Explain Hebrews 10:24-25
Please read Hebrews 10:24-25.
Why can't we do likewise?
Instead we quote devotional prayers, rumblings, and lofty sounding pseudo-Scripture, showing all how HOLY and PIOUS we are and/or others are NOT, instead of trying to be humble?
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strongaxe said, "You share the utter presumptuousness and contempt that so many people have who believe THEIR flavor of Christianity is true, and everyone else's is false - that THEY are the only true believers, and everyone else is not. That THEY are right and everyone else is wrong. It is this kind of attitude that divides Christ."
But in your World View where there is no truth it doesn't matter what I believe since there is no truth .
Your not a Christian sir with love and respect I say this to you... I pray that the God of Scripture will bring you to True Biblical Repentance...
---john9346 on 4/15/19|
cluny said, "john, I'm not an unbeliever. Nor are Monk Brendan and StrongAxe."
Sir, in love and respect your not a Christian (according to Scripture Standards) if your claim doesn't meet Scriptural Standards then your not as you claim...
---john9346 on 4/15/19|
It needs to be understood that not everyone who would claim to be a Jew actually was, many were simply doing what the PRIESTS told them.
Act 7:39 Our fathers refused to obey him, but thrust him aside
The priests tended to be very prudish and politically correct about what they told their temple congregations and likely were in direct conflict with Moses.
Isa 29:13 And the Lord said: "Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men learned by rote (ROUTINE),
1Jo 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear
All verses are from the RSV.
GOD IS LOVE.
---faithforfaith on 3/30/19|
"Seek ye THE LORD while HE may be found, call ye upon HIM, while HE is near".
"Let the wicked forsake his way. and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return unto THE LORD, and HE will have mercy upon him, and to our GOD. for HE abundantly pardon".
"For MY THOUGHTS are not your thoughts, neither are your ways - MY WAYS, says THE LORD".
"So shall MY WORD be that goes forth out of MY MOUTH, it shall not return into ME void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it". Isaiah 55: 6,7,8,9, 11
---Melody on 3/30/19|
The proof of a Christian is to think twice at least before offending others, \\
Well, you know what your own words on here say about you, don't you, Melody?
And before you tell Monk Brendan what he should be wearing, do YOU cover your head in church as the NT commands?
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/29/19|
I agree, but find this strange coming from you, as most of your messages on here are accusatory, caring not whom they offend.
Why do you find "swine" offensive? The Bible doesn't. Are your sensibilities more refined than God's? Everybody knows what you meant.
Jews never proonounce YHWH and write G-D to not take God's name in vain, but fool nobody.
Some weeks ago, a "friends"'s extreme "preacher" friend was arguing with me on Facebook. He threw a euphemized F-bomb and called me "stupid". I said Matthew 5:22 warns that could imperil his soul. He took offense and blocked me, and so did she. A preacher offended by scripture but not F-bombs. Good riddance!
---StrongAxe on 3/29/19|
Hebrews is written and narrated by Paul who was raised In the Jewish tradition/manner and was taught to attend temple,
Amo 5:21 "I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
The Lord is also aware that we are simple creatures and tend to enjoy informing Him of our thoughts and also believing that He is excited to hear from us, but when He is talking of those flatter/worship Him with lip service, He seems to indicate that they also irrationally fear Him because they have been told to (instead of fearing MANS wrath, we should be wary of GODS wrath, but do not be afraid of the loving God).
..I feel that it is insincere and pretentious to pray
---faithforfaith on 3/29/19|
The proof of a Christian is to think twice at least before offending others, and even thou you don't deserve my answer to you: Yes, I know The Scriptures/The Gospel (not the one that have been adulterated by false cults and religions and that deceive the souls into perdition and the persecution and attacks of Christians as some do here) - remove the monk covering and replace it with THE LORD'S ROBE OF HIS SPIRIT -while it's time for you to do so!
If I didn't mention that word ('swine') because to me is offensive - but of course - if it's in The Bible - then it is as spiritually discerned refers to those who over and over refuse to listen and accept GOD'S TRUTH!
---Melody on 3/29/19|
You wrote: You have to know ehn to preach and when to dialog/discuss with unbelievers...
