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Atheist, I do not mind at all. I am sure that I probably have the Doctor's contact up in my boxes that are in storage. I will gladly write and ask the Doctor for a copy of my medical records to send to you if it will help you to become a believer. Just let me know. You can contact me at eloy7794
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---Eloy on 7/28/11


---One of the reasons He spoke in parables was because they saw and could not believe, heard but could not hear or understand.
---Mark_V. on 7/28/11


Neither did his apostles. I seem to recall Christ having to explain the meaning of the parables to them as well. They were just as confused as the unbelieving.
---CraigA on 7/28/11


Eloy,

I do not want to see your private medical records. My suggestion was that your case and others, if proven not to have any medical basis for recovery, would be a good foundation for a television broadcast.

Do not bother tracking down your medical records for me.
---atheist on 7/28/11


Trav:
Errors in translation can be slight or serious. For example, if a translation uses the word "God" intead of "Lord", the meaning is not changed appreciably, so there is not really any doctrinal change.
---StrongAxe on 7/28/11

Interesting that you chose the "name" as an example. This was not error, it was intent 6,000+ times. As was the latin word gentile.

An error is an error. Truth is truth. Point is, both can be found as well as the intent of....in the finding.

Those who pan for this gold get rewarded. Those who are content with flakes....have flakes.
Psalm 145:18
The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
---Trav on 7/28/11


Stongaxe, Eloy will not listen to reason. Simple reason, not revelation. He is so prideful and I know he could be of great help if he just listened to the Truth. I believe God healed him but I believe He heals those He wants to heal. Believers and unbelievers. And you are correct most of those Jesus healed were unbelievers to authenticate He was God. To some that ask for a sign or a wonder, he most of the time rebuked them. One of the reasons He spoke in parables was because they saw and could not believe, heard but could not hear or understand.
---Mark_V. on 7/28/11




Trav:

Errors in translation can be slight or serious. This is not black and white, but rather various shades of gray. For example, if a translation uses the word "God" intead of "Lord", the meaning is not changed appreciably, so there is not really any doctrinal change.

In fact, such errors are inevitable, as translations cannot be exact. One Hebrew word can have two meanings, and a translator must pick one or the other - hopefully the one whose meaning is closest in the given context.

However, some errors can be crucial. The "Wicked Bible" of 1631 accidentally left out "not" in "thou shalt not commit adultery", and there have been many other similar errors over the years.
---StrongAxe on 7/28/11


Eloy:

The reason someone would want to see those records is because of the basic Biblical principle of truth that I keep bringing up here over and over again, but that you don't seem to understand - that truth is established by 2 or 3 witnesses.

If you merely state it is true, you are only one witness. However, if one ALSO has the testimony of the doctor himself (and not merely your own say-so that the doctor agrees), that would constitute a second witness.

You also said: My miraculous healing is not for the worldly

Strange. Jesus performed many miracles, not for believers, but rather for unbelievers as signs to cause them to believe. Believers aren't the ones who need a sign.
---StrongAxe on 7/28/11


trav //There are many "man" made/guiding errors in say, KJV.

Probably somewhat true, howbeit, no errors impact basic Christian doctrine and few if any doctrine is based upon one and only one verse.
---leej on 7/27/11

Can't be "somewhat true"...it is either true or not on error or truth.
Errors do affect millions. The Sadducees and Pharisees for example.
But, any who knock, seek and ask can find truth in spite of mans error or intent.

These witnesses appointed by GOD melt these errors away. Even though denom's, and doctrines have adopted or extended.
Acts 23:8
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.
---Trav on 7/28/11


trav //There are many "man" made/guiding errors in say, KJV.

Probably somewhat true, howbeit, no errors impact basic Christian doctrine and few if any doctrine is based upon one and only one verse.
---leej on 7/27/11


Atheist, My miraculous healing is not for the worldly. I also have prayed for others which have also received miraculous healings. There is a professor named David whom was completely healed of AIDS, and an infant was raised from the dead. If I tell you what my results are which is recorded in my medical records, then why would you still want to see my records for yourself? The doctor who treated me 12 years ago in Fresno California has my medical records, and I can look up his name and his address, and if I sign a release he probably would give me a copy of my records.
---Eloy on 7/27/11




trav -
Howbeit, there is nothing in it that says we must be absolutely correct in our interpretation of the Bible - a position that old Warwick seems to hold.
---leej on 7/26/11

There are many "man" made/guiding errors in say, KJV. As you know there are scriptural witnesses that bring these errors to light and anull. Precept upon precept,line upon line.

