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The Fischer Reynolds Curse
  
"when two people love one another deeply, and one goes, the other may lose the will for a longer life. So true, I've seen it happen on a number of occasions.


The Fischer Reynolds Curse
  
"Could there be a curse on that family?" Dementio there is no way for any of us to know this, simply because there is no way for any of us to know what they believed or practiced. However, we can know is that death in this life is not associated with any curse, it is simply an inevitable end to this life. The only exceptions will be believers who happens to be living when Jesus returns.


How Is God Love
  
"those who live in obedience would be subjected to his Grace?"
David how does one live in obedience?


What Are Wages Of Sin
  
The wages of sin is death.....The soul who sins shall die. Rom 6:23>Eze 18:20


Force Us To Be Saved
  
"It is mine to avenge, i will repay. Is God of HIM to avenge? yes. When?" Ds if I understand your question correctly. Yes, He will take vengence. When? At the Great White Throne of Judgement. How? He will repay "them that hate Him to their face, to destroy them: He will not be slack to him that hates him, He will repay him to his face. Deu 7:10 Which also answers the question as to why the wicked will be raised in the second resurrection. Job 21:30-32


How Does God Select
  

So that I am not misunderstood concerning the Father's salvation. It is the Father's grace, as His divine influence upon our focus in life that leads us to believe, rely on, adhere to and trust in the finish work of His son. That belief open us to receiving his Spirit. Faith saves only in that it is a steadfast, unwavering confident in the salvation offer through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus. That faith is empowered of the Father, by His grace, through the indwelling presence of His Spirit, and our righteousness is of Him.


How Does God Select
  
"How would you folks define it?"
A man does nothing praiseworthy, to deserve grace for salvation.


Is Christ Greater Than Life
  
What are your thoughts? Does Christ mean more to you than life? Christ is my life. With all that is within me, I live in that anointing. For me there is no truer statements than these, "I am crucified in Christ, nevertheless I live. Yet it is not "I" who lives, Christ live through me". "In Him I live, move, and have my being."


Force Us To Be Saved
  
"Why almighty God does not persuade all people to choose HIS way?"
Because not every man can be persuaded. Father refers to them as stiffnecked and hardhearted.


How Does God Select
  
"As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" David I believe the chosen are chosen for the same reason, they receive, or yield themselves to the call.


Saved By Following Bible
  
"Jesus saves" Kathr this I can agree with. Concerning justification, The Father justifies those He calls. Rom 8:30 His called are "justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus." Rom 3:24, 2nd witness>Tit 3:7 "The righteousness of God which is by the faith of Jesus Christ, Rom 3:22 and being justified by faith, [believers] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Rom 5:1 Mans "participation" rest in his acquiescence.


Explain Acts 19:11-12
  
"With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."


Saved By Following Bible
  
"God does not force the New Birth on anyone against their will or knowledge." Kathr man's will plays no part in his salvation. Man is given to believe for Christ sake. Phl 1:29 No man comes to Jesus unless the Father draws him. John 6:45 Salvation is a gift, and as I've said, no man merits a gift. Eph 2:8 And every good and perfect gift is from above. Jas 1:17. Man is saved by the washing of regeneration, and the renewing of the Holy Spirit as a result of the Father's love, and is granted to man through His Son. Tit 3:3-7


Saved By Following Bible
  
"I think it's fair to say that Being Born Again of the Spirit, what Acts is referring to does take obedience...that is obedience of faith."
Kathr "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." Where is mans participation mentioned in any of this?


Saved By Following Bible
  
"According to the the Lord's apostles in following verse, is the Holy Spirit a merited or unmerited gift?" David no one deserves the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit isn't merited in Act 5:3, it is given to them who obey Him. Just as it is given to all them which heard the word in Act 10:44. Or given to them that ask Him in Luke 11:13


Saved By Following Bible
  
(John 14:21) He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father...." This verse says nothing about love being merited, or in any way deserved by what we do. David It is the Father that has given the believer the Spirit of love, and it is through the Spirit that we hold unfeigned love for our fellowman. "The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us." To answer your question, the Spirit of love is a gift, a man does nothing to merit a gift. 2Ti 1:7>1Pe 1:22>Rom 5:5


Saved By Following Bible
  
Jesus said that his commandment was that we love one another, as He has loved us. And the Father's commandment is that we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus [the] Christ, and that love one another, as He gave us commandment. Again, this commandment have we from him, that he who loves God loves his brother also. Concerning obedience, it is the Lord that causes us to increase and abound in love one toward another. Jhn 13:34> Jhn 15:12> 1Jo 3:23>1Th 3:12


Saved By Following Bible
  
"Can you show me, in the Gospel, where Jesus taught the love of God is unmerited?" David the Love of God is not mentioned in the gospel as merited or unmerited. However since we know that love is listed as fruit of the Spirit, and the Spirit is a gift, than logic dictates that love is also a gift, and a gift is unmerited, or it can not be referred to as a gift.


Saved By Following Bible
  
"But I find in those who claim they are teaching what Paul taught, their teachings are not supported by the Gospel of Christ."
In what way exactly? What is it that you are pointing out? Why be cryptic?


Saved By Following Bible
  
"Do you believe someone can be saved, if they only follow what's written in the Gospel of Jesus Christ?" Whether you mean the four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, or the direct words of Jesus, my answer would be yes, If what is written is understood and recognized as applicable to all.



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