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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 ÎČÎŹÏ€Ï„ÎčσΌα (BĂĄhp-teesmah). It comes from the verb ÎČÎ±Ï€Ï„ÎŻÎ¶Ï‰Â (bahptĂ©ez0) 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 mother’s 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. Cowper’s 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 Winslow’s 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...
  • Life’s Most Important Choices

    01/08/2012 7:35:38 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 131 replies
    GracethruFaith.com ^ | January 7, 2012 | Jack Kelley
    Recently I’ve 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 they’re not born again. Being born again means you know you’re 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...
  • IN THIS SEASON OF LIGHTS LET MY LIGHT SHINE IN YOU !

    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 God’s 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...
  • DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION

    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
  • The Threefold test Of Eternal Life...(I John)

    These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. ( I John 5:13)The apostle John’s ministry is one of restoration. The true knowledge of God had been supplanted in the minds of many believers by mystics and gnostics, whose visions, dreams and exotic spiritual experiences undermined confidence , in their own simple faith in Jesus Christ. The issue is the knowledge of God; Who truly knows God? Who is truly...
  • Why John Wrote An Epistle...(I John)

    We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.(I John 5:18-21)The Apostle John wrote his...
  • Ok...Catholics. Just had a Catholic tell me that I'm not saved by "Grace"

    06/03/2011 7:29:16 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 205 replies
    vanity | 06/03/11 | winston's julia
    I was raised Lutheran and have attended many churches. I was born-again in 2005. I was shocked to have a Catholic tell me that *we* aren't saved by grace alone ... but that we need to recharge our salvation with works. Now ... it's not that I'm not charitable and kind. We all know the studies about Christians and charitable giving. But *I'M* NOT saved by Grace? Are you kidding?
  • Resurrection Day

    04/24/2011 9:54:51 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 4 replies
    AIPNews.com ^ | April 24, 2011 | Tom Hoefling
    Though I was bound, by sin held fast From me earth's shackles have been cast My Savior came, my winter passed Eternal spring, it sprang at last For Christ is risen, as He said No longer is He with the dead All souls believing He has led His bride to Him will soon be wed So do not tarry by a grave Seek for the One to you Who gave The open Door from death's dark cave The only LORD, with pow'r to save Together, ever, then we'll sing The glories of our God, our King Who has destroyed all...
  • That Man Is Accursed of God...(Holy Week 2011)

    And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.(Deuteronomy 21:22-23)The Christian church has never had such an implacable enemy as Saul of Tarsus. The young Pharisee hated Jesus, and utterly hated christians, seeking to do “many things against...
  • How Easter Killed My Faith in Atheism

    04/20/2011 6:17:23 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 15 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | 04-20-2011 | Lee Strobel
    Earlier this week, humorist Ricky Gervais presented his arguments for atheism and why he thought he was a better Christian than many Christians. In this follow-up essay, writer Lee Strobel offers his defense of Easter. It was the worst news I could get as an atheist: my agnostic wife had decided to become a Christian. Two words shot through my mind. The first was an expletive; the second was “divorce.” I thought she was going to turn into a self-righteous holy roller. But over the following months, I was intrigued by the positive changes in her character and values. Finally,...
  • When are you actually Zotted? When you are a retread.

    04/16/2011 8:23:06 PM PDT · by wildcarduces · 25 replies
    Legalism and the New Covenant ^ | 4/15/2011 | Sander O'toole
    When are you Saved? Romans 7 is the key to understanding imputed Righteousness It is clear to me that God first imputed sin to man after the sin of symbolic Adam who "ate of the tree ". I won't bore you with the scripture but it is well known . Man then failed at God's laws in the Old testament and he sent his Son to death on the cross for our Sins consistent with the blood sacrifices in the holy of holys (See Hebrews 9:3) and the passover sacrifices for thousands of years. Jesus died for our sins that...
  • Jesus, Our Propitiation...(Substitution)

    04/14/2011 2:02:27 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    … we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. (I John 2:1-2)In my previous article, I mentioned that certain evangelicals are currently denying the very heart of the christian gospel, that is, the death of Jesus as our substitute in judgment. The only gospel I have ever known is that Jesus died in our place to pay the price for our sin. On the cross he bore the full penalty under the law of God, and suffered...
  • Ark of the Covenant

