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I recently decided to seek The Lord and accept Christ. Immediately, I felt so guilty because as I repent and ask forgiveness, I continue to sin. I live with a man whom I am not married to and we have a child together. I have talked to him on marriage, but he was rushed into it and does not want the same.

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Rocky, the Bible teaches the Word of God is true, and God cannot lie.
--Rob 11/10/11
Are you using the Word of God to mean the Bible? The Bible doesnt teach that it is inerrant. How could it? It wasnt compiled when the many independent original manuscripts were written over a period of many years. Manuscripts with NT texts differ among themselves with some estimates of 200,000 to 300,000 differences among various manuscripts. I am not sure if the creation story and the flood were meant to be read literally. Some of the most widely discussed differences between the Textus Receptus and And Nestle-Aland Greek Texts of the Bible, are Pericope Adulterae, Comma Johanneum, and longer ending in Mark 16.
---Rocky on 11/11/11


--andy3996 11/11/11
So by your reasoning anything that causes troubles in the family is an evil straight from hell.
That is an outright LIE. I challenge you to quote where I said that.
So the "terrible twos", a child with mental problems, or even one family member converting to Christianity in a non-Christian home are all evils straight from hell?
No, I never said that. Why imply I did. More intentional deceit.
Now you owe me three apologies.
And you still have not explained why someone who does not believe the bible as inerrant should not discuss bible subjects.
Your lies, deceit, and evasion are not Christian behavior.
---Rocky on 11/11/11


Rob,
Do you believe the Bible is literal, inerrant, or infallible? Why?
Where does the Bible ever say that it is literal, inerrant, infallible, or complete?
Or even mention itself as a compiled work?
Do you believe as some state that it has the complete Word of God?
Why believe the OT is literal when in Judaism there had never been a belief in the literal word of the Hebrew Bible?
How can you assume the NT was kept free of human error when the numerous manuscripts it was based on had hundreds of thousands of differences?
Which version do you use?
Do you believe all versions are literal, infallible, or inerrant? Why?
Why did Jesus say he would leave the Spirit to guide us and never mentioned a book?
---Rocky on 11/11/11


Rocky, the Bible teaches the Word of God is true, and God cannot lie. Will you please share what things in the Bible you believe are not true?
---Rob on 11/10/11


rocky i'll apologise for misunderstanding you , IF you apologise for YOUR SAYING:

So by your reasoning anything that causes troubles in the family is an evil straight from hell. So the "terrible twos", a child with mental problems, or even one family member converting to Christianity in a non-Christian home are all evils straight from hell? In addition to things causing troubles in the family, are there any other categories of things that are not written but still straight from hell?

how about that?
---andy3996 on 11/11/11




WAS YOUR answer. you conclude that i am against "everything that is different"
--andy3996 on 11/10/11
My answer but you lie, that is your conclusion, not mine. I never said that. I challenged you to show where I did. You failed. Since you've shown nothing that supports your wrongful attack in your previous post, you owe me an apology.
Further, you still haven't shown that it's correct to state "polygamy is straight from hell" just because it "disturbs the true household of the saved". Many other things not from hell also do that. And you still haven't explained why "someone who does not believe the bible as inerrant should not discuss bible subjects". Many other good Christian believe the same.
---Rocky on 11/10/11


--Rocky 11/10/11
Nana, despite what you say, clearly there are differences between judging what actions is best for oneself versus judging others.
--Nana 11/10/11
It is not what I say, rather what the Scriptures cited say.
You are wrong. What YOU stated about the two passages YOU cited earlier proves there are more than one kind of judgment.
Matthew 7:1-5 states, as you wrote, that we're "ALL ARE SINNERS and that those who cast judgment are hypocrites!"
1 Corinthians 5:6-11 states, again as you wrote, that "We are to admonish one another, even distance ourselves from one another"
Obviously these speak of two different kinds of judgment or God's word would contradict itself.
---Rocky on 11/10/11


"Nana, despite what you say, clearly ..."
Rocky

It is not what I say, rather what the Scriptures cited say.

