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Salvation Versus Religion

"Salvation versus religion - the difference - according to GOD'S WORD" . . .

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You already know but ignoring it so . . . no more of this! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dear LORD JESUS:

May a Brand New day be starting with your BLESSINGS, GUIDANCE AND REASSURANCE for those who wait upon YOU, live for YOU and reverence YOUR PRECEPTS - for this you expect from and admonish your Own People . . . and by YOUR GRACE AND MERCY, may you open up the spiritual eyes of multitudes into repentance and into RIGHTEOUSNESS and the removal of the wickedness of this nation, the same that brought your judgment and destruction to the ancient wicked places under no repentance and their abominable living!
---Melody on 10/8/18


Samuel, I agree a Christian produces fruit, but rather it should produce fruit.

Just because it doesn't produce any fruit doesn't mean it isn't a tree and a certain type of tree.

Remember when Jesus cursed a fig tree because it didn't have any figs? Mark 11:12-15 Note V13 as it wasn't the season for figs.

Meaning we are to bear fruit in season or out of season.

So Jesus curse the tree for not bearing fruit not because it wasn't a tree.

So Christians are Christians bad or good.

BTW, the Bible isn't a book, But the Divine Revelation of God.
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/8/18


Melody:

You wrote: It's a shame that here in this site that is supposed to be Christian, some are here not only to come against those who expose THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD - but their own purpose it's to spread their own aberrant beliefs in contradiction of The Bible and IT'S true meaning - THE LORD is watching and HE'LL give accordingly!

What specific words from God has Cluny spoken against? What specific aberrant beliefs in contradiction to The Bible has Cluny been spreading? You have repeatedly accused him of doing so, yet despite him asking several times just what specifically you object to, you have never provided specifics.
---StrongAxe on 10/8/18


CLUNY. I never said you and AXE agree on everything.
---Haz27 on 10/8/18


To whom this may stir up own conscience, GOD'S WORD speaks up:

"for the day of THE LORD of Hosts, shall be upon everyone that is proud and lofty, and upon everyone that is lifted up, and he shall be brought low".

"And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of man shall be made low: And THE LORD alone shall be exalted in that day">

"And the idols, HE shall utterly destroy".

"Decide WHOM you are serve today" . . .
---Melody on 10/7/18




To whom this may stir up own conscience, GOD'S WORD speaks up:

"for the day of THE LORD of Hosts, shall be upon everyone that is proud and lofty, and upon everyone that is lifted up, and he shall be brought low".

"And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of man shall be made low: And THE LORD alone shall be exalted in that day">

"And the idols, HE shall utterly destroy".

"Decide WHOM you are serve today" . . .
---Melody on 10/7/18


Melody, be specific about how I have denied the Gospel.

Post my exact words.

Haz, StrongAxe and I are friends, but we don't necessarily agree on everything.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/7/18


Seems that we cannot tell what a person believe unless they say what they believe.

But in all cases we should speak in love to others.

Jesus gave the Command to love others even our enemies.

Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 10/7/18


AXE. Why be so dishonest in misrepresenting my message?

I said nothing about Cluny in regards to your deliberate misdirection question on 1John 3:23.

I referred instead to Cluny's provocative statement where he said:
"Melody, obey your own exhortations about abandoning false doctrines and repenting.
---Haz27 on 10/7/18


Haz27:

Show SPECIFICALLY where Cluny violated 1 John 3:23, John 6:40,28,29, 16:9.


Melody:

Cluny is capable of defending myself. Jesus said "do unto others as you would have them do unto you". You feel outrage when Cluny attacks you, yet you seem totally comfortable in attacking him without ever justifying those accusations. Why is that?

If you have specific doctrinal charge to make, please make it - cite something specific he has said, and chapter and verse why it is wrong, rather than just making vague accusations.

Haz27 has constantly attacked me and others on these blogs since day one - constantly making untrue insinuations. Just read all his posts.
---StrongAxe on 10/7/18




Thank you Haz for your message that shows a man that is being led by GOD'S SPIRIT into righteousness and justice . . . our LORD answered my prayer, as I was mentioning, that probably I would get out of this blog if this abuse against me proceeded - you are one of the few that are standing up for GOD'S WORD and Righteousness and of course, you have been through the same vicious attacks as well - praying for you!

