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Explain Romans 7:20
  
He also says, "the good that I will to do, I do not do," Romans 7:19. Well, God could have him doing better than he can think and will to do. So, maybe by trying what he could will, he was making himself available to failure. This sounds like his thorn in the flesh problem, having a "messenger of Satan" who could "buffet" him (2 Corinthians 12:7-10) and find his weak spots, any time in ego he was trying to do what he could think, himself. But Jesus says, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." (in 2 Corinthians 12:9) Then we can be like the Philippians who were more obedient after Paul was not with them (Philippians 2:12). What do you think?


Born Again With No Sin
  
Yeah, Mark, but what does the person mean when they say that? That can mean I can't sin in a way to lose my salvation, or it can mean I never will do anything sinful, or both.

About not sinning, we have > "Do all things without complaining and disputing," (Philippians 2:14) So, if someone means they do not do anything sinful, this would include never complaining or arguing, I consider.

I find that as born again people there are wrong things we do, but our Father corrects us > Hebrews 12:7-11 > "But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons." (Hebrews 12:8) His correction, then, is an assurance that we are His children.


Tribulation December 21st 2012
  
It can be a decoy to get our attention away from where we belong.

Jesus says, "be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." (in Matthew 24:44) If we are ready, at any time, it won't matter when it comes. We will be busy with obeying our Father in the ruling of His peace in our hearts > Colossians 3:15.

2 Peter 3:14 says, "Therefore beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless." Ready means we are in God's peace obeying Him. "for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God." (James 1:20)


Church Member Is A Demon
  
It can mean that someone acting great in church is really a demonic person. But be careful where your attention goes. Jesus is giving you attention about what you need, yourself. So, is your attention being decoyed to someone else so you do not notice and deal with how you need to be corrected and improved in living God's love? Make sure you check yourself for anything that is demonic > see James 3:14-15 > "But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against th4e truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic." So, do not be gossiping in your mind, but attentive to submitting to our Father's correction and then how He rules us in His peace.


Moral Versus Ceremonial Law
  
We understand that the sacrifices represented the coming sacrifice of Jesus. Now we have the Lord's Supper to represent Jesus, and "as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim His death till He comes," Paul says in 1 Corinthians 11:26. And what most of all is "in remembrance" of Jesus > the breaking bread and the cup . . . or how we are loving like Jesus was on the cross? Do we have love in us that reminds us of Him? God bless us (c:


Is Eternal Life For All
  
"And this is the testimony, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life, he who does not have the Son of God does not have life." (1 John 5:11-12) So, by having Jesus in us we have His eternal life living in us, now > "My little children, for whom I labor in birth until Christ is formed in you," (Galatians 4:19)

So, having eternal life depends on Jesus growing in us, so His eternal love life is growing. So, this does not only depend on outward things we do or don't do. But His love will produce loving relating and actions.


How Does God Save
  
Well, Christan, Paul does say we "were dead in trespasses and sins," in Ephesians 2:1. So, I can see someone's point that if I am dead I am not calling for help. But while we were dead in sinning, we were very active. We were love-dead, our arguing was joy-dead and anti-love . . . etc.

So, we weren't "drowning", but already dead and fully in it. And Jesus came to the cross to meet us. And this is personal . . . not only a theoretical thing, but we met with Jesus and submitted to Him. And God "made us alive" (Ephesians 2:5) so now we are loving Him and obeying how He rules us in His peace (Colossians 3:15). We did not with a sinful heart choose this.


Unfermented Grape Juice
  
Jesus turned water into wine. It was served after other wine. The master of the feast said it should have been served first, then serve the not so good stuff > John 2:7-10. After drinking "good wine" for a while, they might be under the influence enough so they would not notice "the switch" (c:

If the first wine was nonalcoholic, they would notice being given "the inferior", later < why would a groom use anything inferior, especially later . . . as a last impression of the celebration . . . if they could tell the diff???

But I enjoy grape juice. And if I really enjoy a wine, a taste is enough. The loving does more for me.


Can We Alter Our Life
  
Everything, Karen . . . including to pray for their safety and pray for acceptance and understanding of His divine purpose.


Baptised Two Times
  
Lee, it depends on who you are talking about. If I have been baby-baptized by a group that disobeys God > Jesus says, "without Me you can do nothing," in John 15:5.

