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Older Christian Friends
  
Friend: a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, exclusive of sexual or family relations.

Yes, Gloria, you may have a friend at any age. Biblically, we are all brothers and sisters. The younger can learn from the older. The bible provides us with examples about how to choose friends:

1 Corinth 15:33
Proverbs 13:20
Proverbs 28:23
Proverbs 22:24
Proverbs 27:6, 9
1 Samuel 20:17
1 Samuel 23:16
James 4:4

In fact, the entire bible shows us the relationship between God and man and between man and man.


The New Testament Books
  
The entire bible has one thing in common: Relationships. The relationship between God and man and between man and man.

Confessions: we must confess our sins to God and to one another.

"Sola Scriptura": to whose interpretation? For over two thousand years the words of God have been translated over and over again. It's very difficult to translate early Hebrew and Greek into today's language. As man's knowledge and language grew, so did the interpretations.

The bible is only our invitation to knowing God and his relationship with his people. The bible is man's steppingstone to getting to know God. The last steppingstone is our personal relationship with God and having his Holy Spirit guide us into truth.


Virtual Reality Churches.
  
"Once saved, always saved" is not biblical.

There are many warnings throughout the entire bible, in both the OT and NT, about falling away and turning back to the world. In fact, one end time prophesy states that in the end days many shall fall away from the faith. One must have faith to begin with in order to fall away, eh?


The New Testament Books
  
God's laws never change.

The 613 Laws of Moses hang upon the 10 Laws/commandments given to Moses which hang upon the two commandments which hang upon the ultimate commandment - Love.


The New Testament Books
  
God chose the Israelites to spread the word of God throughout the world, to declare His glory among all nations, His wonders among all peoples. They failed thinking it was only for them. The same mistake christians today make.


Finish Here February 2018
  
Sola Scriptura - according to whose interpretation?

It's been two thousand years and the written words of God has gone through many interpretations as even the language today. Even today interpreting the original hebrew, and greek, is very difficult. How Many bible interpretations are there in the world? This is why God sent out the apostles without any written material, but rely only upon the Holy Spirit for guidance. The written word is for our benefit for instruction, but when is it time to go from the word to the Holy Spirit?


As for eating meats:

1 Timothy 4:1-5
Genesis 9:17
Acts 10:1015
Mark 7:14-23
1 Thessalonians 5:18
1 Thessalonians 5:18


The New Testament Books
  
Everything written in the NT came from the OT. All things taught in the NT came from the OT. Jesus and the apostles referenced the OT many times. The main difference between the OT and the NT is that the OT was of a physical nature and the NT is of a spiritual nature.

The "books" of the NT are simply journals and letters written by a few men. There are tens of thousands of other journals and letters written by thousands of other people about Jesus and what he did which can be found in three of the largest libraries in eastern Europe and Egypt. Even the Romans were very meticulous in keeping records especially regarding science, business, and court trials.


Finish Here February 2018
  
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is a loving God. He is also a just God. He will judge those who did not rise at the first resurrection (those who believed in Jesus) according to their works.

Why waste time having a second judgement when all those in Christ were already judged/resurrected the first time?


Finish Here February 2018
  
There are two resurrections:

The first is upon the second return of Jesus when the dead in Christ shall rise and the living shall be caught up with the dead. This is at the beginning of the thousand year reign of Christ.

The second is at the end of the thousand year reign of Christ when all the other dead throughout all history shall rise and be judged from the book of life according to their works - some to everlasting death, some to everlasting life.

Blessed are those that rise in the first resurrection.

God is a righteous judge and judge those that are good at heart. James 1:27


Finish Here February 2018
  
What about the people who don't believe in Jesus or God, but still does God's will?


Christ Baptist Church
  
Chosen:
How does one know the thoughts of God if he has or hasn't chosen people before the foundations of the world?

Revelation 1:8
Matthew 20:16
Revelation 17:14
1 Peter 2:4,9
2 Thessalonians 2:13
Ephesians 1:4
Acts 9:15
Mark 13:20
Haggai 2:23
John 15:16


Can Religion Save Me
  
Pure religion and undefiled before God the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.


If you love God, obey his commandments.


The only gospel that Jesus and the apostles taught is the coming Kingdom of God. That's it. Nothing more, nothing less. Of course, they also taught about how to get there.


Christ Baptist Church
  
kathr4453 wrote: ...FAITH is used two different ways in scripture."

Only one faith and that is in God to do what he promised. Why complicate God's word.


Christ Baptist Church
  
There are many warnings about falling away from the faith and one must have faith to begin with in order to fall away, eh?

When a person endured unto the end of his or her life, they are still saved for it is written that upon the return of Jesus, the dead in Christ shall rise and the living in Christ shall be caught up with the dead.

The ONLY gospel, the good news, is the coming of the Kingdom of God. That's it. Nothing more. The gospel OF Jesus is not ABOUT Jesus, but it is the coming Kingdom of God. And, of course, it was taught HOW to get there.


Can Criminals Change With God
  
Long-time sinners change, do they not?


Explain Matthew 5:16
  
There are other scriptures besides the one written in Revelation that say 'one should not add or take away from the words of God.'

What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. Deuteronomy 4:2

"Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar." Proverbs 30:6

1 Corinthians 4:6 In today's language it means: 'not to think beyond what is written.'

Every word of God is pure, he is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Proverbs 30:5-6

The entirety of Your word is truth. Psalms 119: 160


Living Christian Lifestyle
  
Mark_Eaton wrote: "Fourth, is this another query from the Steveng bag of intellectual tricks?"

Tricks? You assume way too much. Do you usually falsely accuse people like a few others on this site? Remember two of the six things that the Lord strongly dislikes: a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. And possibly a third: a heart that devises wicked plans,

So, what evil lurks within your heart to make such an accusation?


Did Paul Replace Judas
  
There are those who don't believe that will also have eternal life.



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