    04/01/2011 2:01:18 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 37 replies
    All about Archaeology ^ | )4/01/2011 | unknown
    Ark of the Covenant: Mystical Object or Historical Artifact? The Ark of the Covenant means different things to different people. For some, the Ark is a mystical object that contains supernatural powers too terrifying to comprehend. For the pop-culture minded, it is the priceless treasure sought after by the fearless Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. To others, it is an ancient artifact that is highly coveted for its "religious" significance, similar to the "holy grail." With all the societal myths surrounding the Ark, it is worthwhile to take a moment to investigate its true origin and purpose....
  • Controversial book on salvation has Catholics and evangelicals asking for clarity

    03/24/2011 1:59:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    cna ^ | March 24, 2011 | Benjamin Mann
    Rob Bell and his new book "Love Wins" Denver, Colo., Mar 24, 2011 / 06:22 am (CNA).- “Love Wins,” a new book by prominent evangelical pastor Rob Bell, was creating controversy weeks before it was released on March 15, for its non-traditional proposals about eternal salvation and God's judgment. Now, Catholic and evangelical voices are calling for clarity in discussing the issues it raises.Bell's latest work – subtitled “A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived” – was promoted through a video that provocatively asked whether Gandhi, and the majority of the human...
  • New book connects the Eucharist with its Jewish roots

    03/13/2011 2:30:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    cna ^ | March 12, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    Dr. Brant Pitre and his new book "Jesus and The Jewish Roots of the Eucharist" New Orleans, La., Mar 12, 2011 / 05:43 pm (CNA).- Dr. Brant Pitre hopes his new book on the Jewish roots of the Eucharist will help Catholics understand the “great gift” of the sacrament, as well as their privileged role in the “divine drama” of salvation history.  In a recent interview with CNA, Dr. Pitre – a professor of Sacred Scripture at Louisiana's Notre Dame Seminary  – discussed his latest book, “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the...
  • How Do You Obtain Salvation Through Belief in Christ?

    02/25/2011 7:30:43 PM PST · by Benchim · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Antinomianism and Salvation ^ | 2/22/2001 | Gart O'Toole
    And what is the condition for this absolute forgiveness? And what must we do to reach "imputed righteousness"? Very simple. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world,but that the world might be saved through him. 18 He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son Of GOD.
  • Salvation: By Grace or by Works? (REAL LDS/Mormon)

    02/24/2011 2:37:58 PM PST · by Paragon Defender · 56 replies
    LDS.org ^ | Gerald N. Lund
     Salvation: By Grace or by Works?     By Gerald N. LundGerald N. Lund, "Salvation: By Grace or by Works?", Ensign, Apr. 1981, 17   When the Apostle Paul was imprisoned at Philippi, he was asked by a distressed jailer, “What must I do to be saved?”Without reference to obedience or repentance or good works that he himself so often spoke of, Paul simply answered, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” (Acts 16:30–31.)But in a church that also has many ancient and modern scriptural passages stressing works of righteousness and the importance of obedience to the laws and...
  • The Prince of Screw Ups.

    02/24/2011 9:22:02 AM PST · by alleyesonCHRIST · 3 replies
    All Eyes on CHRIST ^ | 2/24/2011 | Charles C. Matthews
    Man have I screwed up in my life. In fact, I have screwed up a lot. I continually do no matter how hard I try to do better. I certainly do not deserve to be a Prince, but yet that is exactly what I am. In fact, the kingdom to which I am an heir is the wealthiest in the entire world. The streets are made of gold. My Father, well, He is the King of Kings. All will one day bow to Him. How bout you? Are you a Prince or Princess? Well, you can be. In fact, my...
  • Is it God's will that all people be saved?

