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Are You Truly Saved

Are you truly saved by making THE LORD JESUS CHRIST your SAVIOR AND LORD and in that by living in obedience to The Scriptures and in admonition to those of HIS OWN? - for as THE LORD said: "Many are called, few are chosen".

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Trav
I dont deny the bible says, what you say it says about the twelve tribes of Israel. We have scripture too, which says what we say it says. Multiple scripture with multiple witnesses, which shows the Gentile mentioned in the bible, is not one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

The Lords 12 disciples were commissioned to go to the twelve tribes of Israel, one disciple..one judge..one member...of and for each tribe.
Now If they were chosen and commissioned for this reason, why was it necessary for Paul to be given a commission by Jesus?

(2 Timothy 1:11) For this I am appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher of the Gentiles..
---David on 1/6/21


Deu 27:18Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen

Due 7:6For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: themkk LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are jupon the face of the earth.
Deu 10:15Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
Deu 14:2For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.
Deu 32:9For the LORD'S portion is his people, Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
---Trav on 1/5/21


Here's the thing Trav fails to grasp....THE MYSTERY , ....AFTER THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES COME IN.
---kathr4453 on 1/5/21

Fortunately 5,000 witness scriptures expose what is a mystery fantasy doctrine of your own creation.
I am very secure and confident standing with all Prophets, Christ who fulfilled all Prophets and Apostles who feared creating false doctrines/truth.
Have noticed in my absence many things youve adopted from my past post. You are learning but, slowly.
2Ti 3:6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
2Ti 3:7Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
---Trav on 1/5/21


Paul and Barnabas went to the Gentiles, all those NOT JEWS OR THE LOST SHEEP OF ISRAEL. The Barbarians, heathens, etc. Here's another, Cornelius....a ROMAN, TITUS A GREEK, from Crete.

Here's the thing Trav fails to grasp....THE MYSTERY , that was only revealed AFTER Jesus resurrection, that Gentiles were also NOW part of the household of God. The mystery explained in Ephesians is that out of Israel all 13 Tribes of Trav's and Gentiles , God is making A NEW CREATURE, neither Jew or Greek....called the CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN. After the Church is formed, THEN and only then will God go back and fulfill His promises to the NATION OF ISRAEL, just as Romans 11 clearly state. ..AFTER THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES COME IN.
---kathr4453 on 1/5/21


Matt10:5-6) ....saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, .....So who are these Gentiles,....
---David on 1/5/21

Foundation first: 5,000 references in scripture cement Israel in stone vs 15-20 of false doctrines of universalism.
There was no reason to unify hebrew, greek into a late comer latin word other than to perpetuate a belief. Gentile, originated from Latin Vulgate translation... roman doctrine said roman church had become Israel of the Bible. As bad as the Ms gifted doctrines here.
Original NT words in Greek: ethnos, ethne
64- times nations
5- times heathen
93- times gentiles
2- times people
Hellen-35 times
Context witnesses determines meaning. Foundation of cemented witnesses determine context.
---Trav on 1/5/21




(Matthew 10:5-6) These twelve Jesus sent forth and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Here Jesus commands his disciples to go to the Lost Sheep of Israel, and not the Gentiles. So obviously, the Gentile mentioned can not refer to the lost sheep of Israel. So who are these Gentiles, since they are not the lost sheep of Israel?

Are they the same ones Saul and Barnabas were commissioned to teach?

(Acts 13:2) As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.
---David on 1/5/21


Seeing Greeks are NOT in any way one of Trav 13 tribes of Israel, we can take this literally that one must have GREEK DNA to qualify, totally refutes Trav doctrine for one, OR Paul uses "Greek" in a general sense of all not of Israel. Or was Pauls letter to Rome stating only GREEKS AND JEWS in Rome qualified for salvation. What were Romans? Jews or Greeks?