"Why won't you explain the full meaning of 1Jn5:16 and answer the related questions ..."
---Rocky on 11/10/11

I answered to my concern with Luth and your comments regarding this blog. 1 John 5:16 was cited to prove that we do judge/discern a brother sinning. Any questions regarding that citation are
irrelevant, catering only to your whim. Open a blog about the meaning of 1 John 5:16, I might participate. Right now, you are striking me as the Annoying Orange!
"Are you an Apple? Yes, you are an Apple! Hey, Apple, Apple...!"
---Nana on 11/10/11


Rocky,
for your good amusement i have posted AGAIN what i was refering to in the last threeposts

to answer your question:
So by your reasoning anything that causes troubles in the family is an evil straight from hell. So the "terrible twos", a child with mental problems, or even one family member converting to Christianity in a non-Christian home are all evils straight from hell? In addition to things causing troubles in the family, are there any other categories of things that are not written but still straight from hell?
WAS YOUR answer. you conclude that i am against "everything that is different"
---andy3996 on 11/10/11


Andy, you wrote an entire post that was a general attack on my postings without pointing to a single example. It's easy to make wrongfu attacks that way, and many do, since it's hard to defend oneself when there are no specifics. If you see a problem with my post, point out the specifics. Please provide examples for the allegations already made or an apology.
I hope you are still going to answer the questions I asked and are not also using your wrongful attack on me to cover that you won't answer the questions. Many also try that trick.
---Rocky on 11/10/11




Nana, despite what you say, clearly there are differences between judging what actions is best for oneself versus judging others. The commandment to judge others as we would be judged has nothing to do with that distinction. It is irrelevant to that point.
Why won't you explain the full meaning of 1Jn5:16 and answer the related questions about it since you yourself cited that verse? I am only asking questions about what you wrote.
---Rocky on 11/10/11


Shira4368 would you please answer the questions asked earlier about your post on 11/5/11. If you don't know an answer, just say so. The bold is from your post:
John is advising someone to become a heretic.
How?
His bible is even a heretic.
Why/Who says? King James?
What is heretical about it?
What is your position on some of the differences between the Textus Receptus and And Nestle-Aland Greek Texts of the Bible, including the Pericope Adulterae, the Comma Johanneum, and the longer ending in Mark 16?
---Rocky on 11/10/11


"There is a huge difference between discerning or judging which action is best for oneself versus "casting judgment" on others."
Rocky on 11/9/11

Wrong you are. We are commanded to judge as we would be judged:


Matthew 22:39 "And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."
Matthew 7:2 "For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."
Matthew 7:12 "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets."

Now, I am finished with this conversation.
---Nana on 11/10/11


Rocky when i see your reply here it can only mean one thing, you have totally no clue about the weight of your own words whilst you insist on weighing everyone elses words to th milligram. i suggest that you reread your replies, imagine it is someone else and then think very hard how it will be interpreted. unless of course you deliberately are making arguements for the kick of it?
---andy3996 on 11/9/11


The Luth calls whom judge a hypocrite, do you also?
--Nana 11/8/11
I believe and accept Mat 7:1-5 and its rebuke of judgment, acknowledging I may sometimes fall short. But AGAIN there are many types of judgment as evidenced in other scriptures that describe admonishing others, which requires judgment, and other common uses of the word.
My first post to you on this thread stated "There is a huge difference between discerning or judging which action is best for oneself versus "casting judgment" on others." And that continues to be my response to your questions.
Now will you please explain the full meaning of 1 John 5:16 as I have asked several times, and answer the related questions.
---Rocky on 11/9/11


Andy3996 11/7/11 (2/2)
someone who does not believe the bible as inerant should not discuss bible subject but sit and learn.
Why? Many Christians believe the Bible is not inerrant. Believing it inerrant does not affect ones faith in Christ or even reflect on ones knowledge about the Bible.
From you prior post
You conclude that i am against "everything that is different"
I asked you where I said that and you have not answered. Where?
---Rocky on 11/9/11


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you associate judging with condemnation?
Nana 11/8/11
I already explained there is more than one type of "judgment". There are probably quite a few definitions for that word, one of which refers to condemnation.
---Rocky on 11/9/11


Rocky,

Going back to the original issue I have with you and the Luth, I purport that we and you judge every second. The Luth calls whom judge a hypocrite, do you also?

