Willa

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  1. The scriptures they are disputing are Timothy 1 and 2 and Titus. These are not just being disputed by individuals but have been debated on for quite some time by the very authorities that decided what books should be in the bible. At least from the information I have found. They are debating that these were not written by Paul directly but given as advice to how a church should be organized. Since Timothy was running his churches. NOT ALL BOOKS WERE DISTRIBUTE TO ALL REGIONS AT FIRST. SO THERE ARE SOME THAT REACHED TURKEY THAT DID NOT REACH ROME, OR EGYPT. THEY WERE FAMILIAR AND ATTESTED TO BY THE FOLLOWERS OF THE APOSTLES WHO WROTE THEM OR THEY COULD NOT BE ACCEPTED. THEY ALSO WERE AUTHENTICATED BY THE INTERNAL CONTENT. IT DID NOT CONTRADICT EXISTING SCRIPTURE OR EXPRESS EVIL ATTITUDES BUT WERE GODLY IN CHARACTER. HEBREWS AND THE REVELATION WERE ALSO DISPUTED BY SOME. HOWEVER, IN THE END ALL COULD BE VERIFIED AND WERE RECEIVED AS INSPIRED. MANY GNOSTIC TEXTS WERE ELIMINATED AND BANNED. I CAN SEE WHY THE CURRENT LIBERAL CHURCH WANTS TO BAN PASSAGES AND BOOKS. A GROUP OF THE NEW PARADIGM CHURCHES GOT TOGETHER IN L.A. AND STARTED TOSSING OUT BOOKS AND SAYINGS OF JESUS WILLY NILLY. SOME OF THEM DENIED CHRISTIANITY AFTERWARDS, ONE CAME OUT OF THE CLOSET, AND SOME ARE STILL PREACHING SOMETHING OTHER THAN THE GOSPEL. SO I AM SURE THEY ALSO TOSSED OUT THE VERSE THAT STATES ANYONE PREACHING ANOTHER GOSPEL IS DAMNED. DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ. HIGHER TEXTUAL CRITICISM WAS LARGELY WRITTEN BY UNBELIEVERS WHO DON'T KNOW WHICH END IS UP.
  2. You are disregarding the work of the Holy Spirit Whom Jesus promised to believers. Joh 7:38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'" Joh 7:39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. Joh 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Joh 16:7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. Joh 16:8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: Joh 16:12 "I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. Joh 16:13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. Joh 16:14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. The apostles had scribes who recorded their words that the Holy Spirit had dictated. Verbal plenary inspiration. Peter's scribe was Mark because Peter, and unlearned fisherman, was possibly not able to read and write Greek; and Paul had a couple helping him because of his poor vision. Luke recorded the Gospel of Luke and the Acts. Matthew and John probably recorded their own. But that doesn't mean that the books and epistles were inspired by men. The same Spirit Who reveals to us our sin and the meaning of the Bible in spiritual terms is the same Spirit who dictated the New Testament and the epistles. There is no conflict with what Jesus said; Jesus spoke to those under the law because He had not yet fulfilled the law by going to the cross for us. The Holy Spirit enlarged on the word of Jesus and applied them to the church. I am equal to my husband but I honor God by willingly accepting his authority over me. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are also equal but on earth the Son was under the authority of the Father. He gave up His position and authority to come and die for us. But they are still equal, as is the Holy Spirit. They are one God and co-God or the Godhead in three persons, and are equal. They do not act independently of each other. So all Scriptures are God breathed and are holy. To disregard the words of the Holy Spirit is worse than disregarding the words of Jesus because the Holy Spirit speaks directly to the Spirit Filled church. Jesus spoke to the Jews who were unregenerate and still under the law. We now have a new spirit within us that seeks to walk in/after the Holy Spirit and fulfill the law of love.
  3. Large liberal denominations do this now. Even the liberal arm of the Lutheran church; probably the Methodist and Espiscopal as well since they are also disregarding Paul and ordaining gays. My spirit weeps for the apostate churches, the blind leading the blind.
  4. Thank you for the update. I am becoming more softened to the guy all the time. Had I known this before the elections I might have voted for the man. As it is I supported the party. Now he is making good on his promise to support Israel supporting that Jerusalem remain under Israel's control, and he is cordial with the PM. He is defying the UN stand. Now if he does the same with the Goldon Heights which is militarily strategic, they should be OK. This site supports the nation of Israel and its owner, George, is a missionary there. We love Israel--our Savior was/is Jewish, after the line of David.
  5. A breath of fresh air! Thank You Jesus. You are so good and pure. You are light in in You is no darkness at all. Praise Your Holy Name.