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

You cant explain away scripture so clearly stated here. Well, some would to their own distruction. God promised Abraham BEFORE ANY ISRAEL WAS FORMED, ..ALL FAMILIES OF THE EARTH. Not just his offspring.
---kathr4453 on 1/5/21


Too any sheep out there your Lord searches for you.
All Christs scriptural Apostles, Prophets for GODs purpose seeks for you. Dogs, bark and bite, rend. Sheep don't.

Mat 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
Mat 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Luk 15:6 ...... saying unto them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.
Eze 34:6 My sheep wandered ....... yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, none did search or seek after them.
Eze 34:11 For thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
---Trav on 1/5/21


John 17:9 Jesus is clearly praying for the 12....correction 11 (Jesus admitting He lost one of them..Judas) God gave Him out of Israel as Apostles.
THE WHOLE TRUTH will point you to a more complete understanding of what Jesus prayed by showing EVERY WORD JESUS PRAYED.

John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word,

21 That they all may be one, as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.


DONT OVERLOOK THE WORD ALSOIn the above two verses of this very same prayer.

They were sent to ALL NATIONS. ALL MEN EVERYWHERE. TITUS 2:11
---kathr4453 on 1/4/21


Someone posted John 3:16 For God so loved the world, ....

Heres some surrounding scripture never taught, preached or discussed:
Joh 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me, for they are thine.
Luk 1:68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
Mat 15:24.....said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Joh 1:31..... but that he should be made manifest to Israel, .....
Rom 11:26 so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer.......
Mat 7:6Give not ......lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you
---Trav on 1/4/21




People talk about being saved. But being saved from what?
---JS1234 on 6/13/19


Noah and his family are given as examples of folks whom God saved.
What were they saved from? Death!
And why did God save them?

(Ezekiel 14:20)....though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter. They shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.

(Luke 17:26) And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man

(Acts 10:35) but in every nation he that feareth Him and worketh righteousness is accepted by Him.
---David on 1/4/21


People talk about being saved. But being saved from what?
---JS1234 on 6/13/19

Great question. Found 104 times..
Deu 33:29 Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, who is the sword of thy excellency! thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee, thou shalt tread upon their high places
Isa 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.

Isa 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
Isa 45:4 For Jacob my servant's sake, Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.
---Trav on 1/3/21


I know Strongaxe, and it's so sad. The real core of ..I believe the heart of all this is.....as scripture states, the preaching of THE CROSS is foolishness to them. Even some here on this site hate the message of THE CROSS, insisting they can earn Gods love by doing this or that, pulling out scripture insisting THAT is the Gospel, so do these false teachers. When I saw all those go right back for more after Jim Bakker ....and look....there are multitudes of these folks in this country...and now we are seeing many more jump the track over politics ....which scripture says is going to happen. Apostasy aka "the falling away" is the number 1 sign the Lord's return is closer than one thinks.
---kathr4453 on 12/22/20


kathr4453:

I have no idea how any people who call themselves Christians can follow Paula White. She said that anyone who told you to deny yourself was from Satan. (Typical prosperity gospel stuff.) Jesus told his followers to deny themselves, take up their crosses, and follow him. This alone should be enough to tell people to stay far away.

She also told people that to prove their faith, they needed to send HER their January salary.

Jesus also said that it was easier for a camel to pass through an eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God. So I feel sad for all of these rich televanglists with huge mansions, yachts, and jets - because according to Jesus, many of them are probably damned.
---StrongAxe on 12/21/20


Also Strongaxe, There is another world view not biblical, and rampant in the USA called Restoration/Kingdom Now Theology. This is the idea that it's up to Christians to bring in righteousness by any means so that Jesus can return, and won't return until they do. This teaching you will also see through WOF/ Messianic/Kingdom
NOW you see on the networks.

And if you listen to the Paula Whites, it's just beyond them that they don't have the power they think they have to bring about what they are deceived into thinking is God's Will. SOOOO we see their prophecy has failed, and rather than repent, ( like some are doing) others are digging their heels in..hoping to overthrow of coarse in the name of God. THIS IS DANGEROUS doctrine.
---kathr4453 on 12/21/20


kath4453:

Yes, exactly. The same people who point to their favorite politician (e.g. Trump) and say "He's there because God CHOSE him to be there, and working against them is working against the Will of God", conveniently forget the same must ALSO be true for politicians they DON'T like. Thus God put Obama in the White House for 8 years, and Pelosi in Congress to impeach Trump.