Error as mentioned with some, is sifting for what fit's one comfort zone. Truth then is not the search, comfort is.

Irony is "comfort peace" is only in "Truth".
Psa 98:3
He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
---Trav on 7/27/11


Atheist, you will not be disappointed once you sincerely say Yes to Jesus. Once you connect to the Lord I promise you that your life will change. As a good parent whom desires the very best for his child, the parent will leave the choice wholly up to us whether or not we will choose rightly, and thereby reap the benefits thereof. So too is Jesus, he offers us all goodness beyond our imaginations, and leaves the choice wholly upo to us, but if we choose to reject him, then he cannot do very many miracles because of our unbelief, and he will go on to others whom will receive his goodness and will become blessed.
---Eloy on 7/27/11


If you have provable evidence then why don't you call a news station or go to a university with the information, get it verified and publicized.

Why are you keeping these modern day miracles to yourselves?

I am sure with very little work, if you evidence is good you could get a hours time on the Discovery Channel.

Please. I would really like to see this.
---atheist on 7/27/11


Atheist, this reality not only has pictures, but indeed real live testimonies. There are many of us whom know Jesus Almighty firsthand, and we have been supernaturally healed by God's hand from unhealable conditions known in the world, and have been transformed into a new life. We have physical and tangible evidence and authentic medical records showing undisputable test results and documentation of very real and legitimate and genuine proof of our miraculous healings from Jesus. Wonderfully, inspite of our many physical proofs, many carnal people will remain in their unacceptance and rejection, and therefore they themself choose to remain separated from the truth, and they do not personally share in any good deeds from God.
---Eloy on 7/27/11


//Mark_V. on 7/26/11 I'm not going to stand before the Great White Throne of Judgment,//
Amen, MarkV, our apostle Paul speaks to the body of Christ(believers)who have already been judged by accepting the finished work of the Cross.
---michael_e on 7/27/11


Eloy,

That sounds like a nice children's book. I hope it has pictures.
---atheist on 7/27/11


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Atheist, there is only one Jesus, the Almighty God, a Jew whom was born in Bethlehem of Judea a little over 2,000 years ago. And of his public exploits, he prophesied of hidden things, he turned water into wine, he healed all manner of disease and leprosy and hemoraging, made the blind to see and the cripple walk and the deaf to hear and the mute to speak, and he reattached a severed ear, and he stilled the raging storm with his word, he walked on top of the sea, fed great multitudes with two little fish and some loaves of bread, and he raised the dead, and even raised himself from the dead, and he walked through the closed doors, etc.
---Eloy on 7/26/11


//Please kiss and make up...

I would bet that both of them will mark the spot!
---leej on 7/26/11


\\ I'm not going to stand before the Great White Throne of Judgment, \\

Yes, you will.

Romans 14:10
But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

What part of "all" do you think omits you? Or how many judgment seats you think there are?

There is only ONE Last Judgement!

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/26/11


Mark and Eloy,

Do either of you know why or what you are fighting about?

Please kiss and make up...
---atheist on 7/26/11


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Alan of the UK,
No. I wouldn't say that either.

Google the words, "invisible gorilla video," for a remarkably "enlightening" perspective on the subject. This has solidified my beliefs regarding first hand eye-witness accounts.

Now you add the fact that a story is verbally transmitted, written down 60 or more years after the fact, translated and transcribed hundreds of times, and altered for political and/or theological purposes and other reasons, the reliability is questionable.

This applies to anything that occurred in the past. History is constantly being rewritten by the present. Scriptures for any religion are not immune.
---atheist on 7/26/11


Eloy, that is the reason I corrected you, because you believe believers will stand at the Great White Throne of Judgment but they don't. I'm not going to stand before the Great White Throne of Judgment, that I'm sure of, since Christ sustains all believers to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ, (1 Cor. 1:7-9 ), so maybe you are since you believe you will. But Scripture tells us that "there is no condemnation to those in Christ." and I believe Him. We will be at the Great White Throne Judgment, but we will be there to judge the angels. All believers have been aquitted. Believers receive their rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
---Mark_V. on 7/26/11


\\pray to my Jesus\\

I'd rather pray to the real one, myself.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/26/11


Atheist you say "first hand eye-witnesses are notoriously unreliable"

I suppose that second or third hand witnesses are more reliable!
---alan8566_of_uk on 7/26/11


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So you really have got nothing regarding "truth" if you claim the Bible basis is the account of first hand witnesses.
---atheist on 7/26/11

I would suggest you stop watching Law and Order and actually read the Bible.

