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David- I agree the majority of the disciples were Galileans and thus could speak an Aramaic dialect or were at least aware of it. They also spoke the common language of the day- Greek as well as Hebrew. That being said, there is no solid evidence the original gospels were written in Aramaic and not Greek. Unless you can show otherwise.

Whatever the case, the Greek at Jo.1:1 does not support the trinity (it doesn't speak of 3 persons), but rather shows the logos is distinct from the God he is 'with'.

Interesting when Jesus was put to death, the Romans put the inscription above his head 'King of the Jews'. According to Jo.19:20 this inscription was "written in Hebrew, Latin and Greek". Why not Aramaic?
---David8318 on 8/30/14


David:

You wrote: If the Disciples spoke in Aramaic, wouldn't they have written the Gospels in Aramaic, too?

While their native tongue was likely Aramaic, the lingua franca of the Roman Empire was Latin (which is why the Vulgate was later translated into Latin), but that was only recently starting to displace Greek, which had been the lingua franca of Alexander's empire, which was then called "the known world". Anyone wanting to write to a large audience would write in Greek, not Aramaic.

If the Apostles were Mexicans living in the American southwest today, they would write the gospels in English, for the same reason, rather than Spanish.
---StrongAxe on 8/30/14


Cluny: "And you don't actually think that YOU know what people meant 2000 years ago, do you?"

I don't, but God does. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 1 Corinthians 2:13

John 14:26

Cluny, you teach what other men teach. You're learning from books by authors who claim they know the secret interpretations of the bible. You gobble things not of God thinking you know something other don't. You think you are doing God's service when you give false testmony and attack others who don't have the same doctrine as you. You teach spiritual matters using worldly understanding.
---Steveng on 8/29/14


David8318
The disciples were Galileans (Acts 2:7).
This is important to note, because it tells us the native language of the disciples was Aramaic, not Greek.

If the Disciples spoke in Aramaic, wouldn't they have written the Gospels in Aramaic, too?
And if they were written in Aramaic, wouldn't this prove our bibles are actually Greek translations of the Aramaic texts, written by the hands of the disciples?

Now if we had the original Aramaic texts, which came directly from the hands of the disciples, then we could argue the meanings of words. But since we don't have the original texts........
---David on 8/30/14


David8318:

You said: what we believe and what the Bible teaches is alll about Christian living

While all topics are similarly interrelated, justifying this to post any subject on any other renders worthless the subdivision of the site into separate blogs.

By John 1:1, "the word" was simultaneously "god" (i.e. equal to), and also with (i.e. distinct from) "god".
---StrongAxe on 8/29/14




I have learned once someone pulls the Greek dictionary out, it's time to walk away, for then they can make the Bible say, whatever they want it to say.---David on 8/29/14

actually, there are many heresies that can be handled by knowing the Greek and Hebrew word used. especially...the heresies of the WTS.

Knowledge of the words originally used have helped me walk out of the mire that the pigs keep wallowing in against Jesus Christ.

If you walk away, walk away. But, don't let misuse of the Greek and Hebrew also stop you from seeking his face. there is more of a hidden treasure available there.
---aka on 8/29/14


\\Of course, that's because the trinity was not in the minds of the original gospel writers. \\

Yes, It was.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/29/14


'I have learned once someone pulls the Greek dictionary out, it's time to walk away'- David.

Of course, that's because the trinity was not in the minds of the original gospel writers. Can't you see that! The word 'trinity' is not even in the Bible... that should be enough clue for you to realise it is un-Biblical.

The Greek as I have highlighted on this blog shows the logos is 'with' or 'in the service of' the God he is with. That's why John describes the Word as 'a god', or 'godlike'. Other translators agree.

Trinitarians make the catastrophic error of 'running away' from the Greek as in David's case because it exposes their trinity doctrine as false.
---David8318 on 8/29/14


'this is a blog about Christian living'- strongaxe.

I didn't say this blog was about trinitarianism. What we believe and what the Bible teaches is alll about Christian living. The trouble with strongaxe, and I've had over 30 years of discussing these issues with trinitarians is that they never look at the Bible objectively.

