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The Power Of The Law
  
Josef
Believe me,.... though I understand why you may think I'm bragging,.... I don't think of myself more highly than I should. I overcame sin, not because I posess the strength of an Arc Angel, but because I possessed the love a son has for his Father.

You see for many years, I fought against sin as a man would fight against a foe. My strength against his strength, when the true strength against sin, comes from our love for God.

It's kind of like someone in a vain attempt to fight a vampire in a movie. They lose the battle when it's their strength against the vampires strength. When all they really have to do is show them the Cross, or throw open the curtains, and let the light in.


The Power Of The Law
  
(Romans 7:13).....But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good, that sin by the commandment might become exceedingly sinful.

Josef
I was once given a commandment like the one Paul mentions above. I didn't know why it was there, but it was. When I broke the commandment, God punished me. This went on for many years, but after I started following the Holy Spirit, the sin became exceedingly sinful.

Exceedly to the point, where one day after I sinned, I dropped to my knees in tears, crying like a baby for about and hour, as I sat alone with God, asking God to forgive me. Relief came, and ever since that day, I have not committed that, or any other sin.


The Power Of The Law
  

Josef
Great answer!
Did you notice (Galatians 3:23) says, those who need a School Master are Under The Law?

We are not under the Law after sin dies, but we are under the Law before sin dies. Paul says the same in (Romans 7:1).

And how do we know sin has died? (1 John 3:9-10) KJV
So it's True, "We are not under the Law", but it's only true,....of those who have been born of God.


Finish It Here_Feb 2017
  
Sir, Jeremiah writing by the Holy Spirit corrects you, "--John9346


John
First off.... you are not Jeremiah, and secondly you are not under the same covenant. And now I will correct you with the Son of God.

Matthew 7: 22-23) Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Now if Jesus says he doesn't know them because they worked iniquity, and we come to the Father through the Son, God the Father doesn't know them either.


How Is God Love
  
John
As I said, I agree God does the choosing. But he chooses among those who walk with the Holy Spirit, and not according to how one lives in the womb of their mother.


How Is God Love
  
"Whosoever." doesn't mean everybody if it did there would be know sinners/evil doers..---john9346 on 4/13/17

John
Jesus taught, a man must be born again if he hopes to gain eternal life. (1 John 3:9-10) gives us a sign, a sign by which we will know when we have been born again. Jesus confirmed this in (John 8:34-35), where he taught those who commit sin, will not be adopted into the family of God.

Since you believe you are the "Whosoever" in (John 3:16), whosoever is used in both the passages I have given

Have you been born of God, according to the sign given in (1 John 3:9-10), or do you need to change these clearly written verses, to make it fit what you believe?


Ten Commandments Historical
  
To be honest Jerry, it's always puzzled me why folks who claim were not under the Law, fight to keep the Law. I guess the Law is for everyone else, but not for them.


How Is God Love
  
John
I agree,.... God chooses,... not us. But where I disagree with your doctrine, Is God making this choice before were even born.Yes, there are a few verses which support your doctrine, if you choose to exclude the rest of the Bible, as most doctrines do.

The verses you use in your predestination doctrine, are talking about the time in between when you receive the seed of God (Matthew 13) and when you are born of God (1 John 3:9-10). This time is much like being in the womb.


How Did Life Begin
  
StrongAxe
Church teachings have a powerful hold over those who follow them, if they believe in those teachers. Do your Church teachers, teach evolution,or are you alone in this thinking?

If they teach evolution, what denomination do you follow?


How Did Life Begin
  
But why would GOD not use similar tools to build all that exist.
---Samuelbb7 on 4/10/17


To me similar DNA points to the same creator. Years ago I could look at a Ford or Chevy, and tell at a distance, it was a Ford or Chevy. Each make, each model, were different. But because they had the same designers year after year, they were very similar.

Strange how we seem to make a mystery out of what should be obvious, to make the explainable, unexplainable. I think our friend StrongAxe just likes a good mystery.


How Did Life Begin
  
How can you know which one of them is REALLY true? --StrongAxe

StrongAxe
Go to any hospital intensive care unit, an you will see man can not survive unless all the systems of the body are working. Ask the doctor if man can live without a heart, brain, lungs, etc. If not, this proves man had to be created all at once.

Go to the delivery room, and you will see babies who were created though a reproductive process which required two participants, for recreating man. Both of which have different sexual organs.

Evolution is plausible?
For evolution to be plausible, the first human had to have survived more than a million years, waiting for the second human creation, so they could make more humans.


How Did Life Begin
  
Evolution takes millennia--StrongAxe

StrongAxe
Science figured out long ago, if you throw many years at your hypothesis, you can teach your theories forever. A zillion years ago.....

What I can't figure out, is how you, as a Christian, except these unprovable man made theories, and reject Gods version, which can be easily proven today.

I spent some years, almost an atheist. And the one thing that keep me on the fence, was creation. I've always looked for the simple explanation for the unexplainable, and even then, I found the Bible version logical, and evolution totally illogical.


How Did Life Begin
  
StrongAxe
Google "Fruit fly" & "Evolution". You may find it interesting. When I was in school, they used the fruit to prove the theory of evolution.


How Is God Love
  
Josef
Your welcome brother. If you have any further questions, as to your experience during this time, should you undertake this journey, just ask, and I will explain it using the Bible.

If you have ever wondered, why after you have confessed sin, you gain an acute awareness of evil, it's because after you are cleansed in the Blood of Christ, you are now in the light of God. Daily confession will keep you in the light.

Your conscience is a powerful asset for the Holy Spirit. Listen and obey.


How Is God Love
  
Josef
Here's the one step,
Get into the habit of confessing your sin before God, everyday, and every time you sin. Why? Sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:2), (1 John 1: 5-6).

If you can't hear the commands of the Holy Spirit, you can not follow his commands. If you follow his commands...(John 14:21)

After your confession, God will forgive you, and through continued confession, you will remain in his light 24/7....(1 John 1: 9).
Now I don't expect you to believe me, but after you do this for about a week or two, and being obedient to the commands of the Holy Spirit, God will interact with you, like he has never done before.

That's it!!


How Did Life Begin
  
Where ever did you get that idea?--StrongAxe

StrongAxe
If your primordial creation came into being, as you believe,....it was alone and all by itself. If it was all by itself, could it reproduce?

Why haven't you brought up the Fruit Fly?


How Did Life Begin
  
Genesis said God created various living things, but does not get into specifics about just HOW he did so.--StrongAxe

StrongAxe
True, but God tells us he gave his creation a need to reproduce, and gave creation the ability to reproduce in ( Genesis 1:11-12). And we can see proof of Gods explanation of creation, through reproduction, played out in every day life.

According to your theory, reproduction is unnecessary. If creation was able to create itself, why would creation have needed, to give itself the ability to reproduce?


How Is God Love
  
Josef
What I'm about to tell you, I will not argue. You need to do what I tell you to do, and the results, will tell you if I speak the Truth.

It's really, very easy. One simple step, and the Holy Spirit will guide you the rest of the way.
Shall I continue?


How Is God Love
  
Josef
Though I have been a Christian since childhood, I wasn't born of God until six months after I turned 41. I will be 57 in August.

Before I was born of God, I battled with the commandment of Adultery. I fought against it, won many battles, but the few I lost, showed me I was a slave to sin. This meant my victories weren't victories at all.

Though I hadn't attend Church in over 15 years, on my 41st birthday, deeply depressed, I asked God to show me the way. Though I didn't know it at the time, I was being "home schooled" by Gods Holy Spirit.

I followed his instruction and Six months later, in an instant, sin died, and the battle was over.



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