Two witness were required to accuse a person of a sin. The same number of witnesses were on hand for nearly every miracle recorded in the Bible. And for good measure, God supplied 500 witnesses to the Resurrection of Jesus.
---Mark_Eaton on 7/26/11


Eloy: "Cluny, I suggest that instead of you dissing the truth from God, pray to my Jesus...."

Exactly how many Jesuses do you guy got?

BTW, first hand eye-witnesses are notoriously unreliable. So you really have got nothing regarding "truth" if you claim the Bible basis is the account of first hand witnesses.
---atheist on 7/26/11


cluny, you continue to post falsehood. Cluny, I suggest that instead of you dissing the truth from God, pray to my Jesus that he will help you to accept the gospel that we Christians preach, so that you can be saved, and then you will also be able to post truth.
---Eloy on 7/26/11


atheist, We know that God is, because he physically revealed himself to the world a little over 2,000 years ago in the historical and eye-witnessed and documented account, in the person named, Jesus Christ. And he has also proven that he is love in that he personally healed all people that came to him and he layed down his life and sacrificed himself on the cross for others. I believe in Jesus Almighty, not because he is proven to be a real person, but because I cried out to him, and he heard me and he personally came to me, and he healed me and he delivered me from the lowest hell, and he gave me a new life. Jesus is pure unadulterated love, and if you receive him into your life, then your life too will be changed into the very best life.
---Eloy on 7/26/11


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MarkV, I already defined the "We", expressly, the "We" is "All", "All flesh will stand in front of Christ to be judged according to how they lived on earth: we each will receive our just deserts, either the soul will be rewarded heaven, or else be rewarded hell. The righteous will rightly be welcomed into the kingdom, and the sinuous will rightly be thrown into hell.
---Eloy on 7/26/11


Atheist, I assure you that Christ did indeed die for your sins as well as everyone elses here. There are many wolves in sheep's clothing here.


1 John 2:1,2
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
---CraigA on 7/26/11


\\cluny, I am discipled personally fromm Christ and I always practice what I preach\\

Jesus told me to tell you that you've been listening to an impostor.

He also told me to tell you that if you think I'm not saved, I'm in good spiritual shape.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/26/11


Eloy, you made a statement on 7/21/02 of which I said was good, but since you did not define who the "we" were in your statement, I defined it in my answer. The "we" you talked about had to be believers since they go to the Judgment Seat of Christ which is what you talked about.
You gave some passages but never to that effect. Then you got angry as always and condemned me again, as you have so many times. I feel sorry for you, for you do not take correction very well. It's got to be because you claim to be infallible. But you make a lot of mistakes that could be taken wrong by others. I don't condemn you, for I don't know your heart, but I can say, you need a lot of help, and that's putting it as mildly as I can.
---Mark_V. on 7/26/11


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But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
---CraigA on 7/26/11


Eloy, there is no god to give gratitude to.

"Only to realize that God never loved them, hence He never elected them unto salvation in Jesus Christ." Any unloving god, then? Just as I have been saying. Why would you chose to believe in such a god?

Lee, I know you didn't say that, but how could anyone who could not hear or read possible learn through scripture. They must be destined to Hell.
---atheist on 7/26/11


cluny, I am discipled personally fromm Christ and I always practice what I preach. Evenso, I was addressing markv's falsewitness, and not yours. And since you also delight in dissing Christians, I suggest that you also get saved, then you also will be able to publish truth rather than nontruth.
---Eloy on 7/25/11


atheist, Where is your gratitude? What did God Almighty ever do against you, except to give you life to live and your breath to breathe?
---Eloy on 7/25/11


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Fools will always remain fools until God mercifully change their heart of stone to one of flesh. Fools will find it hard to explain that this changing is only the work of God and unless God shows mercy, their hearts will be a hard as that of Pharaoh, only to die in that state. Only to realize that God never loved them, hence He never elected them unto salvation in Jesus Christ.