Matthew 18:16 "But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established."

Why may I ask are the witnesses there if not to attest for justice and judgement and represent the body at large, the church (Matthew 18:17)?
That's my stance, that situations arise where we have to judge. Oh, that I will be judged as I also judge? Amen to that, by all means!
---Nana on 11/8/11


--Nana 11/8/11
1 John 5:16 "... he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death."
What does that mean? God gives the life through Christ

But how does that relate to the topic we were discussing about admonishing one another?
How does it relate to the first part of that verse "If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death."
That's the question. You see someone sin, then you ask what of whom? And then God gives the sinner eternal life? You've not explained a meaning of that verse that reflects the words written.
---Rocky on 11/8/11


1 John 5:16 "... he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death."
What does that mean?
God gives the life through Christ, v.15 " we know that he hear us"

How does a man know? Ask John!
What does that mean? In verse 16 John describes a man capable
of SEEING his brother honestly and justly if that brother were to sin.
Same way, Paul assumes of his audience that they know what is and who
is doing 'fornication', 'idolatry', etc. If you do not, pray.

Isaiah 1, we are called to "Learn to do well,
"seek judgment" and even "judge the fatherless",you associate judging
with condemnation?
---Nana on 11/8/11


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Nana 11/8/11
The final Judgement is on the individual not the church they went to
I Agree and never said otherwise.
1 John 5:16 "... he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death."
What does that mean?
How does a man know? Ask John!
What does that mean?
who are you I say to JUDGE my judgement?
Wherein did I judge you?
Please answer the other questions I asked.
---Rocky on 11/8/11


Rocky,

The final Judgement is on the individual not the church they went to
although it also may be disfavored in the end (burned as if hay).

Let each one do as they please?
I actually do and only intervene where I judge it neccessary. I judge the drunk driving the forklift at my work place,etc.
To God I'll answer for my judgement, who are you I say (flipping it on you) to JUDGE my judgement?

1 John 5:16 "If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it."

How does a man know? Ask John!
---Nana on 11/8/11


We are to admonish one another, even distance ourselves from one another 'brother'.
--Nana on 11/8/11
Is this to be done individually or by the church?
Does your church do this?
Do you disfellowship the evil doer?
What sins require shunning or disfellowship and which do not?
How certain do you have to be that the offense was committed?
How do you make sure you do not wrongly "convict" or shun someone?
Joh 8:7...He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
Joh 8:11...Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
---Rocky on 11/8/11


Hay Rocky,

Do you have an issue with labeling (judging) people as 'fornicators', 'covetous', 'extortioners?
1 Corinthians 5:11 "But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner, with such an one no not to eat."

We are to admonish one another, even distance ourselves from one another 'brother'.
---Nana on 11/8/11


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Nana,
There is a huge difference between discerning or judging which action is best for oneself versus "casting judgment" on others. I don't see what is particularly "interesting" or revealing in comparing them. If I am missing something please let me know.
---Rocky on 11/8/11


Erica: JackB told you the truth below. In God's sight you are already married to this man [Ex.22:16-17], what remains is to legalize it to fulfill government/church rules. God does not expect you to leave this man for another, you are now a believer who must not leave (the unbeliever can leave)[1Cor.7:10-13].
---Adetunji on 11/8/11


Christ gave the commandment to be baptized AFTER his Resurrection.

\\Who baptised John the Baptist?\\

Look up MKIVEH, and you will be able to figure out your answer.
---Cluny on 11/7/11

Water cleansing was law and symbolic to Israel. Divorced and Not Divorced.
And still is. Still "symbolically" baptize with water.
The point is the Thief. He was baptized, but not with water.
Matthew 3:11
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
---Trav on 11/8/11


"Read (Matthew 7:1-5) The message here is ALL ARE SINNERS and that those who cast judgment are hypocrites!"