It's not the fact that they might be friends - but if anyone is truly saved and inspired and guide by our LORD, he wouldn't never joined or defend anyone who is abusing or accusing others falsely. and worse than that - denying The Gospel in their own false testimonies against a Christian. . . praying fro you and blessings!
---Melody on 10/7/18


MELODY. AXE and CLUNY are friends, and its not uncommon to find they back each other up even when they are wrong.

AXE. You falsely accused MELODY of initiating an attack against CLUNY. Go back in the thread to see that it was CLUNY who started off with allegations that MELODY was following false religion.

Jesus gave warnings that false prophets and teachers would come, so clearly false religion is a very real threat, as MELODY spoke of.

Those following true religion obey the 2 commands of JC (1John 3:23), thus obeying the will of God (John 6:40), doing the works that Jesus said we should do (John 6:28,29). Such will not be convicted of the sin the world will be convicted of (John 16:9).
---Haz27 on 10/6/18


Axe:

Enough of getting into argumentations here for those who have pleasure in doing it: Read what he has said about and against GOD'S WORD and in that insulting me for sharing it: Someone that does that (who do you think they are - and you defending them? - foolishness it is - don't fall on the same error and pay the prize for that) - for THE LORD doesn't, but in fact rebuke HE does!

It's a shame that here in this site that is supposed to be Christian, some are here not only to come against those who expose THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD - but their own purpose it's to spread their own aberrant beliefs in contradiction of The Bible and IT'S true meaning - THE LORD is watching and HE'LL give accordingly!
---Melody on 10/6/18


Melody:

You just asked God to rebuke Cluny for his "wicked and false testimony" against your person. You you have on several occasions accused him of false beliefs, yet when he has asked you on multiple occasions to tell him exactly which beliefs he believes in that you think are false, you have never replied. If you make accusations without providing any evidence to back them up, isn't that also "wicked and false testimony"? You shouldn't do to others things that you don't like them doing to you. It's the Golden Rule.
---StrongAxe on 10/6/18


Melody said, "Cluny: May THE LORD rebuke your wicked and false testimony against my person"

You have been fighting a lot with Cluny as of late. I know him, personally, and he is a (semi-)humble, very teachable gentleman that knows the Word of the Lord in many languages, including the original Greek.

I am thankful that God has given him faithfulness to pray for you each and every day. Please stop your persecution of him, as you are dealing with a man who has spent the last 6+ DECADES of his life learning to love Jesus and his neighbor. He is following the Gospel in all he does. He is a true beacon of Christ!
---Monk_Brendan on 10/6/18


To drag strangers into the conversation:

Jesus: "By your own words you will be condemned, and by your own words you will be justified."

St. Paul: "Let no one think more highly of himself [or herself] than he [or she] ought."

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/6/18


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Amen Nicole we are saved by Jesus alone.

The problem I have with many. Is that they think being saved does not make them loving. A person who is following Jesus will love others. Love leads us to do the right things. Because they are right.

A Christians produces fruit. Just like an apple tree produces apples. It is the natural state.
---Samuelbb7 on 10/6/18


Cluny: May THE LORD rebuke your wicked and false testimony against my person - you won't like to hear it, but THE LORD will judge anyone that do this and you aren't an exception - see? - your own words show exactly where you are, so unto THE LORD I leave it - for your desire to hurt others - unless THE LORD deliver you from that - you really have a very serious spiritual issue that if you don't recognize and repent from it, THE LORD wouldn't be able to set you free - of course you won't read what THE LORD has to say about it in The Bible and as can see -you just ignore it!
---Melody on 10/6/18


Samuel

Agree.
---Johnny74 on 10/5/18


No Johnny the Bible is a book. The Trinity is GOD who is three persons.

We don't worship the Bible. We respect the Bible as the word of GOD. It is by the Bible truth and the pathway of righteousness is to be followed.

When I used to work we called the National Electric code the Bible. For it was the book that told us what we could and could not do. It lead us to do things correctly.

That is what the Bible does. Many refuse to read and follow it. But it is truth.
---Samuelbb7 on 10/5/18


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Salvation is a byproduct of a Religion.

This question is like saying what the difference between an American Citizen versus a State citizen.

If you are Saved you are a Christian.

Jesus Christ is the route one is a Christian.

Christ is part of the word of Christian.

No matter what you believe it or not but Christian is a religion.

What type of a Christian is another matter.

