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(2).. I think the scriptures that I used are very much in context with this situation. You are this Minister "Pharisee" that considers himself better "or with out sin" than the publican "kathr4453". Eloy, if you humble your self from this pridefull attitude, maybe you'll go down to your house justified.
---Billy on 11/18/07

jhonny , You are obviously letting the Holy Spirit guide you, very good. --Mrs. Morgan.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/31/06

Mnemonic for C.O.R.R.U.P.T.
C. Cannot follow law
O. Obligations ignored
R. Remorseless
R. Reckless
U. Underheandedness
P. Planning deficit
T. Temper

I have found the methods of disagreement quite creative. I've enjoyed reading the interactions back and forth.
For a small few their anger,
anti-fundamentalist/protestant anger is the fix, the truth plays second fiddle.
---jhonny on 8/31/06

jhonny, The problem with Most in the Christian World is that they actually have the attitude of brushing off the Holy Spirit, some don't do it on purpose, but some do. It is very dangerous to not allow oneself to be under subject to the Holy Ghost, God won't force this on us, we must be willing and yielding. --Mrs. Morgan
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/30/06

lee, you do not speak the truth.
---Eloy on 8/30/06

Mrs. Morgan I found this quite moving. Your quote: "..because they are rejecting the Spirit, and don't even have Him in their life in the first place, The Holy Spirit will eventually reject them, permanently! God help some of these folks, they are not fighting us, they are Fighting the Holy Spirit, the One that is leading God's True Children." end quote.
---jhonny on 8/29/06

(4) Since you are so spiritual, why don't you answer the questions that were put to you? 1. Can you regenerated yourself? 2. Does the faith to believe come from God or from you? 3. Can you bring yourself back to life when Scripture tells us the lost are dead spiritually? 4. Where did your repentance originate? Did you convict yourself? 5. "What is impossible for men, is possible with God" speaking of salvation. Is that statement true? This and many more were put to you, and you did not answer.
---lee_1 on 8/29/06

(3) Everyone is a sinner, in need of Christ. You might try to do the best you can as you say you can, but when you say it, it is you doing it, that is what you tells us. It is not even Christ in you that is helping you. Then you turn around and tell others that they are sinners and should not think in the flesh. If you say you are without sin, you are calling God a liar. That is right from Scripture but you also say that is false.
---lee_1 on 8/29/06

.billy, you are projecting, and you're thinking is not sound, for I bless my brothers, and I pray for those of you who are lost.
---Eloy on 8/29/06

MRS M:: Thank you --I entreat you to read my Blog again.long winded replies do not prove But show you are set in your ways.I am a Catholic & try my utmost to live like one Deo Gratias.
---Emcee on 8/28/06

Emcee, (3.) True holiness has nothing to do with man, and Everything to do with God. Yes, God has always had a holy people , a set apart people, and that will never change. The only way that God is able to make a person Holy, is by them first Humbling themselves before Him, Obeying Him, some want to leave these two things out, but God said be not deceived, I am not mocked, whatsoever you sow you will also reap, this message is for everyone. --Mrs. Morgan
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/28/06

Emcee, (2.)The Word says that the greatest will be the least, and the least the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven this proves that One True Child of God, isn't any holier than another True Child of God, note the Word True. And yes, it is the Blood of Jesus that makes us Holy, nigh to God, what can wash away my sins? Nothing but the Blood of Jesus, ...This is All my Righteousness, Nothing but the Blood of Jesus, as the song goes! It called back to the Basic's Emcee. --Mrs. Morgan.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/28/06

Emcee , (1.) The term holier than thou, implies self-righteousness. One holy Child of God holier than another, doesn't even make sense! God's True Children have only one kind of holiness, and that is God's Holiness, that's why they are called saints! They don't Walk in the Flesh, but the Spirit. There are Not Different levels of holiness, that's rediculous, please listen to what you are saying.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/28/06

(3.)..... and he that is born of the flesh is flesh. Many on these blogs are holding on to the flesh,embracing it, they are not Living in the Spirit, because they are rejecting the Spirit, and don't even have Him in their life in the first place, The Holy Spirit will eventually reject them, permanently! God help some of these folks, they are not fighting us, they are Fighting the Holy Spirit, the One that is leading God's True Children. --Mrs. Morgan
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/28/06