Lutherist on 11/7/11

Intersting commentary in view Jesus call to be discerning (judging) the object and disposition between
"that which is holy", "dogs", "pearls" and "swine".


Matthew 7:6 "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you."

Luke 12:14 "And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?"
Luke 12:57 "Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?"
---Nana on 11/8/11


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Erica,
I commend the wise words from Lutherist on 11/7/11.
Lutherist,
Can you check the second citation on the story of the woman who had five husbands. I wanted to add that to my special list but could not find it from what you listed.
---Rocky on 11/7/11


ERICA !

PLEASE go to the words of our Lord!

Read (Matthew 7:1-5) The message here is ALL ARE SINNERS and that those who cast judgment are hypocrites!

(John 1-42) This pasage describes a meeting of Jesus and a woman who has had five husbands and was now living with a man to whom she was not married. Jesus didn't condemn her, but showed compassion and actually invited her to drink of the water of eternal life and salvation.

(John 8:1-11) This passage tells of the woman caught in adultery. Jesus not only forgives her sin, but condems those self-righteous who would have stoned her to death. Note the phrase "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone".

GOD BLESS YOU for turning to your Savior!!
---Lutherist on 11/7/11


\\And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

I think its a matter of the heart.\\

But there's nothing in the Bible that says that Rebekah loved Isaac.

In fact, the Bible makes it clear they had different and contradictory agendas.

BTW--note further there that's nothing in the story to say that Isaac left his father.

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


--Andy3996 11/7/11 (1/2)
Rocky it's straith from hell because it lowers the image of Christ and its bride
First, nothing we do lowers the image of Christ. But your referring to Christ as an "its" I don't consider a positive statement. However, polygamy practiced by others has no reflection on Him. And arguing that just because it "disturbs the true household of the saved" it's from hell is ridiculous. Nowhere is that criteria established. If so it would apply to many other things, as I showed before.
where do you think some ghet the idea that God must be polygamous?
I've no idea. You're the one bringing it up, it's totally irrelevant to the previous discussion.
(continued)
---Rocky on 11/7/11


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I live with a man whom I am not married to and we have a child together

I do have to admit that Im a little torn on what "marriage" actually is to God. I know that we as a society now think its a priest and a man and woman getting together and taking vows etc etc. I have yet to find this in scripture though.

What I do see in scripture is that when a man and woman lie together they are bound to one another.

Is this man currently married to another woman? If he is not you may be married to him already in Gods eyes.
---JackB on 11/7/11


Take Issac and Rebekah for example:

And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

I think its a matter of the heart. If the two of you have made a covenant before God to remain faithful and love one another for the rest of your lives then who is to say you are not married? A Catholic priest? If Im not mistaken a priest marrying a man and woman was started by that denomination.

If anyone has any scripture declaring it must be done by a priest, I would love to look at it.
---JackB on 11/7/11


--JIM 11/7/11 (1/2)
Going from not believing in Christ to putting faith in Christ is "biblicial repentance".
--Rocky 11/7/11
But that is not the only way the Bible uses "repent"
--JIM 11/7/11 (new post)
I agree, but it does in this case when Peter was talking to the people whom he reminded had Christ crucified.
That may be. But a phrase like "biblical repentance" makes it sound as if that is the only kind of repentance reported in the Bible, as if there is no Biblical requirement to repent after sinning subsequent to finding Jesus. That would be very misleading.
(continued)
---Rocky on 11/7/11


Christ died first.
The thief had to have his legs broken so that his death would come quicker.
---micha9344 on 11/7/11


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Forgive me. I misspelled

MIKVEH
---Cluny on 11/7/11


Rocky
it is straith from hell because it lowers the image of Christ and its bride, it also disturbs the true household of the saved. God has mercy and will by all means reveal His grace but that does not mean that Polygamy is NOT a message straith from hell, where do you think some ghet the idea that God must be polygamous?
rocky i will no more reply on a different blog afterwards out of respect for the other bloggers but i saw it neseccary to reply as i had no change on the last blog (the limit was finished) and again, someone who does not believe the bible as inerant should not discuss bible subject but sit and learn.
---andy3996 on 11/7/11


Shira you're obviously a member of the King James Only Sect!

