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    Musings in regard to Hell

    Purgatory and universalism is what is being described in the above qoute and is appealing to unbelievers and works based religions because it allows them to continue on in a sinful life. However, scripture paints a different story. The bible teaches that for all our efforts, we can not save ourselves from sin and death. God declared that for the wages of sin, death is the penalty. That is why Jesus died on the cross. Because in dying on the cross, he was able to fully pay the debt that we ourselves are not able to pay. The believers in bible times faced and endured difficulties, hardships and mistreatment. The apostles would not have spoken of maintaining faith and perseverance in spite of it all, if believer's could wait till after death. There would be no reason to persevere in faith and trust in Jesus if we could get there by our own merits. Universalism and purgatory denies the work of Christ on the cross. They fall short of the finished work of Christ on the cross alone. Both of these deceive people by having them believe that they can get to heaven by their own power instead of relying on Jesus to save them. It is saying that the work Jesus did on the cross was incomplete and insufficient. This is definitely a false teaching at its very core. Jesus' death on the cross is the complete atonement for the sins of anyone who believes on Jesus to save them. The full redemptive work was accomplished on the cross alone. Jesus declared on the cross “it is finished” meaning he once and for all paid the cost. We are justified by faith. There are no sins left for purgatory to cleanse because it was all done by Jesus on the cross. This is why Jesus said, "It is finished!" The bible tells us that salvation is a free gift. It would not be free if we had to pay for it would it? ~~
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    Newbie

    hello, welcome to worthy
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    Televangelists

    I'm not a big fan of listening to televangelists, but the best thing to do if you are wanting to know who Jesus is and what Christianity is all about. Is to read the first four books of the new testament. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Those books are known as the gospel, which means "good news". If you don't have a bible; there are online bibles available. biblegateway.com has an audio feature if it is easier for you to listen over reading. biblehub.com is another good source for online bibles.
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    Internet christians.

    No matter how one wants to spin it. . .all creation whether in the heavens or on earth still points to a creator. For God has made known the knowledge of himself to us instinctively. That knowledge is in our hearts. This isn't a feeling or emotion, it is a fact. You find comfort in science because it does not tell you that you are in need of a savior as the bible does. The bible explains why we are in need of a savior and what God has done for us. No one can make you believe. All we can do is share the gospel with you. Gospel means “good news”. The good news is. . . that there is salvation available to all who will except it. It is up to you to believe the gospel or not. No one can force you to believe. Each person has free will to believe or reject the “good news”. The fact is. . . that the bible tells all of us that our sinful lives separate us from God and that God has provided a way for us to be reconciled back to him. But see, many people are complacent in their sinfulness and don't want to give up any of the sins in their lives because giving up sin and putting complete trust in God is necessary. Faith in Jesus then, is putting complete trust in him to redeem and save you from condemnation for all who put their trust in him to save them no longer face the coming judgment.
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    Hey everyone

    nice to see you here
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    Reasons to forgive

    The first reason to forgive others is because God has forgiven us our sins against him. The next reason for forgiving others is that it is for the offended party's benefit. Why? Because it releases the offended person from anger, resentment, pain, and allows God to take care of the situation. Doesn't mean the offender is off the hook, but that the offendee lets the offender off of their hook.
  7. Below is a 24 hours hotline in which one can call and talk to someone in person over the phone. I encourage you to call them and speak with someone about your problem. Suicide prevention in the u.s https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now/ 1-800-273-8255.
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    A real relationship