Catholic, Protestant, Mormon, Orthodox, etc.

Jesus is what saves you.

In His Name alone.

Acts 4:12
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/5/18


Tell me how I have denied the Gospel, Melody.

Be specific.

I'm not denying the Gospel. I'm just denying your claim of spiritual superiority when you're doing nothing but spouting platitudes.

Or can you grasp the difference?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/5/18


Cluny: It's not wise to keep an argument with someone that doesn't accept his own words about where he is - spiritually speaking and by offending others - If you deny The Gospel and you mock the person mentioning it and on top of that - even in an offensive way - (since when we are supposed to hide GOD'S WORD? - would that be acceptable from someone that truly values Christianity? . . . not from THE LORD or others reading your own words of denial and despising IT) -
for being participant in sharing GOD'S WORD is exactly what THE LORD desires from all that are HIS OWN!

Search your heart before THE LORD - for in reality - HIS ACCEPTANCE AND GUIDANCE is the one that matters to all of us sinners, and the greatest value for our souls!
---Melody on 10/5/18


Melody, THRICE have I asked you to tell me what false doctrines I hold, and you have not done so.

Obviously, you know nothing about me or what I believe (except for doubting you are God's chosen messenger).

Who appointed you to judge me?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/4/18


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GOD'S WORD - who can defy it?

Mark 6:10,11,12

"And THE LORD said unto them: In what place whoever you enter into a house, there abide until you depart from that place".

"And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear you - when you depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them: Verily I say unto you - it shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city".

"And they went out and preached that men should repent".
---Melody on 10/4/18


We as the BOC were commissioned to share the GOOD NEWS. And every man has the ability to accept or reject the GOOD NEWS.

We can certainly show others what God says, BUT as the Word also ststes, ...some plant and others water but it is God who brings the increase.

Also, if what we are saying is not accompanied by the Holy Spirit, we are nothing more than an obnoxious sounding gong. We all need to read and pray over 1 Corinthians 13 before going into battle. We are not fighting with flesh and blood, and shoud not be seen as doing so. Also we see Paul as an example, who NEVER came against those who came against him like this. He, like Jesus Christ never cursed back at his accusers.

---kathr4453 on 10/4/18


Anything will they say, those who don't like for GOD'S WORD to be mentioned - especially where it exposes those things that they can't let go and that THE LORD will never accept and HE rebukes and condemns:

"Blessed are they that do HIS COMMANDMENTS, that they might have right to The Tree of Life, and may enter through the gate into The City".
---Melody on 10/3/18


There's no such thing as salvation VS Religion. The correct wording should be CHRISTIANITY VS RELIGIONS.

The difference between Christianity and Religion is that Christianity is the ONLY thing here that has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Religion is when you use the Word of God as a weapon to hack others to death, or when your RELIGION is used to assault others not affiliated with your RELIGION.

And scripture says, after 2-3 admonitions REJECT. It doesn't say KILL, CONDEMN, HACK TO DEATH, OR RECITE SOME PROCLAMATION OR ORACLE OF DAMNATION OVER THEM. I personally say that's Witchcraft. I've always stated here that kind of behavior is witchcraft.
---kathr4453 on 10/4/18


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Some people are idolatrous in that they worship the Bible as the fourth member of the Trinity.
---Johnny74 on 10/3/18


'Anyone that is for mixing True Christianity with false, corrupt and idolatrous religions - and on the defense of those who through centuries have been the persecutors of Christians and covering up and condoning their wickedness . . . should reflect and recognize their error before THE LORD -(how many they are already receiving the eternal judgment for their such sacrilegious and under the power of darkness living here on earth because of all the spiritual, moral and physical destruction they did here on earth) -
---Melody on 10/3/18


Your own un-Christian words sent back to you and may THE LORD judge them:

"And what you think and vexes you" (erroneously about me- doesn't affect me) - I send it back to you and for you to meditate on that - THE LORD knows every word that comes from the heart and HIS REWARDS are waiting accordingly - hope you can sleep well tonight! (?)
---Melody on 10/3/18


I think what vexes you more than anything else, Melody, is that I simply don't acknowledge your self-conferred spiritual superiority, nor do i roll over when you fire your first shot.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/3/18


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\\Cluny: Not worth answering you - let THE LORD deal with your offensive and un-Christian words that for sure aren't coming from a heart that has been transformed and inspired by HIM!\\

In other words, Melody, you cannot back up your slanderous accusations against me.

