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Ten Commandments Historical
  
Ones have talked about the Ten Commandments, but they do not give at least as much attention to our

Two Love Commandments,

which Jesus says are the greatest commandments. So, who has decided to call so much attention elsewhere?

Possibly, Jerry, nothing has really changed, but the public competing for attention has changed while the Love Commandment people have always been quietly and humbly . . . loving (c:


The Fischer Reynolds Curse
  
Jesus on the cross cancelled every curse for us who trust in Him.


I Like A 16 Year Old Girl
  
So, if you know you shouldn't feel this way, trust this to God.

It is possible for a young girl to learn her manner from her mother who is mature. And so she can seem very mature (c: And if she's very nice looking, this can be very confusing if you are judging by appearance! (John 7:24)

She needs to mature, like you do (c:

And if you grow in God's love, you will enjoy discovering how God's love makes it easy for us to have self control with our extravagantly gorgeous and mature Christian sisters (c: And trust our Heavenly Father to join you with whomever He knows you belong with (c:

God bless you, Dalton (c:


How Did Life Begin
  
supernatural

And God's ways are "past finding out" (please consider Romans 11:33) > this is why scientists keep discovering how they can not figure things out. Because our Creator's ways are still working in His creation, including how our bodies function at such a high level (c:


Unicorns Satyrs Cockatrices
  
First is the love meaning of any scripture . . . how God means for us to become in His love and share and live with Him in His all-loving love.


How Does God Select
  
Dave, below you ask about Romans 2:5-7 > this scripture says that those who keep on doing what is good will get glory and honor and immortality. They will receive according to their works, this does say.

But it is God's grace working in these people to cause them to so continue in well-doing. So, it is not merit on their own part! (c:

Also > while we are doing works which God's grace has us doing, this grace is effecting our nature to make us more and more how God's love is . . . so we are ready for Jesus > 1 John 4:17.


What Are Wages Of Sin
  
The answer to some issues, Jerry, can be "both". In this case it is more than both (c:

"But she who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives." (1 Timothy 5:6)

This is an example of how a person can be love-dead, while living selfishly. And the person is in deep torment, in sin, desperate to feel some pleasure in order to feel something nicer than one's misery and mess of sin.

So, now already a person can be sampling the torment of Satan's nasty selfish spirit (Ephesians 2:2) which the person will have in hell. The fire isn't the problem, then, but the sin nature which makes one selfish and able to suffer, which one already is sampling and could reap so much more, later >

Galatians 6:7-8


Is Christ Greater Than Life
  
I think of how Peter boasted how he would go through prison and death with Jesus, but he didn't . . . not at first, anyway.

So, I trust God to make sure I am how He really desires.

By the way . . . people in ego can make great sacrifices, even giving their lives, so they can boast to themselves how great they are.

But is our love real enough so we are relating "without complaining and disputing", like Philippians 2:13-16 says God wants. And is our love gentle and quiet, making us pleasing to our Father? >

"rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God." (1 Peter 3:4)


How Does God Select
  
"Unmerited", for some people, means Jesus died for us while we were His enemies . . . not at all deserving of Him. So, there is no way we could get ourselves to do what makes us deserving of salvation through Jesus.

My take is, our Apostle Paul says "we all" were "children of wrath", in Ephesians 2:3. If this means "all" have been equal by "all" being "children of wrath", then no one has been somehow superior to others so that that one could do what makes him or her deserving of salvation.

And so, the thanks and credit and glory are purely to God > Romans 6:17.


How Does God Select
  
God is past finding out. His overall objective is to have many children who are like His Son Jesus > Romans 8:29.

There are people who believe that saying means many are called to ministry but not all will obey. And so, they feel it does not contradict free will.

In any case, I believe God is first about how much He enjoys His Son Jesus, and so He desires to have many like Jesus. So, we love Him by seeking how He changes us to become and love like Jesus (c:


Force Us To Be Saved
  
Evil does exist, no matter what anyone may say or argue about it. And I believe and experience we have God who is so good and better and superior to evil.

And I think it is a good question about
why > God < does not persuade everyone to choose His way. God's way includes >

Colossians 3:15 > always to submit to how our Heavenly Father rules us in His own peace, in our hearts.

Ephesians 5:2 > to walk in love like Jesus has loved us and gave Himself as a "sweet-smelling aroma" > being so sweetly pleasing to our Father, even while so suffering on Calvary > being sweetly pleasing in all circumstances would be included in living and loving in God's way (c:

Have we in free will been choosing this?


Explain Acts 19:11-12
  
Hi, Nicole (c:

It could help to show that healing is by faith and does not depend on the ministering human actually being there.

Also, God's word, now long after its writers have been on this earth, can still do all which God Himself means by His word > Isaiah 55:11.

And Jesus says, "freely give," in Matthew 10:8. Love is not for sale.


Saved By Following Bible
  
"Do you believe someone can be saved, if they only follow what's written in the Gospel of Jesus Christ?"

What the Gospels mean is what the New Testament epistles also mean. So, it is not possible to follow only what is in the Gospels and not be following all which Jesus means by the epistles (c:

By the way > "Does God join Himself to sinners?"

"But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him." (1 Corinthians 6:17)

I offer that He joins to a sinful person, then changes him or her into having the nature of His love > He made us alive in His love (Ephesians 2:1) . . . by first joining us to Him so He could make us become alive in His love.


Are Churches Politically Corrrectc
  
It's their money.

In case the denominational church said something which was a bad example to say, then I can see why they might withhold financial support.

God wants us to support people who do God's will.

But I think a public church person can be right to tell what is true about politics. Jesus made comments about the Pharisees who were political leaders, but Jesus said what was true and what our Father had Him say (c:

Being right about political people and issues is part of our example > 1 Peter 5:3. But don't get tangled in it > 2 Timothy 2:4.


Saved By Following Bible
  
Jesus loved that woman at the well while she was still sinful . . . not meriting His love. And Jesus died on the cross for us, "when we were enemies", our Apostle Paul says in Romans 5:10. So, Jesus by His actions and Paul in his message both indicate that God's grace is not merited.

Also, we are not "sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God," Paul says in 2 Corinthians 3:5. So, of our own selves, we are not able to please God and merit His blessing and salvation. And Jesus says that with humans, this is "impossible" Matthew 19:26). So, Jesus and Paul agree (c:

God's love changes us first.


Love Your Enemies
  
"You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies," we have in Psalm 23:5. So, yes our Heavenly Father can share His own table with us, right in the presence of any enemies, at all. So, I would not limit this to Muslims.

There are Christian women who live with Muslims, I would say. And Peter says how the example of Christian wives can win a disobedient husband > 1 Peter 3:1-4. Jesus died with hope for any evil person, at all, and good example can win any evil person to Jesus.


Love Your Enemies
  
Thank you, Pharisee > that is very clear. I have considered something like this, myself.

May be God is more concerned about unborns being killed, but there is sort of a status quo so things aren't going totally crazy and different. But this does not excuse what people do.

And there needs to be real change of character, not only reform.

"If a million unborn babies were kept and brought up but unloved, that could bring more chaos than radical immigrants might cause."

And I see how God will resist those who are in pride of their unloving and self-righteous religion.

He resists me, by the way.



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