"For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call." Acts 2:39, "And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed." Acts 13:48
---christan on 7/25/11


And here come the vultures to finish the lost man off...

My best friend was atheist, Atheist. He is now a Christian.

You will hear many things about God, atheist, but the one thing you can rest assured of is this...

Colossians 1:19,20
For it pleased the Father that in him (Jesus Christ) should all fulness dwell, And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile ALL THINGS unto himself, by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

There is no selective salvation. The blood of Christ was shed for all. The offer is sent out into the world and men must either humble themselves and believe or remain proud and deny the truth that can save them.
---CraigA on 7/25/11


atheist //So people born deaf and blind, or become so before they die,---is salvation lost to them?

I did not say that. Salvation is an act wholly of God's election, it is not something reflected in our interpretation of scripture.

When one comes to know Christ, he merely has access to all truth and is placed on a learning curve in regard to understanding of Scripture. Much depends upon the teachers one follows in the denomination to which he belongs.

The Bible does not require one to have all the right and full interpretations of doctrine.
---leej on 7/25/11


"Really guys, if God was actually there and omnipotent wouldn't he have found a way to inform his "believers" in such a way that they all believed the same thing." atheist

"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." Isaiah 55:11

God already know those who are His and only they will receive His Word. So now you know that He is not going to save everyone as some like to preach such a damning gospel of satan, that He loves everyone. Yes, God does indeed love "everyone" whom He has elected in Jesus Christ makes more sense.
---christan on 7/25/11


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\\Better yet, get saved like you are commanded to, for then you will likewise know the truth and post it, rather than continue to post falsehood and continue to be lost.\\

Follow your own advice, Eloy.
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Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/25/11


MarkV, You continue to post falsehood, for I have already published the scriptures which you falsely say that I have not. Re-Read my postings which clearly cite book, chapter and verse, without your foolish selective reading. Better yet, get saved like you are commanded to, for then you will likewise know the truth and post it, rather than continue to post falsehood and continue to be lost.
---Eloy on 7/25/11


atheist, markv like yourself are under great delusion, whom cannot beat up on me nor beat up on any born-again Christian from Almighty Christ, because foolishness and sin is always self-condemning and self-destructive in the face of righteousness and truth.
---Eloy on 7/25/11


athiest, I do not beat up on Eloy, I try to correct him because he is a Christian who speaks against much of Scripture. I do not try to correct you though because you are not a Christian but an athiest. There is no reason to correct you. You first have to believe in the Truth then if you make a mistake either I or someone else will tell you. And as a Christian you would check to see if they are right or not.
And, people who are born deaf or blind can be saved depending on their hearts towards God, only God can see a heart.
---Mark_V. on 7/25/11


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Eloy:

Yes, I agree such a prayer, uttered honestly, can be very effective. However, while it can well be called a sinner's prayer, it can't be called the sinner's prayer (i.e. authentic alone at the exception of all others).

In several places in the Bible, sinners prayed for forgiveness - and in each case, they spoke in their own words. Jesus gave a template for prayer (i.e. the Lord's Prayer), but he gave no such template for the Sinner's Prayer, and there is no indication he taught anyone to use any specific prayer formula to acquire God's forgiveness.

What is important is the sentiment expressed, and not the exact words used. To reduce a prayer to a sequence of specific words turns it into a magical formula.
---StrongAxe on 7/25/11


Lee,

So people born deaf and blind, or become so before they die,---is salvation lost to them?
---atheist on 7/24/11


God is more interested in our love for Him. We need to love like "a child". Well, children do not usually have tight doctrine or perfect behavior. But there is no greater sincerity of love than that of a child. He is interested in our loving Him and other people.
---jody on 7/24/11


// But what's your explanation for god failing to explain it all correctly to his believers?

Some believers have too much the wax of religion in their ears to hear correctly.

And too often it is your team (denomination) versus ours.
---leej on 7/24/11


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Mark beats up Eloy because Eloy has it wrong about God.

Really guys, if God was actually there and omnipotent wouldn't he have found a way to inform his "believers" in such a way that they all believed the same thing.