Well, we all know who the real author of wild accusations and slander is, don't we?

In any case, I've been following our risen Savior for decades before I ever heard of you.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/3/18


Why is it that quite often people who accuse others of being offensive are just as offensive, if not more so?
---Johnny74 on 10/3/18


Cluny: Not worth answering you - let THE LORD deal with your offensive and un-Christian words that for sure aren't coming from a heart that has been transformed and inspired by HIM!
---Melody on 10/3/18


Cluny: Not worth answering you - let THE LORD deal with your offensive and un-Christian words that for sure aren't coming from a heart that has been transformed and inspired by HIM!
---Melody on 10/3/18


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For the third time, Melody, I'm asking you to give SPECIFIC EXAMPLES of the false doctrines you accuse me of holding.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/3/18


Some good points Melody.

Hypocrites say they are Christians. Jude and 2 Peter warn of false Christians.

A true Christians loves GOD loves others.

False don't.
---Samuelbb7 on 10/2/18


The real question, Melody, is who or what is leading you to do what you do.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/2/18


Steven . . . right you are in what you said last: "Where a house is divided - it will fall"!

As you shared: There's a lot of denominations that claim to be Christian and many of them teach the people that if you don't attend church . . . then you aren't a good Christian and that's wrong - for being part of The Body of CHRIST is anybody that has been born of GOD'S SPIRIT and being a committed Christian in our every day living in all respects and under any circumstances and challenges for even the most committed Christian congregations, will have people there that claim to be Christians but outside of the church they show that they aren't - a 'double minded' spirituality that THE LORD warns against!
---Melody on 10/1/18


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"Love is patient and kind, love does not envy or boast, it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
---Johnny74 on 10/1/18


And Cluny (using your own manner of communication - shameful it is!) . . . . "Where did you get the idea that if anyone claim to be Christian, listening or reading about GOD'S WORD be offensive to them? . . . of course - it'll be when and they'l feel guilty and in that accuse others of coming against them because of their own conscience being prickle by THE TRUTH that is in GOD'S WORD!

Help yourself not to become frustrated . . . for you or anyone else here isn't going to stop me into sharing GOOD'S WORD if I'm led to do so!
---Melody on 10/1/18


\\ Want to argue? - then do it with GOD'S WORD and see what happen . . . period!
---Melody on 10/1/18\\

Are you going to be specific about the false doctrines you claim I hold, Melody?

Or are you just going to follow the example of Satan and make accusations against me that you won't back up?

I'm sorry, but I refuse to play along with your fantasy of being God's closest advisor. Betty Bowers (who is a better Christian than you) is already that.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/1/18


Want to argue? - then do it with GOD'S WORD and see what happen . . . period!
---Melody on 10/1/18


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Where did you get the idea that what you say is always the truth?

As St. Paul asked, "Is it only to you that the Word of God has come?"

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/1/18


Melody:

You just quoted a bunch of scriptures, but to what purpose? That didn't address any of Cluny's comments, unless you also show how anything he believes in contradicts what those scriptures say.
---StrongAxe on 10/1/18


The meaning of the words "religion" and "church" has changed over the past two thousand years.

First of all, the "church" ARE the christiasn - nothing more, nothing less. But in today's world christians define "church" as a denomination or a building ("I didn't see you in church this morning," for instance)

The meaning of "religion" is the same way. ("What religion do you belong to? for instance)

Satan has had over two thousand years to redefine the words "religion" and "church" to divide christiandom up into over 75,000 denominations. Is Christ divided? Where a house is divided it will fall.
---Steveng on 10/1/18


"And you shall know THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH shall make your free". . .

"As we said before, so say I now again: If any man preach any other gospel unto you than you have received, let him be accursed".

"For do I now persuade men or GOD - or do I seek to please men? - for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of CHRIST".

"For I neither received it of man, neither I was taught it, but the revelation of JESUS CHRIST" . . . Galatians 1: 9, 10, 12
---Melody on 9/30/18


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\\ for HE despises those who use their tongue to send their own poison to hurt others \\

Like you do, Melody?

While you're at it, tell my my idolatry and false beliefs. Be specific, please, or else apologize.

