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  1. no. One can give, serve, love, but: Matthew 22 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. Isaiah 43:7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” We are created for God's glory. To know Him. If we align our will with His, then yes, we of course love and serve others: Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
  2. Paul is here referring to a prophecy God had given through Isaiah. The nation of Israel had failed to heed God’s message which He gave through their own prophets, so the Lord told them that at a future time they will hear His message through tongues (languages) other than their own. “For with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to this people “ (Isaiah 28:11). Thus Paul sees in this Isaiah prophecy the gift of tongues as a sign to Israel. The words “this people” in Isaiah 28:11, in its context, can refer only to Israel.
  3. Thanks OneLight, I hold no judgement whether one does or does not speak or pray in tongues, just trying to understand. I have witnessed people speak in tongues only a couple times, and there was no interpretation given, so when I compare that with scripture, I wonder why it does not agree with their actions. These are my elders, who I respect. Maybe I'm missing something.
  4. if all that ever was already belongs to God, do you think He needs you to give money to the church? Your heart (and eternity) is of way more concern than your money, or even lack of it, in my opinion.
  5. Ez 18:32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dies, says the Lord GOD: therefore turn yourselves, and live. I understand what you say, but if we start choosing this one or that one to not apply God's word to, then I think we are in error.
  6. Thanks. I've only been around people who claim tongues, but no interpretation is given. I've read the arguments that tongues have ceased, yet I'm not convinced. Neither am I convinced that I ought to pray for this gift. Someone prayed over me to receive it, and it was like my mouth was glued shut. Unbelief? lack of faith? Or just for some people, not all?
  7. 1 Cor 14:39 So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.
  8. Not clear on your intention, does this mean you believe those who speak in tongues today are in error?
  9. I'll agree with you, that one troubled me too. Then I thought, God is Holy, and touching the ark, even in an attempt to help, was breaking God's law.
  10. Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers. (I Cor. 14:22a) If tongues are for today, what would be God's purpose? Scripture points out there should be an interpreter if tongues are spoken, yet in my limited experience around those who believe speaking tongues today, I have yet to hear someone interpret. Is this something some pray for and desire?
  11. I like this. If all see me as a tare, or an enemy, why would I react as anything different?
  12. Absolutely. Fellowship, or connecting, not really something I know how to do. Some have tried, though I suspect the fault is mine, small group bible studies seem to help, as well as working on projects together.
  13. A few points I found interesting: " and it is Jesus (not the church) who rules over all." Missiology is getting to know a person and his or her culture; in turn, the gospel can be contextualized to that person or people group, which is evangelism. The problem is that when we undertake evangelism without conducting a prior missiological study of the culture or without practicing contexualization of the gospel, we do not bear much fruit. Rather, we are communicating in a way that is foreign to the hearer’s understanding.
  14. This was a surprising thread. Very good, happy for you Gator! I don't know what to say, so
  15. I love Joe's answer, "pray". Ask. There are many scriptures that command us to love. My understanding of what I was taught, was that love is a feeling. So is God commanding us how to feel or is there a better definition of what love is? How do you let God's love in? First, go to the source, as you are doing already. Read God's words, apply God's definition of love, meditate on what scripture is telling you, and apply it to your life. Ask God to show you. God bless you, my friend,