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  • He That Came Down From Heaven...John 3 Pt 7

    And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.(John 3:13)Nicodemus was a Religious leader, the Rabbi of Israel. But he was drawn to seek out the obvious wisdom of an untrained itinerant rabbi, Jesus of Nazareth. It was the miracles of Jesus as well as his teaching , that compelled Nicodemus and other leading rabbis to acknowledge that God was with him. Jesus wasted no time at all in the interview, informing Nicodemus that he would have to be born again to be able see...
  • Baptism of Disciples or Water Baptism

    02/24/2012 10:03:39 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 18 replies
    Happy Heralds, Inc. ^ | circa 2004 | Dr. Fred Wittman
    INTRODUCTION:        This is another chapter in the study of the Seven Baptisms, one book of the series entitled, Fundamental Facts For Searching Saints (Acts 2:41,42). Baptism has quite a significant meaning in The God’s Word according to the viewpoint of The God. What does baptism mean to you? How does your meaning of Baptism by The Holy Spirit compare with The God’s as clarified by His Dearly Beloved Son?    In order to fix the basic facts firmly in our minds, a brief review is always helpful. The word “baptism” is the translation of the Greek noun βάπτισμα (Báhp-teesmah). It comes from the verb βαπτίζω (bahptéez0) translated ‘baptize’ and...
  • Born From Above...John 3 pt 5

    02/24/2012 12:23:12 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 11 replies · 2+ views
    That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.( John 3:6-8)The Apostle John likes to use words in his gospel that have two meanings, both of which apply to the text. For example in John 11 When Lazarus died, Jesus told th disciples that Lazarus sleeps....
  • Born Of Water And of The Spirit...John 3 pt 4

    02/22/2012 1:54:15 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.(John 3:5-7)John Three is the record of an interview, between the great Rabbi and Pharisee, Nicodemus, and the non formally trained , itinerant Rabbi from Nazareth, Jesus. But Jesus is the one who is teaching. The subject is the New Birth. The Jews...
  • Can A Man Be Born When He Is Old?...John 3 pt 3

    Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mothers womb, and be born? (John 3:4)Jesus told Nicodemus, the Pharisee and teacher of Israel that he needed to be born again, in order to see the Kingdom of God. By this time Nicodemus had already been born again in every way he knew how. In Jewish thought, as we said earlier, a man is said to be born again; on the day of his Bar Mitzvah, or on the day he is married, or should he be...
  • Born Again; the need...John 3 pt 2

    02/20/2012 5:47:09 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:2-3)We have been looking at the third chapter of the Gospel of John, a conversation between Jesus and a leading Pharisee, Nicodemus the teacher of Israel. The topic is the new birth, being born again. We must...
  • There Was A Pharisee...John 3 pt 1

    There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.(John 3:1-2)John 3 is one of those bible chapters which in my view are of an essential nature to all who are seeking God, and in need of the salvation God offers. Jesus himself is the instructor, the pupil, (standing on this passage as representative for all seekers of God)...
  • Christians Who Commit Suicide

    01/27/2012 2:37:35 PM PST · by pinochet · 86 replies
    KNOL | Hendrick Nicolajsen
    The great British preacher John Newton had a friend, a poet by the name of William Cowper, who along with Newton wrote hymns which eventually were compiled in the Olney Hymnal. Cowpers more noted contributions to this hymnal were Oh, for a closer walk with God and There is a fountain filled with blood.......Sadly, we find documented in Forbes Winslows Anatomy of Suicide (written in 1840) that Cowper has tried more than once to take his own life. As psychiatrist and Christian author John White puts it, Here then we are presented with a gifted and Godly man, a man...
  • The Question of Universal Salvation: Will All Be Saved?

    01/12/2012 2:53:14 PM PST · by NYer · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Maronite Voice ^ | December 2011 | Fr. David A. Fisher
    Some will not be redeemed. There is no doctrine which I would more willingly remove from Christianity than this, if it lay in my power. C. S. Lewis Kallistos Ware, Greek Orthodox Bishop and retired Oxford theologian, has in recent years been a leading advocate for the "possibility" of universal salvation. While realizing that we can never have a totally adequate understanding of human immortality and the criteria for salvation on this side of the grave, Ware makes a poignant argument by using particular passages from St. Paul and the Fathers of Church that at least the question of salvation...
  • Lifes Most Important Choices

    01/08/2012 7:35:38 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 131 replies ^ | January 7, 2012 | Jack Kelley
    Recently Ive been asked about witnessing to unsaved believers as one writer called them. I usually refer to them as Christians-in-name-only. They call themselves Christians and do some things that make them appear to be Christians. They go to Church, make regular contributions, sign up for volunteer service projects, even teach Sunday School, but theyre not born again. Being born again means you know youre a sinner in need of a savior. You believe Jesus died for all your sins and have asked Him to be your Savior. According to Jesus, people who are not born again will be denied...