Thanks, StrongAxe. That's what I was trying to get her to realize.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/30/18


Salvation is an a personal act where a person comes to realize their need for a Savior and that Christ is the ONLY way to get to heaven. "According to John 3:16: "16 For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.[10] The word, "Religion" is system of attitudes or belief that you you join and practice. The difference between that and salvation is you can't really join Christianity until you become a Christian.
---Ray_Burriss on 9/30/18


Johnny:

My message was of what THE LORD wants for us to share about THE LIGHT that is in THE LORD and HIS GOSPEL and for those whom THE LORD knows they will be open and sensitive into THE ONLY WAY OF SALVATION that is in HIM and that HE is offering the lost and for them to depart from the darkness that the enemy wants for them to remain and that until the end!

Cluny, because his own reasons of not liking to hear what GOD'S WORD says about it - is his own problem - if he took it personally (he should discuss it with THE LORD or just read HIS WORD and what HE admonish us about it) and see if THE LORD will agree with his condemning others of sharing what is the truth and what will separate the souls from HIM . . . Selah!
---Melody on 9/30/18


God is not despising anybody. He is reconciling the world to himself and he will complete that reconciliation.

"All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation."

2 Corinthians 5:18-19
---Johnny74 on 9/30/18


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Melody:

You first accused Cluny of having false beliefs, so when he accused YOU of false beliefs, he threw your own words back into your face. He did this so that if you feel outrage, you will understand how your own words feel to him. If you don't like to get covered with mud, stay out of the mud pit.

Jesus himself said, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". If you don't want others to hurl accusations at you, you shouldn't first hurl accusations at them.

Also, you presume to speak for God by saying that he is judging Cluny. How do you know he isn't also judging you? People throughout history have presumed to speak for God, putting their own words into his mouth, and done so at their own peril.
---StrongAxe on 9/30/18


Cluny: Your words of insulting attack against me and false testimony toward my Christian beliefs - THE LORD is judging you right now - for HE despises those who use their tongue to send their own poison to hurt others -and the reason that you are doing it - because you are one of those who doesn't want to hear THE TRUTH that comes from GOD'S WORD against idolatry and false religions - let THE LORD decide who is the one under the bondage of idolatry and according to that HIS JUDGEMENT will be - for divided we cannot be and even when you don't want to hear it - you'll be reminded of that and with regrets - for 'what you sow, you shall reap:!
---Melody on 9/30/18


Cluny

Yes, that's what I'm saying.
---Johnny74 on 9/29/18


Melody, obey your own exhortations about abandoning false doctrines and repenting.

That make sense?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/29/18


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Yes: "Glory to THE LORD JESUS CHRIST" and in that: Putting the idols where they belong - for as GOD'S WORD says: "Those who worship them, they worship evil spirits" and once the souls do that - they become possessed by the same abominations that they voluntary rendered worship and that's why many that are under those pagan religions - even when they read GOD'S WORD - they not only ignore it, but attack the ones that are sharing it!

"Open the blind eyes that they can see and not end up in the other side of the road - the one that leads to eternal separation from GOD"!
---Melody on 9/29/18


\\ If you baptize people or observe the Lord's Supper, you are practicing religion.
---Johnny74 on 9/28/18\\

In other words, if you do what Jesus Himself commanded, you're practicing religion.

Is this what you're saying, Johnny?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/29/18


Cluny:

"GOD'S WORD has defined religion" - right you are! . . . but sad it is: Many don't know it and that's why to bring the subject in order for those who are ignoring GOD'S ADMONITIONS to repent and get away from pagan/false doctrines that is putting their souls at stake of eternal separation from THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD and for them to wake up and repent while still time: Hopefully they are not yet under a reprobate stage, for if so, hopeless it is for them, and in vain for anyone to share THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL to them!
---Melody on 9/29/18


If you baptize people or observe the Lord's Supper, you are practicing religion.
---Johnny74 on 9/28/18


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God's word has defined religion.

Why are you looking for a difference?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/28/18


Barb:

Amen . . . it's so nice to read the messages of all of you Brothers and Sisters in CHRIST and as a testimony of your faith, and by giving the honor deserved to GOD'S WORD in which our true Guidance and Perseverance relies!

