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    MATTHEW 6:15 IF YE FORGIVE NOT

    Not everyone that quotes a post or comments on something said in a thread is trying to put a guilt trip on someone else. My post was simply chiming in on the topic of forgiveness. That is the direction the thread has taken.
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    MATTHEW 6:15 IF YE FORGIVE NOT

    Anger, bitterness and resentment gives birth to unforgiveness. Unforgiveness prevents us from fulfilling the command to love one another just as the Lord loves us. None of us deserves God's mercy, but we need to remember that the Lord has forgiven us because of who we are, not because of what we have done. Do good to those who hurt you or insult you that they may become ashamed of themselves. Praying instead for God to bless others as he did us allows God to soften our hearts towards those who either hurt or hate us so that we will have a Godly compassion on others and remove the anger and bitterness from our hearts. Forgiving those who hurt or use you, is for your benefit more than it is for the person who wronged you. First it releases you from anger and resentment. You will find it easier to forgive once you let go of being angry or bitter towards someone. As long as you want to remain angry about an event or the wrong doer...that anger will grow because you are feeding it. And the more it grows the harder it will be to forgive. Holding out, because the other person is unrepentant will eat away at you, robbing you of peace and joy. Forgiveness, means you will no longer remain angry or hold a grudge. It does not mean that the person who is abusive is escaping responsibility. It is that you are doing what God told you to do and that is that you let the wrong doer off of your hook...doesn't mean the wrong doer is off of God's hook.
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    MATTHEW 6:15 IF YE FORGIVE NOT

    John 6: 40 For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day." This verse is Jesus speaking "everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life" Does not say … only this person or that person....but “everyone who looks to the Son” to save them through faith in him will have eternal life. Whether they are Jews or Gentiles. Both are saved in the same way. If, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness. Anyone that tries to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.
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    United Methodists to Vote on LGBTQ Issues

    A new or young Christian isn't going to understand all of it at once. People learn at different paces. That's why it is good for those who are more mature in Christ to mentor them and help them along. But as for the other, I agree that it is something that should NOT be thought of as acceptable. People have bought into a couple of lies since the 1980's and still believe them even though they have been proven to be false through both camps.
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    Omegaman

    Hurry up and get well ome, your missed in the chatroom. Praying for a speedy recovery.
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    sin is nonsense

    The dictionary's definition of nonsense does not even come close to the bible's definition. It sugar coats it. And the world likes the definition of the word “nonsense”; because it does not convict anyone of the presence of sin in their hearts. This is not how the bible describes sin. The bible says the definition for sin is “rebellion” and “disobedience” of God's law.
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    why pigs were unclean

    The reasoning so to speak had to do with how the animals digested food. Animals that have split hooves and chew the cud are ruminants; meaning that the food is regurgitated and chewed a second time before it continues through the digestive process. Deer, which are listed as exceptable. . . meet both requirements and yet on the occasion eat meat. Matthew 15:10, 11 Jesus called the crowd to Him and said, “Listen and understand. A man is not defiled by what enters his mouth, but by what comes out of it Mark 7:18 - 23 Are you so dull?" he asked. "Don't you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them? For it doesn't go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body." (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.) He went on: "What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person's heart, that evil thoughts come--sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person." Colossians 2:16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.
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    why pigs were unclean

    The Leviticus law regarding meat in old testament times was that animals were required to have both split hooves and chew the cud. The pig, while it has split hooves, does not chew the cud.
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    My Alex

    He looks like he's saying..... "your disturbing my sleep with that camera"
  10. Jesus showed the Sadducees that when God was speaking to Moses at the burning bush that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob having been buried were alive in heaven. Note the “ I am the God of “ he was telling the Sadducees that the three names mentioned were very much alive in heaven. They were already in heaven when God was speaking to Moses. Matthew 22:31-32 But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”
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    Anyone else hate when ......

    I never said that ... that didn't happen. What I did say, is what to do when it does happen. Readers can follow the suggestion(s) or ignore what was said. It is up to them.
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    Anyone else hate when ......

