There are lots of reasons to give up. If you want a list down to the floor, just ask me. x
---Rusty on 4/30/12|
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory, with exceeding joy." Jude 24.
RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH is the imputing and imparting of the results of Christ sinless life and atoning death. It includes both justification and sanctification. He imputes, or credits, to us the merits of His sinless experience to deliver us from the penalty of sin. This is justification.
To deliver us from the power of sin, He does not merely reckon us as righteous, but He actually imparts the strength to overcome sin. In either case, He bestowS upon us what He attained through His own incarnate experience as the Saviour of the world.
---francis on 4/28/12|
Francis said: "RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH is my best preparation"
It good to see you say that.
BUT why do you then judge righteousness by the law instead? You condemn yourself being under the law as you make yourself a transgressor/sinner (Gal 2:18) and are therefore guilty of ALL the law (James 2:10).
Establishing your own righteousness through the law means your not submitting to the righteousness of God (Rom 10:3).
"For Christ is the END OF THE LAW for righteousness to everyone that believeth" Rom 10:4
---Haz27 on 4/28/12|
\\RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH is my best preparation
---francis on 4/25/12\\
Good idea, francis.
You should be doing that, instead of claiming righteousness because of what you DON'T do, such as refusing to worship on Sunday or eat pork.
Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 4/28/12|
The only way to endure til the end is to abide in Jesus and to learn and understand what He taught. If you do not know the truth about God and His Son you WILL be deceived by the evil one.
We must prepare ourselves not for a physical battle but for a battle of words. The Word of God (Kingdom of God) vs the word of Satan (Kingdom of the World).
When we arm ourselves with the Truth we are ready to face whatever comes to us and endure it. Rev. 21:7-8.
---barb on 4/25/12|
We can't really " prepare" for those days.
RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH is my best preparation
---francis on 4/25/12|
Jesus said on this issue, "Don't think about what you will say at that time. You will be given wisdom about what to say when the moment comes," or words to this effect.
I feel this applies to actions as well.
And what good does it do to lay up many goods in your secret bug-out shelter? Like the rich man, our souls may be required of us at any time.
If I die for the sake of Jesus during the Tribulation (or at any point), is that such a horrid fate?
Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 4/24/12|
Galatians 5 the fruits of the spirit. God comes, God kicks ass, We party in heaven.
---Scott1 on 4/24/12|
"Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God," (2 Corinthians 3:5)
"My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." (in 2 Corinthians 12:9)
"casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7)
how God prepares us . . . "'Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.'" (Matthew 11:29-30)
---willie_c: on 4/24/12|
"What have you done to prepare during the tribulation and endure until the end?"
admitted to myself that there is nothing i can do in my own understanding.
---aka on 4/23/12|
What end times?
---atheist on 4/23/12|