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The John Darby Rapture
  
First of all, the believers in the Old and New Testaments, are the same people, the elect. They are all the body of Christ, in the New and in the Old. They are all the Church of Christ, who will later be the holy bride of Christ.


Can Religion Save Me
  
Religion cannot save anyone, believing by faith in the Person of Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection can save you.
Another thing, all who are born in the flesh other then true believers are under the curse so under the law. And will remain under that way unless they believe in Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection.
"Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth" Rom. 10:4.


Forgive Their Sins
  
Hello Nicole. Here is my answer concerning John 20:23.
The verse does not give authority to Christians to forgive sins. Jesus was saying that the believer (here disciples) can boldly declare the certainty of a sinners forgiveness by the Father because of the work of His Son, if that sinners has repented and believed the gospel.
The believer with certainty can also tell those who do not respond to the message of God's forgiveness through faith in Christ that their sins as a result, are not forgiven.


Finish it here February 2018 #2
  
Mark E, I have followed your answers and many others for many years. I take breaks because I am very busy and come back and you are still here. You are a great brother in Christ. You are always curtious, you speak what you understand from Scripture. I do not agree many times, but that is Ok, at least we can talk with kind words not insults. Thanks for defending the faith with what you understand from the Word of God.


Virtual Reality Churches.
  
Steveng, there is many passages about many backsliding. But those do not belong to Jesus Christ. Those are not born again of the Spirit. There is a big difference in one who goes to church, hears the Word of God, and those who truly come to Christ and are born again of the Spirit. You cannot be on top of the fence. If you did come to Christ, you come by the power of God. Not by your own strength.
Those that come over by the power of God are sustain forever by the power of Almighty God. When Jesus says, "I will never leave you" that means no matter what you do, Jesus never leaves you. Now that is security. Not ADT security, but God security.


Virtual Reality Churches.
  
Kathr, you do talk alot and put down many passages, what you forget that many can do the same as you do. That does not mean you know what you are talking about when it come to doctrine.
Anyone who is born of the Spirit never die again. None period. 2 Tim. tells us that by the power of God "who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but now being revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,"


Can Criminals Change With God
  
I do believe that anyone can be save. Anyone. But if they are in prison, they still have to pay for their sins against mankind. They are under the law and have broken Gods law against mankind and that law they do have to pay themselves even if they are born of the Spirit now.
As far as God is concern, they are forgiven, as far as mankind is concern, they still have to pay themselves. Jesus is not going to pay again for his sins, this time he has to pay.


The New Testament Books
  
"Maybe my being Jewish gives me a different perspective and why the Lord taught me different then Les Feldick taught you who got his learning from Bullenger."

Is this the reason you think you know everything? More then Bullenger?
The mystery you know, is not the mystery the Bible talks about. The Bible speaks of "mysteries" many times, and refers to them in God, in Christ, of the kingdom, in the saints, the mystery that that the Gentiles were to be included in salvation.
It does not say that only those who are Jews will understand what all those mysteries are. You give yourself too much credit. Instead of talking so much why don't you just listen what others have to say? You might learn something.


Living Christian Lifestyle
  
Steveng, the reason I believe the Christian life is complicated is because we live in a fallen world and we have to deal with people that do not know Christ and don't want to know Him. People come against us at work, and other places. My wife has a hard time with co-workers who don't like her because she is a Christian. Also some family members do not want anyone to bring the subject up about Christ. They begin to separate just as the Bible tells us it would happen. Father against son, mother against daughter and so on. As a Christian, going to church is easy. Listening to the Word of God is easy. Eating with our brothers and sisters is easy. Being good to our family and friends is easy. That part of Christianity is easy.


Virtual Reality Churches.
  
John, you and Mark are correct when it comes to Kathr. She does have a way with words. She has not changed at all, all this years. Sometimes when she answers she believes she is the only one who knows all Scripture. Her sentences have scripture passages in them to build up her answer. If you believe that once you are saved you will always belong to Christ, she refuses to believe that. She has always made that clear. She believes in the freedom of sinful man over Almighty God. How sad that is. I thought by now she would see the Truth. But God has not shown that Truth to her yet. Maybe one day. Not everyone believes in the Sovereignty of God, yet they have given their lives to Christ. God shows us little by little.


We Need A Church
  
C.J. you should join a reform church. Most of them sing Hymens. They teach from Scripture. Look for one and you will not be sorry.


Can Criminals Change With God
  
You can only be justified if you are born again of the Spirit. There is no such thing as being justified without being born again of the Spirit.

Kathr seems to imply you can be justified and not be a child of God. Only those born of the Spirit are children of God.
"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood, not of the will of the flesh, nor the will of man, but of God" John 1: 12,13.


Knee During National Anthem
  
Kathr is wrong again. D. Trump did not shut down the major of Puerto Rico. In fact I heard many of her lies. She said people were dying and was wearing a shirt that said that. H. Rivera answered her and said, people are not dying. She made is sound like people were dying everyday, just dropping dead, but they are not. They should always be prepared for those kinds of emergency's. They also did not permit help to come in for a long time. She made it sound like it was D. Trumps fault. Nicole you are so right in your answers. Kathr as always, is wrong again.


Is DACA Legal
  
I see that Kathr is still causing trouble. It just doesn't stop because she needs a change of heart. The Holy Spirit has to do that work and it hasn't happen yet, and never will. Until it does she won't change. She cannot change her own heart.


Who's The Elect
  
I found out I was one of the elect when the Holy Spirit put the love of Christ in my heart. That happened April 9th 1990. Before that day, I did not love Him with all my heart, I only knew about Him.


Can God Be Sovereign
  
Samuel, John 16:8 where it states the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, here convicts has two meanings, the first, is the judicial act of conviction with a view in sentencing, which is a court room term, conviction of sin. and the Second meaning is, the act of convincing and it is the idea best since the purpose of the Holy Spirit is not condemnation but conviction of the need for the Savior.
The Holy Spirit convicts whomever it wants to convict concerning sin, in order to bring them to faith. For not all come to faith. Faith is granted to only some sinners, not all sinners.
Philippians 1:29: "For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in Him but also suffer for His sake"


Can God Be Sovereign
  
Hello brother Trey, God is Sovereign so God really works all things after the counsel of His own will. The human will is never free. When lost the human will is slave to sin. When the person is made alive by the Spirit he is now a slave to Christ. He might not always do what is right, but he is been change by the Spirit each day. When we were lost and slaves to sin, we were bought with a prize.


Do Ghosts Exist
  
"Is it just me or does it seem strange that Jesus doesn't rebuke the idea of the existence of ghosts in Luke 24:37-39?"
Nicole, you are correct. There is such a thing as ghosts. The reason Jesus told them He was not a ghost was because he had a flesh and blood body. And they were wondering how he came in the house when everything was close and locked (John 20:19) and here was Jesus inside the house so as far as they were concern only a ghost could do what Jesus did. Come inside without having to open the doors. How did Jesus do that having a human body? Well He was God.
I see Jerry is still using the word "spook" when the Bible calls the word Spirit of man. Jesus had a spirit (John 13:21) and a soul (Matt. 26:38).



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