And, if you follow that deep rabbit hole to the bottom, one would also have to accept that God put Leopold II, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, etc. in place to murder millions - and that working against those genocidal tyrants would be "working against God's Chosen".

Yet this is what a deterministic world-view inevitably leads to.
---StrongAxe on 12/21/20


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What is also interesting is there are so many Calvinistic leanings in this country...one GOD PUT TRUMP IN POWER. But now are angry GOD PUT BIDEN IN POWER, and are now I guess admitting man is stronger than God, OR, because they can't get a grip, think they are going to take control and fight a war of flesh....

It's mind boggling. It's pride their false prophets are exposed, which they can't cope with, so they are going to force their will on others and call it GODS WILL. Well, everything they are doing is MANS FREE WILL OF DISOBEDIENCE, and God wants nothing to do with it.
---kathr4453 on 12/20/20


JS1234:

Calvinism leads down a dark path to several absurd conclusions:

If it is predetermined before we are even born whether we will be saved or not, then:

1) If someone is already predestined to be damned, there is nothing he can do about it one way or other, so there's no point in trying, so why bother preaching the gospel to them? It won't do any good.

2) If someone is already predestined to be saved, again, there is nothing one can do to change that, so again, there is no point in doing anything about it (e.g. going to church, reading the Bible, etc.) because whether you do or not, you're going to be saved anyway, right?

If Calvinism does NOT lead to these conclusions, please explain why not.
---StrongAxe on 12/19/20


I have an idea that nobody really understood what Christianity was all about until John Calvin clarified it.
---JS1234 on 12/19/20


There are two main views on Salvation. One that GOD chooses to save some. The rest he damns. This is TULIP of Calvinism.

Also called Once Saved Always saved. But the problem for many is that Jonathan Edwards and John Calvin both taught that the saved did not live in sin. They live in loving obedience to GOD.

Now days many ignore that in the belief that just saying the words makes a person a Christian.

We know a tree is an apple tree if it produces apples. So a tree that grows lemons. Is not an Apple tree.
---Samuelbb7 on 12/19/20


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There are people like me who are predestined reprobates. There's nothing they can do for themselves spiritually
---JS1234 on 12/1/20

You are right on one hand but, then wrong in that you never asked ... believing....

Luk 23:39 one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
Luk 23:40But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
Luke 23::41 ....we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
Luk 23:42he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
Luk 23:43Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
---Trav on 12/12/20


There are people like me who are predestined reprobates. There's nothing they can do for themselves spiritually
---JS1234 on 12/1/20


John 10:30 - I and my Father are One,

Deuteronomy 6:4 - Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is One LORD

Ephesians 4:5 - One LORD, one faith, one baptism,

Titus 1:4 - To Titus mine own son after the common faith: Grace mercy and peace, From God the Father and the LORD Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Hosea 13:4 - Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt Know no god but me, for there is no Saviour beside me,
---RichardC on 6/14/19


We become like the gods we worship. If our God is furious and angry, we will become like that. If God is like Jesus, and Jesus said he was, then he will say, as he did on the cross, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do." And we will do likewise.
---JS1234 on 6/14/19


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Isaiah 13:9 - Behold the day of the Lord coming, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it,
---RichardC on 6/14/19


People talk about being saved. But being saved from what?
---JS1234 on 6/13/19


Meldoy:

Apology accepted it is very vital when speaking as Christians that we all speak the truth in love...

Jn 3:16 doesn't mean all is save, it simply states that those who believe will be save meaning only the ones that God has chosen to elect...

See, further Jn 6:37-39, 44-45, 64-65, Jn 17:6-9, 18:5-9...

