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About gdemoss

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  1. Pharisees were not truly onservant according to Jesus. They merely had the outward appearance. Jesus said the said but dod not do. Sad but true.
  2. Paul instructed that those who would be rich in this world be warned to be willing to give and he also taught that it was possible to hurt by giving when done without love. He taught that we ought to lay up extras so that we might give when necessary. Jesus never taught that we should be poor but rather not to trust in riches. There isn't anything wrong with being wealthy provided we love God and our neighbors as ourselves. I know the truth and therefore am free.
  3. According to the bible Peter was born of the spirit then was called out by Paul for sin. Therefore sinless perfection after being born of the spirit must be considered false. God, I wish it were true but I like Paul groan within myself hating my flesh waiting for the redemption of my body.
  4. 2 tim 4 is written about christians.
  5. Eat at Joe's
  6. I love Santa Claus because it was the name that revealed the Babalonian tongue twist to me and led me to explore human language at a deeper level. How so? Say Santa Claus and Saint Nicolas one after another repeatedly faster and faster. Sooner or later you cannot differentiate one from the other. LOL! I know...too much time on my hands. But really, if we are going to do Christmas in July it fits for our Australian friends who are in the middle of winter right? Fun, fun, so the name is Santa or Saint, which is Holy. Claus or Nicolas which is victor of the people. The Holy Victor of the People. But going by the Babalonian twist sound meaning rules I go with Holy Clothes. After all he is dressed in a well Read suit?!?! But really, I digress... Holy dressing is important for I need to clothe myself with Christ because I believe in God, that he is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Coal in my sock? Hmm...I don't know. Would the guy have a red suit? Jesus always asked have you never read... I don't know.....come Lord Jesus my Victor on the Cross!
  7. Hi Jon! I am growing and learning. The sewing and reaping principle is very imporrant. I have learned a lot by the example of my own life and watching the lives of others. Getting involved with the lost, especially those who name the name but still lost, is an excellent resource for seeing these type of things in action. Paul says those who wouldn't work shouldn't eat and I believe Paul always spoke from a position of love. He said this because it would hurt the person who ate without contributing. Love your enemies we are told. If I bestow all my goods to feed the poor and have not love then I have hurt the very ones I am feeding. I aent a man out on the streets with no place to go the other day because letting him stay longer would only have caused him more suffering. He refused to follow directions and insisted on me jumping everytime he had a thought to do something. Enabling him more would have destroyed him. I worked with him for over a month trying to show him his powerlessness over sin in his flesh amd his need for Christ but no matter how much sin moved him to do evil he could not see his dilemma. Today I am better understanding why Abraham would not take the land for free. Nor David sacrifice something to God that cost him nothing. And why it is inevitable for the end to come and men be lovers of their own selves, proud, boastful amd blasphemous. Jon, it begins with me. I have to learn to trade selfishness, dishonesty, impurity and hate into selflessness, honesty, purity and love. Today I have been watching out for resentmemt, fear, dishonesty and selfishness so that when they crop up I can ask God to remove them immediately. I practice confessing them to others when they happen and continue in prayer and meditation to improve my relationship with God through Christ. I slacked and backslid pretty badly when my wife left and my brother Jim forsook me. They were anchors for me. God bless them both richly. Fight the good fight of faith, Jon. I am slowly learning how to direct men to reverse horrible things in their lives and it is exciting. I have been used of God to restore a daughter to a father. And there is another man who was 15 when he fathered a child that hasn't seen her since she was 9 months old that God is preparing to restore. I am winning his confidence slowly. God showed me that she was going to contact him so I sought to prepare him. He did not believe me. She did contact him and since he did not believe me and prepare it went badly but it isn't over. I gave him some work to do that will show God his repentant heart and God will reopen that door. I pray he chooses too follow instruction. I am merely a babe in Christ. Hardly one worthy of attending Corinthian assemblies. Thank you for being a friend who cares. Love Gary
  8. Boy have I struggled with this before! Especially as a busy body in other mens matters. Not minding my own business and doing my own work. But I was completely blind to my defective character. Everything I did was attached to jusifications, minimazations and rationalizations which made it OK for me to be who I was and do what I did. Learning to exercisie myself unto godliness with the gentle nurture of fellow believers who encouraged me to grow caused a complete turn around in behavior. None of them ever pulled out a bible and said "Gary, you ought not eat today according to this here passage Paul wrote". No, they loved me instead. The believers around me never quote scrupture. They live it and when asked about things they speak what God teaches in scripture while giving God the credit. Most comes back to love doesn't do evil to its neighbor. Busy bodies and lazy folks do. God be praised!
