stuff would happen. I do not think a direct correlation can be made to the Obama-nation only. Jesus also said there are those who will come against Him and His minions.

Spiritually speaking, is Israel a tract of land or is Israel Jesus?
---aka on 7/14/11


Donna66 - After Obama did that, the tornados, flooding, and fires happened. Also, gas prices went up and the housing market went down, and the job market went down again.
---Leslie on 7/14/11


Leslie-- What happened 24 to 48 hours after Obama told
Netanyahu he should give up Israel's land? Did unemployment increase yet again? Or what? I don't remember. Nevertheless, I pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
---Donna66 on 7/13/11


I pray that God will bless every single person here on ChristiaNet!
---John.usa on 7/13/11


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aka "in our limited POV, what we perceive as blessing just may be curses, and curses just may be a blessing."
Good point.
I pray blessings for many here, my children, lots of people. We are even to bless our enemies. Matthew 5:44
But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
---Christina on 7/13/11


//This verse refers to Israel and the Jews. //

These verses are for Abram, who was not a Jew. He was one man that God chose to save mankind through (reference Gen 3). Paul said that we are one in Christ. He was not making a new gospel, but he was providing witness.

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in our limited POV, what we perceive as blessing just may be curses, and curses just may be a blessing.
---aka on 7/13/11


This verse refers to Israel and the Jews. I do bless them. I bless Israel and the Jews because God says they are His and will ALWAYS be His. Also because God COMMANDS us to, so I want to be obedient to God in this. The Bible says if we do not bless Israel and the Jews we will be cursed. It is a proven fact that every President of the U.S.A. that has asked Israel and the Jews to give up their land, within 24-48 hours later, something bad has happened to America (natural disasters, 911, gas prices up, financial crisis, etc.).
---Leslie on 7/13/11


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