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  1. You Blockhead Charlie Brown! ~ Lucy from: Peanuts
  2. Let’s go back to cookies and brownies! …just kidding
  3. So true! I've asked the JW's that come to my door if they can say, from the heart, Jesus is Lord, ...it would be funny if it weren't so sad, ...the stuttering, stammering and facial contortions, ...but they can't say it! This Thing we have is REAL! Jesus Christ of Nazareth, born of a virgin, the Son of God, the Word Who was with God from the beginning and is God, the Word who emptied Himself and took on human flesh and tabernacled (dwelt) among His Creation for about 33 years, ...THAT Jesus, ...is my LORD! Lord bless
  4. I’m sorry to hear that, friend. I just said a prayer for your wife, asking the Lord to touch her with His healing hands and strengthen her. We serve a compassionate, loving God who knows and cares about every detail of our lives. May He prove Himself her healer and sustainer in many tangible ways. Please do keep us updated.
  5. Brother, you people that go through this are heroes/heroines
  6. So on that note , let all who love the LORD in spirit and in truth , in sincerity , PUT those hands up and praise HE who alone has saved us and can keep us from falling . ONLY we better heed HIM or we will . Hands up folks , hands up and let a festival of thunderous praise and songs of victory in Christ be sung for all to hear .
  7. Lets define "legalism" as defined by Paul, as Webster is not using the NT as context. "Legalism" is Galatians 1:8 ""there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. [8] But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let them be accursed. """" Notice that Legalism, taught or preached, "perverts" the Gospel. It subverts the Blood Atonement. It actually attacks the Cross, by denying Jesus full credit do for saving you and keeping you saved. It offends God, and that is why he curses the person and the message. Legalism, is the teaching that "faith + works" is what saves you and keeps you saved. And this "gospel" is a perversion of the truth. Its actually a denial of the Lord's words..spoken from the Cross = "it is Finished"....meaning The Blood Atonement.....Salvation. Let me explain it more clearly.... This verse is referring to a person (Legalist) who is preaching a gospel that is a blend of Jesus, the Cross, and their Works. (commandment keeping, enduring to the end, holding onto their faith.....etc, etc, etc.) Legalism, a Legalist, will give lip service, = a false presentation of the Gospel. And the way they always do it, is by adding 10 commandment keeping, and lifestyle, as a PART of the Blood Atonement. In other words, the Legalist, who is usually not actually born again, but is very apt at speaking "christianese", and uses bible verses, and goes to different Christian fourms to annoy and create chaos......will always defend the LAW and 10 Commandments as "necessary" to be saved, instead of giving FULL CREDIT DUE, to the One who died on the Cross, who HIMSELF is Grace and Salvation. Here is how you spot a lying legalist on a Christian forum. Its so easy. THis is how they "sound". "Yes, i know that Christ is the savior......BUT". "yes, i know that Jesus saves......BUT" See that "but"? That is the sign of the Legalist. They can never EVER agree that Jesus and the Blood of Christ is all that God accepts to save you and keep you saved. They can't agree with this, because they do not believe it. A Legalist, will always, add WORKS, 10 commandments", TO THE CROSS, and then they will all add LIFESTYLE, as well.., as this is how they are "working out their own salvation". The gospel of the legalist, is "faith + works". The Gospel of God is "The Cross". See their problem? Its a BIG One. A legalist sounds like this when they teach or preach....>."""now we know that Jesus saves, but, you ALSO have to ..........1. 2. ....3. 4.. 40.....do all this"" See all that? THAT IS Galatians 1:8 THat is "cursed of GOD" theology and PERSON, because it is adding to the Cross, self righteous works, and this denies The Lord His full credit due, for Salvation. This offends God, who is Jesus on the Cross, and that is why there is a literal CURSE on anyone who teaches or preaches that ... "The Cross + Works, commandments, lifestyle" is the Gospel.....is Salvation. How do YOU discover if you have fallen from Grace, and you are become a legalist. ?? Very simple. You just answer this simple question. Q.) Do you believe that Jesus Christ keeps you saved? I didnt ask you if He saved you. I asked you if you believe that He KEEPS You saved? A Legalist is not being honest if they say yes, because a legalist believes that enduring to the end, keeping your faith, living a holy life, keeping the law and the 10 commandments, is what is keeping THEM saved., so that is why they preach this cursed of God gospel to others. So, be careful reader, as a legalist has deceived themselves, so, that is what they will also offer you. B
  8. You LEGALIST . YOU LOVE TRUTH and teach folks to obey , legalist. MAN this church age is in serious dire straits . The thing is I love the people , and its WHY I correct and instruct . I think some forget what the HOLY SCRIPTURES are for . FOR CORRECTION , for reproof for instruction IN RIGHTEOUNESS , you know so the man of GOD can be thoroughly furnished unto all good works . Now I am the legalist . well from one legalist to another , I SURE GOT THE JOY OF THE LORD and I KNOW ITS HE ALONE who is my righteous and HE alone who instructs my heart to do what Is right . SURELY they aint gonna call the SPIRIT a legalist too .
