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What Is The Strong Delusion
To get a better under standing of your question, you should read the total chapter 2 of 2 Thessalonians. Paul is writing that the Thessalonians that have been already told that accepting Christ as Savior, is the only way to get to heaven but they have rejected the message and are now being deluded by a false gospel that they think will allow them into heaven.

Suffer From Depression
Depression can be caused by a number of factors such as a lack of physical exercise, psychologial problem's, mental problem's, spiritual problems, etc.

If you are not sure, visit a Christian psychiatrist for an evaluation. (It might be best for you to find one who doesn't know you so your evalation is more objective.)

Philippians 4:6-7 (NASB)
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Not A Church Member
John 3:16 (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

To add anything to what God requires for salvation is to make salvation "grace + works"

(To require church membership is adding works to gain salvation.) Personally, I think church membership is important for Christian fellowship, Christian education, Christian worship, and others things, it is not a requirement for salvation.

Confession Of Sin
First, we have to answer the question, "What is sin" (We can't confess sin if we don't know what it is.) In the Greek it means, "To miss the mark" or "To fall short of the mark". God is the one who established the 'Mark'. Once a person accepts Christ as Savior, who 'hit' the mark, a person has been forgiven their sins. The best way to deal with sin is found in Romans 12:2 Romans 12:2 "Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God." It's the mind that causes us to sin. The main purpose of confession is to "bring it out in the open" and ask God to help you not to it again.

Explain Matthew 28:20
You need to look at the part you seem to be interested in it's total context. This section is part of what is called, The Great Commission. Christ has given to the 11 Disciples instructions that they are be witnesses for Him as the go through the earth. (Only 11 disciples because Judas has killed himself.) Christ made the final remark, I'll with you to the end of time. This is a literal statement. Keep in mind He will be sending the Holy Spirit later - and He will always be with us. Remember, the Holy Spirit is a member of The God Head. You can't separate them. Final comment, Christ is literal in the form of the Holy Spirit.

Religious Teachers In 2021
Over my 84 years I've been very fortunate in that I've always had very spiritual teachers and pastors, but this is not always true with other Christians I've known. Some teachers are sincere but sincerely wrong, they teach from the mores they have been taught as a child, some don't know the Bible, some present social material, some are deliberately false teachers with the sole purpose of misleading their students. How do you select a Spirit led teacher? Ask how do they represent Christ! Only as The Son of God and Christ as Savior is this a Spirit led and can be a valid teacher!

What Is Rightly Dividing The Word
At the time Paul was writing to Timothy, he was the Christian leader at the church in Ephesus. In this church were Judaizers, who were Jews that were claiming some of the O.T. Law had to be added to salvation for a person to become a Christian. Paul was telling Timothy this was false and to allow the Judaizers to try and force this on others as needed for salvation was false and he,(Timothy) needed to "Rightly divide" the truth. Today we would say, "Use the correct context."

Why Does God Punish Us
You are accusing the wrong person! God made a perfect creation, it was Adam who chose to disobey God and in doing so separate himself, and human kind, from God. It was God who made it possible for us to reunite with Him, through Christ. But again, it is a choice that each person has to make before they die. Read what the moderator said

Why Does God Punish Us
You are accusing the wrong person! God made a perfect creation, it was Adam who chose to disobey God and in doing so separate himself, and human kind, from God. It was God who made it possible for us to reunite with Him, through Christ. But again, it is a choice that each person has to make before they die. Read what the moderator said

Christians Sell Cigarettes
Does selling cigarettes harm the body? According to medical evidence it does. Along with what the medical data there is the Scripture in I Corinthians, which reads we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. To sell cigarettes damages the Temple of the Holy Spirit. So, from me, the answer is "NO" you should not sell cigarettes!

Baptism Gone Wrong
Why did the father and the pastor feel they had to decide the 16 year old son had to be baptize without any input form the 16 year old? (Does the church believe in baptismal regeneration?) To make him stand naked in front of people is probably a form of child abuse and should be investigated. Teenagers have a hard enough time making the transition from childhood to adulthood without being embarrassed by adults they trust.

Explain Matthew 28:20
STRONG Axe My Mistake-Sorry! Wrong, Researched 5 resources- they all stated I was wrong!

Baptize Our Babies
To answer your question: none of examples you give anything have anything to do with baptism. (Read 1 Samuel 1:11, Luke 1:5-27 and Judges. At best these are dedications of infants to the Lord. Baptism is just for those who have accepted Christ as their Savior. (Romans 6:4, and Col. 2:12)

Armed Guards At Church
Wisdom has to be the deciding factor in determining this need of security. It would be foolish not to address the facts of killings happening in church. In the church I attend we have a Christian security team who walk the halls during the service, all doors are locked once the service begins, (they can be opened from the inside, but not from the outside)' the parking lot is patrolled, etc. (Read Romans 11:33, I Cor. 12:18 and James 1:5) Our church also has a police officer who happens to be a member who drives a police car to church. It's a shame it has to be this way, but that's reality.

Baptize Our Babies
In looking up the names of the people you mentioned in your statement I could not find any comments as to any baptism. For example: Hanna dedicated Samuel to the Lord, but "dedication" has nothing to do with Baptism. Maybe I'm not understanding your question. (I used The Holman Christian Standard Bible)

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