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Is Salvation For Everyone
  
MarkV and Christan, you two are still going at it?

All these wasted years...


What To Do On Friday Nights
  
where did you get the idea that sabbath for SDA was a few hours on saturday?
---francis on 9/18/12


Francis, what time on what day does the Sabbath start?


The Gospel Of Salvation
  
As long as you continue to assert without any sort of exegesis, I leave you.

Assertions aren't enough. Never have been, never will be.

I refuse to beat my head against a brick wall anymore.
---James_L on 9/16/12


Welcome to the club, JamesL.


Doctrine Of Predestination
  

Could you explain why God uses chastisement, if every believer is faithful?
---James_L on 9/5/12


BINGO!


Should I Date Someone Poor
  
Because if she loves him poor, then she truly loves HIM and not his wealth, Jed.

Lot of gold diggers out there now.


What Makes God Righteous
  
Have you read in any of my post that I follow the law to establish my own righteousness?

Will God declare any one righteous who does not follow his laws?
---francis on 8/27/12


You just did right here!

I dont know why you laugh at MarkV.

Let me repeat it straight from scripture..

But now the righteousness of God WITHOUT THE LAW is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets, Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God, Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus


What Makes God Righteous
  

---Mark_V. on 8/26/12

You are foolish if you think that keeping the commandments of God will cause you to reject Christ.
--_Francis

Francis, IF you are following the law to establish your own righteousness, you ARE rejecting Christ! (Gal 5:4)

But now the righteousness of God WITHOUT THE LAW is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets, Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law

We establish the law but not to GAIN righteousness. We do it to honor our God and Savior and show our love for him and others


What Makes God Righteous
  
What makes you think that your brothers and sisters in Christ in these blogs are wicked?

I haven't seen one person in here who is a follower of Christ that brags about their sin. As good as your intentions are, Francis, I believe your efforts are misplaced.

As brothers and sisters in Christ we are to encourage and support one another, not condemn each other.

While you personally may find it hideous that some worship God on a Sunday, it does NOT mean they don't have a relationship with Jesus Christ. They may, in fact, be a better Christian than you are. Just something to think about.


What Makes God Righteous
  
"In the case of Paul, the individual did not keep his sin secret, but was pridefully boasting of it"---Francis

That is exactly what I was looking for. I'm glad that you see that.

So unless you PERSONALLY know someone or hear reports from those who have a first hand account of someones sin, you cannot judge whether or not their sin is willful, correct?

So why browbeat everyone here with the 10 commandments? Don't you think that's a bit presumptuous?

God is the only one who truly knows if a man is rebellious or simply struggles with the temptation of a particular sin.


God Was Protecting Me
  
Atheist, do you believe in dentists?

I mean look at all the people in the world with bad teeth!! Jaws aching, teeth rotting out, bad breath. Yeck!

What kind of true dentist would allow such things!!??

I'll tell ya what kind. One that never gets called upon to help.


What Makes God Righteous
  
Ok so follow_of_christ is Francis.



What Christian do you know that quit every sinful habit they had the DAY they accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior? I have NEVER met one! Not a single one. I can imagine how I would have felt as a babe in Christ if I had run across someone as judgmental as you. I may have very well left the faith. You show no compassion or patience. You just spit law to judge. Very likely because you are convicted yourself!

Anyone in touch with the Christian community knows that many people still struggle with sins that their brothers and sister in Christ have overcome. That is how we learn to depend on one another. It is how we grow together. It is SURELY according to Gods plan.


What Makes God Righteous
  
Awesome Francis, but I can spit out scripture backing what I believe also. You, however, managed to avoid the question.

How do YOU determine if someone is sinning willfully or if they just struggle with certain temptations without PERSONALLY knowing that person?


What Makes God Righteous
  
How do YOU determine if someone is sinning willfully, Francis?

And is it up to YOU or God to determine who is? Seems like you enjoy putting yourself in Gods shoes.




What Makes God Righteous
  
Of course it is sin. But the righteous requirements of Gods law have been fulfilled on your behalf by your Savior Jesus Christ. The law demands that you DIE for your sins. Jesus already died for your sins.

Sin does grieve the Holy Spirit but it does not end your relationship with God thru Jesus Christ.

I cant tell you how many times in my life I have backslide and the Lord been there to pick me up and dust me back off again.

His word are true. "I will never leave you nor forsake you". Just Him being there for me when I dont deserve his love is what makes my love for Him grow stronger day by day. It makes me want to be the type of man He will one day be proud of.


What Makes God Righteous
  
Francis, those laws STILL exist and we are to follow them, BUT not for the sake of gaining righteousness!

We are not under the law because we are no longer married to the law. We are dead to it (Romans 7:1-4). We are now married to Christ and are now able to freely bring forth fruit without the fear of condemnation (Romans 8:1)! Without the fear of death (Heb 2:15)!

You either LOVE God or you are TERRIFIED of him! It cant be both. Ever love someone you know wants to kill you? That has been taken care of by Gods grace towards mankind.

The sin that condemns us now is rejecting this precious gift and trying to maintain our OWN righteousness by the law.


What Makes God Righteous
  
Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets,

Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus


Francis, you are lost.


What Makes God Righteous
  
Its more and more common to see people confusing sanctification and justification. I believe this is how the works and law for righteousness doctrines come about.

Jesus doesn't just ENABLE you to make yourself righteous by his Spirit. He justifies you and sanctifies you by his blood! THEN you are given his Spirit because you have already been cleansed.

Does the Spirit of God reside IN a man who is under Gods wrath? Think about it

His Spirit is our "Comforter", giving us the power to live a life pleasing to Him and giving us the assurance that we are the children of God.


What Makes God Righteous
  
Give them enough time and they always hang themselves.

Not falling into transgression of the law is what makes God righteous, and it is the exact same thing that makes man righteous
---francis on 8/18/12


Romans 10:4
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

Galatians 5:4,5
Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law, ye are fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

Francis, you are lost.


How To Received Jesus Christ
  
Im sorry James. Did I say something wrong? Do the scriptures not say....


If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved?

Does scripture not also say that if you call upon the name of the Lord you will be saved?


How To Received Jesus Christ
  
Admit you are a sinner and helpless against your own sinful habits.

Believe that Jesus Christ IS God in the flesh and that He gave his life for your sins and rose again from the grave ....all because He still loves YOU and want a relationship with you.

Then ask Him to forgive you and be the Lord of your life and change your heart after those things which are holy. He will if you are truly sincere. I guarantee it and so does He! (John 6:37, Revelation 3:20)





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