(2.)Many people don't want to give up the Flesh!, they want to remain in the Flesh and yet be with God, No , it just Won't Work. Jesus said we are to take up our cross and follow Him, and many just don't want that, they don't want the Holiness, and Discipline of the Cross, therefore they really don't want Jesus. Jesus said that those are not even Worthy of Him! Jesus said , he that is born of Spirit is Spirit ....
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/28/06

Exzucuh, Welcome back Brother!Much Confusion on these blogs by many. I will be doing some investigative studing on the beginnings of major False Doctrine, brother, it will give me an idea of where many are coming from on these blogs, why they are so confused. I don't blame everything on False Doctrine though, Most people are just plain old rebelling against the Kingdom of God, and everything that the Kingdom of God stands for. God Bless You!
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/28/06

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**Hello All, I'm not going to post much today as I am studing the roots and beginnings of major False Doctrines, starting with a popular one called Once Saved Always Saved/Eternal Securtiy. I will be posting again in the soon coming days. God Bless. --Mrs. Morgan
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/28/06

30 out of the last 50 posts all from the same person. Is someone trying to break a record or something?
---Mac on 8/28/06

Mrs. Morgan, When have I ever said that walking in the Spirit "is" a do it yourself thing? I've never said such a thing, I have always said that it wasn't in man to know his own way, and he, DOES NOT have a free will. I think you owe me an appolagy. Eather way I still love you but, I think you and Eloy are about tit for tat on falsely accusing the brethren.
---Billy on 8/28/06

Linda, my answer to God Jehovah will be: "Lord, I am a sinner and thank you for dying for my wrongs. I am Yours and Yours alone" Halleluja
---jana on 8/28/06

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Mrs M ... I know what Helen means. The CAPITALS, bold and italics and underlining make it look as if you are SHOUTING at us
---alan8869_of_UK on 8/28/06

John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?Romans 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
---Exzucuh on 8/27/06

John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
John 8:47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
---Exzucuh on 8/27/06

1 John 3:7-8 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
---exzucuh on 8/27/06

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You still don't answer the questions put to you. God said about eternal life, "The things which are impossible with men, are possible with God." Now was He lying? Just answer that one question. I gave on another blog the story of the rich young ruler in Luke 18, I think you need to read it again. You seem to think that man can save himself as your statemets always state. You need to read Scripture and understand it too.
---lisa on 8/27/06

I hope that we all realize that it is a sin when we do good things in a wrong way.
---Amy9384 on 8/27/06

.billy, you do not speak for the saints: for you have called what God has sanctified and perfected, a liar, and also say that you have done this from love. Do not be deceived, The righteous are righteous, even as Christ is righteous. And I John 2:1,2 reads: "My little children,...I write to you, that you all not sin. And if somebody sin, a Counsellor we have with the Father, righteous Jesus Christ; and he the appeasement for sin, is yours: and of not for ours only, but even for all the world."
---Eloy on 8/27/06

Mrs Morgan - Come off it, please. If you take the time to look, nobody else does as much emphasis on words as you do. Please stop. I am sure we can all read perfectly alright without all that stuff you put there. A little is ok, but not all that. Thank you.
---Helen_5378 on 8/27/06

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MRS.M::If you promote the doctrine that The blood of Jesus helps us overcome our sins then you have by this conception Taken away Mans FREE will.On this cite there are a lot of HONEST PEOPLE, your words however sound like condemnation.You too are a good person but forget that there may be a few HOLIER than THOU.Advice Given should not sound Forceful.HIS message was ONE OF LOVE.
---Emcee on 8/27/06

Mrs. Morgan Lisa makes a fair point. "flooded with comments after comments". The abundance of sequential posts lacks brevity. Thank you.
---jhonny on 8/27/06

(4.)God said be not deceive He is Not Mocked. People Can not Embrace sin and His Truth at the same time! Saying that one is holy because Jesus is holy, and then saying Jesus is with me when I sin and disobey is Blashphemy. False Doctrine is deadly. --Mrs. Morgan
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/27/06