May our LORD keep on implanting on us, greater and solid commitment unto HIM and under HIS ANOINTING AND GUIDANCE, in order for us to be faithful Witnesses into sharing The Gospel of Salvation to many around us that are waiting for their deliverance (even thou they don't realize it) and into Salvation that only comes from our PRECIOUS LORD: "But the greatest is LOVE". 1 Corinthians 13:13
---Melody on 9/28/18


Michel:

What a beautiful definition that you have shared and GOD'S inspired . . . and let's keep on passing these words of Wisdom to others as THE LORD is touching them with HIS HOLY SPIRIT into salvation - for once we have received this so sublime redemption, we must be instruments in GOD'S HANDS to bring others into THE LIGHT that is in CHRIST THE LORD . . . blessings!:-) - Thessalonians 5: 11
---Melody on 9/28/18


"A new creature in CHRIST our LORD and by GOD'S GRACE"! :-)

"But ye brethren are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief".

"Ye are the children of THE LIGHT, and the children of THE DAY, we are not of the night, nor of darkness".

"Therefore let us not sleep, as do others, but let's watch and be sober".

"But let us, who are of THE DAY, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and for an helmet, the hope of salvation". Thessalonians 5: 4,5,6,8
---Melody on 9/28/18


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Religion is a set list of beliefs, rituals and doctrine.

Salvation is the Truth found only in the teachings of Jesus Christ who was sent here by His Father to testify to it. John 18:36-37 John 17:17-26. Also see John, chapter 3 and Matthew 19:16-24.
---barb on 9/28/18


Religion is what man does to earn merit or favor with God.
Grace is what God does to provide salvation freely to man.
Religious Christianity counts church attendance, prayer, good works, tithing, and confession among the long list of ways man can earn favor with God or satisfy Gods wrath toward them.
Grace Christianity depends solely upon the finished work of Jesus Christ to both attain eternal life, and to atone for our sins.
---michael_e on 9/28/18


Amen for that Johnny! . . . and who can deny GOD'S WORD? . . . for once we have been saved, then - THE LORD will transform our lives and inspire us into good works and to give us The Power and the desire to stay away from the things of this world and overcome those deceits and attacks that come from the depth of spiritual darkness: "Greater is HE that is in us, that him that is in the world" . . . for whatever kind of religion by itself - cannot set anyone free - it's just 'a cover up' but the inner heart still under the curse of sin!

Keep the good work in CHRIST JESUS our LORD! :-)
---Melody on 9/28/18


Melody

My salvation is secure and your salvation is secure. We have nothing to worry about.

"For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross."

Colossians 1:19-20
---Johnny74 on 9/28/18


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Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

James 1:27
---Johnny74 on 9/27/18


Johnny: GOD'S WORD will tell you and by THE LORD'S DISCERNMENT in your heart if HE dwells within by HIS SPIRIT as you became Born Again - have you? . . .

"For behold old things have passed away, for behold old things have become new"! :-)
---Melody on 9/27/18


Johnny: GOD'S WORD will tell you and by THE LORD'S DISCERNMENT in your heart if HE dwells within by HIS SPIRIT as you became Born Again - have you? . . .

"For behold old things have passed away, for behold old things have become new"! :-)
---Melody on 9/27/18


Johnny:

Once THE LORD has given us salvation and have made us HIS OWN through HIS HOLY SPIRIT, our spiritual eyes and understanding are open into Wisdom and Discernment that only come from GOD/THE LORD and at the same time, we can recognize what it's acceptable to HIM and what's not as we read GOD'S WORD - and of course able to live in obedience to HIS ADMONITIONS - as someone that depend on 'a religion' isn't able to do so, as they are doing it on their own and as THE LORD says: "Our good deeds, are like dirty rags to A HOLY GOD" . . . without THE LORD - it's useless human efforts - religion only it is!:-(
---Melody on 9/28/18


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The Bible speaks favorably of religion:

James 1:26-27:
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
---StrongAxe on 9/28/18




"But THE WORD OF THE LORD endures forever, and this is THE WORD which by The Gospel is preached unto you". 1st Peter 1:25

"Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speaking".

"As newborn babies, desire the sincere milk of THE WORD, that you may grow thereby".

"if so be ye have tasted, that THE LORD IS GRACIOUS".

"To WHOM coming, as unto A LIVING STONE, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of GOD and precious".

"Ye also lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to GOD by JESUS CHRIST". 1st Peter 2: 1 thru 5.
---Melody on 9/27/18


At what point did "religion" become a bad word?
---Johnny74 on 9/27/18


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