Jn10:26-29.
---john9346 on 3/18/19


John:

If in any way my message appeared to you under an insulting way, sorry about it, but my point was - that as GOD'S WORD says: My interpretation of those two words and in accordance to the way we understand the language that GOD has provided for everyone of us, it exactly means what I believe and share with you and in no way I meant to say anything derogatory or to deviate or ignore the subject but my belief that any one as THE LORD has given us individual Wisdom, we could understand clearly what John 3:16 means . . . now please explain your own definition of that if you wish - meanwhile - may THE LORD impart HIS BLESSINGS AND GUIDANCE to all of us - as we all need it . . . blessings!
---Melody on 2/26/19


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Melody, I am grateful that you are trying to save me as you see Salvation. You don't give up on me.

You still refuse to tell me your Faith/Church?

Please don't insult me by saying 'Christian'. That's everyone on CN. Most state what like of a Christian. Also don't tell me Jesus' Church unless that is the title of your Church.

I wouldn't be surprise with the 66,000 different denominational Churches floating around.

Even Steveng has told us his Church is like a store front Church (no offense). I don't know how else to describe your unique type gathering. I believe you also go home to home for your meetings.

So Melody stop shielding your Church from scrutiny. That's like throwing rocks and hiding behind a tree.
---Nicole_Lacey on 2/25/19


Good points Melody.

Mike a Christian is guided by two main principals. Love God above everything. Two love everyone.

When we fail we seek forgiveness GOD picks us up and dusts us off and helps us. We are children of GOD.

When you love others you will follow Romans 13.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/25/19


melody said, "
"For GOD so loved the world (everyone) that whosoever (anyone) believe in HIM - shall not perish - but have everlasting life" . . . what's so difficult for you to understand that? - and in my previous message - didn't I mention something to the respect? . . . many haven't been able to heard The Gospel - so how can they believe? - let's trust in THE LORD'S MERCY AND PERFECT JUSTICE about it - right?"

First, insults only stand to mean that your unable to provide an answer for what you calim to believe...

The word world in Jn 3:16 doesn't mean everyone and whosoever has a requirement that you refuse to respond to...

---john9346 on 2/25/19


John:

Anyone that has the mature intelligence to understand something so simple coming from GOD'S WORD - will accept it's meaning:

"For GOD so loved the world (everyone) that whosoever (anyone) believe in HIM - shall not perish - but have everlasting life" . . . what's so difficult for you to understand that? - and in my previous message - didn't I mention something to the respect? . . . many haven't been able to heard The Gospel - so how can they believe? - let's trust in THE LORD'S MERCY AND PERFECT JUSTICE about it - right?
---Melody on 2/25/19


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Mike:

Why putting together those questions when obviously they contradict each other? . . . it's either living by THE LORD'S SPIRIT GUIDANCE in someone that have been truly Born Again - and not by doing those things that are under disobedience to THE LORD - for a new conscience HE has put in the true Believer - that person will receive not only The Wisdom how to live accordingly to GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS but as well of getting the discernment of what is from THE LORD and what is not and how to act to the respect - even thou as we all are imperfect Human Beings - we could sometimes fall under the wrong discernment - but a sincere Christian will always strive to live by obedience to GOD'S WORD . . . blessings!
---Melody on 2/25/19


define 'obedience' to the scriptures? what are they? giving tithe or televangelist exploiting bible & poor, doing good works or is it salvation by works, obeying the word of God or being brainwashed by the religious leaders, worshipping on 1st day sunday celebrating easter or tradition of men & not the commandments of GOD including 7th day sabbath, preaching gospel but you will be called a cult if it is not accdg to other's doctrine, is it faith or blind obedience? i have seen it all
---mike on 2/20/19


melody said, "Why do you come back to the same dilemma? - of course THE LORD said that 'a sinner is dead in trespasses and sin' - but you have to understand it in the spiritually sense - he is not taking about a physically dead body."

Ma'am, the word in Eph 2 for dead is the Greek Word, "Nekros." when Paul wrote this word he stressed that sinners are dead just like a Physical Body is dead...