HERE ARE THE FACTS ON THE KJV ...

It is NOT a Bible! But a revision of an Anglican bible. The KJV is FULL of errors, and is the MOST inaccurate. Itself was revised 9++ times. Then tossed out and completely replaced in 1878 by the British.

It remained in the U.S. and has a CULT following now.

Mainly because Yanks are impressed with OLE English (THEES/THOUS) thinking its the way God talks (LOL!).

The Brits were never impressed with this obsolete language and tossed it.

It was NEVER authorized by King James!

Does not contain ANY of the new discoveries (DSS) or translations for over 400yrs.
---John on 11/7/11


--andy3996 11/3/11 (1/2)
polygamy is an evil straith from hell
--Rocky 11/4/11
Where is that written?
--andy3996 11/4/11
one does not need a literal condemnation because it is obvious that those with a polygamous relation only caused troubless in the family.
You are clearly only arguing that it is "an evil straight from hell" because it "only caused trouble in the family". That is the only reason you gave. So I responded by showing how very foolish it is to think that something is "straight from hell" just because it caused trouble in the family because so many things cause trouble in the family, most of which are not "straight from hell"
(continued)
---Rocky on 11/7/11


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andy3996 11/3/11 (2/2)
--andy3996 11/7/11
You conclude that i am against "everything that is different"
That is a lie. I see no logical way for you to think that based on what I posted. Show me where.
since you do not feel the bible is trustworthy
Another lie I refuted many times.
if you apologise for calling me a liar
How can I apologize when you continue to lie and never repented for your previous lies?
You still have not explained why stated "polygamy is an evil straith from hell" unless stand by the reason I proved false. I ask again, "Where is it written?".
---Rocky on 11/7/11


Jim.
That was still under the Law. Jesus death, burial & resurrection. Then Salvation by grace came when Jesus raised & went up from the mount.
---Lawrence_Nemeth on 11/7/11


\\How was it that the thief on the cross was to be with Jesus in Paradise without being baptised?
---JIM on 11/7/11 \\

Christ gave the commandment to be baptized AFTER his Resurrection.

\\Who baptised John the Baptist?\\

Look up MKIVEH, and you will be able to figure out your answer.

Glory to Jesus Chris!!
---Cluny on 11/7/11


I felt so guilty because as I repent and ask forgiveness, I continue to sin.
--Erica 11/3/11
Be glad you feel guilty, when you stop feeling guilty after or while sinning is the time to worry.
JackB wrote some wise words below. I would ad, "Pray and ask for God's help, then talk with your husband again, emphasizing how important this is to you and how serious you are" but you already know this. Also that it might take several discussions. Ask and His Spirit will guide you in what to say and what to do. Go with God.
---Rocky on 11/7/11


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How was it that the thief on the cross was to be with Jesus in Paradise without being baptised?
---JIM on 11/7/11

Who baptised John the Baptist?

It was still Old Covenant until Christ died. Thief confessed, an acknowledged he was Lord.
Did the thief die first or did Christ?