  9. I have prayed for your wife and for you too. God bless.
  10. I understand the pain your wife is going through, brother. I've got several herniated and/or degenerative discs in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar region. Praying for her. God bless. Shalom, David/BeauJangles
  11. Sorry I don't understand all of this. However I did a general prayer that would cover everything. God bless you.
  12. The problem with the term legalist today is its being applied to someone who says does or teaches others to obey Gods commands. Mat 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Mat 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Mat 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. The truth about these legalists in Galatians is that they Taught certain OT laws were still binding on Christians today, they thought that Gods promises only extended to the Jews, and gentiles must be circumcised before they could fully experience salvation. They didnt deny faith in Christ was necessary but said it was not sufficient and they must add to faith the observance of law. now this is another gospel and a far stretch from what the OP says " This verse is referring to a person (Legalist) who is preaching a gospel that is a blend of Jesus, the Cross, and their Works. (commandment keeping, enduring to the end, holding onto their faith.....etc, etc, etc.) " these people came with a whole other gospel. The Op's statment is in contradiction to scripture. here is one example: Mat 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Mat 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. now I could go on and on picking the OP to bits with scripture. but i do not need to. one example should suffice to say the OP seeks to call certain people who preach apostasy is possible, which the bible says and warns against, legalists... seeks to lump them together with people who tried to say faith in Christ is not sufficient. when the bible tells us plainly, Heb 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, Heb 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. someone who believes apostasy is impossible... please explain these two verses from hebrews 10. how does this fit in with apostasy is not possible? I find it really sad when I can read a post and scriptures just keep popping up in my brain that says the exact opposite of what I am reading. the whole purpose of this thread is slander. even from one who has been asked nicely several times to stop it.
  13. Pekoudah

    Grace on grace

    Actually I speak of being empowered by the Spirit by His life after the cross of Christ has dealt with the natural man. It is walking in HIS perfection...not our own. THAT is the grace you speak against. The real grace of God ...in favour of God looking the other way while you walk in the flesh and judge others. You are advocating a salvation in the flesh with a lack of the cross and it's power in your life...calling that strangely...works. But this is the salvation that works. So you have it exactly backwards.
  14. Hi LeeGreenForest. John 1: 1-2, v1, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2, The same was in the beginning with God. The Word became Flesh, John 1: 14, And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. As the Word, He had no beginning, as man He had a beginning. He was begotten of the Father, through the Holy Spirit. When was He begotten of the Father? "This Day." Psalm 2:7, I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Acst 13:33, God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. Hebrews 5:5, So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.
