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Disabled People Treated Badly
  
My daughter has a disability that causes obesity. Everyone seemed to treat her like a sweet little girl when she was little and now that she is a big kid people do not show any empathy towards her. They will give me advice and not help or assist. At the end of the day I am the one who will always be there so I try to see it that way when I choose how to treat her. People are so quick to come up for solutions and they are quick to leave too so I'll take care of her the way I want.


Cornelius Works Got Salvation
  
I don't just think that. Acts 11:13,14 says it. Peter actually says, when testifying of the vision he had and his encounter with Cornelius, "That I may speak words whereby you and your household may be saved." If Cornelius was already saved, there would have no need to link "speak words" and "you and your household may be saved" with a "whereby".


Want To Believe In God
  
He did put out one clear press release. His name was and is Jesus. That is how He demonstrated His love for the world. He didn't just exist in the heavens and yell out, "I love you, world." No, he demonstrated that love fully to man. All the confusion comes from man's fallen view of what He did, how He did it, and what the result was.


Cornelius Works Got Salvation
  
Cornelius was not saved, otherwise there would have been no reason for the gospel to be brought to Him. Faith only comes by hearing of the Christ God raised from the dead. Though one may reason he was saved because his prayer was heard, the truth is that the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus upon the mercy seat is a declaration of the removal of sin by the Lamb of God. Now any man can call upon the name of the Lord and be saved.


Cornelius Works Got Salvation
  
Acts 11:13-14 KJV

And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter, Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.

This Scripture from Acts 11, where Peter is testifying of the vision he had and the Word of the Lord to him, makes it clear that neither Cornelius nor his house was saved UNTIL Peter told them words. Back in Acts 10, he preaches the gospel.


Bad Son Back At Home
  
I agree with James. Sometimes the "conditions" just go to show how "conditional" our love is. Instead of a legal document of jots and tittles, why not offer two unharmful choices for each situation and allow him the opportunity to make a choice that doesn't displease you. And before you do that, take a step toward reconciliation. If you are the one who is to express the heart of God toward him, reconciliation is the heart of God. Maybe a simple "I'm sorry for hurting you and making you feel like you can't please me. I am pleased with you because you are my child. Please forgive me for when it has seemed I wasn't pleased." Go ahead. At the very least, you will have planted a seed.


Are There Sinless People
  
"If we say that WE have no sin, WE deceive OURSELVES..."

Read that again. "If we say that we HAVE (not do) no sin....

Sin dwells in the flesh. That is admitted. That is the same as having sin. The body is dead because of it. However, the believer is not in the flesh but in the Spirit IF so be that the Spirit of God dwell in him. Now, if God says that the body is dead because of sin, it is dead because of sin. You walk by faith and not by sight. If your body is dictating your life, does it change what God said? No. You need to go back and renew your mind to what God said. Eventually your body will stop talking death to you and where YOU ARE (in the Spirit and in union with Christ, who is life) will appear.


Are There Sinless People
  
A believer is not "in the flesh" but in the Spirit if so be the Spirit of God dwells in him. If he has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. Now, one can walk after the flesh but he is not in the flesh. Romans 8.


What Is Righteousness
  
My response still stands. You say abiding in Christ and eternal life have nothing to with each other or are contextually different. They are not mutually exclusive since eternal life is defined as knowing the Father and Jesus Christ, and abiding in Christ cannot take place without knowing Him. As for the never-ending argument over the Sabbath, here is the verse I picked:

Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law, for they are unprofitable and vain.


A Billion Miracle Christians
  
God did it right. Man messed it up. God set it back in order. Man still has the same choice God created him with in the very beginning.


A Billion Miracle Christians
  
Friend, you may not believe in God but He believes in you. Although you may not think you are missing out on much, He longs for your presence. He's not a control freak. He's a Father better than even the very best earthly father. The door is open. You can come in or stay on the porch. Either way you are still loved.


Alcoholics Anonymous Cults
  
Romans 8 says the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal body by His Spirit that dwells within you. Only something "not alive" needs quickened (given life to). Personally, I have yet to see a dead man pick up a bottle....or even struggle against it. The gospel works effectually in them that BELIEVE and the communcation of your faith is made effectual by the acknowledging of every GOOD THING which is IN you BY Christ Jesus. You can take 12 steps in al-anon or six with Jesus (crucified with, died with, buried with, quickened with, raised with, and seated with).


Want To Believe In God
  
We are saved by grace through faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Faith is a response to hearing the gospel. If you heard the true gospel (good news), faith is the response. Salvation isn't a long list of do's and dont's. It isn't a lengthy prayer. Hearing the gospel evokes a faith response. That faith is used to confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead. Simple, and not based on what you have or have not done in the past. God has made relationship with Himself available through Jesus Christ. Receive simply by faith.


Are There Sinless People
  
When given the choice to believe what I see or believe what God says of me because of Jesus, I will choose what God says because He is not a man that He should lie. If you believe you are a sinner, you will sin because of who you believe you are. However, if you believe that the body is DEAD because of sin but the Spirit is life because of righteousness and the Spirit quickens the mortal body, you are on your way to having your mind renewed and walking in the truth. A gospel that doesn't get past your head, into your heart, and on into your feet isn't a very powerful gospel.


What Is Righteousness
  
Eternal life is knowing God and Him whom He has sent. To abide in Christ, you must know Him. To know Him is to know the Father. To know the Father and Jesus Christ IS eternal life. You cannot separate eternal life from either knowing Him or abiding in Him.


A Billion Miracle Christians
  
Why not just one miracle and have all people on the earth become Christians? ---atheist on 5/3/11

God has never forced a miracle. Love does not control nor force anything upon another. All that were healed, delivered, etc came to Him by faith and received. The greatest miracle of all is that man would receive by faith what cannot be seen and it exact a change in himself that can be seen.


OK To Date While Married
  
I agree with Bill when he says another can look good in comparison to what you have. Wasn't that the lie the original sin was centered around? Believe me, the enemy knows what appeals to you, even if it is good, and will use that to deceive and tempt you to go after the flesh. The fact that your husband has "left the natural use of the woman" says a lot about what he believes. The woman is the seed receiver, not the man. That tells me he is receiving seed or information from his unrenewed soul realm and because of that he makes man a receiver of seed, hence his actions The soul is the mind, will, emotions, thinking faculties, personality, intellect, and imagination. The body will never go where the mind has not first gone.


OK To Date While Married
  
Romans 1 tells us that man becomes unthankful in the intuitive knowledge of God and changes the image of God into a corrupt image. It is downhill from there, but the gospel will even light that darkness. Man with man and woman with woman is extreme hardness of heart toward God, a denying of that intuitive knowledge of Him and the revelation of God in the creation. But on a backdrop of such darkness and hardness of heart lies the diamond of the good news of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. None is without hope because of the light that shines in the darkness.


Are There Sinless People
  
You were a sinner. You were saved by grace through faith. You are now a new creature. You cannot be a new creature and still be who you used to be. If you are who you used to be, then what Jesus did was not enough to change who you were and you are still a condemned, uninhabitable temple. Identity is through your birth, whether born of the flesh or born of the Spirit. If the Spirit of God is righteous, then we are righteous because we are born of the Spirit. The body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead quickens the mortal body. If the Spirit quickens the mortal body, does He quicken it to sin or to righteousness?



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