  6. Yes we bear the natural consequences. A thief will still go to prison. But salvation is not a free gift if we must suffer in purgatory. We are made righteous by our faith in the resurrection. Romans. 4 Catholic doctrine twists scriptures to its own destruction. Rom 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness." Rom 4:4 Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. Rom 4:5 And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, Rom 4:6 just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works: Rom 4:7 "Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; Rom 4:8 blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin." Rom 4:20 No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, Rom 4:21 fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. Rom 4:22 That is why his faith was "counted to him as righteousness." Rom 4:23 But the words "it was counted to him" were not written for his sake alone, Rom 4:24 but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, Rom 4:25 who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. Rom 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Rom 5:9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. Rom 5:10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. Rom 5:11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.Rom 5:16 And the free gift is not like the result of that one man's sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. Rom 5:16 And the free gift is not like the result of that one man's sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. Rom 5:17 For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. The City of God cause the doctrine that the Revelation destruction have already taken place and they blamed the Jews for the death of Christ so the persecutions began. Many of the false doctrines of the Roman church, especially purgatory, were based on the City of God. This doctrine is most repugnant since it diminishes the finished work of Christ on the cross. Augustine and the Roman church will be not be held guiltless for this twisting of Paul's letter to their own destruction. By it they have controlled Catholics by fear for centuries and milked them of money to buy their relatives out of purgatory. Indulgences. Greed to build the basilica. I have great pity for all who are held prisoner by these false teachings, who do not know that those whom the Son sets free are free indeed.
  7. It breaks my heart when I hear of so many cathedrals in England once dedicated to God turned into museums. But turning churches over to heathen is much worse. Didn't they do the same in NYC near the twin towers? What a slap in the face.
  8. 1Co 3:15 Amp But if any person's work is burned up [under the test], he will suffer the loss [of it all, losing his reward], though he himself will be saved, but only as [one who has passed] through fire. [Job 23:10] 1Pe 1:6 [You should] be exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations, 1Pe 1:7 So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is revealed. Our faith is purified as by fire through the trials we endure here on earth. The City of God has produce more heresy! The vatican is not the new Jerusalem either. So they persecuted the Jews because of this silly book. Augustine produced some good things but he was not God.
  9. It seems like all superstition should be avoided since it is trusting in a tradition, an object, or actions such as not walking under ladders for luck or avoiding black cats. They are not trusting in the living God in these cases, so it is much like idolatry. But I understand your carrying your crucifix. I put up a nativity at Christmas because it keeps me focused on the reason for the season instead of all the commercialism and fables that the world considers to be Christmas. But I would never pray to the objects.
  10. Has anyone noticed that we have had some really strange people join us lately? I mean even stranger than us? I know we are supposed to be peculiar people but........ Our mods have a really tough job and need our prayers for God's wisdom and strength, as well as that God would be glorified through it all. I remember one guy who gave them such problems but ended up being saved and last I know is still serving God. So that would be our hope for many. Some come here full of bitterness. A few come with mental problems. And our mods have to deal with us all with grace that can only come from God, and yet with righteousness and firmness in order to protect well meaning posters.
  11. Be sure that you never pray together at this point. He is way too young to become serious about you. It might be good that there will be miles between you at this time. God will provide others to grow you in Him. Remember that Jesus prayed "nevertheless not My will be done but Thine", so try not to tell God what to do, but rather bend your will to whatever He knows is best for your family and you. Moving is always scary--it is the unknown. But it is a test of your trust in God to do what is best for you. Be sure and read your Bible and pray every day and stay firm in your commitment to the God who is able to raise the dead.
  12. Pray that a man be sent into his life to share Christ with him, befriend him and show him that we worship a God of love and comfort, unlike the god of the Koran. I know a Christian woman who married a muslim. He was very kind until after they were married when he began to treat her like an object he possessed. He became abusive. She finally obtained a divorce but had two children that he tried to take from her and take to Syria. She was running from him in fear of losing her children.
  13. About communicating with her, DON'T. In the bible the so called spirits of family members that have died are called familiar spirits. Most people don't believe they are truly those of our relatives but that they are deceiving spirits sent from the enemy to draw us away from God. He doesn't play fair and attacks when we are most vulnerable. They always seem good and comforting. I have prayed to God alone and asked Him to tell my parents how much I loved them. So I drew near to God. It sometimes seems He is far away when we go through grief. We don't feel His comfort in our distress at times. We go through shock, anger, questioning why and what if: maybe if this or that had happened instead this would not have happened. We look for someone to blame. Then sometimes we become depressed before we resolve that life will somehow go on without them, and so must we. Your dear daughter is in the best possible place of everlasting joy, no more tears or sorrows. She is in the Presence of Jesus. WOW!. But it has left you very lonely and in need of help. So I pray that God shall supply you with all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus. You can be sure that He has foreseen all of this and has promised to never leave you or forsake you. He loves you very much--so much that He sent Jesus to die for your sins so that you can come into His presence. Lev 19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God. Lev 20:6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people. Heb 13:5 AMP Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] [Jos 1:5] My beliefs are founded on the Bible so feel free to question me and I will provide your with the verses you need. With much compassion, I weep with you. Been praying since Kwik told us. Losing a child is just unimaginable. Blue Letter Bible This is one site of many sites that has a search feature as well as a choice of different Bible versions. I hope you find it of help. Blessings, Willa
  14. It's a good thing no Boston Terriers are in that group. If they bump each other a dominance "discussion" follows.
  15. It must be small enough to get under furniture. I was amazed at how clean the floors were. They turn it on downstairs at one AM and let it go. They said it is a little noisy but they sleep upstairs and don't hear it unless it gets stuck. Once it closed a bathroom door on itself and got stuck in there so they heard it banging. lol sounds funny.