    02/19/2011 8:23:25 AM PST · by wmfights · 283 replies
    "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim. 2:3-4)."The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance" (2 Pet. 3:9). To begin with, the answer to the question "Is it God's will that all people be saved?" must be "Yes," because that it what the Bible says. But does that mean that all will be saved? The...
  • Muslim Brothers;not quite the YMCA

    The Washington Post yesterday commented that the Muslim Brotherhood , which was founded in 1928 by Hassan Al Banna, and inspired Hamas and Al Quida , was inspired by the YMCA. “inspired by the YMCA when it was founded in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood has been under a ban since 1948, and its real size is difficult to gauge. The group was brutally repressed by President Gamal Abdel Nasser in the 1950s and 1960s. Since then, it has at times been propped up as a foil – especially for Western audiences – with periodic crackdowns that have sent many of...
  • The Three Legged Stool of Salvation

    01/29/2011 7:06:07 PM PST · by Benchim · 179 replies
    Antinomianism and the New Covenant ^ | 1/25/2011 | Gart O'toole
    Salvation has three legs supporting the entire doctrine. Leg 1: The first Leg on the Stool is Belief in Christ. Belief means to steadfastly trust in the fact-- that Jesus is the Son of God. The Greek word is pistevo. "For God so greatly loved the world that He gave up His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). You will find nothing in the definition requiring "obedience" or "sinless" conduct . This is the foundation of antinomianism. John 6:28-29 Then they asked...
  • It is entirely John 3:16

    01/15/2011 5:54:01 PM PST · by Benchim · 27 replies
    Antinomiamism and Salvation ^ | 1/15/2011 | Gart O'Toole
    And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God;(Ephesians 8)Christ himself says this in Mark 3:28. Do you think he meant it? 28'I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them." Notice the future tense. At the time he spoke these words, all men were condemned by imputed sin of Adam just as they are now but not condemned by imputed righteous for those who accept HIM. He is reported again as saying the same thing in...
  • There is NO JUDGMENT for believers!!

    01/10/2011 6:45:01 PM PST · by Benchim · 36 replies
    Antinonianism and Salvation ^ | 1/10/11 | Gart O'Toole
    I am stunned at the intentional misinterpretation of the Bible to keep you in the bondage of "works'. Christ died on the cross to ATONE for your sin if you believe in Him as the Son of God. You then stand imputed righteous !! There is nothing left to judge. THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION IN CHRIST JESUS. Romans 8:1. You are a joint heir with Christ himself . How could you be tried by Jesus? Look at the main scriptures used by professional Christians to make you do stuff.
  • Have You Been Saved?

    01/10/2011 5:06:57 AM PST · by Paragon Defender · 81 replies
    LDS.org ^ | Dallin H. Oaks
    Have You Been Saved? Elder Dallin H. OaksOf the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles  Dallin H. Oaks, “Have You Been Saved?,” Ensign, May 1998, 55As Latter-day Saints use the words saved and salvation, there are at least six different meanings.   What do we say when someone asks us, “Have you been saved?” This question, so common in the conversation of some Christians, can be puzzling to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it is not our usual way of speaking. We tend to speak of “saved” or “salvation” as a future event rather than something that has...
  • The Love That Wont Let Us Go...Romans 8

    What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? (Romans 8:31-32)What things is Paul referring to here ? Certainly the things discussed in Romans 8 itself. No condemnation, the indwelling of the Spirit, adoption as Sons of God, the gift of a joint inheritance with Jesus Christ, and the assurance that everything we go through in this life, is being made to work together for the...
  • I'm Saved -- What now?

    01/03/2011 6:03:42 PM PST · by Benchim · 24 replies
    Antinomianism and the New Covenant ^ | 1/3/2011 | Gart O'toole
    After you are saved, why are you still sinning like Paul in Romans 7? Why are you still despicable? Why are you still thinking in the gutter? Because you are living in the human self. Not the "old self". You will never change . But you want to change but you don't know what to do. Now God has GIVEN you eternal life. All he asks is that you believe in his Son. Is that it? Your parents can not separate themselves as your parents and neither can God. Your parents will come to the penitentiary to visit you for...
  • Happy excommunication dayMartin Luther excommunicated

    01/03/2011 10:40:41 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 538 replies
    This Day in History ^ | 01/03/2011 | not stated
    On January 3, 1521, Pope Leo X issues the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem, which excommunicates Martin Luther from the Catholic Church. Martin Luther, the chief catalyst of Protestantism, was a professor of biblical interpretation at the University of Wittenberg in Germany when he drew up his 95 theses condemning the Catholic Church for its corrupt practice of selling indulgences, or the forgiveness of sins. He followed up the revolutionary work with equally controversial and groundbreaking theological works, and his fiery words set off religious reformers all across Europe. In January 1521, Pope Leo X excommunicated Luther. Three months later,...
  • Can Christians be Assured of their Salvation?