Also, we have how we of Jesus "were baptized into His death," in Romans 6:3. So, the "one baptism" (Ephesians 4:5) is into Jesus Christ's death. And His death was before His burial. So, burial in water is not this "one baptism", I consider.

John the Baptist preached a baptism of "repentence", not of water > when we turn to Jesus, dying to sin, we are joined to Him in His death which is before burial.

And do everything in His name > Colossians 3:16. In His name is in His love > 1 Corinthians 16:14.


Is Transubstantiation Biblical
  
Of course the Holy Spirit can turn something into the flesh of Jesus.

But we have > "My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you," (Galatians 4:19) > so the Holy Spirit in us is able to change us so we have the inner Person of Jesus as our new personality of love. The real presence of Jesus, then, is growing in us, and He shares with us how He relates with our Father and loves any and all people (c: Bread does not do this!!!

And we have > "For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones." (Ephesians 5:30) But if we eat bread, it will become digested and then become part of our flesh that is already the body of Christ.


What Is A Liberal
  
Each person is different. So, I'm not really into putting people into categories. Liberal can mean a person who makes up ideas that aren't in the Bible, even though there are a number of Bible things that clearly speak against that idea. That would be a wrong sort of liberal. But there are plenty of right things in the Bible, that I have never heard from a number of people who call themselves conservatives. So, either way can be limited.

If liberal means freely loving in Jesus, and conservative means keeping God's way, both are good (c:


What Is a Catholic Christian
  
"Obey those who rule over you," we have in Hebrew 13:17. And a man qualified to "take care of the church of God" is described in 1 Timothy 3:1-10. This is a man who has been proven in his own home, first, so we know he is qualified just to be considered for ordination. So, he is a family man who has learned how to do well in marriage with his wife and how to bring up his children right. And now he can be trusted to care for God's people in our Father's family sharing way, like he has learned at home, helped by his helpmate to learn this (c: Something else is falsely "Catholic", not the obedient church's way of doing things.


Act Of Man's Free Will
  
Paul says, "But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered." (Romans 6:17) In slavery to sin, my will was not free, or else why haven't all free-willed people made the same choice . . . if they all are created "equal", therefore with the same character to make the same good or bad choice? The thanks is to God, how He made me free so I made the right choice with Him > "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure." (Philippians 2:13) No worship and credit to my own created will!!! (c:


What Do Atheists Believe
  
Each person can speak for oneself. In a culture of oppression, we have people who want to put others in some category and make them all the same so the oppressive person does not have to bother to really get to know each one and one's unique ways and personality and needs and interests, etc., but the oppressive one glumps people together and then expects and demands the same thing from them all, without caring about each one personally like Jesus does.


Unfermented Grape Juice
  
I'm not sure that "most" people in Biblical times would have cared to know how to keep grape juice from fermenting (c: So, why would a method appear in secular writings, if seculars would not be interested in it?

I'm told that a desert area can have low temperatures, at night. You could dig a deep hole, cool it at night along with the juice, then insulate them during the daytime. Then open up the hole for recooling, at night, then close for the day, then at night bring out the juice and cool the hole, then close them down during the heat, then at night . . . recool them and then . . .


Are Commandments Important
  
Hi, Simmons (c: There are commands that it appears are not what God tells us to do, now . . . like stoning a man who rapes another man's fiance > Deuteronomy 22:23-26 > "for just as when a man rises against his neighbor and kills him, even so is this matter." So, a sexual crime to be like murder. And murder is a work of a hateful heart (1 John 3:15), not just misguided sexual impulses. So, we can learn from this command, how God wants us to love people, not to desire to just use them for sexual pleasure. Or else we are anti-love. So, each command can help us learn how to love.


Why Was Jesus Coming Back
  
It says He is coming back to get us who are still alive on this earth > but "God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus," Paul says in the Bible > this is in 1 Thessalonians 4:14. And then, after He brings with Him those who sleep in Jesus, "the dead in Christ will rise first" (in 1 Thessalonians 4:16), after they have been brought back so they can rise in their bodies, I can see from this scripture.

And Paul says, "We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body ad to be present with the Lord." (2 Corinthians 5:8) So, they can be absent from their bodies and present with the Lord Jesus Christ while they "sleep in Jesus."



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