For a trinitarian, regardless of what the Bible teaches the trinity doctrine must always be the truth. With this false premise they will change and distort scripture to attempt to make thier pagan doctrine at least appear to fit. But as strongaxe demonstrates here, they are unable to answer or explain their false doctrine when its is put under scriptural scrutiny.
---David8318 on 8/29/14


You folks who believe in the Trinity know this is a foolish argument.

Why argue what you know, and what you can easily prove with many scriptural references, if the ones whom with you argue, do not except your evidence?

I have learned once someone pulls the Greek dictionary out, it's time to walk away, for then they can make the Bible say, whatever they want it to say.
---David on 8/29/14




David : It is the strange doctrines that you have been deceived with that you are professing.
How many people preached JW's doctrines before Russell?

Who were his teachers?
Did he claim that God spoke something different to him?
If God did not give him the different interpretations he preached nor his Presbyterian origin, why do you believe him?
Have you queried his source of knowledge?
---Adetunji on 8/29/14


David8318:

You said: the fog of the pagan trinity blinds minds ...

I have hade a year of close association with Jehovah's Witnesses to be somewhat familiar with how they re-interpret (and sometimes rephrase) scripture to suit their own particular agendas. Sadly, although I have spent a lot of time studying Hebrew, my knowledge of Greek is somewhat limited.

The very fact that you blame trinitarianism shows you're willing to scapegoat it for anything, rather than dealing with it objectively.

You are obviously unable to explain how or why you trinitarians render Jo.1:1 without promoting polytheism.

I shouldn't need to here, because this is a blog about Christian living, NOT trinitarianism.
---StrongAxe on 8/28/14


'I presume the use of parentheses is standard JW usage'- strongaxe.

Oh dear... I assumed strongaxe would have appreciated or at least understood the fact that the use of the Greek word 'pros' at Jo.1:1, has the preposition of direction, forward motion, being ready for service (Strongs S.4314).

For those reasonably conversant with the Greek, please bear with me as I try to bring strongaxe up to speed. I put (toward) in parentheses not to change the meaning but to give further understanding to the relationship the logos has 'toward' the God which 'pros' provides. In essence, the logos is 'ready for service' (or "with") the God.

Evidently, the fog of the pagan trinity blinds minds to what John is saying at Jo.1:1.
---David8318 on 8/28/14


\\Proof that today's people are too educated. Educators and scholars today "think" they know exactly what people meant two thousand years ago.\\

I know you like to rejoice in your ignorance, Steveng, but essence/substance is the term used in Christian theology for 2,000 years.

And you don't actually think that YOU know what people meant 2000 years ago, do you?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/28/14


Strongaxe, if anything the blog was initially hijacked by you- "as Jehovah's Witnesses believe, how do you explain John 1:1?" (strongaxe 8/24/14)

You are obviously unable to explain how or why you trinitarians render Jo.1:1 without promoting polytheism.

Your introduction of Colossian 1:15 is another "hijacking" tactic of yours and a different issue altogether.

Why can't you answer my questions regarding Jo.1:1? Is the logos 'the God' it is "with"? Or do you believe there are two 'Gods'? Or maybe it is you who can't explain Jo.1:1 afterall.
---David8318 on 8/28/14


David8318:

You wrote: 'and the word was (toward) the god...'

I presume the use of parentheses is standard JW usage - i.e. a word that is not actually present in the text, but is assumed to be implied by the context (and of course, this is open to interpretation).

Perhaps like Collossians 1:16, with "all [other] things were created by him...", where [other] is absolutely essential for Jehovah's Witness theology, but is not present in the text, and is not implied either grammatically nor contextually.

(Of course, none of this has anything to do with the blog topic. Yet another blog hijacked onto a pet topic - i.e. trinity-bashing)
---StrongAxe on 8/27/14


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Cluny : "Steveng, the proper theological term is not "same spirit" but "same essence" (OUSIA in Greek) or "same substance" (SUBSTANTIA in Latin)."