Does Christ baptise with the spirit or with water?
Which would the thief preferred?
---Trav on 11/7/11


Going from not believing in Christ to putting faith in Christ is "biblicial repentance".
--JIM 11/7/11
But that is not the only way the Bible uses "repent" like you say:
Rocky 11/7/11

I agree, but it does in this case when Peter was talking to the people whom he reminded had Christ crucified.
---JIM on 11/7/11


Rocky, to answer your question:
So by your reasoning anything that causes troubles in the family is an evil straight from hell. So the "terrible twos", a child with mental problems, or even one family member converting to Christianity in a non-Christian home are all evils straight from hell? In addition to things causing troubles in the family, are there any other categories of things that are not written but still straight from hell?
WAS YOUR answer. you conclude that i am against "everything that is different"
BY the way YOU have no right asking me where that is written, since you do not feel the bible is trustworthy. I'll apologise for being right if you apologise for calling me a liar. imshallah
---andy3996 on 11/7/11


Going from not believing in Christ to putting faith in Christ is "biblicial repentance".
--JIM 11/7/11
But that is not the only way the Bible uses "repent" like you say:
Luk_17:3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him, and if he repent, forgive him.
Luk_17:4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him.
Act_17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
2Co_7:8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent
Heb_7:21 The Lord sware and will not repent
---Rocky on 11/7/11


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Shira4368 11/5/11
John is advising someone to become a heretic.
How?
His bible is even a heretic.
Why/Who says? King James?
What is heretical about it?
I still prefer KJV but recognize its translation was the work of men. The NASB is a later translation after more scholarly study and comparison of many more original documents.
What is your position on some of the differences between the Textus Receptus and And Nestle-Aland Greek Texts of the Bible, including the Pericope Adulterae, the Comma Johanneum, and the longer ending in Mark 16?
---Rocky on 11/7/11


Lawrence says:"For the so called easy believism, no works salvation, sinners prayer, repeat aft me, even those that use ( faith believe scriptures for salvation which is used out of context

Lawrence...first off you need to understand what Peter was refering to when he used "repent". He was talking to people that did not believe in Christ. Going from not believing in Christ to putting faith in Christ is "biblicial repentance".
We are justified through faith alone in christ alone.
How was it that the thief on the cross was to be with Jesus in Paradise without being baptised?
---JIM on 11/7/11


Erica, if you have truly been born again, youll grow in love for Christ and you wont want a man who doesnt love Christ the way in which you do. It will become the most important thing for you and God will teach you that even if this relationship fails because of a difference of faith, it is because the Lord looking out for you because he has someone more suitable planned for you. Someone who will love you and well as you God. I hope his heart is changed soon.
---JackB on 11/7/11


For the so called easy believism, no works salvation, sinners prayer, repeat aft me, even those that use ( faith believe scriptures for salvation which is used out of context ) Are All Lies which came from here 2nd.Cor.11 v's 14 - 15.
It's the Valid prayer of a sinner & to use faith scriptures like Mark 16 v 16 along with Acts v 38, then you have The Salvation of God, even Matt.24 v 13. There is No other Salvation of God outside from Acts 2 v 38, The Very Same as The Early Church.
---Lawrence_Nemeth on 11/7/11


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A chang of the mind will not bring about good behaviors.

"But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart, and they defile the man."
"But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you."
"Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers, but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,"

Does love come from the mind? No, and just the mind alone is worth a pistachio...
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind".
---Nana on 11/6/11


Anon, James L is correct. I don't think it was necessary for you to say thats a, "doctrine of devils." The fact is that he spoke the Truth. Repent is talking about a change in the mind. Of course a change in the mind will bring good behaviors, but good behavior is not repentance. I believe before you say such things about another brother you should be aware of the words and what they mean. The blogger had a change of mind and yet still sinned. That is why she felt guilt. Knowing what is wrong and still doing it is sin of commission. When we walk where we are not permitted to walk we transgress the law and cross its boundaries.
---Mark_V. on 11/6/11


\\It's people like you James who think people can live in sin and just make a decision for Christ and she's saved, that's a doctrine of devils.\\
---anon

I'd like you to put in quotes where I've written such nonsense as "make a decision" for Christ.



\\Since Meta means change of condition, how is that different than "turning completely away from?\\
---anon on 11/4/11

Meta is only HALF of repentance. The other half is THINK. So the change is a change in the condition of your thinking, not a change in the condition of your behavior.

