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  2. Hi guys, I`m thinking about a project. Therefore I could use some input from you guys. Did you ever talk with some non-believers / non-Christians and were surprised by their questions about God? I therefore would like to know what you guys think are questions asked by non-believers/ non-Christians about life / God / church etc. If you only think about one question, that's also ok. I will kind of try to create a top 10 of the questions you come up with and try to order them in this first post. Let me start with one: Top 10 asked questions by non-believers and non-Christians: 1. If God is good, why is there evil in this world? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. This is to prepare myself a bit and get the answers ready ;-) God bless you, Jona.
  3. Hi, Allison If the Holy Spirit is bearing witness in your spirit that you are a child of God, then you are truly born of God. If the Holy Spirit helps, strengthens, comforts, guides you, prompts you to want to know Him intimately, prompts you to study His word, unburdens you and gives you peace, then you have a seal which you need not question—the seal of God is upon you! But keep that flame of the Holy Spirit shining ever brightly by studying the Bible because the more you know about Him, the more you will fall deeply in love with Him, the more you will feel the warmth of the Holy Spirit beating in your heart. Amen!
  4. God created us in His image, not that of a monkey. Enuff said. Just my two bits, JJ
  5. Hate the sin, not the sinner. I like to think of it as "they would be such a good person if only they stopped ______..." and that applies to myself as well. I wish I wasn't rather quick to anger; i'd be better if I could keep my cool. I wish my eyes didn't wander; women deserve better and are worth more than that. It's not the homosexual themselves; they would be wonderful if they turned away from it. I'd also reinforce the idea that homosexuality is but A sin, and sin applies to everyone, not just gay people. Not the greatest nor least. The confusion surrounding this issue is rather strong, however. It's just two consenting adults; it's not kids or animals or something. Who does it hurt? Why is it wrong? If two adults consent to kill another, to lay in wait for someone to gut, does that make it okay? It does not matter this thing or that thing, because at it's roots, it is sin all the same. Things are rather simple, it's just that people are complicated and thus likewise complicate things. No life springs from such a union. Nothing is gained from it other than temporal pleasure, a fleeting joy. If one even thinks in terms of nature, it makes no sense for it to be "natural," and even then, natural does not mean "good". Would you wiggle your digits in front of a snapping turtle's face? Would you sit on a giant venus flytrap? Perhaps take a jaunt and play about in a field of wolf's bane? If a male dog mounts a male dog, it is a matter of domination, of being the alpha male; it is not proof nor reinforcement of such a sin. If we were animals, we would live in the woods and just poop wherever... Humans are humans; whilst technically animals, we are above the animals. It hurts those who do it. Are STDs more common amongst straight people or homosexuals? The anal cavity was not meant for such a thing; why must they use so much lubrication, and even then, why do their back ends bleed sometimes? They engage in sin, and sin is death. They dig their own grave. They hurt themselves. That is why it is wrong. Likewise, because the confusion is so strong, don't be surprised if this friend refuses you. I know it sucks to lose someone you care about, but who is of more importance, your friend or God? We could all be such lovely people, all be friends, if only they stopped denying God. I've kind of gone on for a minute and I apologize; the other commenters have covered everything else well.
  6. (1) I completely agree with your assessment, that God is capable of using any method He desires to bring forth life. I kind of toss the scripture around just for this very topic: Since we know this is factually the oldest written Book within our Canon, older than Genesis, the Book of Job could shed some light to this subject: Job 26:5 Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof. (a) Who is to say the Amoeba was not considered a dead thing before crawling out of water!! The 2nd part of your question: As a Mathematician, and someone who tinkers with an assortment of complex varieties, I associate with intellects and those who find Science to be the final authority in all things. I rub elbows with the faculties of a few universities, likewise the same can be said of those representing religions within our Culture such as Judaism, Islam (but on lines prior to Mohammed), Christianity. I like to refer them as the Beliefs created from Father Abraham. Anyways, as to Science, we discuss issues and I have pointed out certain aspect where they agree are flawed. Does not mean they are changing the Books, just means they acknowledge certain areas they have not completely figured out, yet. But I am running into more Biologists, Astrophysicists, and Mathematicians that fit the Pew Research Poll: ***According to the poll, just over half of scientists (51%) believe in some form of deity or higher power; specifically, 33% of scientists say they believe in God, while 18% believe in a universal spirit or higher power. *** To me, this is phenomenal that more members of Science BELIEVE in a form of Higher Power (from God to Universal Spirit)!!