You share the utter presumptuousness and contempt that so many people have who believe THEIR flavor of Christianity is true, and everyone else's is false - that THEY are the only true believers, and everyone else is not. That THEY are right and everyone else is wrong. It is this kind of attitude that divides Christ.
---StrongAxe on 3/28/19|
\\You have to know ehn to preach and when to dialog/discuss with unbelievers...\\
john, I'm not an unbeliever. Nor are Monk Brendan and StrongAxe.
The only thing we disbelieve that Melody does believe is that she is God's mouthpiece.
Melody, I know the Bible better than you think I do. I also know the Bible better than you think YOU do.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/28/19|
Matt 7:6 is to be understood in its context and if you really and truly believe this verse then I don't expect you to be responding to these 3 individuals...
I think what I shared with you is wisdom both on this blog and any where else.
You have to know ehn to preach and when to dialog/discuss with unbelievers...
May The Tryune God of Scripture guide you,
---john9346 on 3/28/19|
Melody said, "Was THE LORD WRONG when HE said? "Don't give the pearls to the - - - - - for if you do, they will throw them back at you"
Melody, what the BLANK does ----- mean? It's obvious that you don't KNOW the LORD's WORD as well as you think you do. If you are having trouble with HIS WORD, you can use one of the many KJV versions you can find online.
---Monk_Brendan on 3/27/19|
Melody wrote: "Don't give the pearls to the - - - - - for if you do, they will throw them back at you"
You wrote: Jesus never said that. Is this another of your homemade Bible verses, Melody?
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
I would classify this as a loose translation or free interpretation, not a "homemade Bible verse". It conveys the same meaning - e.g. if you give things to people who don't appreciate them, they will just throw them back in your face.
I often quote verses from memory, and sometimes don't get the exact wording right.
---StrongAxe on 3/27/19|
\\Was THE LORD WRONG when HE said? "Don't give the pearls to the - - - - - for if you do, they will throw them back at you" \\
Jesus never said that. Is this another of your homemade Bible verses, Melody?
"Stop listening to teaching that contradicts what you know is right".||
That's why I ignore what you say, Melody.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/27/19|
Was THE LORD WRONG when HE said? "Don't give the pearls to the - - - - - for if you do, they will throw them back at you" . . . (Above all things - seek Wisdom"). . . for that is what you have getting here - over and over again: Go and share THE GOSPEL to those of a humble heart - those who in their hearts THE LORDS knows they are prepared to receive IT - enough proof there is here for you to get the right discernment about it!
"Stop listening to teaching that contradicts what you know is right".
"A worthless witness cares nothing for truth - he enjoys his sinning too much".
"Mockers and rebels shall be severely punished". Proverbs 19:27,28,29
---Melody on 3/27/19|
You wrote: One cannot dialog with these three. They have a one track mind as taught by their denominational "churches" and their own preconceived interpretations of the bible.
Oh really? Please explain to me just which "denominational church" I belong to and whose "own preconceived interpretations of the bible" I have, and why YOUR OWN "preconceived interpretation of the bible" are better.
---StrongAxe on 3/27/19|
"joseph, Jesus never apologized about his preaching."???????
"I suggest reading the verses I provided in my last post." You obviously presume that I'm unfamiliar with the verses, your suggestion is irrelevant to me, most of the verses are in complete agreement with what I've written, some has nothing to do with what I've posted. So I don't see your point Steveng.
---joseph on 3/25/19|
joseph, Jesus never apologized about his preaching. I suggest reading the verses I provided in my last post.
john9346 wrote: "I really want to encourage you to begin to learn how to dialog with Cluny, Brendan, strongaxe, etc."
One cannot dialog with these three. They have a one track mind as taught by their denominational "churches" and their own preconceived interpretations of the bible.
---Steveng on 3/25/19|
"The bible shows us that there is a right way to judge and a wrong way.
And the right and wrong way is as simple as judging to discern, and judging to condemn. The only righteous judgement, is the judgement of self. For if you judge self, to discern ones own shortcomings and faults, there would be no desire to condemn the shortcomings or faults of someone else.
---joseph on 3/24/19|
I really want to encourage you to begin to learn how to dialog with Cluny, Brendan, strongaxe, etc. instead of just preaching to them. Don't get me wrong preaching is essential,however, when addressing many on this posting you need to have a foundation on apologetics (presuppositional)
Perhaps, you could learn to question them on their beliefs and press their positions for consistency, facts, and evidential logic.