Proof that today's people are too educated. Educators and scholars today "think" they know exactly what people meant two thousand years ago. Every publish concordance has didfferent meanings to the same word. Cyrus I. Scofield who wrote the Scofield Concordance, published by Oxford University Press, even put his own opinions and thoughts into his work. The only way a christian to know for sure the true meaning is from the Holy Spirit - and the Holy Spirit only.

Substance, essence, spirit. A rose by any other name is still a rose.
---Steveng on 8/27/14


'Judaism and Christianity are not polytheistic'- strongaxe.

Unless of course you're a trinitarian. The trinitarian rendering of Jo.1:1 leads many unsuspecting individuals into polytheism. Strongaxe believes both occurrences of 'theos' at Jo.1:1 identify the 'Almighty God'.

However, strongaxe appears unable to answer how or why we are to conclude from the Greek that John believed the logos is also the God the logos is "with" (Confused? You should be!). Therefore the only alternative is strongaxe believes there are two God's at Jo.1:1.

1. 'the God' whom the logos is with and

2. 'the Word was God'.

This is trinitarian polytheism.
---David8318 on 8/27/14


'Judaism and Christianity are not polytheistic'- strongaxe.

Unless of course you're a trinitarian. The trinitarian rendering of Jo.1:1 leads many unsuspecting individuals into polytheism. Strongaxe believes both occurrences of 'theos' at Jo.1:1 identify the 'Almighty God'.

Strongaxe appears unable to answer how or why we are to conclude from the Greek that John believed the logos is also the God he is "with" (Confused? You should be!). Therefore the only alternative is strongaxe believes there are two God's at Jo.1:1.

1. 'the God' whom the logos is with and

2. 'the Word was God'.

This is trinitarian polytheism.
---David8318 on 8/27/14


\\One God, three persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit - all having the same spirit.\\

Steveng, the proper theological term is not "same spirit" but "same essence" (OUSIA in Greek) or "same substance" (SUBSTANTIA in Latin).

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/27/14


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Lawrence:

It is my prayer that the good Lord will show/teach you( & I) more of whatever we are lacking in the knowledge of Him, that we need to know.
---Adetunji on 8/27/14


And who did Jesus say we should worship? John 4:21-24, Luke 4:8
---Steveng on 8/26/14


'If John 1:1 means Jesus was a different (and inferior) god...'- strongaxe.

You're missing the point. The predicate noun 'theos' at Jo.1:1 describes the logos. It does not identify the logos as 'the God' or any other 'God' for that matter.

Just before describing the logos as 'a god', John wrote:

'kai ho logos pros ton theon...'

'and the word was (toward) the god...'

John identifes 'the Word' as being 'with God'. This occurence of God (ton theon) with the def.article clearly identifies Almighty God as the God the logos is "with".

Please explain why you believe what John next says ('kai theos en ho logos') means the logos is the God he is "with"?
---David8318 on 8/27/14


Ade
I believe in Acts 2 v 38. Col. 2 v 9, The Father The Son n Holy Ghost Is 1 n Jesus Christ Is His name.

I'm so Glad He brought me out from the family the trinity body Rev 17 vs 4 5 6 churche & THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Their deceiving Lies of easy believism, no works salvation, once saved always saved, 2nd working of grace other etc.


Glory to God n Father which who Is Jesus Christ.
---Lawrence on 8/27/14


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Was Jesus a vantriloquist? Matthew 3:17

Where did Jesus get the power to do miracles? John 5:30, John 8:28, John 5:30, John 14:10

If Jesus and the Father are one, then Jesus would also know the day and the hour Jesus' return. Mark 13:32, Matthew 24:36

Did Jesus ascend to Himself? John.20:17

Does Jesus pray to himself and to whose will? John 11:41-43, Matthew 26:39-42

When christians are one with the father... John 14:12

One God, three persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit - all having the same spirit. As for the word "trinity", "a rose by any other name is still a rose."
---Steveng on 8/26/14


\\Thus at Jo.1:1, rather than follow rules of Greek grammar and context trinitarians push their false trinity doctrine.
---David8318 on 8/26/14\\

As in "Baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" in Matthew?