You say god is talking to me, but I am refusing to listen. But what's your explanation for god failing to explain it all correctly to his believers?
---atheist on 7/24/11


Eloy, you said a lot and provided no passages that state believers stand in judgment at the Great White Throne. Believers are judged at the "Judgment Seat of Christ" before the unbelievers are judge. For there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ.
What has you so confused are three things,
1. You believe in free will
2. You believe in salvation by works.
3. You fail to study the context of passages, because you already have a bias believe that you will not accept the Words of God when they are in front of you. That is called 'theological bias" Something you learned wrong early in your walk and will not change, even when you are wrong. And in the process you condemn those who tell you the Truth.
---Mark_V. on 7/24/11


MarkV, All souls, that is, all believers and all nonbelievers alike will each stand before the Judgment throne of Christ, which indeed is the great white throne judgment of God. There is only one God, Jesus Almighty. All souls will be judged: some souls are raised to everlasting life, and some souls are raised to everlasting damnation, but all souls will rightly receive their just deserts.
---Eloy on 7/23/11


"Is God more interested in people's behavior or in people's theology?" Nana

Neither!

Because, "Without faith it is impossible to please Him..." Hebrews 11:6
---christan on 7/23/11


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""Is God more interested in people's behavior or in people's theology?"
"Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves." Jam 1:22
"To him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin." Jam 4:17
In the words of Jesus, "Whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:" Mat 7:24
"More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"Luk 11:28
"(For not the hearers of the law [are] just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified." Rom 2:13
---josef on 7/23/11


Eloy, you said,

"ALL SOULS will stand in front of Christ, each and every man and each and every woman and each and every child, ALL SOULS, and each od us will give an account of our life to him."

That is true. All genuine believers go to "the Judgment Seat of Christ," ( 2 Cor. 9-11) Jesus will be there, and (1 Cor. 3:9-17) describes Jesus giving believers rewards for the good and the rest is burned.
All unbelievers without Christ, (there is condemnation ) will go to the "Great White Throne of Judgment" ( Rev. 20:11-15). All souls will stand in front of Christ, but at a different judgments. Unless you want to stand before "The Great White Throne of Judgment".
---Mark_V. on 7/22/11


Are you asking if a person does what he knows is wrong then is he okay with god because he knows it is wrong?

Also, if a person keeps doing what he knows is wrong, but then asks for forgiveness, even though he is a repeat offender is he then repeatedly okay with god?
---atheist on 7/22/11


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---Eloy on 7/22/11


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Eloy:

As you rightly quoted, If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

However, this does not give any specific formula for confession - presumably any honest and contrite confession will do (such as in Psalm 51, the Pharisee and the publican (Luke 18:10-13), the thief on the cross, etc.)

Whenever I hear "sinner's prayer" used, it is most frequently in the context of a specific set of cliche words that are supposed to "automatically" get you saved. While these CAN be used honestly, all too often they are used just as a formula, that reduces God's grace to magic that can be invoke just by uttering the right spell.
---StrongAxe on 7/22/11


I think it is our relationship with Jesus that God is interested in. if it were up to man's behavior or theology and not the saving Grace that is only of our Lord, the gospel is null and void.

the behavior that we see in others as a result of their theology may or may not be a good indicator of their inner relationship with the Lord..
---aka on 7/22/11


MarkV, you post more falsehood because there is yet no light in you. ALL SOULS will stand in front of Christ, each and every man and each and every woman and each and every child, ALL SOULS, and each od us will give an account of our life to him. The sinuous soul will rightly be cast into his lake of fire and brimstone which he has created for this purpose, and the righteous soul will be welcomed into his kingdom of heaven which he has created for this purpose.
---Eloy on 7/22/11


There are multitudes whom falsely talk about Christ with their mouths, but they indeed manifest zero Christ in their heart and life. The key is those "IN" Christ there is no more condemnation to them, but the evidence is proven are you revealed to be "IN" Christ, or are you judged to be "IN" Sin. Do your words and your actions manifest that you are indeed "IN" Christ, or is it obvious that you are proven to be "WITHOUT" Christ: are you in Christ, or in sin?
---Eloy on 7/22/11


