hmbld

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  1. Everyone gets caught up in insulting instead of respecting the main point (to me) Brother Oakwood's heart is fully trusting God's Word! Amen! How many things have we been taught all our lives, yet scripture tells us differently? We have to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps-wrong, we need to trust and rely fully on God. We need to toughen up and not cry-wrong, even Jesus cried. We need to hang on to all the possessions we can acquire, wrong again. Everyone can find their own path to God, wrong again! We have been taught to believe whatever was presented in school, in the news, etc. All Oakwood is presenting, is to compare scripture to what we are told to believe! I too, have looked at the information Oakwood and others have presented, now specific word studies are not my strong point, but I have failed to see how any of the scriptures provided can't be inferred to be either a globe or flat earth, and frankly, the small little spot I occupy is more than enough to keep me busy. I am jumping for joy to see Oakwood express his trust in God's Word, can he or I misunderstand or be wrong at times? I know I'm wrong all the time. Lets listen to each other with love, practice showing respect even when we disagree, stomp the insults under each ones feet before they get put on the board for all to read.
  2. Matthew 5:37 But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
  3. John 13:34-35 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
  4. Read the Kjv if you like it, but please don't discourage any who have trouble understanding it from reading another version, though there are some really bad versions out there, one must make the effort to weed out the terrible ones. The Holy Spirit will take it from there. Just read! Is this "moderate"?
  5. How can one be eternally saved, then lost by works, when works were never good enough to save in the first place? Place your trust in the redeeming power of the blood, not self.
  6. Psalm 35:28 And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness and of Your praise all the day long.
  7. Psalms 33:9 For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
  8. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” I am interested if anyone has something to say about the implications of this verse.
  9. So many threads here on works vs grace. Acts 16:30-31 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Now, there is the verse that states even the devil believes in Jesus, so there obviously are qualifications to this verse, yet if one is asking what can they do to be saved, this verse and others show only faith will save. The fact that someone is asking how, I believe, shows they are sincere, though I'm not sure it shows any remorse or repentance. Even after being saved, there is the battle between flesh and spirit, so I'm interested in why so many are quick to judge someones salvation by looking at their failures in the war of flesh and spirit? John 5:24 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. No works there, faith brings eternal life, passes from death into life, no scare tactic that one might lose salvation in this promise! John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,
  10. I can't argue that this is not good advice, for scripture does tell us to ask for wisdom, and use wisdom, and stand guard. I think the overriding thought is I stand guarded too much, and that is trusting in myself to protect me, not trusting God to protect me. If God is for us, why do so many put walls up to protect themselves, when these walls are actually destructive. I believe I can and should choose not to be offended, only I have not accomplished it yet, and even though I have failed, God works in us.
  11. While I like the scorpion example, and have heard it told several times, I think back to reading about Paul, bondservant to Jesus Christ, out preaching, being beaten, left for dead, yet ever preaching more. If anyone was trampled over, it would be Paul, with stones, fists, etc. His only protection was to trust God. I could be wrong about what I am saying, but something has been going on in me these last few weeks and am trying to find the way.
  12. My translation skills are lacking, but I'll try!!! God is the God of the living. God created man in His image. God requires each to be responsible for their own choice. God's Word states that He has foreknowledge of who will choose Him. We are to stand on scripture and not apply man's logic to that which is not stated. I think I missed some points in there but this is how far I got!
  13. "If God wants all to come, and is able to make that happen, yet it does not happen, then does it not stand to reason, that He chooses for it not to happen? As Paul asked: "For who can resist His will?" It is a rhetorical question to which the obvious answer is "no one can resist God's will!" Nothing can happen, that God has not allowed." Certainly no one could resist God. Yet if He chooses to call every sinner as He desires all to come to Him, why could God not let each sinner choose after calling them, thereby allowing free will at that point?