Or "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit" in 2 Corinthians?

Or the River of Life flowing from before the throne of God and the Lamb in Revelation?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/26/14


David8318:

Yes, in Acts 28:6, those who watched Paul thought he was a god - in the Greco-Roman pagan sense (i.e. one of many). However, Judaism and Christianity are not polytheistic. "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" means that the one God forbids worship of any others. If John 1:1 means Jesus was a different (and inferior) god, and elsewhere in the New Testament he accepted worship, then Jesus and his worshippers (and indeed John the evangelist) were violating the first commandment.


Lawrence:

Matt.28:19 isn't "Baptizing them in the name of me, myself, and I".
---StrongAxe on 8/26/14


'...as Jehovah's Witnesses believe, how do you explain John 1:1?'- strongaxe.

'... kai theos en ho logos'

'... and god was the word'

At Jo.1:1 the predicate noun 'theos' occurs before the verb. Thus 'theos' is describing the logos. It is not identifiying the logos as 'the God' it is with. According to Greek grammar & context, Jo.1:1 can be rendered 'and the Word was a god'.

Same rule applies at Acts 28:6 where the predicate 'theos' describes Paul as 'a god' because grammar and context demand the indef.article 'a'. If its good for Acts 28:6 then its good for Jo.1:1.

Thus at Jo.1:1, rather than follow rules of Greek grammar and context trinitarians push their false trinity doctrine.
---David8318 on 8/26/14


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Lawrence:

Are you in essence claiming Acts 2:38 & Matt.28:19 was not adequately rendered to us or translated ?
I believe God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are ONE.
The only 1 God manifesting in the 3 forms as it pleases HIM and for HIS purposes only [not for academic studies and approval or commendation of men].

What do you believe?
---Adetunji on 8/25/14


Adj
Matt. 28 v 19, said in the name. Acts 2 v 38 Fulfills Matt. 28 v 19, Jesus Christ Is The name.
I've heard trin ministers say in the names of the father son n holy spirit. Thats like Many say streets of gold in heaven. Thank God NO SUCH A THING.

Glory to God n Father which who Is Jesus Christ.
---Lawrnce on 8/25/14


Lawrence:
//Trinity is No where to be found in scripture thats why it's Manmade theology ideology under the mask...//

I disagree with you,

(1) Acts 2:38 that you quoted has, "baptized ..in the name of Jesus" and "receive the gift of the Holy Ghost". Why is it not "baptized in" & "receive the gift of" Jesus?

(2) Explain to us why the Lord said in Matt.28:19 "baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" [why did HE mention the 3 different manifestations of God therein if they do not exist as 3-in-1 = trinity ?].
---Adetunji on 8/25/14


S. A.
I believe in Acts 2 v 38, which Isn't theology ideology. It's there in scripture As plain as the nose is on your face.
Trinity is No where to be found in scripture thats why it's Manmade theology ideology under the mask of spiritual darkness.

I took the high road, Acts 2 v 38. Which Are few, Mat 7 v 14.

Most peoples take the low road, trinity Rev 17 vs 4 5 6. Which Are many, Mat 7 v 13. Which Is the peoples own choice.

John 10 v 30
Father Jesus, it takes you to open their blind eyes. Only if they will let you.
---Lawrence on 8/24/14


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2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself ...

Please do not crucify Lawrence on this issue because the difference between God the Father & the Lord Jesus Christ cannot be defined by any man.
---Adetunji on 8/24/14


Lawrence you did not answer my question. About JESUS as our High Priest.

Also since JESUS was bodily resurrected and still has his body how can there just be one person? Revelations 1.

Explain Revelations 5.

Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 8/24/14


So Lawrence, since you rant so loudly against trinitarian "theology ideology", what DO you believe?

Is Jesus God, or not?

If not (as Jehovah's Witnesses believe), how do you explain John 1:1?