Melody in Jn 3:16 the whosoever has a requirement tell us all what is it??
---john9346 on 2/11/19


John:

Why do you come back to the same dilemma? - of course THE LORD said that 'a sinner is dead in trespasses and sin' - but you have to understand it in the spiritually sense - he is not taking about a physically dead body - and that's the reason that HE paid for our sins by HIM giving HIS LIFE for us - for only THE LORD'S PRECIOUS BLOOD can cleanses us from our sins and revive us under HIS SPIRIT to become a new creature under GOD'S COVERING - no one that just try to keep The Commandments can be set free, but only by GOD'S GRACE as we experienced being Born Again and then GOD'S SPIRIT within gives us a new heart and the power to live under HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS and into defeating our own sinfulness!
---Melody on 2/10/19


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John:

THE LORD has given you the intelligence to know what "whosoever' means - right?
and the rest leave it unto THE LORD for true it is: Multitudes upon multitudes in this world iwhich we live they can't believe in HIM and why? - because they haven't had the blessing and opportunity of listen to The Gospel - so then - what to do? - may we all if by THE LORD'S GRACE we have been Born again - be willing to be an Instrument in GOD'S HANDS to go unto the lost and guide them into Salvation and Eternal life that is only through our LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST - Amen!
---Melody on 2/10/19


Melody:

You never answered the question:

question in Jn 3:16 what is the requirement for the whosoever??

---john9346 on 2/9/19


samuelBB7 said, "
But a person will do right because they Love GOD and love others. Love works."

But where does the ability to love God comes from God or the sinner??

Before answering remember Rom 3:10-12, 8:7-8, and Jn 3:19-20??

SamuelBB7 would have us all to believe that a Dead Person in a coffin has the ability to love,yet, Scripture states that the sinner is dead...
---john9346 on 2/8/19


I agree with the proposition.

But it is not as doing perfect works. But we are perfected by Christ by Grace through faith.

But a person will do right because they Love GOD and love others. Love works.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/7/19


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John:

No, it's not my position to believe that every person who has ever lived would be saved - and to THE LORD HIMSELF I often bring this very sad situation that have existed in the past and thru all times: How many multitudes are not saved and that for different reasons and many of them - no fault of their own, because they never heard The Gospel of Salvation to have an opportunity to repent before THE LORD and call upon HIS NAME for the redemption of their sins? . . . but as THE LORD IS A MERCIFUL GOD - I do want to believe that under HIS MERCY will be acting - as HE said: "And how would they believe in ME if no one has told them?" -
---Melody on 2/7/19


John 3:16 - Whosoever

The Word Whosoever show up in the English translation --- > From the Greek - There is no equivalent for that word in the Greek language - The word there Is believe is pas- ho ( all the )
---RichardC on 2/6/19


reuben said, "My bad, sometimes you have to remember who are you dealing with, still waiting for your fallible man-made interpretation of the podigal Son:)"

Sir, so is the Tax Collector your saying is "prescriptive?" yes or no.

On The posting, "Christ Baptist Church Blog." you said that the Prodical Son Parable is descriptive so are you now going back on your position???
---john93456 on 2/6/19


Melortion_ody:

Who is the Lord Jesus talking to in Rev 3 its his own people and because there are sinners present any is used...

In John 3:16 the word world doesn't mean every singgle person who has ever lived if this is your position then why is there people in hell today??

question in Jn 3:16 what is the requirement for the whosoever??
---john9346 on 2/6/19


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O Cluny,

you cant face me in a substantive debate so you have to resort to childish tattics lol :-)

I've seen several of your spelling errors should have wrote them down :-)
---john9346 on 2/6/19


john9346* In the verses pertaining parables you raised you must show that they are prescriptive in order to refute The Sinner's Ability to choose or reject The Almighty God??

Jesus did! "Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you, because they believed in John and repented while the Pharisees did not! The same which all of the Parables!

No John you MUST prove that they did not have the ability to choose.

john9346*On a Previous Posting you agreed that the Prodigal son is descriptive are now contradicting yourself??

My bad, sometimes you have to remember who are you dealing with, still waiting for your fallible man-made interpretation of the podigal Son:)
---Ruben on 2/5/19


john, there is no S at the end of the name of the Bible's last book.

