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Salvation By Our Works
  

Kathryn
As you can see...Both our statements are ridiculous.


Salvation By Our Works
  
David, after watching THE FAMILY on Netflix, I'm a little cautious of anyone who says they follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. So do they, and they are a cult.---kathr4453

I am a little cautious of anyone who watches Netflix. Stephen Paddock, the guy who killed 59 people in Las Vegas, watched Netflix too, and he was a Killer.


Salvation By Our Works
  
Soul sleep?...again a new one one me. Never had a discussion with anyone on this. I think you, understandably, get me confused with the other David.

Kathryn, I dont promote any religion. I simply follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and would recommend you to do the same. There are a few things about your religion I agree with too. You say Jesus Christ is the Son of God, with this I agree, but that doesnt make me a follower of Jimmy Swaggart does it?


Salvation By Our Works
  
Kathryn
More lies?
I have told you on multiple occasions I am not a Mormon, and yet, you still wave your finger in that direction. Mariology....? Had to look that one up. LOL

You say you love the Lord, and yet you tell soooo....many lies. Jesus said those who love him keep his commandments. Do your lies in some way show your love for the Lord? If so, Where in the Bible does Jesus command us to lie?


Salvation By Our Works
  
But I've noticed that truth matters little to kathr.---Cluny

Cluny
This is the way of many Protestant followers. As you well know, they believe they are exempt from the morals,.... which even the Atheist keeps.

How can someone lie, when they are not under Gods Law? Sin is the transgression of Gods Law, and a lie, is the name of a transgression. As Paul taught, without Law there can be no transgression.

I live in the south...Bible Belt, moved here from California. And when I got here, I noticed I had to be on guard when I did business with a Protestants, because their doctrine allows them to lie...to cheat you.

Fortunately these establishments are usually marked with religious fish symbol.


Two Prophets Of Revelation
  
They are Gods witnesses, so could they be acting on their own accord? So if hate was the motivation behind their actions, it was Gods hatred.
Does God hate man...or does God hate sin in man? His hate comes from his judgment of sin, sin in sinful man.

Our hate for others comes for the very same reason. Only we judge from the position of sinful man, God judges from a position of Holy God.
We judge, because we see the sin in others, better than we can see the sin in ourselves.


Do We Have Free Will
  
Kathr, but it seems as if the only one walking in the spirit of nastiness and evil is YOU!---Monk_Brendan

I agree


Do We Have Free Will
  
Like you, kathr.
Cluny on 8/8/19


I agree


Do We Have Free Will
  
Again, so tells us why you object to Hebrews 9 and Hebrews 7:22? I do know Mormons hate Hebrews. Again, are you Mormon and is this why you object to the WHOLE word of God? Having rewritten scripture with much in your Mormon supplemental bible? ---kathr4453

If using the Gospel of Jesus as my foundation, makes me a Mormon, then I guess, Paul and I are both Mormons.


Do We Have Free Will
  
Kathryn
The bible can be molded to say whatever you want it to say, as evidenced by the many doctrines which have come from it. But how do you know who is right and who is wrong?

There was a good reason behind the gift of the Holy Spirit. Its because man can not pollute the Truth we learn from the Spirit of God, as they can the Bible. This is why we have so many have experts on the meanings of Greek words, even though most dont even speak the language.

Even if they did, Do you honestly believe the Greek language has not changed in 2,000 years, in light of how much the English language has changed in just our lifetimes? Even today, we may speak English here in America, but does it sound the same English they speak in England?


Do We Have Free Will
  
David, is your kinda LOVE, where I have to agree with you to give you a false sense of secutiry you can bask in a self induces...---kathr4453

Kathryn
Look at your posts, to those folks who disagree with you. Can you honestly say, from the Heart,....I love you?

You tend to believe Paul has a different message than the one found in the Lords Gospel. Do you not realize, Many people were saved, l-o-n-g before the Lords Gospel or Pauls epistles were published. They had to rely on Gods Holy Spirit.

What doctrine do you think the Holy Spirit taught them? Pauls Epistles or the Lords Gospel?


Do We Have Free Will
  
Kathryn
Did you know, Love is the most significant sign of one being born of God? Your hatred for people, all by itself, should tell you, you are not who you think you are.

God wants to change your heart, but your doctrine is a wall standing in the way.


Do We Have Free Will
  
I,actually find David's sarcastic comments re "dying to sin" as blasphemy against the very truths God has established. I DIE DAILY is a daily obedience as well, he simply neglects to acknowledge. Even Nicole made a moronic comment on this verse against scripture, out of ignorance.---kat453

Cluny
This is why I thanked you for the maturity of your comment. I expected this is what I would get from Kathryn.


Do We Have Free Will
  
Cluny
Good illustration, but yours is an illustration of the word Dormant, where as mine is an illustration of the word Dead. And thank you for the maturity in your comment.

I know David does not understand Romans 7,---kathr4453

Kathryn, can you give us an example of something that is dead, and still exhibits the same symptoms it did while it was living? Jesus taught we sin because of the Evil which lives in our hearts. If the reason for your sin has died, why do the symptoms remain?

Sounds like David believes we can accomplish sinless perfection in this lifetime ---kathr4453

We...No! But through the Power of Gods Holy Spirit...Yes!


Do We Have Free Will
  
David, did Paul deny free will?
---JS1234


So in conclusion JS, as a slave, you are never free to do as you please. Does Pauls teaching in (Romans 7:13-24) sound like free will? That sin God had given you to battle with, Paul had one too. How many times have you felt the same way as he did, there in that passage?

Many deny, the evil which causes their sin, still lives in them. Even though they have the symptoms, they claim that it has died in them. It is like someone denying they have the Flu, even though they have all the symptoms of Influenza.

How do you know when a Flu virus living in you, is dead? There are no more symptoms.


Do We Have Free Will
  
David, did Paul deny free will?
---JS1234


We, as Christians, try not to sin and yet we still do. We try with all our might, and yet we fall again and again. Though we are slaves of sin, Can we still do what is righteous? Yes.
But as long as sin lives in you, you can not belong to God. Sin must die for this to happen.

In (Romans 7: 1-6) Paul discusses this using an illustration of Adultery. In it, he equates your acts of righteous, as Adultery, disobedience against your sinful nature. For those who are slaves of sin, an act of righteous is exactly that, a willful act of disobedience against your master.

Now if you read (Hebrews 10:26), you will see the exact opposite taught to those who are slaves of righteous.


Do We Have Free Will
  
If we don't have free will, who can be blamed for anything?
---JS1234


Paul rehearsed the same argument in (Romans 3:6-31).

We are born into sin. Sin lives in everyone who has not been born of God, and this is why men sin. If we had free will, we could overcome sin on our own, and there would be no need for a Savior.

Simply put, you will be judged by the condition of your heart. Through Jesus, we can can put sin to death, thus changing our hearts. And this is why we are in need of a Savior.

How do we know who we serve? (John 8:34). And when sin...is put to death,...then we are free to serve him. (Romans 7: 1-6)


Do We Have Free Will
  
If we have free will, why do Christians, who want to serve God, continue to sin?


Jesus Action Rewards
  
(Romans 2:4) Or despisest thou the riches of His goodness and forbearance and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads thee to repentance?

How does the Goodness of God lead us to Repentance?
Simply put,
When God is good to us,....when he blesses our lives,...when he answers our prayers,.....Like little children,....We want to be good for him.

Why does God want us all to come to repentance? To understand this, we must understand what the word actually means?
Repentance is our obedience to God, an obedience that does not come out of duty, but an obedience that comes out of Love.



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