And if so (as Apostolics/Oneness Pentecostals believe), did Jesus say "This is myself in whom I am well pleased" as he descended upon himself at his baptism, and "Not my will, but mine be done" in Gethsemane?
---StrongAxe on 8/24/14


Lawrence, I see you cannot answer a godly question so you resort to more trash. That is very oneness of you. You are thanking God for getting you out of the Truth. But you were never really in the Truth. If you had, you would have continued with us. All who belong to Christ are overcomers. You could not overcome. You went back to who you really were for a purpose,
"They went out from us, but they were not of us, for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us, but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us" (1 John 2:19).
You never did belong to the Truth. All apostates have a chance to repent. Agape
---Luke on 8/24/14


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Luke
You 2 3 godhead people Are under the influence of darkness with Manmade theology ideology trying to prove that which is Not. So you n others Are 100 percent hear say trinity heresy. I thank God He brought me out of it.

Glory to God n Father which who Is, Jesus Christ
---Lawrence on 8/23/14


Monk_Brendan I think the strongest directions to Christians on how to live came from Christ,Be ye Holy as I am Holy. The next thing we do is study very hard all the Bible verses which tell us how Christ lived,then we follow His example. To know God's Word is to gain tools for our lives. We learn the Word by reading our Bible every day. We must keep in constant touch with God through Jesus whether its praying or praising God. If we focus on God,focus ours minds on Him and the Word plus pray and praise constantly and continue to do this stay our minds,hearts,souls,and bodies on God we have no time to do anything else but live for God. An authentic Christian life is to be a reflection of Jesus and obey the Father. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 8/23/14


Lawrence,
You cannot answer any of our questions so you put down more talk and throw passages out there out of context. If Jesus in His humanity gave up His spirit to the Father, why would He do that if He was the Father? Or was Jesus just talking stuff that was not real? Why not answer the questions? You know why? Because you have no answers, just a lot of talk. Like I said, it must be gibberish.
---Luke on 8/23/14


Just like the song. It's All In Him.
The mighty God Is Jesus, The Prince of Peace Is He, The Everlasting Father the King eternaly, The Wonderful in wisdom by whom All things were made, The Fulness of The Godhead In Jesus Is Displayed. Amen.

Glory to God n Father which who Is, Jesus Christ.
---Lawrence on 8/22/14


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How can JESUS be our High Priest to the Father if he is not still a man and not a seperate being?
Heb 3:1

Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus,

Heb 4:14

Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

Heb 6:20

Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
---Samuelbb7 on 8/22/14


\\Cluny
No matter what I say n how I say it, you always come back to try to prove that which is Not,\\

Funny thing, Lawrence. I was thinking the same thing about you.

And if you don't have the gumption to type out "and," at least use the ampersand & . The letter "n" by itself can be "in", "an", "on" or several other things.

Avoid confusion to the extent you can.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/22/14


It's till Jesus Christ Almighty God doing it All by Himself. He Don't need 2 others to help Him.
Luke n others, you's can Brood over it with others like yourselves.

I actually thot the word orthodox was scriptural ( Thank God it's Not ), thot maybe in the O.T., because I'v heard it said, orthodox Jews mentioned somwhere. Because of the spirit of darkness + Manmade orthodoxy + theology + ideology + trinity + commandments n doctrines of men = All Fictitious & Deceiving Lies ! Which Are many. Matt. 7 v 13, destruction / hell & the lake of fire.
I'm Glad I'm Not in it.

Glory to God n Father which who Is, Jesus Christ.
---Lawrence on 8/22/14


//Jesus Christ Being Almighty God n Father does it All. He laid down His life & even raised it up.//

Lawrence,
The Father did not lay down His life at the cross. The Son did. The Father is Spirit. He had no human body at anytime. Only the Son has a human body, which is now glorified. Right before Jesus died at the cross, He gave up His spirit to the Father.
And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, "Father into Your hands I commit My spirit"( Luke 23:46).
---Luke on 8/22/14


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In my flesh when i pray
to God n Father which is spirit, Only 1. Jesus in flesh when He prayed to the Father which was dwelling in Him, only 1. He knew what was going on in the world n universe n had control of it All. Only 1 God n Father, His name Is Jesus Christ. He does it All by Himself. He dont need 2 others to help him.

Glory to God n Father which who Is Jesus Christ.