It is singular, NOT plural.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/5/19


John:

Anyone can give their own interpretation to The Scriptures, but that doesn't mean it's going to be right: What you are saying is this: That only those whom THE LORD has elected can be saved, right? - what did THE LORD say in Revelation 3:20 = "If any man hear my voice" - what does "any" means to you? - also, before I mentioned to you John 3:16 "For GOD so loved the world" . . . again you are contradicting GOD'S WORD . . . you are wrongly discerning what THE LORD so clearly said and free to do so - but in total disagreement with you I am!
---Melortion_ody on 2/5/19


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melody said, "in this accept that you are wrong,"

Melody, Revelations 3:19-22 is a warning passage to the elect,furthermore, if you read the context of vs 19-22 Jesus is talking to those of whom he has already chosen his own his elect.

This passage is a warning to the Elect and those who aren't elect who will become elect...
---john9346 on 2/5/19


reuben said,"Remember you believe in sola scriptura."

Sir, it is because I am Sola Scriptura that I am Tota Scriptura... meaning all of Scripture must be understood in all of its context...

In the verses pertaining parables you raised you must show that they are prescriptive in order to refute The Sinner's Ability to choose or reject The Almighty God??

On a Previous Posting you agreed that the Prodigal son is descriptive are now contradicting yourself??
---john9346 on 2/5/19


Jeremiah 13:23 - Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
---RichardC on 2/3/19


john9346*
The tax collectors and prostitutes on the parable of the two son in Matt 21:31"Jesus said to them, "Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you, because they believed in John and repented while the Pharisees did not!

A parable has a meaning as Jesus explained to his Apostles about the story of the the sower in Mk 4:10-12 and the Pharisees know he was talking about them in the parable of the wicked tenants.Remember you believe in sola scriptura but when it hits where it counts, you need to come up with a word like it is a //"Prescriptive." but "Descriptive."/// So tell me in your own words about the Prodigal son.
---Ruben on 2/3/19


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To John9346:

You said: "The sinner possess not the ability to repent" - in this accept that you are wrong, for as you will read next THE WORDS from our LORD JESUS CHRIST (and HE gave us the ability to comprehend exactly the meaning of what HE said in Revelation 3: 19,20,22:

"As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: Be zealous therefore and repent".

"Behold I stand at the door and knock, if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with ME".

"He that has an ear, let him hear what THE SPIRIT says unto the churches".
---Melody on 2/2/19


reuben said, "But does have the ability to call for back-up, He can like the sinner choose to stand still or make a move!"

But sir the sinner is dead, dead people cant speak or call right?

Sinners have no ability according to Romans 3:10-12, 8:7-8, Eph 2:1-6.

You quoted a parable sir that is not, "Prescriptive." but "Descriptive." its a "Parable."...

BTW, you don't believe in Sola Scriptura remember???
---john9346 on 1/30/19


--john9346 *Sinners are Spirtually Dead


The podigal son parable is a great example of someone spiritually dead "But when he came to himself he said..(Here he realized he had hit rock bottom)...Then he repented and said "Father(GOD)I have sinned against Heaven and before you, I am no longer worthy to be called your son.The Father(GOD) said lets celebrate and said " For this son of mine was DEAD, and is alive again, he was LOST and is found." LK 15: 11-32

--john9346 * a police officer has a duty to stop a robbery but if he doesn't have a gun he doesn't have the ability to stop the robbery...

But does have the ability to call for back-up, He can like the sinner choose to stand still or make a move!
---Ruben on 1/29/19


Hello readers:

Melody is unable to contextually address the Scriptures when they totally contradict her teachings of believing that sinners can either choose or reject The Living Christ??