    People don't like hearing that they need to call upon Jesus to save them, because it makes them uncomfortable when the light is shined in their innermost being where no other human can go. Christ on the cross is offensive because it convicts the world of its immorality. People like their immorality and they don't want it exposed. People fight really hard to keep their sins from being exposed. They have all kinds of excuses of why they can't believe; even so, Christ on the cross sees the sins deep down in the heart an exposes the sins and causes a person to acknowledge that he or she is a sinner. Even if they don't admit that to another human. Deep down they know it is true. Going to church, helping out at soup kettles and other "good deeds" is all good except that these things do not remove the guilt of sin and immorality. Only meeting God at the cross and acknowledging and confessing oneself a sinner in need of a savior and forgiveness. God has chosen the preaching of Christ on the cross as the way to remove the the guilt and stain of sin. No matter how good of a person we consider ourselves to be or how many “good deeds” done; we can never remove the guilt and stain of sin on our own merits. It is only through Christ on the cross that makes us whole again. Once you have experienced the goodness of God and his forgiveness, you will never be the same
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    Q: On what days did they collect the Manna?

    Butero, I think the opster is trying to highlight sabbath keeping and celebrating new moon festivals. Another thread about the sabbath.
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    God delights in my suffering

    First I'd like to ask if you have given your life to Christ, if you have. . .fantastic! If you have not, now is the time to consider it. But the words loser, worthless, pathetic, scum, garbage do NOT come from God. No, such words and feelings come from satan who is our adversary. He is always trying to drive a wedge between us and God and one of his tricks is to convince you that your a loser. Another trick in his bag is to get us into becoming jealous or envious of others by comparing ourselves with others. In this way he can rob us of our relationship with God and the joy of our salvation. It isn't good to compare yourself with others. Synonyms for “comparing yourself to others” is “envy” and “jealousy” Comparing yourself . . . jealousy really; is a very heavy burden to try to carry and it robs you of any happiness and contentment in your life. Being jealous or envious of what others have causes you to stop seeing the good things that have happened in your life, because your so busy thinking about what others have, you lose sight of the good things you have and can do. Everybody has different strengths and weaknesses. And your standard of measurement should not be dependent upon the attitudes and actions of others; instead your measurement should come from the word of God. Think and ponder on being content with who you are and what you already have and rely on your relationship with God and in doing so. . . you will experience the happiness, love and peace that comes from God.
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    A real relationship

    Just believing God exists and that Jesus is his son will not make things right unless we obey him by putting our hope and trusting him to save us. And fellowship does not consist of observing and following a set of rituals, rules or saying a set of ritual prayers. Fellowship with God begins by faith. Believing what he tells us and putting complete trust in him. When we make God the center of our focus, he completely becomes everything to us in all areas of our lives. We choose to put away the sinful desires and sinful activities within us and be in agreement with God about every area of our lives. Eliminating everything that does not allow us to deepen our walk with him. When we live to please him instead of ourselves, we have fellowship with him, Just as you would fellowship with a friend through spending time with that person talking back and forth between the two of you and being in agreement on what interests the both of you.
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    String Angel's

    Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah would known by many tittles not just Immanuel or Messiah. The english translation is Jesus in the New Testament. All of the tittles spoken of throughout the bible about him are descriptions of who he is, not necessarily his name.
  13. The video's taken back in ww2 have been shown every year since then. They didn't have the internet or photo shop back then. And indeed there are photo's and movie clips of the holocaust that were filmed live. There are photo's of every evil thing done in those camps, including watching people starve or freeze to death. Plus there have over the years been testimonies by the victims on news broadcasts long before the internet....so DON'T tell me that the holocaust didn't happen. Only people that hate jews say it never happened. They are the only ones to claim it didn't happen. Every country in the world knows that it did.
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    String Angel's