  9. It doesn't matter if he was or was not gay. A brilliant point was brought up earlier in another thread. Jesus brought condemnation against people when he came and spoke out against what they were doing. All it takes is God in man speaking the truth to bring about judgment against the hearers. Truth is spoken then time given for repentance followed by judgment. It is happening all over the world. It is only going to get worse as the day of judgment continues to unfold. Let us not marvel that one sin receives judgment but let us fear because we know that which is worthy of death ourselves as it is written plainly in Romans 1. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God's righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. The Grace of God allows us to live when we in fact are all worthy of death. God is escalating judgment upon the earth now as his grace is being abused. I imagine it is pretty difficult to remain patient when people constantly throw his pledge not to flood the world again in his face by wearing his sign upon themselves as they do that which is contrary to his desire for them. It is all tragic. May all truly find the grace of God and pour it out upon others. God bless.
  10. Sin, as it appears to be defined in scripture to me, is a person (Gen 4). And includes everything that Sin leads people to do. Sin resides in the flesh where it entered into in the garden bringing forth death. Sin is revealed to the individual through law because when an individual agrees with the law but yet cannot keep the law it isn't the individual any longer who is doing the evil act for they will not to yet do (Rom 7). Does giving the body good nutritional food help the body stay healthier? Synthetic Scientific studies show positive results. Does God ever suggest that that is what he intends for us to do? Not that I can tell. Does God condemn people for eating healthy? Not that I can tell. What then? I conclude that God is not concerned with mans dietary choices but rather mans choices concerning his love for God and fellow man, especially they of Gods household. That concern for personal health can possibly be sins leading for it can lead a person to love himself more than God or even his neighbor. What is important in any matter is the thought and intent of the heart. To our Master we stand or fall.
  11. That read was the worst intellectual rubbish I have read from Got Questions yet. Their scripture references were totally off base and used to prop up some logic based in human reasoning outside the realm of anything God really said. What I would like to see is some real basis for a need to consider nutrition at all. 6000 years ago God creates everything. 100 years ago men believe that nutrition is the answer to a healthy long life. It doesn't add up. God has said repeatedly in a number of different ways that sin is responsible for the decimation of the human body. That it is what comes out of a man that defiles them.
  12. No, I don't believe it was a recommendation to them for nutritional purposes. Can you show any evidence that suggests that the food is chosen for it's nutritional value? This is what I am concerned with. Where God led them to eat certain things because of nutritional content. I see no evidence to support such.
  13. Bopeep, my health is in his hands when I obey his word. Obedience to his word is health to my bones just as it is written. I believe it has very little to do with my diet.
  14. It is quite amazing to me how we all read the very same book and draw very different conclusions. I do not interpret the passages concerning various foods as God recommending us to be on any certain diet. What I read in the scriptures is dietary allowances based upon level of faith given. I get how some conclude that God is setting out some kind of nutritional guide but beleive that veiw to be in error.
  15. Your statements show that an intellectual jump has to be made using the imagination to reach that conclusion. I have no problem with you beleiving it but our job is to be honest about what we believe and how we conclude such. You may be willing to speculate and use intellectual studies of languages to support doctrines but I cannot. I have had really bad experiences doing such things.