Read Romans 7. Paul said his thinking was right, but doing was a different matter altogether. Sounds like the quandry of the original question. Hmmm.
---James_L on 11/5/11


John is advising someone to become a heretic. His bible is even a heretic. There are churches that preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Get you a King James bible. It is the only one who respects the deity of Christ. Others have removed a lot of it. Pray and seek the face of God. I go to a baptist church that preaches the Word and backs it up with scripture.
---shira4368 on 11/5/11


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Erica, since NONE of the churches out there are Christian, but only teach their mens traditions as doctrines of G-d. You will be very vunerable to false Heretical teachings (i.e Pre-trib/Infant Baptism etc.)

MY ADVICE....

You should purchase an NASB REFERENCE BIBLE(the most accurate). DO NOT get a study bible as these only contain someones opinion. Many are heretical.(i.e Scoffield/MacArther). Read it alone without any prejudice of anykind. As if it were some book you found in the desert, that you know nothing about. Your eyes will then be opened!
---John on 11/4/11


James said it's not enough to believe:

You believe that God is one, you do well. Even the demons believe--and shudder. 20 Do you want to be shown, you shallow man, that faith apart from works is barren?

For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it. 11 For he who said, "Do not commit adultery," said also, "Do not kill." If you do not commit adultery but do kill, you have become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty
---anon on 11/4/11


Guilt-tripping yourself will not pay God off so you can keep on doing wrong things for pleasure. So, trust God to make you better.

I suppose there are people who expect imperfect people to perfectly turn from their sinning. But I do remember Jesus saying to forgive someone seventy times seven times. "'And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.'" (Mark 11:25)

God is trusting you to love your child and him. He does want you to love him, but this includes being his good example (c: So, God bless you (c:
---Bill_willa6989 on 11/4/11


"Metanoeo means to have a change of mind. PERIOD. If she had a change of mind FROM not believing in Christ TO believing in Christ, then she has repented." JamesL

AMEN!
---christan on 11/4/11


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If the man isn't willing to marry you it would be wise to start making plans for you and your child to move out. Remaining there will just keep you in sin.

Do you have a church home & pastor? Talk to someone that you can trust & ask them to help you get out of the situation if you are serious about moving forward in the Lord.
---Rickey on 11/4/11


Well JamesL in six to ten months from now when she's still living in sin (as she herself states,"I continue to sin") let's see if she's really Born Again, Obeying the Word of God.

Since he doesn't want to marry her, it could be he is an unbeliever and the bible tells us "do not be unequally yoked together with unbelivers." So she's in sin in more than one area of her life.

It's people like you James who think people can live in sin and just make a decision for Christ and she's saved, that's a doctrine of devils.

Since Meta means change of condition, how is that different than "turning completely away from?"

You need the Holy Spirit to give you revelation knowledge on this.
---anon on 11/4/11


"Erica, Just give it all the the Lord. Ask HIM to work out all and every detail of what and how He wants you to do, what, when etc. Just pray about it." kathr4453 on 11/3/11 Amen.
"Cast all your cares upon Him," your Saviour, knowing "He cares for you."
"Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to Him, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring [what you truly desire, in Him] to pass. Rest in the LORD, wait patiently for Him, [and trust Him to guide you]" See 1 Pet 5:6,7>Psa 37:3-8
And remember this Erica, conviction must come from within or there will be no lasting reformation. Do not allow any one to guilt you into doing anything.
---josef on 11/4/11


//so you encourage this women to LIVE IN SIN "in the name of a christ"?//
Rhonda.