    The Old Testament, written over a period of 1000 years and written several hundred years before Jesus' appearance on earth. There are over three hundred prophecies that predict Jesus' coming. About his birth, life, death and his resurrection. Below is only a fraction of the prophecies mentioned in the old testament that took place in the new testament. The gospels is a written testimony by 4 authors of what they had seen and heard. Actually the prophecies begin in Genesis and are written throughout the entire old testament. You want proof of who Jesus is.... the prophecies and eye witness accounts written in the old and new testament accounts is the place to start. Make no bones about it; No one in all the world has any excuse for not knowing of God's existence or believing. For since the beginning all men have known about God instinctively, because God has put this knowledge of himself in every person's heart. The proof of his existence can be seen in the earth, sky and all that God had made and we can see by all these things of his existence and eternal power. Instead of people believing the truth of what is known in their hearts, they have temper tantrums demanding to be entertained as if he were a genie in a bottle. It does not work like that. The person who truly want to know God will find him through faith from start to finish. There is no other way. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. There is peace with God when we except the truth that has been made known to us. Every person on this earth whether past or present has had the same opportunity to experience the joy of salvation. No one can force you to believe. No one can make this decision for you. God is a gentleman and will not force you. This is something you have to decide on for yourself. Old testament prophecy --- Children would be killed in Bethlehem Jeremiah 31:15 New testament fulfillment Matthew 2:16-18 Old testament prophecy --- A messenger would prepare the way for Jesus Isaiah 40:3-5 New testament fulfillment Luke 3:3-6 Old testament prophecy --- Jesus would be declared “Son of God” Psalm 2:7 New testament fulfillment Matthew 3:16-17 Old testament prophecy --- Jesus would be betrayed Psalm 41:9 New testament fulfillment Luke 22:47 Matthew 26: 14-16 Old testament prophecy --- the price for the potter's field Zechariah New testament fulfillment Matthew 27:9-10 Old testament prophecy --- Jesus spit on and struck Isaiah 50:6 New testament fulfillment Matthew 26:67 Old testament prophecy --- Jesus would be crucified with criminals Isaiah 53:12 New testament fulfillment Matthew 27:38 Old testament prophecy --- Jesus hands and feet would be pierced Psalm 22: 16 New testament fulfillment John 20:25-27 Old testament prophecy --- Solders would gamble for Jesus' clothes Psalms 22: 18 New testament fulfillment Matthew 27:35-36 & Luke 23:34 Old testament prophecy --- Jesus would be forsaken by God Psalm 22:1 New testament fulfillment Matthew 27: 46 Old testament prophecy --- Soldiers would pierce his side Zechariah 12: 10 New testament fulfillment John 19:34 Old testament prophecy --- Jesus would rise from the dead Psalm 16: 10 New testament fulfillment Matthew 28: 2 -7 Old testament prophecy --- Jesus would be a sacrifice for sin Isaiah 53 : 5 -12 New testament fulfillment Romans 5:6-8
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    What if

    The bible tells us... all people have sinned. Not just certain individuals. There is not one person on this earth that has not sinned in one way or another. All stand hushed before God and deserve condemnation. But what you have missed is the gospel (good news) God has shown us a different way to heaven; not by “being good enough” and trying to keep his laws, but by a new way (though not new, really, for the Scriptures told about it long ago). Now God says he will accept and acquit us declare us “not guilty” if we trust Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, by coming to Christ, no matter who we are or what we have been like. Yes, all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious ideal; yet now God declares us “not guilty” of offending him if we trust in Jesus Christ, who in his kindness freely takes away our sins. For God sent Christ Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to end all God’s anger against us. He used Christ’s blood and our faith as the means of saving us from his wrath (condemnation). A lot of people struggle with what is said in the above paragraph because they want their problems to go away, but not their sins. They want to hang onto the sins. We have to be willing to let go of those and allow God to cleanse our hearts from sinfulness. Jesus Christ is the only name under all heaven for which we can call upon to save us. If you place your trust in him to save you. You surely will NOT be disappointed. No one else can do this. If you have placed your trust in man, you will always be disappointed. We live in a messed up world; because the world has fallen from God's grace through sin. Those who except God's plan of salvation are assured that is spite of it all, whether we have emotional, physical or financial hardships he will always be with us. He will always be there to comfort us. He will never leave us or forsake us. In closing of this post, I want to add that as far as health issues go. We have two choices, we can either make the best of things in our lives in regards to health issues or we can feel sorry for ourselves. May I encourage you to click on the link below which will take you to the video section to watch a young lady with no right hand, make the most of a difficult situation to play the piano.
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