    12/24/2011 11:47:50 AM PST · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-24-11 | Jedediah
    You are my children of light , you are my children of light , you are my children of light , and in this season of lights , let MY Light shine through you , for MY SEASON NEVER ENDS ! Truly this is a season of lights , but we are to be lights for Christ Jesus in an open season and heaven for him ! Isaiah 60 The Gentiles Bless Zion 1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,...
  • The Purpose for Christmas Birth of Christ Jesus

    12/23/2011 9:45:21 PM PST · by bibletruth · 19 replies
    Bible | 2011 | Bibletruth
    The Purpose for Christmas Birth of Christ Jesus Merry Christmas Some seem to have forgotten why Jesus came, was born of a virgin, and what the purpose was for God to make this birth of His Son possible.
  • Is there salvation for Kim Jong-Il?

    12/22/2011 4:45:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    US CATHOLIC ^ | 12/21/2011 | Kevin Considine
    The North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Il, finally died at the age of 69. It is highly debatable whether or not his death will lead to liberation and life for the long-suffering people of North Korea. Kim was brutal towards his own people. To give just one example, he manufactured a famine in the 1990s where it is estimated that more than 2 million people starved to death. While this occurred, Kim was dining on ample amounts of fine food and liquor. He seemed to have little concern for the millions who were indoctrinated to serve their dear leader. Between internal...
  • On The Nativity...

    12/18/2011 8:06:50 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    12-18-11 | bill Randles
    But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. (Galatians 4:4-5)* When the fulness of time had come Jesus came into the world at just the right time. There is a precision of Gods dealings with our fallen race, nothing is left to chance. The coming of Jesus Christ into this world was foretold from the very beginning. The prophecies have a finer precision than a swiss watch. We are...
  • On What the Pope Said in Germany (Regarding Martin Luther's "Burning" Question)

    10/31/2011 10:34:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Ignatius Insight Scoop ^ | 10/27/2011 | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.,
    I. The homilies and lectures that the Holy Father gave in his third visit to Germany in September are, as we might expect, outstanding. In his recent provocative book, It's Not the End of the World, It's Just the End of You: The Great Extinction of the Nations, David Goldman wrote that Benedict XVI ranks by my reckoning as the best mind on the planet. Surely this reckoning is right, Who is to compete with him? But what is especially remarkable about Benedict XVI is the ease and care with which he can illuminate overall things in brief discourses.As an...
  • Purgatory: Purifying Fire or Fatal Fable?

    10/29/2011 3:31:02 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 445 replies
    Catholics who believe a purifying fire will purge away their sins are deluded victims of a fatal fabrication. The invention of a place for purification of sins called Purgatory is one of the most seductive attractions of the Roman Catholic religion. Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church described this deceptive hoax brilliantly. He said: "Purgatory is what makes the whole system work. Take out Purgatory and it's a hard sell to be a Catholic. Purgatory is the safety net, when you die, you don't go to hell. You go [to Purgatory] and get things sorted out and finally get...
  • An Appointment You Will Keep....Regardless

    09/26/2011 8:26:15 AM PDT · by bkaycee · 50 replies
    Sword & Trowel Gam Publications | October 1971 | John G. Reisinger
    "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the JUDGMENT" Hebrews 9:27 You may do all in your power to put the thought of death away from you. However, you cannot escape the fact that you must die. You KNOW that you must die and face God. Maybe the reason you are reluctant to think about death is that you also know that judgment follows death as surely as night follows day. I an seriousness, could I possibly press a more sensible or important question upon you than this -- What is going to happen to you...
  • 9/11 killed her but her death was not the end of the story

    09/10/2011 10:20:08 PM PDT · by plushaye · 7 replies
    September 10 2011 | plushaye
    She was killed by 9/11, among other things. She was another victim of that horrific day, yet she wasn't even in the same country when the events of 9/11 happened She was born on September 11 and she was born in emotional pain that got worse every day she lived. Her father abandoned her even before she was born and stayed away a lot of when she was alive. He said he would gaze at her photo for hours yet he would rarely contact her when living in the same city. He said he would take her for an outing...

    07/17/2011 9:33:31 PM PDT · by Cvengr · 42 replies
    Delta Report ^ | 6/27/77 | R. B. Thieme, Jr.
    A. ETYMOLOGY. 1. The noun DIKAIOSUNE means anything pertaining to the integrity of God, His righteousness or justice. When used for man it refers to imputed perfect righteousness. 2. The adjective DIKAIOS means "just," or "righteous." When used of God it refers to His integrity. When used of man it refers to his salvation adjustment to the justice of God, i.e.,"a justified one." 3. The verb DIKAIOO means: a. To be made righteous. b. To have a relationship with the integrity of God, therefore, to justify, to vindicate, Rom 3:22. 4. The phrase DIKAIOSUNE THEOU, "the righteousness of God," refers...
  • Prayer for Salvation [update at #114]

    07/07/2011 7:31:29 PM PDT · by johngrace · 142 replies
    Our beloved Salvation who prayer pings for everyone in need has broken her arm. She is no spring chicken so a broken arm is different later in life especially a woman. I am asking for all to pray for our fellow Freeper. Let's show our support in prayer. Thank you