That is not what I said, She knows she is sinning. What I am trying to convey is the fact that finding another place to live MAYBE better than a marriage that is solely based on a child or the "christian thing to do" when God tells you it is not the best. I have seen this many times which puts the child as the only link between father and mother and becomes a bargaining chip and "weapon" between parents. What is his personality like that does not want to marry? Remember she is a new creation that has changed, has he changed? Takes two to tango. Do they have the same goals in life now?
---Scott1 on 11/4/11


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Erica, Repent means to turn completely away from your sin.\\
---anon on 11/3/11

Where did you get that nonsense from? In the New Testament, 'Repent' is translated from the Greek word 'Metanoeo'

It comes from two words:
Meta - change of condition
Noeo - mind, think, comprehend

Metanoeo means to have a change of mind. PERIOD. If she had a change of mind FROM not believing in Christ TO believing in Christ, then she has repented

Don't throw stumbling blocks in front of new believer. Jesus said it would be better for you to have a millstone tied to your neck than to make a little one stumble.
---James_L on 11/3/11


2011 years ago, some idiots tortured to death an eccentric man. So now the man who killed an old lady for her hand bag in 2011, is forgiven.

if you think you are a godd person because of what a crazy mob did 2011 years ago, you are crazy.
---coomadoug on 11/3/11


It's very good news that you have accepted Christ as Savior. One of the best ways to reduce the tendency to sin is to get rid of the temptation that causes the sin. (Temptation alone is not sin, but the yeilding to the temptation is a sin.) 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NASB77)
"No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man, and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it." It sounds like your "live in" is just making excuses not to marry - and why not - he has his "cake and icing too" without any commitment. He should move out.
---wivv on 11/3/11


Marriage between you two MAY not be the best for you and child.
---Scott1 on 11/3/11
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so you encourage this women to LIVE IN SIN "in the name of a christ"?

interesting hollow counterfeit christians who believe because the name of "a christ" fell from their lips they can continue to SIN IN CHRIST - contradicts Christ who told MANY to go and sin no more!!!!

CHILD not a baby - SEVERAL YEARS NOW with this man? ...his excuse is to not "rush"

a TRUE BELIEVERS life is one of overcoming self satan the world and ITS WAYS

do as Christ commanded go and sin NO MORE - move out from this mans home and stop committing the sin of fornication until this man decides he will marry you
---Rhonda on 11/3/11


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Just a bit of advice, dear soul.

If your concubinus has lived with you long enough for you to have a child, and he doesn't want to be rushed into marriage, he clearly does NOT want to marry you.

Why should he? He has all of the advantages and none of the responsibilities.

Leave him. Look to make a good Christian home for yourself and your child.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/3/11


Evil communications corrupt good morals. Communicate with Jesus daily and frequently, worship him, and pray without ceasing, and read the Holy Bible: when you are spending your time with Jesus then you are not able to spend any time with sin.
---Eloy on 11/3/11


Thank God, it is the best decision to make in all of a person's life. I trust the Lord will train you all the way. Now you have a relationship that never fails as long as you continue to obey HIS known/understood instructions and to confide in HIM totally.
---Adetunji on 11/3/11


Acts Chapter 2 verse 38 says Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Erica, Repent means to turn completely away from your sin. If you don't do that, then you haven't repented.
Then be Baptized. Find a spirit filled church and ask the Pastor to Baptize you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Begin a dialogue with Jesus and pray. Read the Gospel of John first, then Matthew, Mark & Luke and then the Epistles and Obey the Word of God, everything it tells you to do, do it. You will be blessed.
---anon on 11/3/11


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Praise the Lord for your salvation. Guilt is the Holy Spirit at work in your life now.

I encourage you to get into a Ladies Bible Study to learn the Word of God with the help of other women. Also, get into a mentorship relationship with a mature woman who can guide you in your walk with the Lord.

Finally, study 1 Corinthians 6 & 7, and pray for wisdom in your living arrangement.
---Trish on 11/3/11


Erica, Just give it all the the Lord. Ask HIM to work out all and ever detail of what and how He wants you to do, what, when etc.

Just pray about it.

Praise God!!
---kathr4453 on 11/3/11


Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guilt is from the Devil himself. His most powerful tool against christians. "You are a new creation the old has gone the new has come. 2 Corintians 5:16-18." You are now fighting the devil and your sin nature instead of being a push over. As far as the child goes you do have the responsiblilty for the child. Marriage between you two MAY not be the best for you and child.
---Scott1 on 11/3/11


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