  15. VCO

    True Antichrist

    Thanks for your input, I some of it I did not know before. THANKS. My Favorite Translation is Holman's Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), published in 2004. The reason is their Translation Team did not mess with a lot of the word Yahweh, the way the other Translations did. Here is an example: Isaiah 43:10-11 (HCSB) 10 “You are My witnesses”— ⌊this is⌋ the LORD’s declaration— “and My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He. No god was formed before Me, and there will be none after Me. 11 I, I am Yahweh, and there is no other Savior but Me. I use that Scripture a LOT to prove the DEITY of CHRIST, and back it up using: Luke 2:11-12 (HCSB) 11 Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David. 12 This will be the sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in cloth and lying in a feeding trough.” The HCSB is FREE, and some older versions like KJV, ASV, etc., with the FREE WORDsearch Starter edition with their Software. They have over 200 free books too. Not Greedy at all, I would say, and have very good sales. (https://www.wordsearchbible.com/apps/wordsearch-starter)
  16. Heb 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, Heb 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. there sure is a lot of misunderstanding on grace. a point of interest would be the word indignation. look it up. it holds the meaning of a Husband thats jealous. and who in the bible is referred to as an adversary? I am not seeing where someone has said so and so is not saved... but I have seen people being called a legalist. it only takes 2 short verses in Hebrews 10 to debunk hypergrace. thats all. even shorter... Hypergrace = Heresy. and thats good math. it adds up. so take note, when someone says you cant go on sinning wilfully the above verses do indeed say there is no more sacrifice for sins. And we know there is only one sacrifice God accepts for sin atonement. it is scriptural to say and believe this. not its impossible to fall away.
  17. OH my dear loved sister , their is no think, WE KNOW HE DID . NOW LIFT THOSE HANDS UP and HOLLER OUT PRAISES to the LORD till the cows come home the turkeys roost and the sun sets in the east . Always and forever shall we be praising our LORD . here and in eternity . ITS a hands up praise fest to the LORD .
  18. After watching this clip , I finally got the joke lol🙊
  19. The Love that comes from the Spirit of God is different than what passes off as love by many (what the world thinks of love as being.) Scripture describes this love beautifully. "Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." (1 Corinthians 13: 4-7)
  20. Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. 1 Peter 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. From the verses above it can be seen that Jesus Christ is the elect. Isaiah 45:4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. Isaiah 65:22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. Israel also is called the elect of God. Elect also means chosen. God chose Israel. Through Israel would come salvation to the ends of the world. Mark 13:19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. 13:20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days. God will shorten the tribulation for the elect's sake, Israel. The body of Christ is also called the elect but could not be in view in Mark 13:20 because it had not yet been revealed to Paul. 2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. I understand that in 2 Timothy Paul is speaking of the Jews. Paul endures all things that the Jews may also be saved. Paul's desire was to see his brethren, Israel, saved. Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; The body of Christ is called elect because we have been chosen in Christ by God's election of grace, through faith.  
  21. everyone should put him on ignore and maybe he'd either get the message or maybe even just go away... People who use scripture as a weapon to put people down don't usually last too long around here... We'll see.
  22. May I humbly point out that the Fruit of the Spirit is Love, and His Love manifested in our lives produces character in us as we are being conformed into the image of our Lord Jesus, those character traits are, ...joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, gentleness, self-control. His Agape love in us causes our hearts to do flip flops when we meet a brother or sister, ...cuz we're family, ...the seven are beneficial to our horizontal relationship with them that are in the Church, ...also they give us the strength, courage, and boldness to evangelize those that are not yet in the family. The number seven in Scripture is used by the Holy Spirit to illustrate, teach, ...completion or perfection, ...Father has given us His Son who has given us the Spirit of Christ (Holy Spirit) to make us complete and perfect to do the work of finding His lost children scattered all over this planet so we can all go home, very soon, for a family reunion and dinner! Lord bless
  23. When I was young, back before dirt was created, we actually used to get together for weekends away with close work friends, go to an old rickety mountain cabin, chat, and play monopoly. And make a fire, sit and talk to each other. We were poor as church mice, maybe poorer. We would pool our money for gas, food, and refreshment, popcorn, Kool Aid, and if funds were extra plentiful even a little Vodka. That was an outing, a sharing of the "good times". One time we had a little extra funding for food and the gals decided to cook using the oven. I heard a call, "hey can someone light the oven? We evidently don't know how to do it." I said, as Tarzan might to Jane "well Of course", and so I went into the gal's kitchen works where they were fixing all sorts of food, and struck the wood stick match, opened the oven door to touch it to the pilot gas ignition hole in that marvelous old stove. - Boom!! Flash!! I felt myself airborne then instantly crushing into the refrigerator door on the other side of the kitchen. I no longer had eyebrows nor eyelashes. Seems the gals forgot to mention they had been trying to light the oven for some time without success by turning on the gas with the oven door closed, not realizing they first need light the pilot hole inside the oven. And Tarzan good at swinging from trees, but not bright enough to ask have you been turning on the oven gas knob without first lighting the pilot by any chance, spent the rest of the weekend noticing more and more areas that had been stripped completely of hair. Why I was smooth as a new born baby smoother even. We never used that stove again. Perhaps some social occasions are not all they are cracked up to be, but... maybe they are worth a shot anyway, shot across the room or shot of Vodka, or both. Praise God for allowing me to survive all those social occasions. Ya know what? I am actually trying to close on a mountain cabin before the month's end. Maybe trying to relive my younger days? Who knows? I have already looked to see if internet and cable are available there. Terrible, terrible - I do so hope I will stick to my original goal of having a no tv, no cable, no internet, cabin and just have a library,... and a monopoly board.