She is unable to recognize the difference between a Sinner's Duty and a Sinner's Inability... not the same thing...
---john9346 on 1/27/19


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John: Please ask THE LORD for understanding spiritual things and that of course - come from HIS WORD - HE said: "Repent and be saved" - "For GOD so loved the world, that HE gave HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON that whosoever believes in HIM - shall not perish - but have everlasting life" - if you don't comprehend this and want to keep on arguing about something that is Biblical - no more mention me - go to THE LORD if you are willing to come to the right comprehension of it . . . Selah!
---Melody on 1/26/19


melody said, "What are you making a problem where there's none? -."

Ma'am, there is a serious problem when you teach that sinners have the ability to choose or reject God this is heresy my friend...

Rom 3:10-12, Eph 2:1-6

Sinners are SpirtuallyDead and dead people cant thoose nor reject they're dead...
---john9346 on 1/25/19


John:

What are you making a problem where there's none? - whatever your analogy - put it aside - accept GOD'S WORD and if you recognize that you are a sinner like the rest of us: "Repent before THE LORD of your sins - believe in your heart that THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONY WAY OF SALVATION and ask HIM to come into your heart and redeem you of your sins: If THE LORD sees the sincerity of your heart, you then will become a Child of GOD for now and forever - and of course - before studying The Bible - ask THE LORD that through HIS HOLY SPIRIT HE may reveal IT to you for you spiritual maturity and into becoming a Witness for others to come to THE LORD - this is GOD'S DESIRE for all of HIS OWN!
---Melody on 1/25/19


melody said, "In reference to The Scriptures you mentioned and that according to you - are contradictory."

They don't contradictory but address difference aspects of the sinner (duty) and (ability Rom 3:10-12 ability repent and be save (duty)

So do you think duty and ability are the same ting??

a police officer has a duty to stop a robbery but if he doesn't have a gun he doesn't have the ability to stop the robbery...

You see, not the same thing...
---john9346 on 1/24/19


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John:

In reference to The Scriptures you mentioned and that according to you - are contradictory to what I mentioned about repentance - and in Romans 3:10,12 = "As is written, there is none righteous, no, not one". They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable, there is none that does good, no, not one".

So in that - what does THE LORD is emphasizing? - that "We all have sinned and come short of the glory of GOD" and in order to obtain salvation - we all need to repent first and that by believing in THE ONLY WAY of Salvation that is through our LORD JESUS CHRIST . . . Selah!
---Melody on 1/24/19


meloey said, "
And I'm not going to argue with you -that'll be foolish! So according to you - even contradicting GOD'S WORD it's okay?" . . period!

Ma'am, its not a matters of arguing but of understanding...

Repent and be saved is a matter of duty not ability.

The sinner possess not the ability to repent see, Rom 3:10-12 Eph 2:1-7. for only god can do this see Jn 6:37-45, 64-65, Jn 17:1-9. Take note how theses truth are in context...

Lets address verses in the context of Scripture as oppose to irrelevant matters??

BTW, The word for God is Theos in GreekElohim in Hebrew did you know this?
---john9346 on 1/22/19


david said, "God saves those he favors, those who find themselves in Gods Grace.
How do we get into the Grace of God. It all starts with believing and acting on what Jesus taught in his Gospel. (John 14:21-23)."

///So you HAVE to believe and to act on his teaching to be in God's grace, he does not do it for you, you must react!///



---Ruben on 1/21/19


John:

And I'm not going to argue with you -that'll be foolish! So according to you - even contradicting GOD'S WORD it's okay? - THE LORD said it and I repeat it: "Repent and be saved" . . . period! - and by the way, if you have some sensitivity about GOD - you wouldn't be spelling it as HE was one of those pagan 'gods' - even in that respect - your heart shows where you are in reverence to THE ONLY TRUE GOD!

Repent before THE LORD, ask HIM that under HIS MERCY - to save you and then, start reading The Bible for unless you are Born Again - you'll never accept THE TRUTH that is in THE LORD: "And you shall now THE TRUTH, and THE TRUTH shall make you free"!
---Melody on 1/19/19


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meloey said, "THE LORD said: "Repent and be saved". - so clearly THE LORD it's admonishing the sinner that in order first for THE LORD to save anyone - repentance is needed-"

Meloey these verses are addressing the Sinner's Duty not the ability, for no sinner can repent except God grants it see, Jn 6:44-45.