(3.)People-that claim they are Righteous in Christ Jesus,Even while they-have unrepented sin in their-life are deceived, they only have a false-form of godliness, they're naked in the eyes of God! They are denying the power thereof that Overcoming Power that is provided in the Blood of Jesus, they hide behind the phrase "I am Righteous in Christ Jesus, Even When I am sinning", that phrase really digusts God!
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/27/06

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(2.)...disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/27/06

(1.)(2 Timothy 3:5)Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. (2 Timothy 3:1-4) This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers....
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/27/06

Karen,(2.) ...The moment a person stop's Abiding in God's Truth, they are No longer Walking in the Spirit. Karen,Do you walk in the Spirit? Sin is the By-Product/Result of Walking in the Flesh. Only God can help a person Walk in the Spirit, it has Nothing to do with our own power, we are powerless , unholy Without God, there is No True Salvation without Him. --Mrs. Morgan.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/27/06

Karen, (1.) In regard to the blog question Why Do You Sin? You Wrote: "No one does. It is God who saves you, and nothing you do is deserving of your salvation. None of your being deserves salvation. You have nothing to offer in the case of grace. It is all of God....". --Karen , No one can stay out Sin, unless they are Walking in The Spirit.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/27/06

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II. No one does. It is God who saves you, and nothing you do is deserving of your salvation. None of your being deserves salvation. You have nothing to offer in the case of grace. It is all of God. Anything you contribute, to salvation is only becuase God has given you the Holy Spirit in order to respond to God or else you would never respond. Without the Spirit you are nothing but a lost soul.
---karen on 8/27/06

God's people are not confused about the essentials of the Christian faith. You stated that "our security is in abiding, and trusting in God's word, "the truth" I believe that is what is Justification by faith is which you refuse at all. abiding comes after you have been saved. Not to earn it but because of your love for God and have faith in Him. Not in his blood but in His death on the Cross for you. His sacrafice. Anything else is false. You do not earn your way in,
---karen on 8/27/06

Again we are flooded with comments after comments and no answers to questions that are put forward. maybe Morgan can stop for a while and let others make some answers since this blogs belong to everyone. She won't answer questions but only makes comments. No one has a chance to speak anymore.
---lisa on 8/27/06

Billy,(3.)Walking in the Spirit is not a do it yourself thing at all. God is very Loving and Patient with us, He will help the Honest hearted one's.--Mrs. Morgan.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

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Billy,(2.)But some don't have Faith in the Blood of Jesus like they should! They don't believe that His Divine Blood is Powerful enought to keep them free, so their mind is made up, and well it's plain to see that they are going to fail with that mind set, they doubt the overcoming power in the Divine Blood of Jesus. The Blood gives us overcoming Power if we Yield to It. The Word States this in Revelation.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

(1.)Billy , As long as we Walk in the Spirit, and not the Flesh, Sinning won't happen, we walk in the Spirit by Abiding in God Word,His Truth, the moment we Stop Abiding in His Truth, stop Walking in the Spirit, sin is at the door, not knocking, pounding! If a person opens that door and sins, they MUST honestly repent. But the Truth is that we DON'T have to keep falling back in the flesh,there is a Solution,We are to Yield to the Power in the Divine Blood of Jesus, I can't stress that enough.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

2.)...the Honest Hearted will HEAR THE TRUTH, It will be God Himself that will Help them DISCERN IT, So that they can KNOW- THE -TRUTH, and will be SET FREE! God's People HAVE EARS TO HEAR,and are NOT confused about the BASIC ESSENTIALS of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and God Walks with them, and they are Truly the children of God. --Mrs. Morgan
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

(1.)I have come across MANY of Minister's and Doctrines in my life time, but I have come to find that if a person is Really HONEST Hearted, the TRUTH WILL STICK OUT! So many doctrines out there, But ONLY ONE TRUTH. If a Person's Heart is H-O-N-E-S-T , God's Truth will "Stick Out" to them, even with all the madness and false doctrine everywhere...
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