    12/29/2010 4:08:28 AM PST · by Colofornian · 57 replies · 3+ views
    "These things have I written unto you that believe in the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God" (1 John 5:13). When the Apostle John penned these words centuries ago, he did so to encourage faith in Christ, and to encourage those who do believe. The times were tough for believers, and they would get tougher. To follow the rabbi from Nazareth meant paying a high price, and many were inclined to turn back when they encountered adversity. John's...
  • A Song for Salvation

    12/25/2010 10:27:31 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies · 1+ views
    1976 | Paul Clark
    Here s a song written by a friend, Paul Clark ,a wonderful contemporary christian music pioneer and minister of Jesus Gospel, be blessed- Jesus come in me Although I’m not worthy, to sit at your table, Make me able to be, A part of your body that moves so freely, in a world so confusing that some are losing what they came here for, that is to find your door… I remember Long ago When I didn’t even know You had died for me To set me free from the world of sin Lord you know thats where I’ve been...
  • Christmas Letter 2010

    12/25/2010 11:35:13 AM PST · by JosephJames
    Blog: Spiritual Food ^ | December 2010 | Fr. Joseph Dwight
    Dear friends, How are you? I hope my Christmas greeting finds you well! For many people Christmas is a joyful season because THEY HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE enough to have received from their parents or from other faith communities a knowledge and a first hand experience of what Christmas means in the lives of people around them. Many others, who HAVE NOT BEEN SO FORTUNATE to have experienced a true communion of love with God personally and with others, have taken refuge in the less demanding belief of deism. They believe that God is a supreme being; at the beginning of...
  • Christmas Thoughts from Afghanistan

    12/24/2010 1:38:11 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies · 1+ views
    What Christmas Makes Me Think Of Posted on December 24, 2010 by fanningtheflamesagain The Christmas story is truly the greatest story ever told. Yet, as glorious and exhilarating the account of the Savior’s birth is, it leaves me with a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. Every time I hear the recount of Christ’s appearance my guts are tied in knots. Only one word causes all this discomfort I feel, and this one word does not even show up in the retelling of Jesus’ birth. The word is, “Why?” Why would God have to come to this world...
  • Why the Nativity?

    12/24/2010 12:07:40 PM PST · by The Watcher · 6 replies · 3+ views
    Hubpages ^ | 12/24/2010 | weholdthesetruths / the watcher
    Imagine with me, if you will, this future moment. After this Earth's time has ended, and this experiment in humanity has reached its final moments, when God is called upon to account for His actions, and the Devil, his. On one hand, we have those who are saved, and on the other, those who are not. And those who are not are crying out to God, with the accusation "You are a tyrant! You gave us no real choice, and you set the terms of your deal unfairly and improperly. You gave us a raw deal." Revelation tells of the...
  • Merry Christmas: Love is born on Christmas Morn and the Whole World Begins Again

    12/24/2010 5:41:02 AM PST · by tcg · 2+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/24/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ....Christmas reminds us that in the "fullness of time" God came among us. Heaven touched earth and earth has been elevated through this encounter! The all- powerful God who made both heaven and earth became a vulnerable baby and chose to give Himself to His creation in order to create it anew. Let us live as a Christmas people, offering the greatest gift of all to a world waiting to be born, a Savior, Jesus Christ, the Lord. Love is born on Christmas morn and in Him the world begins again.... ....Because He has been born we are given a...
  • Celebrating The Birth Of Christ

    12/24/2010 5:15:04 AM PST · by OneVike · 10 replies · 1+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 11/24/2010 | Dominic Ortega
    Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You...