Glory
---Lawrence on 8/22/14


No cluny.
It's just you dont understand my reply.

Colo. 2 v 9. Jesus is The Father Son n Holy Ghost. Just 1. Not 2 or 3.

God does what He does n how He does it. Got to except what He does n we dont hav any say. So if He may hav been talking to Himself. So what, somtimes we do also.

Glory to God n Father which who Is Jesus Christ.
---Lawrence on 8/21/14


Cluny
No matter what I say n how I say it, you always come back to try to prove that which is Not, trinity, that which is commandments n doctrines of men, trinity which Is Fictitious.
In time, you'l answer to your 2 to 3 gods.
I used to go to a bapt church. I'm Glad Jesus brought me out from the family body of, Rev. 17 vs ,4. 5. 6.

In time I'l answer to the Only 1 God, Jesus Christ.

Glory to God n Father which who Is Jesus Christ. .
---Lawrence on 8/21/14


In other words, Lawrence, you cannot answer my question about to whom Jesus prayed.

Thought you couldn't.

Glory to Jesus Christ, who is NOT the Father, nor the Holy Spirit!
---Cluny on 8/21/14


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Cluny
So your calling what Jesus said is a Lie. That's up to you.
John 14 vs 8 9.
Jesus Christ Being Almighty God n Father does it All. He laid down His life & even raised it up. He doesn't need 2 others to help Him. Jesus does it All by Himself.
If there was 3, then it should have said in Genises, In the beginning, gods. Nope, Only 1, His name, Jesus Christ.

Glory to God n Father which who Is Jesus Christ.
---Lawrence on 8/21/14


\\Glory to God n Father which who Is, Jesus Christ.
---Lawrence on 8/18/14\\

If Jesus is the Father, to whom did Jesus pray during His earthy sojourn? Himself?

Whom did He request for the cup of the Passion to be taken from Him?

Please explain in detail.

Glory to Jesus Christ (Who is not the Father).
---Cluny on 8/20/14


Well we agree with these Verses.


Galatians 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

True some doctrines are taught that say you can do these things and still go to heaven. But belief in the Trinity or Modalism is not about none of these things.

I would add we must also follow Matthew 24. So we are either sheep or goats.
---Samuelbb7 on 8/20/14


\\samuel
People that don't, they are in the vast barrel of bad apples n will be discarded. Why? Because of the manmade theology ideology of trinity Lies. \\

Lawrence
People that don't, they are in the vast barrel of bad apples and will be discarded. Why? Because of the manmade theology ideology of oneness/modalism. Lies.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/19/14


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samuel
People that don't, they are in the vast barrel of bad apples n will be discarded. Why? Because of the manmade theology ideology of trinity Lies. Lies of the their teachings of easy believism, second working of grace, once saved always saved, no works salvation other etc.
God only knows who they are that will come out from amoung them n receive Acts 2 v 38, the Only salvation of God.

Glory to God n Father which who Is, Jesus Christ.
---Lawrence on 8/18/14


Lawrence

I cannot say that some who are Seventh day Adventist do not (smoke, drink, cuss, fornicate, adultery, carouse, dressed half naked).

We teach against all those and also teach we should not break any of the Ten Commandments and that we need to show love above and beyond what by caring for and helping others.

We strive to live healthy lives by eating the diet GOD says was best and keeping the Sabbath as a time of worship, fellowship, prayer and study.

But by the standard you set we are still lost. Because we read the Bible and find the truth of the Trinity.

Our church spent ten years studying this topic since many were anti-Trinitarian. By Bible study we came to see it is truth of GOD.

Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 8/18/14


We are to be the same everyday but we know things come up in our lives that make us react in a bad way. We need to take care of those things as soon as they happen. Ask forgiveness from the person (if a person is involved) and ask forgiveness from God. Life is full of ups and downs.
---shira4368 on 8/18/14


Dear Lawrence,
and since you are against Christianity, you are now complaining against the Christians, and are accusing them of still being sinners. How about you? Do you sin? Or, are you without sin? Are the Oneness sin free? Like none of them beat their wives, smoke, drink, lie, cheat? beat their dogs and so on? Please tell us. Agape
---Luke on 8/18/14


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Christian living, Mark 16 v 16, Acts 2 v 38, Mat. 24 v 13. Saved from their sins.