Most of people here on this blog claim they believe in Scripture,however, when you start testing for consistency the supposed belief in Scripture goes out of the window.
Please meditate on 1 Pet 3:15.
---john9346 on 3/24/19|
You people are such hypocrites. You judge others when you are judging yourselves. Matthew 7:1-5, Romans 2:1-3
I don't mind being judged as long as it's righteous judging, but you people judge others for frivolous, non-spiritual matters.
All judging is not bad. How does a parent punish a child without judging whether the child is doing good or bad?
The bible shows us that there is a right way to judge and a wrong way.
If I paraphrased the following verses, you would condemn me. so here are a few:
1 Corinthians 6:1-6
---Steveng on 3/24/19|
Melody said, " but first of all and above everything else is to bring the souls to Eternal salvation, because what would be the use, if we were doing good deeds to others and leaving them in spiritual darkness by not sharing THE ONLY WAY OF SALVATION that is through our LORD JESUS CHRIST?"
Have you ever heard that you can attract more flies with honey than with vinegar?
---Monk_Brendan on 3/22/19|
We can and we should be doing all to help and encourage others.
Awhile back I read that many people find it encouraging when people smile and ask how are you? Or just acknowledge they are there. We should all do that and give words of encouragement to others.
---Samuelbb7 on 3/21/19|
The words that I shared about 'Love' - were my own and not coming from GOD'S WORD\\
That applies to everything you post here, Melody.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/21/19|
On "He Is A Devout Catholic", You wrote: What GOD'S WORD has to say about what has been going on here for a long time and by those that even thou they have heard The Gospel - they keep rejecting it for their own false doctrines that contradict and blaspheme GOD'S WORD and it's foolish to keep on sharing with them -leave them alone!
That sounds a lot like judgment (as opposed to exhortation) to me.
---StrongAxe on 3/21/19|
Enough of your abusive words - if you don't apologize from you insulting words (that as a spiritually blind soul as you are and with not True Love that comes from THE LORD JESUS CHRIST in you - it's your way to come against others that are for THE TRUTH) - you have to know that of what you said - it was not only to come against me, but if my words that I have said here comes from THE LORD (and they do) then . . . THE ONE you have offended is HIM - and in terrible GOD'S JUDGMENT you are now under HIM, and THE LORD will have HIS OWN WAY for you to recognize your evils and hopefully for the sake of your eternal soul: "For wickedness, THE LORD abhors"!
---Melody on 3/21/19|
(Nice name by the way )
"Exhort doesn't mean judging"
I never said it did.
Strong's G3870 parakale & #333,
from G3844 and G2564, to call near
My response was to the question, and not directed personally...i simply hope to be correctable, and to encourage, share as enabled...
---Chria9396 on 3/21/19|
\\instead of providing evidence, you just make more accusations.\\
Because of this, I conclude that Melody is channeling inferior demons (as the monks on Mt. Athos call them).
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/20/19|
The words that I shared about 'Love' - were my own and not coming from GOD'S WORD and my own understanding of what GOD'S LOVE is for others: Of course I do agree that when we have THE LORD in our hearts, we are going to be blessing others by those good deeds that you mention from The Scriptures - but first of all and above everything else is to bring the souls to Eternal salvation, because what would be the use, if we were doing good deeds to others and leaving them in spiritual darkness by not sharing THE ONLY WAY OF SALVATION that is through our LORD JESUS CHRIST?
---Melody on 3/20/19|
Who are "true Christians" and how can YOU tell the difference?
Which words "are rebuked", and by whom? Which "false words" do I speak? Be specific. I quote Jesus saying "Judge not", and you are offended by that?
I am not "against the sharing of THE TRUE GOSPEL OF SALVATION"? Please show EXACTLY where you say I have. I am against people who take their own words and claim God is speaking them.
You constantly accuse others of disrespecting the gospel or speaking against it, yet whenever asked to justify this by specifying EXACTLY what they say to do so, and WHAT part of the Gospel they contradict, instead of providing evidence, you just make more accusations.
---StrongAxe on 3/20/19|
Monk wrote: "Instead, read Matthew 25. "For I was an hungred, and...""
