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What Type Of Pastor
  
" My current Pastor is not the best speaker."

Samuelbb7, neither was Moses, but look what God did with him...


Should Christians Carry A Gun
  
"Of course, but that scenario isn't an excuse not to have the gun."

I wasn't aware anyone needed an excuse...however, personally I would not want to harm or kill another, and those commonly occur when a gun is used, so I prefer not to have one. Others are free to choose according to their beliefs and priorities.


Should Christians Carry A Gun
  
Nicole,I understand.

Having a gun MIGHT prevent rape in some instances, might not in others, and in fact might contribute to more problems, like a gun taken and used against its owner...

I only asked a question, and did not say anyone needs or doesn't need a gun. Forgive me for any confusion. As I think about it, I don't want to imply that a persons faith,(or as you brought up praying enough) stops bad things from happening or not "enough" faith, or prayer causes...Clearly many in scripture have had faith yet bad happened to them. I agree God does not cause evil, but He has allowed it, allowed some to make certain choices. I do believe God is sovereign. I may not understand all His ways, but need to trust HIS is best.


Should Christians Carry A Gun
  
"Chria, are you claiming woman who were raped were not PRAYING enough?"

---Nicole_Lacey on 9/24/18


Of course not.


Explain James 5:19-20
  
In my previous post I mentioned love holds no record of wrongs.

From 1 Cor 13:5...different versions state keep no record of wrongs, or wrongdoing, or wrong(s) suffered, some versions state think no evil, take no account of evil.wrong(s)...or impute evil.


Should Christians Carry A Gun
  
I've never had a gun and do not want one. When I watched movies or read stories that instilled fear I contemplated, but was not convinced. For others, that is for them to decide.

If God is our defense, our shield,why do we need guns?


Explain James 5:19-20
  
Multitude: Strong's G4128 plethos. A fullness. a large number.

Nicole, why can't all, being a large number, be a multitude, or can it?

If "love covers all transgressions" pv 10:12, and love/charity holds no record of wrongs 1 cor 13
then multitude could mean all.

If a sinner is turned from the error of their way, what way is he/she turned to? THE WAY=Jesus Christ, did He cover all or some sin?


Is Living Bread Literial
  
"Metaphors indicate a reality that is not physical, but is still real."
---StrongAxe on 8/18/18
Yes, still real, and thus " my flesh is true/real food"...

Nicole, "Those verses do NOT have the word 'Living' as in John. That's my point."

However, Jesus tells (us) "the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life."

Given who Jesus is, this would not apply exclusively or only, to the few words being discussed in this chapter.

And Peter recognizes that "thou(Jesus) hast the words of eternal life"


Is Living Bread Literial
  
Well said josef


Is Jesus A Spirit
  
RichardC on 7/28/18. Thanks!

I understand there were originally no upper and lower cases, as well as punctuation's, verses etc., so that at points in time these all were added, accurately or not, which may be correct interpretation in some instances, and incorrect in others.

With so many bible versions with differences, revisions and more, we may note these and whether or not truth is conveyed...when encountered, it may be of import to distinguish and even choose which is correct if in conflict, and that may take time. However, of note is that God reveals truth whether one believes (it) or not.


Is Jesus A Spirit
  
Concerning Ps 110:1, " The LORD said unto my Lord," KJV, it is interesting to note that The first use of the word lord is in all capital letters, but the second is not, and several versions do likewise.

Also, in many places in the OT there are uses of one (all caps) or another (not all caps).


Who Will Be Saved
  
Luke, God knows all.

Rm 8: 19-25,29-:

the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected [the same] in hope,

the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together,not only[they], but ourselves also,...

waiting for the adoption, [to wit], the redemption of our body.

For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

vs 29 whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son,


Aborts And Miscarriage
  
Mark Eaton,

"And does the patient pay any of this???? No"
Actually some do. PP takes private as well as public insurance, and patients pay deductibles if applicable with their plan. Additionally, for those uninsured there is a sliding fee scale and patients pay according to that, so for many it is not free. I've known many to use PP services for a variety of women's health care needs and NOT abortion, and in some cases, that care has resulted in saving a life, such as when diagnosed and treated for cervical cancer. Some have little to no access for services besides PP and are personally opposed to abortion.I may not like PP performing abortions, but for those needing other services I'm thankful for good that IS done


No Jail Time Bergdahl
  
"I've always been bothered by this. Something just is so wrong about the imbalance of this trade ... "

I don't know another man's thoughts, but perhaps a thought is one of "ours" is worth whatever price. Speaking of price, what did the Lord give for us?


Works Pleasing To God
  
Mt 7:21. Agree.

Note the following verse "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not...in thy name done many wonderful works?", clearly indicating that they thought that their works were sufficient or ???

I am not defending goats Nicole. all good comes from the Father, whether it be a measure of faith, belief, even good works that people do, are to His praise and glory, as none are able of themselves.

also, vs 24, "Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them..."

Yes, those who do the Father's will, enter the kingdom of heaven.


Works Pleasing To God
  
Samuel,

Well said.

I apologize if I have posted anything confusing.

The goats focus on self would indicate a belief in themselves,their works, rather than the Lord.


Works Pleasing To God
  
Nicole,
"Jesus gives NO excuses". I have not said that he made excuses.

Mt 7:21 So why do some say "lord, Lord"? I am simply attempting to answer the why

(Perhaps it would have been better to use "why" in my previous post instead of "how".)

The fact that some do the Fathers will is because of faith. Many think they are saved,as verses given indicate, but if their faith were fully in the Lord, then they would do the works he spoke of.

Even the demons believe and tremble, a certain 'belief' is insufficient.

Also,goats apparently thought they had sufficient works and/or belief, as indicated by responses, when did we see thee ...when did we not...


Works Pleasing To God
  
pt 2

Also, Jesus himself did not take credit for what he said and did:

There's a distinction to be made, and that is the what
(works), and the how.

If Jesus always went to the Father, trusted Him and gave glory to Him, then Jesus' disciples will do likewise.

The Father in Jesus, Jesus in the Father.

the believer in Christ and Christ within.

Jesus said he will dwell with and in them.

10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Jn 14:10,


Works Pleasing To God
  
Nicole,

I've been away and wanted to give this attention it deserves...my apologies.

There's much that could be said concerning this. Jesus words are very important.

Verses given concern when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and those who inherit the kingdom, or not.
Of note is that both groups asked of the Lord...when did we (sheep), and when did we not (goats), indicating somethings of their perception.

" Please explain WHY the lack of works would be the primary reason for entry or not entering heaven as spoken by Jesus?"

Lack of works are indicative of lack of faith. Jesus(in red letters): "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also" jn 14:12

Cont...


Works Pleasing To God
  
Nicole, I answered your question("Are you saying those works of NOT feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick are God's fault?"), my answer, 'no'.
"I got that idea because of your whole blog using Paul's words to (seem to) discount Jesus' Words."
Nicole, "seem to" is your perspective. I in no way desire or attempted to discount Jesus' words. As for Mt 25:31-46 I see no conflict.
works themselves don't save.
Some do "good" 1Cor 13, but lack love/charity, "charitable" works without belief in God, some missed opportunity when they did not do for the least of these. this is more than missing an isolated opportunity, but more so missing a way, which IS Christ



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