For that which is Not Christian living. Those that say they are christian when they smoke, drink, cuss, fornicate, adultery, carouse, dressed half naked, beliving trinity Lies other etc. Most people of the trinity denominals I
talk to are doing these very things.
These people are savedKept in their sins. Damming themselves.
God has Nothing to do with it.

Glory to God n Father which who Is Jesus Christ.
---Lawrence on 8/17/14


"Christian" living/lifestyle means having TRUSTING "faith" that the Creator is a GOOD, LOVING god (and is NOT A PUNISHER..."perfect love" casts out fear....FOR FEAR HAS TO DO WITH PUNISHMENT)....this is why we need to have a "faith for FAITH", Romans 1:17 RSV).

Hebrews 11:6 says that we ALSO need to have trust/faith that God is a REWARDER of those who are serious about Him (He is NOT a PUNISHER, but a REWARDER....of those who are serious and love HIM for divine blessings.
---faithforfaith on 2/11/14


We need to FINALLY (once and for all time) set our priorities straight. Show The Lord how serious you are about LOVING....HIM instead of loving MAN/CLERGY for DIVINE BLESSINGS (DIVINE/genuine spirituality requires you to FORSAKE MAMMON/man)....the "spirituality" of man is ARTIFICIAL/false, only Father, son JESUS, and DIVINE SPIRIT are "HOLY" spiritual.

666 (religious humanity) has made a habit for 2000 years of placing the "flesh" where it ought not to be (in the one and only "holy place" (Jesus is THE WORSHIP TEMPLE).

Through prayer, etc., the 6th day creation (humanity commanded by the clergy) pretends to be responsible for DIVINE BLESSINGS.....THIS IS WRONG (and the Lord is a jealous god).
---faithforfaith on 2/11/14


Monk. you asked how a Christian should live his life?
We should be living our Christian lives by the Spirit. When the Spirit of Christ lives in us, it motives us, changes us, teaches us, how to walk in the Spirit. How? By giving us a passion for the Word of God. The more we read and study the word, the less we live in the life of the world. As we continue in our walk, many things we were use to doing disappear. Most of our habits begin to disappear. Cursing just stops all by itself, and soon every time you hear someone curse, it nauseates you. Your life begins to change more and more each day.
---Mark_V. on 1/18/14


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A lot of people try to replace the Bible with feelings and wishes. This leads them down the path to just believe what they want to.

GOD gave us the Bible which is the Word of GOD so that we may know right and wrong. Truth and lies.
---Samuelbb7 on 1/17/14


Faith, here you say,
"..do you want to be a "CHRISTIAN" or do you want an intimate and PERSONAL relationship with God?....either/or."
First, no one lost wants to be a Christian. Go out on the Street and ask people who are lost. We are Christians because we have faith in Jesus Christ and follow His teachings. His teaching are in the Word of God, because Jesus is the Word of God. Christians are automatically in a relationship with God when they are born of the Spirit. How do I know? Because it is in the Word of God.
"But God who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loves us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ.." (Eph. 2:4,5).
---Mark_V. on 1/17/14


You have to have an 'either/or' goal as your TOP priority...do you want to be a "CHRISTIAN" or do you want an intimate and PERSONAL relationship with God?....either/or.

If you choose "CHRISTIAN" as your TOP PRIORITY (your 'dream of dreams'), then you will find His book , commands, protocol, and rules sufficient, but if GOD (all of Him) is your 'dream of dreams', then love HIM, not MAN and BOOK text, etc..
---faithforfaith on 1/16/14


Nice! Please do not self prescribe anymore going off your medications and thank you!
---Nana on 1/16/14


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Monk, the Bible is fill with warnings and teachings on how an authentic Christian should live. Many here have their own advice, but the Bible has the right advice. If we make it a habit to read the Word of God each day, we will learn how to live the Christian live. No one can live it perfectly, but our desire as Christians should be to do what the Father's will is for us.
---Mark_V. on 1/16/14


Monk_Brenden, I am Not worthy of the love,mercy of God. Everyday good, days
I feel bad.STAY in prayer.