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IV.) Linda, "EVERYTHING OF GOD IS CONNECTED". Our Security is ONLY in Abiding and Trusting IN GOD'S TRUTH(His Word), in His Son's Blood, anything else is FALSE. --Mrs. Morgan.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

III.) Linda,.... But by Living/Abiding in God's Truth. It's by us ABIDING in God's Truth, that is what makes us Holy period. NO ABIDING IN GOD'S TRUTH= NO HOLINESS. Jesus IS THE TRUTH, the WORD made Flesh, His HOLY BLOOD IS CONNECTED WITH HIM(THE TRUTH). People that have a False Sense of Security, rely on FEELINGS, not GOD'S FAITH, because God's Faith CAN NOT , and I mean CAN NOT be Separted with HIS HOLINESS.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

II.)On the Other hand ,People cant just live any old kind of way, and STILL Claim GOD is WITH THEM, that is called BLASPHEMY.People Can NOT be Holy WITHOUT God Almighty. God has ALWAYS had a holy SET APART PEOPLE, and they have always been FEW in number. What if God didn't have a Holy People, a YIELDING AND OBEDIENT people? There would be NO Saints! No Noah, Moses,Enoch, Elijah, John,Etc. these people YIELDED TO GOD, Walked in the Spirit, and TRULY was Holy, not by Their own Power...
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

I.) Linda, that 2 part Question & Poem Combo that you gave is Quite TELLING,I would not of even Responded, if you would of LEFT OUT that 2 Part Question-Section.You have NOT been taught right.Walking in the Spirit HAS NOTHING to Do With "US" & EVERYTHING To Do With God. What ever good that a person does, WITHOUT GOD,Isn't Really "GOOD" In God's Eyes. No one can just follow rules,do good things and be OKAY with God. They MUST HAVE GOD FIRST in Their Life,He MUST BE IN THEIR HEARTS ....
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

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Linda, you stated some great points and it was good work. I hope it hits some in the heart and realize we are who we are only because of the mercy God had on us that are saved. We sure didn't deserve anything good.
---lisa on 8/26/06

(2).. 1Jo 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. AND IF ANY MAN SIN, WE HAVE AN ADVOCATE WITH THE FATHER, JESUS CHRIST THE RIGHTEOUS:
We are sin till the day we die, we are told that we won't practice sin because we are born of God, BUT, BUT if we do sin we have an advocate with the father, Jesus Christ the righteous.......
---Billy on 8/26/06

Eloy, the scriptures that you quote should be translated that we don't practice sin anymore. As long as we are in the flesh, we are sin. Because flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. you are the one that says that your without sin, which according to scripture makes you a lier. I say this with love! But heres another scripture that is speaking to those that are born of God.
---Billy on 8/26/06

(E.)....The Holy Ghost will Only DRAW ON THOSE, who will "NOT REFUSE" God's Truth, Those who will NOT HARDEN THEIR HEARTS to God's "TRUTH", His Holy Gift that He offers to mandkind. God "KNOWS" the Heart. Some better "SOFTEN" THEIR HEART, in Regard to God's Precious Love "Truth" Gift. Jesus said you will know the TRUTH, and the TRUTH will set you FREE. People CAN'T Be FREE Without FIRST RECEIVING AND ACCEPTING THE TRUTH. --Mrs. Morgan.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

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(D.) Some People are going to have to decide if they are going to ACCEPT AND RECEIVE God's Truth NOW, or LATER, But LATER for SOME will Be Too Late, and they will have to Face an ETERNITY OF REGRETS as the ENDLESS AGES ROLL. Once Again the Truth is a Gift , and this Gift can Only be Given by God, in order for a person to RECEIVE It. People CAN'T RECEIVE, what they REFUSE to ACCEPT.....
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

(C.).....there are MANY more signs, but a FEW more are: IGNORING the Importance of God's Fruit's(Evidence that God is in a person's Life), IGNORING God's Holy Commandments, yet Claiming one is From God, Inventing a False "GRACE" Doctrine, and a False "FAITH" Doctrine, which isn't God's TRUE "GRACE" AND TRUE "FAITH" . *Folks be careful for FALSE DOCTRINE there is lot's of it out there, PRAY FOR GOD'S WISDOM. --Mrs. Morgan
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