    How we conduct ourselves and share Christ with others can put a crimp on unbelievers constantly testing our faith. In reality, they should not have to test it because if we truly believe our lives will show it. For some people our lives as Christians are the only bible they will crack open. I also think how we respond to those tests verbally will either slam the door on future tests or open ourselves up for further testing. If you (collective you) are constantly reminding people around you about how you do or do not do certain things because you are a Christian will give them the impression of you being holier than thou and this is a huge turn off to unbelievers. Its one thing when offered alcohol, is to politely say “no thank you, I don't care for alcoholic beverages” and a whole other world to start ranting and raving about how sinful that person is for drinking and you don't do it because your a Christian. Nothing is more insulting to an unbeliever than to have someone get in their face. Is a sure way to have that person come back later to prove you wrong. All that needs to be said and speak politely is “no thank you” when offered. Anything more is an invitation for an attack. Do you have a co-worker that tells you coarse jokes? You do not need to say anything to the person. Simply do not laugh at those type of jokes. If you laugh, they will tell you another one. By not laughing it will break the other person from telling you more like it. The examples I have given apply to other situations as well. They will know beyond all doubt that you are a Christian when you don't join in on questionable behavior without you ever saying verbally you are a Christian. Done with tact, wisdom, and politeness will help open the doors a lot quicker and easier for sharing Christ with them. You will have their respect, instead of contempt
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    hi everyone

    Welcome to worthy , it was nice chatting with you in the chatroom. You need to post here in the welcome section 2 more times and then you should be good to go.
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    What is the doctrine of the Trinity?

    A unbeliever will never understand the teaching and concept of the trinity without one important factor. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Because it is He who reveals this to us. Yes the bible teaches that there is only one God. God is in heaven and man is on earth so our understanding of him and all he is. . . is limited. No matter how smart we humans are; we can never fully understand it because we are earthly humans who are talking about heavenly things. Colossians 2:9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form. This is to mean and say Jesus is fully man and fully God at the same time. God is a trinity of persons consisting of one substance and one essence but only ONE God. These verses speak of the trinity. 1 Corinthians 2:14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned John 10:30 I and the Father are one Isaiah 48: 16 – 17 "Come near me and listen to this: "From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret; at the time it happens, I am there." And now the Sovereign LORD has sent me, endowed with his Spirit. This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. Matthew 3;16 - 17 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." Matthew 28: 18-19 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, John 14:24-26 These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Hebrews 1: 1-3 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
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    Anxiety, bitterness, anger towards MIL

    Forgiveness means that in your heart and mind, you will not harbor anger, bitterness or resentment towards the wrong doer or remain angry and upset. Or continue to hold the wrong doing against them in your heart. If you are constantly recalling the person in your heart and becoming angry and sullen and wish the person ill will in your heart every time you think of them, you haven't forgiven the person. Forgiveness is for the victims benefit NOT the wrong doer's benefit. You can either move on with your life or remain angry and bitter. Remaining angry or bitter will eat away at you, robbing you of peace and joy. Forgiveness, means you will no longer remain angry or hold a grudge. It does not mean that the person who is abusive is escaping responsibility. It is that you are doing what God told you to do and that is that you let the wrong doer off of your hook...doesn't mean the other person is off of God's hook. God will deal with that person. There's no greater blessing than a personal relationship with Jesus and this is what Jesus meant when he told us to pray for others and to bless those who curse us. Praying instead for God to bless others as he did us allows God to soften our hearts towards those who hate us or hurt us, so that we will have a Godly compassion on others and remove the anger and bitterness from our hearts. Forgiveness releases YOU from the pain you have experienced. But as long as you harbor resentment towards others you will never be free from it. The Lord told us to forgive others because he first forgave us our sins against him. If we are unwilling to forgive others, he is unwilling to forgive us. We need NOT to dwell in the past, but move forward into the present and future to the call of our Lord and Savior.
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