  24. ..."For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion is not from him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is. But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves! For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another. But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load. Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith."....
  25. I have prayed for you. God bless you. And what Willa and Amanda said you must seriously consider.
  26. Fair enough miss, I understand your position, but tribulation saints is not a term or idea expessed in the Bible, it looks to be a concept, made up to explain why there are followers of Jesus, who even die in the tribulation as a way to explain their presence when the church was supposed to have been raptured, event though the Bible never speaks of any catching up (rapture) before the tribulation, but does describe it after that time, just sayin'!
  27. The prodigal son is a good view to our loving God's merciful and understanding heart. He is waiting with open arms and forgiveness to all who go to him and ask him for forgiveness (through Jesus). We all blow it but God wants us to go to him. He restores our fellowship and we continue on in peace. Please read the story. When the son was far off the father was watching running to towards the son. He didnt lecture him he loved him. And there was celebration. Praying for u now.
  28. Galatians never mentions a definition of legalism, so the OP is the personal opinion of the one who wrote it, and it is not Biblical.
  29. When i scrolled through the first time i missed the "k" in peeking. Oooops. Lol
  30. Oh to praise our best Friend, the Holy Spirit, that produces such wonderful fruits in the lives of the believer. The Holy Spirit, when He comes into us, is the Author of all our desires after true holiness. The good fruits we do are His works, not ours—so we can take no credit for them. John 15:5 King James Version (KJV) 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. Amen.
  31. 99 % for me. I missed the longest book one. I put Genesis because word per word it is the longest (I think) .. but I guess it meant chapters.
  32. At least we are all PhD Bible Scholars! Who would of thought ... LOL
  33. sorry enoob I ignored your advice and didn't read all the questions properly before pressing the answer so only got 96% Cant believe you gave some real advice for once
  34. @enoob57 Fun Bible quiz. Thanks Steve. My score was 99%... I got the same one wrong as Jayne.
  35. Yeah Jayne, that was pretty funny. Some of the others got me to chuckling as well. Michelangelo's painting of the creation of man... Who is this: Adam or Steve? haha! Seriously?
  36. In spite of all the Adware on this site, I did enjoy the pictorials. My score: 96. Thanks, enoob!
  37. Missed one. I put Jude as shorter than 3rd John. I took exception to the way that four were worded: Bathsheba was not bathing on her roof. Paul's name did not get changed after he was saved. His Hebrew name was Saul. His Roman name - Paul Leah did not trick Jacob. Laban tricked him. Elijah did not ride in a chariot of fire. He was taken up in a whirlwind. The chariot of fire separated him and Elisha. I took exception to some of the wrong answers as they were too much of a give-away. Really? Rizpah Ragdelene or Mary Magdelene? LOL!
  38. Can We Guess Your Education Level By Your Biblical Knowledge? Corbis Your Score: 92% PhD Knowledge! You're clearly a Bible scholar... you've got to have a PhD! Very impressive! Retake the Quiz Share Results
  39. Awesome score still only missed 7... I wish I knew what the national percentage on scores of this.. well maybe I don't
  40. I got a 93 ... missed some old testament questions ...
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