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"The Sinner's Prayer" is "Psalm 51". THis is Biblical, and it saves: "When I kept silence, wearied my bones through my groaning all the day. For by day and by night was heavy upon me your hand, my moisture was turned into the droughts of summer. Exalt. My sin I made you know, and my crookedness I have not covered. I said, I will confess up to my disobedience to Yhwh, and you took away the punishment of my sin. Exalt. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. For whosoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved. Ps.32:3-5+ I Jn.1:9+ Rm.10:13.
---Eloy on 7/22/11


Eloy, very good passages for believers only. For they are the only one's who go to "the Judgment Seat of Christ." for there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ.
All others without faith go to the "Great White Throne of Judgment"
---Mark_V. on 7/21/11


John.usa:

Have you ever read Matthew 7? There, Jesus separates righteous from wicked like sheep from goats. The righteous are determined NOT by whether they have correct theology or said the "sinner's prayer", but on whether they helped other people - clothed the naked, fed the hungry, etc. The wicked were shocked that they were rejected - because they had done many great works in Jesus's name (so presumably THEY HAD said the "sinner's prayer" and done many other "theologically correct" things). Yet because they showed no compassion, they were cast out.

Jesus never said anything about having to say the "sinner's prayer". In fact, you will have a hard time finding any such prayer in the Bible.
---StrongAxe on 7/21/11


mima, Christ fulfilled his mission, not yours. We each must take up our own cross and follow after Christ up to the end, and we each will give an account of our lives before Christ's Throne: "For we must all appear in front of the Judgment throne of Christ, that every one will receive the things in body, according to what we have done, whether good or bad." II Cor.5:10.
---Eloy on 7/21/11


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Micah 6:6_8 Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?
Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good, and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
---Nana on 7/21/11


Your THEOLOGY will surely affect your BEHAVIOR.

People who hold certain beliefs about God, acton those beliefs.

I am not sure we cna seperate the two
---Francis on 7/21/11


God is not more interested in Christian behavior then for us to learn the Truth. Christian behavior follows after learning the Truth when you are talking about Biblical theology and systematic theology. And to do that God has given us the Holy Spirit to reveal to us that Truth that He wants us to know in order that we can understand to behave better. If a person does not know the Truth first, how can he behave better since anything without faith is sin?
---Mark_V. on 7/20/11


At the Last Judgment, will God say to the nonchristian fire fighters who lost their lives to save others during 9/11, "It was very commendable that you died saving others, but.... you never said the Sinner's Prayer, so I've got to throw you into the Lake of Fire. Sorry."
---John.usa on 7/20/11


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Nana,
From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
The tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
When the Gentiles having not the law do by nature the things contained in the law these not having a law become a law unto themselves.
Because they have no changes there is no light in them.
When a person has truly become a new creature in Christ having the baptism of the Holy Ghost and the rightly divided word of truth they will truly change to what the Lord wishes.
The doctrine of the rightly divded word brought forth by the Spirit will bring forth a Godly fear and the right behaviour that pleases God. If a person is truly saved and serious about their salvation.
---Frank on 7/20/11


I have to say that our heart attitudes and character are more important than these two things.

Our behavior was paid for on the cross, and our theology can be boiled down to our the gospel message. If we have accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, nothing else really matters.
---Trish9863 on 7/20/11


Both behavior and theology are given way too much weight when humans talk about God. Your good behavior is good, your bad behavior has been paid for, you're wrong theology is a blinding trap, and you're good theology delights the Lord. How ever only your acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ and what he has done on our behalf will be accepted before the Father. It is trusting in Christ which is the key to the door of heaven.
---mima on 7/20/11


He cares about both, because that what a person's theology or belief is will also dictate to the person on how they behave or act. For example, If I believed the common false doctrine, "God loves me no matter what I do or think or say", then my behavior will be careless and undisciplined because I would have the delusion that my behavior does not matter to God, for he will always and at all times love me know matter what: But if I believe the true doctrine, that God loves the righteous and hates the wicked, then my actions and behavior will line up with that truth that I believe.
---Eloy on 7/20/11


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A similar question was asked below about the generous atheist.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/20/11


God is interested in both theology and behavior - both are of equal importance to Him, and you cannot have one without the other. If we have the wrong theology, we have the wrong God. God also commands that we be holy as He is holy, and that we are to imatate Him.
---Leslie on 7/20/11


Neither. I believe He is most interested in our hearts as well as character. Behavior is only a piece of character. One may behave as they "should" , as one in sheep's clothing, but inwardly...
---chria9396 on 7/20/11


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