Aren't those things you wrote SHOWING love? Love, as in the verb form, is the ultimate commandment that Jesus and the apostles spoke of. It's the ticket to getting you into heaven. The bible is full of examples of HOW to love. Unfortunately, true deep hearted love is quickly evaporating from this world.
---Steveng on 3/20/19|
Your own problem - you solve it!. . . for exactly what you do against true Christians you try to accuse us of doing -(exactly as the Pharisees did to THE LORD) - so your words are rebuked and let THE LORD give unto each as it comes from the heart - are you ready for that??? - I'm not fearful about it, as I know for WHOM I stand and speak . . and you can insult me and belittle me for that - but remember - no one that hurt others with words falsely as you do - can't escape GOD'S Correction!
You or anyone here that are against the sharing of the TRUE GOSPEL OF SALVATION - won't change my commitment unto THE LORD and GOD'S WORD and for me to bring to light what HE sees deplorable and blasphemous!
---Melody2day on 3/19/19|
Exhort doesn't mean judging, it means leading others into finding THE TRUTH and away from their errors - just as THE LORD exhorts us through HIS WORD and HIS OWN ADMONITIONS into a committed Christian Life . . . if we really are HIS OWN: Why do you think that Christians attend Church - if not to keep on learning and growing in spiritual maturity and wisdom?
---Melody on 3/20/19|
Melody said, "Love: Bring and inspire the souls to repentance by sharing THE GOSPEL OF SALVATION through our LORD JESUS CHRIST!"
Melody, in all of 1Corinthians 13, there is not a a single verse saying that love is bringing a sinner to repentance.
Instead, read Matthew 25.
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
---Monk_Brendan on 3/19/19|
Prefaced by vs 23:
"Let us hold resolutely to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful."
What/who is this hope?
Notice the conjunction 'and' between vs 23 24.
Since. "we" are to encourage one another, I see the first part of vs 25 as something to be personally careful of rather than something to expect of others since it is not my place to judge others, lest I be judged.
---Chria9396 on 3/19/19|
Today's denominational church members are nothing more than hearers of the Word, counterfeit christians, having the knowledge of God, but denying his power. Attending a denominational "church" service once a week for an hour - just to "feel" like a christian - doesn't qualify a person as part of the family of God.
Small groups are the best in meeting together. They know each other as close family members and friends. Having a small group will keep one another accountable for one another. They help each other stay on the right path. A Christian cannot grow and mature in Christ attending a denominational "church" service for one hour a week. It is commanded that we assembly daily.
---Steveng on 3/19/19|
Yes, Hebrews 10:25:
Note "exhorting one another" not "accusing and condemning one another". No mention about "errors of spiritual growth" - that is you reading your own agenda between the lines.
Jesus said, "If you love ME, keep my Commandments". Like Matthew 7:1-5 (also Luke 6:37): "Judge not, that ye be not judged...". Please stop constantly judging and condemning people here! Please clean your own house first (Matthew 7:3-5).
From all your posts, it sounds like you are on some kind of Holy Quest, like an Inquisitor of old, whose self-appointed job is to root out heresy anywhere and everywhere by any means necessary. Emphasis on "self-appointed".
---StrongAxe on 3/19/19|
Hebrews 10: 25
"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some, but exhorting one another and so much the more, as you see the day approaching".
In this THE LORD again it's admonishing us, that HIS CHURCH/The Body of CHRIST - those who have been redeemed by HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD and by the indwelling of GOD'S SPIRIT within their spiritual hearts - should pray, comfort and if the need be - to exhort each other away from errors for spiritual growth and maturity into greater commitment and faithfulness unto what THE LORD'S WORDS remind HIS OWN: "Be faithful unto the end" and "If you love ME, keep my Commandments". . . Amen!
---Melody on 3/19/19|
Hebrews 10:24,25: "And let us consider one another, to provoke unto love and good works".
"Not forsaking the assemblies of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much, the more, as you see the day approaching". . . . and what would it be the understanding if truly applied from THE LORD'S ADMONITIONS into our spiritual hearts through HIS SPIRIT?
Love: Bring and inspire the souls to repentance by sharing THE GOSPEL OF SALVATION through our LORD JESUS CHRIST!
Good works: As GOD'S SPIRIT leads - every Born Again Christian - will be striving toward obedience before THE LORD and then, good works will show in our daily living - a life committed to THE LORD!
---Melody on 3/19/19|