  7. Friends, today Pastor Rajaram and his wife came. They are asking some finances, saying they will buy train ticket and food for his son. He will be attending a conference in South India please pray that God bless to buy train ticket, and food, and uplift them from financial strugglings. Thank you
  8. For me it's that I feel secure in God's love. There have been enough instances of God seeing to my needs and rescuing me out of dark situations with things that would seem unlikely coincidences that I'm convinced God will take care of me. I still worry about things and need reminders at times but deep down I know God will handle it.
  9. [When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment:]
  10. LOL... I wasn't talking about the city, ...I was talking about the church Jesus wrote a letter to, ...you know the one, the missionary church, ...the only church Jesus promised He would keep them from the hour of temptation, of the last 4 mentioned, ...through diligent study we learn it's the Church of the OPEN door, whereas the Laodicean Church is the Church of the CLOSED door..., Like I said, ...I've never heard any of what you are talking about coming from the pulpit of a True Church of Philadelphia, ...on the contrary, all over the world the Lord is planting new churches and is adding daily to His Church of Philadelphia. And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept My word, and hast not denied My name. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him My new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Rev 3:7-13
  11. I don't know about bein' in love with demonic doctrine, was it? The "church" is a body of believers, not a building, not leaders and certainly not politics of leaders. I know I am certainly smart enough to know when God's word is bein' manipulated by a spin doctor. This, I feel is a personal responsibility of all followers. To be vigilant in your knowledge of the word, this is part of the armor the Lord has provided to us, so we may see these false profits. Just my two bits, JJ
  12. Reminds me of the opening lines to the hymn by the same title: Blessed assurance Jesus is mine Oh what a foretaste of glory divine I also really admired Tzephanyahu's post of living in the present. Although as I am growing older, my sights are more and more set on what is to be. Come quickly Lord Jesus. Shalom, David/BeauJangles
  13. Like I said just do a thorough study of your eye, or your ear! Today's cell phones have incredible camaras, but they don't even come close to the intricacy of the human eye, ...so with such complexity, ...why would God let man walk around blind for millions of years before He finished designing his eye?
  14. Voila!!! You have just said it, ...your salvation rests in, is assured by what you do to keep!!! Diametrically opposed to the teachings of the Cross!
  15. I remember the very day I felt the spirit. I was in a bad place in my life and a strong sudden pull had me wanting to converse with my Lord, and learn more of His word. It is the same pull I feel to this day. Thankya Lord for bringin' me to ya! Amen!! Just my two bits, JJ
  16. Amen! Good to have you come, and join right in. Just a couple more posts, gives you access to the general forums. Welcome to Worthy. God bless! Shalom, David/BeauJangles
  17. I'm with ya Tzephayhu, my thoughts exactly and I don't believe I could have stated it any better!
  18. Frances

    Talk

    Viewing, welcome to Worthy! Praying for you right now. Yes, return to the Lord now if you have not done so already! Today is the day of salvation! Repent and be at peace with the Lord! John 3:16 New International Version (NIV) 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 1 John 1:9 New International Version (NIV) 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
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  20. Frances

    Greetings

    Welcome to Worthy!
  21. Welcome to Worthy, Jerry. Reading through the thread of responses, I'm finding a lot of good encouragement and practical advice. Be at peace with yourself, brother. Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. God bless. Shalom, David/BeauJangles
  22. Ooops sorry...I got distracted so I didn't quite catch all that Could you type it out again for me please?
  23. Frances

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    Welcome bailey!
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