(B.).... (2.) Claiming that the Divine Blood of Jesus CAN'T keep a person out of sin IF THEY YIELD TO IT, and Abide in God's Truth,which is Basically WALKING IN THE SPIRIT, And Claiming that BACKSLIDING, is Impossible. -- These are Just 2 Tell Tell Signs, of False Doctrine....
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

(A.) The Holy Ghost through God's True People, can SNIFF OUT False Doctrine, very Easily, SOME of the Tell Tell Signs of False Doctrine are these 2 things: (1.)Claiming that It is Possible to live free from Sin, or Live/Be Holy WITHOUT God Working in a Person's Life, and WITHOUT the Divine Blood of Jesus....
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

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(10.)...and only a FEW will go down that HOLY ROAD, and since WIDE is the Way to Destruction, MANY will go that way. ONLY BY WALKING IN SPIRIT, can a person even be able to W-A-L-K that Holy Narrow Road, It would be IMPOSSIBLE to W-A-L-K that NARROW Road to Heaven within our OWN POWER, Impossible, Only by the Power of the Holy Ghost, and us SURRENDING ALL TO THE LORD, can we WALK THAT WALK, and God will be HOLDING OUR HANDS Every STEP OF THE WAY. AMEN AND AMEN. --Mrs. Morgan.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

(9.)....Dismiss being OBEDIENT TO HIM, Dismiss us BEING REPONSIBLE for our Actions before the Lord, it JUST WON'T WORK, that IS NOT GOD'S TRUE GRACE. Since When Did God let people just do any old thing they want, and didn't require that they TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, SIN! God HATES SIN, Jesus came to not only Cleanse us, free us from sin but to keep us clean,Keep us Free, give us power to be OVERCOMERS of Sin, THROUGH HIM, by Walking in His Spirit. Jesus said NARROW is the Way to Heaven....
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

(8.) Linda Don't let yourself be DECEIVED about the COMPLETED WORK OF CHRIST, Yes He Completed The Work for us, He said it is Finished, the PLAN OF REDEMPTION IS FINISHED, THE NARROW PATH THAT I CREATED FOR THE REDEEMED TO W-A-L-K(and people can't walk this Path unless they are IN CHRIST JESUS) IS FINISHED. BUT that does not give us an excuse to Dismiss YIELDING TO GOD, Dismiss God's Holy Commandments...
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

(7.)Jesus said-REPENT if you HAVE UNREPENTED Sin, DON'T Comfort yourself and fool yourself about sin, Repent,Then ABIDE in My Truth, Go and Sin No More.Only by WALKING IN THE SPIRIT which is NOT our OWN power, can we go and sin no more, like Jesus COMMANDED US TO DO. Walking in the Spirit is the Key, it is Such a Precious Gift that the Lord has given to His REDEEMED.Linda, God help You!I hope that you will find the TRUTH before it is too late,God can still help you, if you RECEIVE His Truth.--Mrs. Morgan.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

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(6.)Linda, People have to Honestly Repent if they fall into sin, because they are NO LONGER SAVED. Being Saved and having Unrepented Sin at the same time,Is NONSENSE, Not Biblical, It's FALSE DOCTRINE. The Divine Blood of Jesus WON'T MIX AND MINGLE WITH SIN. UNREPENT Sin Is Dangerous.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

(5.)Linda, We must ABIDE IN THE LORD AND IN HIS HOLY COMMANDMENTS, HIS "TRUTH" LINDA! WE MUST "ABIDE" IN THE DIVINE BLOOD OF JESUS, and It is only by doing this that those FEW will enter HEAVEN. God will not EXCUSE or LOOK OVER Unrepented Sin! God NEVER Compromises with Sin.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

(4.)That is a lie from the devil. People will go through to Heaven without Truly having the Blood of Jesus? Without the Holy Discipline that is Connected to It? Not going to Work. This is called hoping in a Counterfeit Grace , that isn't God's TRUE GRACE, this is called God I know that you are always with me, even if I Sin and Disobey! That is Incorrect Linda.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