John 3:16 the Greek Word for world (kosmos) doesn't meant every person who has ever lived.

Interestingly enough if you continue reading The Lord Jesus says the sinner loves darkness rather than light see, 17-21...

Preaching the gospel is God's Meanings but god is the one who decides who believes and hears.
---john9346 on 1/19/19


david said, "God saves those he favors, those who find themselves in Gods Grace.
How do we get into the Grace of God. It all starts with believing and acting on what Jesus taught in his Gospel. (John 14:21-23)."

David, amen... my friend God saves thoes he chooses he favors whom he wills.

I'd only add that Jn 14:21-23 is a result of God regenerating the sinner not the cause see, Jn 3:3-5, 6:37-39, 44-45, 64-65 all in John

Titus 3:5-7.
---john9346 on 1/19/19


John:

THE LORD said: "Repent and be saved". - so clearly THE LORD it's admonishing the sinner that in order first for THE LORD to save anyone - repentance is needed - and from John 3:16 - THE LORD specifically reminds us: "For GOD so loved the world (everyone) that whosoever believe in HIM, shall not perish, but have everlasting life". . . . again is the choosing of the sinner in obtaining salvation - once of course, when he has heard The Good News of The Gospel of Salvation - very sad, that in these times that we are living - many still haven't a clue on how to be saved and that's why GOD'S WORD says: "And how would they know about ME - if someone don't tell them"?
---Melody on 1/19/19


The salvation of the sinner is an act of God alone and that is if he so chooses that particular person...---john9346

I agree.
Most church doctrines teach we are not saved by what we do,...which is very true. But...when you listen to the testimony of folks, they claim they were saved when they did something...sinners prayer...baptism..etc.

God saves those he favors, those who find themselves in Gods Grace.
How do we get into the Grace of God. It all starts with believing and acting on what Jesus taught in his Gospel. (John 14:21-23)
---David on 1/19/19


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melanie said, "Are you truly saved by making THE LORD JESUS CHRIST your SAVIOR AND LORD."

No because a sinner possess not the ability to make Jesus his or her Lord or Saviour...

Its not Scripture (to pray supposed sinner prayers, altar calls, invitational hymns, shaking a preacher's hand, etc.)

The salvation of the sinner is an act of God alone and that is if he so chooses that particular person...

John 6:37-45, 64-65.
---john9346 on 1/18/19


No man makes Jesus anything, He is Lord and Savior. No man comes to Him but those whom the Father draws, and those who are drawn He saves.
---josef on 1/18/19


Melody, I am SAVED and in Jesus' Church.

I eat at Jesus' TABLE many times in the week.

At times I am so blessed I eat at His Table daily.

What Lamb are you eating to be Saved?

Exodus 12 - John 6
---Nicole_Lacey on 1/4/19


\\Your message shows your lack of Christian sensitivity under your openly criticism attack and as well, that it bothers you mine sharing GOD'S WORD\\

But you're not sharing God's word, Melody.

You're sharing your own.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/4/19


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Cluny:

Your message shows your lack of Christian sensitivity under your openly criticism attack and as well, that it bothers you mine sharing GOD'S WORD - so then: Let THE LORD do the judging . . . and the end to people like you . . . good if you read The Book or Proverbs - that's where THE LORD admonishes us to deal with the positive and the negative - it might be of help to you!
---Melody on 1/3/19


What proof do you have that YOU are chosen, Melody?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/3/19


And THE LORD'S WORD into that soul commitment and unto salvation through HIS HOLY NAME - THE ONLY WAY - now and forever"

"Come now and let us reason together, said THE LORD: Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow: Though they be red as crimson, they shall be as wool"... Isaiah 1: 18

"In the beginning was THE WORD, and THE WORD was with GOD, and THE WORD was GOD and by HIM all things were created" - Only THE TRUE GOD could have taken the form of A MAN to die for us: Call upon HIM and be saved now!
---Melody on 1/2/19


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