I do not have any friends here. time to,pray, be carefull. Satan has traps! Eph.4:27 1Jn.2:16 I believe God has let me know He is in control.To live my life in Christ Ro.4:7 how you react or not react to the evil around you. God help me cut loose alot of bondage. 1Cor.6:18-20

read daily Bible:
( wisdom,protection, temprance, forgiveness, etc.)

God almighty & CNT helped me alot! I know God is the best family I had.I pray He will give me by faith a place to be happy and not sad.

Sing day by day songs of praise!
---Lidia4796 on 1/14/14


We must have the same regard for others as we have for ourself.

A healthy view of ourself is that we will not HATE ourselves (the "flesh" is not evil or disgusting, it is simply the weakness that keeps us from being the way God wants us to be).

Therefore, we must also be peaceful towards others (same regard for others)....love each AS we love/REGARD ourselves.

Give assistance to other people ONLY if you are "giving" voluntarily and happily (The Lord loves a cheerful/happy giver).....do not give GRUDGINGLY like a hypocrite.

God is practical, not prudish or unreasonable.
---faithforfaith on 1/14/14


I am by no means perfect and I have never claimed I am. I am just a sinner saved by grace and I still live in a corrupt body. I do try to live a Godly life but I fail badly. ask forgiveness and God teaches us to forgive over and over so I ask him over and over. I don't want to be a "pretend" Im a Christian, I do want my life to be a testimony therefore, I try harder, pray harder and I like to live a transparent life. I have many hardships just like everyone else and at times I get down just like everyone else does. no man is perfect.
---shira4368 on 1/13/14


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We MUST not be OBSESSED with being a "Christian" (member of a christian STYLE)....

...the Catholic teaching teaches a person to be a member (in good standing) OF CATHOLICISM.


...meaning that we need to be "good and right and true" people instead of a certain BRAND-NAME spiritualist.

The creator wants us to GENUINE people (I am who I am, Exodus 3:14 in the RSV) that are NOT HYPOCRITES.....

...."and I will put them with the hypocrites, there men will weep and gnash their teeth" (RSV).
---faithforfaith on 1/13/14


For me the key word in the blog is authentic.

An authentic life be it Christian or not, is one of honesty, love, service, and action.

Christians biggest fault to unbelievers is hypocrisy, being dishonest about our lives. We want to be seen being righteous, but when we do, it is the righteousness of the Pharisee.

We need to love without reciprocity. We need to love without favoritism. We need to love even if it hurts.

We need to serve ALL, even the unlovely. We need to serve and love our neighbors, even if they are lost.

We need to be about our Fathers business.
---Mark_Eaton on 1/13/14


A lot of good advice here. Listen to Christian music that does help keep our mind on JESUS.

One day at a time. Has to do with just saying I will be good now. Not being concerned with how will I do tomorrow.


Phl 3:13

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
---Samuelbb7 on 1/13/14


Go to a searchable KJV bible and search for the following words: "each other", "one another", "comfort", "encourag", "love", and "pray" to learn the christian lifestyle.

In today's world it is ver, very easy to detour from the path to the Kingdon of God. This is why it is very important to meet daily.

"Love", that is genuine love, is your ticket to heaven. It is the love of God AND the love of man that will get you to follow Jesus whan he calls for his people at the first resurrection - upon his second coming. It is the love of man only will get you eteranl life at the second resurrection, at judgement day, according to their works on earth.
---Steveng on 1/12/14


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You can not without the help of Jesus. People offend God all the time and no one cares, except perhaps a few people whom He has chosen. Work at pleasing God instead man.
---catherine on 1/12/14


By having the Lord Jesus Christ as our Master, communicating with Him everyday, following His instructions and growing unto Him day by day.
---Adetunji on 1/12/14


Monk_Brendan it is simple. Recognize and embrace this fact. "I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ [lives] in, [and through] me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." Gal 2:20
---josef on 1/11/14


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