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What Is The Church
The church is Jesus Christ's one body.

"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body, and be thankful." (Colossians 3:15)

So, we who are the church are called to submit to how our Heavenly Father rules us in our hearts. This is included in living as His church > "in one body", Paul says, here.

So, the obedient church is the people who obey how God personally rules each of us in His own peace.

Loud Crashing Church Young
God's approved leaders include seniors who meet the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:1-10. And these lead and rule by example >

"nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." (1 Peter 5:3)

So, if the example of leaders is not bringing peaceful and quiet conduct by younger people, why not????

In America we see how now a lot of religious stuff has been left behind . . . because it has not worked to produce people with character to hold up against evil and temptation.

But God's examples still are helping produce people who have love's character and who are emotionally sound and who know how to do well in marriage.

But copy-cat social club religion has not worked!!

How To Protect Family
When I was a kid, I chose two cute girls to be my girlfriends, and my father praised me for having such good taste. But because of how we learned beauty discrimination, even at home, at school we could look down on and pick on girls who were not so cute.

In choosing who to date and marry, it appears that many men judge a woman by what she looks like, in order to decide if she is desirable. And women, even, try to use looks to hook a guy.

But the bait you use can be what chooses the fish you catch!

"rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God." (1 Peter 3:4)

We need to teach children how to love.

How To Protect Family
"Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation," (in Philippians 2:13-16)

So, arguing and complaining are against how God wants us to live and to relate in His love. These can help to break us down and keep us weak. And our own bad example and abuse of arguing can do more damage than evils from outside the family can.

Our own good example can help, then, with prayer trusting God.

Baptism Spiritual Effects
Jesus says >

"'Therefore, whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father in heaven.'" (Matthew 10:32)

If we use baptism to confess Jesus before men, He will confess us before our Heavenly Father.

We need how we "were baptized into His death" > Romans 6:3. Paul does not say "into water", but "into His death" which came before His burial. So, I see this does not mean burial into water, since burial came after His death.

Possibly, in His death, we are living in His love which made Him "a sweet-smelling aroma" (Ephesians 5:2) to our Father while also having hope for any and all people > love "hopes all things" (in 1 Corinthians 13:7).

Baptism In The Epistles
After Jesus had been baptized by John the Baptist, Jesus said >

"'I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how I am distressed till it is accomplished.'" (Luke 12:50)

Then Jesus asked James and John if they were able to be baptized with this baptism of Jesus, and they said they were able.

And He told John and James, "'with the baptism I am baptized with you will be baptized", in Mark 10:39.

I understand that John and James had already been baptized with water. This baptism was talking about something else.

Failed System Of Socialism
Typically within two generations history is forgotten. Communism in Russia fell almost two generations ago. In addition, most high schools don't have an economic class, therefore students are not taught the basics. Look at Sanders and AOC who don't understand Economics 101.

Can I Remarry My Ex
Hi, Bukkytex (c: You can read 1 Corinthians chapter 7. To me, this says you can be reconciled with her.

Abortion Point Of Views
Hi, Cluny (c: I think the Democratic platform does not require that abortion is in the best interest of the baby or the mother. It is her choice, whether it is good for her or not.

Of course, can abortion be good for the mother? Is there such a thing as abortion in the best interest of a mother and her baby??

Cluny, did Beverly and Tim make clear what they would say is in the best interest of a mother and/or her unborn baby???

Learning how to love your unborn is good, versus giving in to the pressure of people who don't know how to love you.

What Type Of Pastor
Our pastors usually talk about a subject.

I think it is good to go through a whole epistle, like James, so we can't avoid certain verses.

What Is The Gospel
Jesus died for our sins and rose from the dead on the third day.

Release The Last Penny
Jesus paid His own blood, because we do not have enough of anything of ourselves to pay.

There is God's correction > Hebrews 12:4-11 < which gets God's results in this life, no procrastinating to after we die, as if we ourselves could do what we really need.

Are Christians Gullible
Jesus Christ's "sheep", not only leaders, can tell the difference between a predator and a good shepherd > John 10:1-30.

So, in case a preacher is fooling people, the preacher is being exploited by Satan so the preacher does not know how to love. So, he or she is paying a great price for using people.

And the people are wrong to fool themselves into trusting someone our Shepherd would not guide us to trust. Because Jesus makes His sheep able to tell the difference.

And yet, when people get betrayed and hurt and used, ones of them never deal with the fact that they were wrong because they did not make sure with God about who He would guide them to trust.

Should We Break The Law
Well, when a country goes to war, it is supposed to be for the good of all, but many families lose their children to combat. This is legal.

Plus, there are many innocent noncombatants, and this can be legal how noncombatants get killed.

So, what about breaking immigrant laws? Yes, it is wrong to allow evil people to stay free to hurt others.

But having loose immigrant laws can help a political party to have a source of votes.

Ones can make a major issue of separating children from parents, but they are ok with killing unborn children. So, may be they are not really about children and the wellbeing of mothers.

But they can get votes, by picking and choosing who they pretend to care about.

How Does God Prove Himself
At times, I can get self-righteously critical of others, and God corrects me to first be concerned about how I myself need correction. Then have compassion on ones who are wrong >

"He can have compassion on those who are ignorant and going astray, since he himself is also subject to weakness." (Hebrews 5:2)

Yes, there are ones who stray from obeying how God rules us in His peace >

"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body, and be thankful." (Colossians 3:15)

But if we trust in Jesus, He will keep correcting us so our attention is to obeying Him with "rest for your souls." (in Matthew 11:28-30)

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