(3.)Linda, your poem is the poem of the OSAS followers, a poem of one that doesn't TRULY use the POWER that God has made AVAILABLE through the Power in His Son's Blood, and IS REJECTED by God. -- You are like the poster woman for the Once Saved Always Saved FALSE DOCTRINE, which exclaimes : A person is Once Saved Always Saved, not matter what you do, you will go through.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

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(2.).....all we can do is TRUST , OBEY, AND ABIDE. Linda, do you REALLY know what Pleading the Blood of Jesus is? What Walking in the Spirit is?I am not trying to be rude, but I don't believe you do. It's Impossible for someone to be sin free IN THEIR OWN POWER, that would be self righteousness which is filthy rags. It's FRUITLESS for us to work really hard to obey God, WITHOUT WALKING IN THE SPIRIT!
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

(1.)Linda, That poem that you made is EXREMELY SUSPECT, especially when you said : "I" worked really hard to obey you."I" pleaded the blood day in and day out., "I" kept myself sin free&spotless. --Linda ,there can't be just "I" in regard to us Abiding and Yielding ,it's called WE NEED GOD-EVERY-STEP OF THE WAY,IT'S CALLED WALKING IN THE SPIRIT,which we CAN'T do ON OUR OWN,God can't help a person if it is just "I" ,WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING WITHOUT THE LORD...
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/26/06

.billy, you're misquoting scriptures out of context, and so do not know the truth. "Whoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God." I John 3:9. Thus, can a real born-again Christian sin? No, only after they reject their Salvation can they sin, but if they do this then they are no longer a redeemed Christian, but instead they have become a lost sinner separated from God, just as a spouse can betray and divorce their beloved.
---Eloy on 8/26/06

Linda, God will never ask me this question. But putting imagination to task, let's suppose he would. I would then answer, My love have you fogotten that you have made heaven for us, and not for you alone?
---Eloy on 8/26/06

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Linda, Wow! I must admit I am moved. Thank you for the effort you put into that.
Titus3:4, But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
---jhonny on 8/25/06

Thank you Jesus for your MERCY:
That I didn't get what I deserved,
and what I deserved I didn't get.
Your Mercy is new every day.
It's that Grace and Mercy that keeps my heart so in love with you Lord. That taught me your Love casts out my fear, and I can serve you with all that is in my being,out of a heart of love, because You first loved me.
---Linda on 8/25/06

1. "Thank You Jesus" for dying for my sin. Thank you for all You did on the Cross.
2. "Thank you Jesus" for your promise to keep and sanctify me through your word.
3. "Thank You Jesus" for your New Covenant Promises not based on if's but on YOU.
4. "Thank You Jesus" I lay any crown i may receive at your feet for you are All in All!
---Linda on 8/25/06

There will be a day we will stand before the Lord. If He should ask any of us a question: Why should I let you into my Heaven? What would your answer be?
1. "I" worked really hard to obey you.
2. "I" pleaded the blood day in and day out.
3. "I" kept the whole law
4. "I" kept myself sin free and spotless.
---Linda on 8/25/06

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You twisted what I said. I never said anything about a "child." I NEVER said any such thing what your saying.
You said, Our flesh is alive because we have either the Holy Spirit inside of us or we have evil spirits influencing us.
You illustrated with the dead skin question so it seems clear you are talking about the living breathing fleshly man, not the spiritual life of the spiritual man. Did I misunderstand something?
---Bruce5656 on 8/25/06

I did not say you said anything about a child. I was asking you, if your statement is true, where does the life of a childs flesh come from? If a child is an innocent, and its life comes from the Holy Spirit, when does the change take place when the devil does the sustaining of that persons flesh?
This is a serious question and not an intention to twist what you have said nor an attempt to be argumentative. Only to clarify.
---Bruce5656 on 8/25/06

jhonny: Yes we all need to work out "our own" salvation. He didn't say we are to work our ours and everyone around us. Our Joy in the Lord is exactly that, working out our own, with The Lord, Not someone telling us we are not worthy!
Paul also says, " HE who has begun a good work in you will continue it until the day of Jesus Christ". That's the rest I'm referring to. Resting in the arms of the one who saved me and is sanctifying me by faith in Him.
---Linda on 8/25/06

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