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How To Confess Sin
  
Nicole
I am not Catholic or Protestant. When asked, I simply call myself a follower of Jesus Christ. Church titles cause a separation between the followers of Christ....and very the teachings of Jesus Christ.

I like to engage folks as followers of Christ and not to the doctrines to which they subscribe.


How To Confess Sin
  
I do know that St. James links healing to auricular confession.---Cluny on 6/20/18

BCV?


How To Confess Sin
  
David, Matthew 6:6 is NOT about confessing your sins to God alone, as can be seen from the context, but rather about keeping your devotions private....Cluny

Cluny
Forgive me, I was trying to lead you to your answer. I dont know the limitations of your church teachings.

In (Matthew 6:9), Jesus instructs us to pray to the Father in Heaven. In that same prayer, Jesus instructs us, in verse twelve, to ask our Father in Heaven to forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.

The debts to which he refers, as explained in verse fourteen, are trespasses. What is a trespass? Is it not sin?


How To Confess Sin
  
David, please give BCV where the Bible says to confess your sins to God alone.---Cluny on 6/16/18

(Matthew 6:6)


How To Confess Sin
  
The question was not about how to confess sin, its about your experience after the confession of sin, whether it was before an earthly priest or before God.

I wanted to know if anyone else has had the same experience I have had. In my experience, I become extremely sensitive to sin right after the prayer. A sensitivity which was not present the moment before the prayer.


Great Falling Away
  
Faith in God, is based on relationship. If you have a relationship with God, your faith in him will grow. If you dont have that relationship, your faith will wither in the face of the adversity we will face in the last days. The seed which grows, in (Matthew 13), is the faith in God which comes through our relationship with him.

Fact: Sin separates us from God. (Isaiah 59:2)
Fact: Confession removes the sin which causes the separation. (1 John 1:9)
Fact: Jesus Christ died to remove that which separates us from God.

There is nothing more vital to our relationship with God the Father, than the blood Jesus Christ. Confess your sin before God daily, and you will see for yourself if what I tell you is a fable...or the Truth.


What Changed Jacob
  
I believe if Rebecca told Isaac what the Lord told her before the twins were born, there would have been no reason to deceive. God gave the birthright to the younger before they were born.---kathr4453 on 5/4/18

Kathryn
Thats a very good point.


What Changed Jacob
  
I believe the question about how Jacob fooled his father, and then received Esaus birthright.


Finish It Here April 2018
  
They only seem to care about babies from conception until birth - after that, they're on their own---StrongAxe

StrongAxe
And after the birth, Which party offers to feed them and house them, without any work requirements. Our Government housing projects, are the results of policies of the Democratic Party.

Republicans see the results of these policies as a failure, and want to end them. The Democrats want them to continue, so they obviously must see the results as positive.

Do you view the results of these policies as positive or negative.
If negative...you might be a red neck.


Finish It Here April 2018
  
Kathryn
You make an excellent point! Never really thought of DACA in that way. I just love children, and we all know God does too. I fully understand the issues folks have against it. But perhaps...if we made it happen...America would once again be in Gods favor.

The anger in this country really frustrates me. I see it all day long, in many different forms. I try to carry a gift card at all times...and when I see a kind act...I give that person a card.

I dont give as many out today as I did years ago. The love filled smiles and hugs I recieve are worth more to me than the value of the cards. You should try it sometime...its very addicting.


Finish It Here April 2018
  
Political affiliations...why get yourselves all worked up? You would hope Christians would vote with a Christian conscience,...but they dont. So why try to change their minds, with a Christian argument?

Try using abortion as an economic argument. For example, Abortion has destroyed Social Security.
How?
Killing off untold millions of potential tax payers had undermined the Social Security system.

Baby Boomer...a cleverly disguised term used to cover up this fact. Of course there was a Baby Boom...because it was the last generation before abortion became legal.

Abortion has destroyed the cycle of life, on which Social Security was founded. A cycle that was untouched before the Baby Boom.


Is Left Behind Rapture True
  
Abraham was not under the Law. The key words here are, Under The Law. What does it mean to be Under the Law?
It means, the Law God has given you, puts you Under the Penalty of Death, if you do not keep his Law.

Abraham had Law...as Samuel correctly pointed out...only he was not under the penalty of Death for breaking the Law. Abrahams children, who were under the Law of Moses...were under the penalty of death for breaking Gods Law.

Now if sin is the breaking of the Law, and the sinner will die for their sins, we are technically under the Law...only we are given a suspended sentence until the day of judgement.

Now all one needs to understand is, Why did God change the Law?


Is Left Behind Rapture True
  
Genesis 26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.---Samuelbb7 on 4/11/18


Samuel
Very Interesting point!
Paul said Abraham wasnt under the Law, but the verse seems to imply Paul and I are wrong. Are we wrong, or do you have more to add?

I hope you do, because you have unearthed a very important point.


Is Left Behind Rapture True
  
The question is ...do YOU know the difference between these verses? ---kathr4453

Kathryn
Good question. I do know the difference.

Gods Law is established when he gives commandments. When there are no commandments, we have no Law. Abraham for example, was not given any commandments, therefore he was not under Law.

In (Romans 2) Paul is referencing the Law of Christ. He called it the Law, because Jesus gave us commandments in his Gospel. Just as Moses gave commandments to Abrahams children, when God established the Law of Moses.

In (Romans 3) Paul referenced the Law of Moses, which was no longer relevant after the establishment of the Law of Christ.

The New can save us, the old can not.


Is Left Behind Rapture True
  
(Romans 2:13) For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

(Romans 3:20) Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.


Kathryn
Im on vacation, sorry it took so long for me to respond.

Why do you think Paul appears to contradict himself in the above passages? Could he perhaps be speaking of two different Laws? The Law of Christ in the first...and the Law of Moses in the second. (John 1:17)


Is Left Behind Rapture True
  
(Revelation 14:12) Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

The commandments of God,...arent they also called,The Law? But what will happen to those who dont put themselves under the Law of God, those who are taught they are not under Gods Law?

Let (Romans 2:12) serve as a warning, from Paul. For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law

How many of you sin...but are not under the Law? I wish your teachers were able to teach you, how the Law is able to covert the soul. (Psalms 19:7)


Is Left Behind Rapture True
  
The key to understanding Revelation, is to develop a time line. The mistake we make when reading the Bible, is running with a single passage, trying to develop a teaching using only those verses which support our theories, and excluding those that refute our beliefs.

Swallowed pride can sometimes make a very nourishing meal.


Is Left Behind Rapture True
  
The most obvious disclaimer of a pretribulation rapture, is found in (Revelation 20:4) & (Revelation 7:14).

Notice in 20:4, those who reign with Christ for the thousand years, are those who did not worship or receive the Mark of the Beast. Isnt the Mark of the Beast received during the Great Tribulation?

Now If these folks didnt go through the Great tribulation, why are they being rewarded for not receiving a Mark, given during the Great Tribulation?

In verse 7:14, does it not say...these folks came out of the Great Tribulation? If they did, wouldnt they have had to have been in it, to come out of it?

I ask these questions not to make folks feel foolish, but that they see the foolishness of these teachings.


Is Left Behind Rapture True
  
The Thousand year reign
The key to understanding when it begins, is to understand what it mean to reign. Is the church ruling the world today? If its not..we are not in the Thousand year reign.

The thousand year reign will begin after the Great Tribulation, when Jesus Christ comes, and takes with him, those who will be saved. We will reign with him...from heaven.

The Bible seems to be confusing on this point, because folks read it, guided by the foolish doctrines of men.



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