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  1. Protestants use the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament, both translated directly into English; these are the original languages for the most part. Books of the Old Testament and parts of books that were in the Greek Bible but not in the Hebrew Scriptures are called the Apocrypha. Most books and parts of books in the Greek Old Testament contained many errors so we don't believe they are God's inspired word. Catholics use the Latin Bible, which is a translation of the Greek. The Hebrew Old Testament did not contain the Apocrypha. It was translated into Greek then into Latin, then into English. Since it is not translated directly from the original languages into English we found it to be less accurate. Jerome's Vulgate is known by other Catholic translators to contain errors. The Vulgate is the Latin translation used for many centuries by the Catholic church.
  2. No one has a chance to receive Christ as their Savior after they die. The only chance they have to do that is before they die. Once to die and after that the judgement. Rom 4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. Rom 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS." Rom 4:4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. Rom 4:5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, Rom 4:6 just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes 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 TO WHOM THE LORD SHALL NOT IMPUTE SIN."
  3. Rom 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS." Rom 4:4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. Rom 4:5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, Rom 4:6 just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes 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 TO WHOM THE LORD SHALL NOT IMPUTE SIN."
  4. Mat 22:14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.” Mat 7:13 NKJV "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Mat 7:14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Jhn 10:7 So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. Jhn 10:8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. Jhn 10:9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. Our salvation is by God's grace. It is a gift that cannot be earned or even deserved. Rom 6:23 NKJV For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Eph 2:4 AMP But God—so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us, Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation). Eph 2:7 He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus. Eph 2:8 For it is by free grace (God's unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God; Eph 2:9 Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law's demands], lest any man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.] Act 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed. God's word is given by God the Holy Spirit. It is God's word just as much as the words of Jesus are God's word. This is not my opinion. It is the sacred word of God. Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Gal 2:21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain." Rom 1:17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH." Gal 3:11 But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for "THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH." Gal 3:12 Yet the law is not of faith, but "THE MAN WHO DOES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM." Gal 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE"), Gal 3:14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Gal 5:4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. It is true that genuine faith will produce works. However, we are not saved by those works, nor do we stay saved by those works. We are saved by grace through faith. We stay saved by God's grace through faith. 1Pe 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1Pe 1:4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 1Pe 1:5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1Pe 1:6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 1Pe 1:7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 1Pe 1:8 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 1Pe 1:9 receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls. We either depend on God to provide saving faith to keep us saved or we depend on ourselves, our own repentance over and over which is our own works, which is self righteousness. 1Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. We only repent when we first come to Christ to follow Him. We never get saved again or need to repent again and again. We only confess our sin, agreeing with God, for God to forgive us and cleanse us. No-one has to repent again to stay saved.
  5. Only those who are born again, in whom Christ lives, will go immediately to be in God's presence. The blood of Jesus has cleansed them and by it the are allowed int0 God's presence. They have been washed by the word of God. Their good works will be judged at the Bema Seat of God because their names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. Those whose names are not in the Book of Life won't be resurrected till the end and will be judged according to their works at the Great White Throne judgement. There every knee will be forced to bow and every tongue will be forced to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. That won't avail them heaven, though. They are forced to confess these things against their will because they hate Jesus. All their sins will be revealed to everyone when they say they should not go to hell because they are just as good as the next guy. The truth will be revealed as well as al their secret sins. There are no second chances.
  6. Your school will teach that the holy see's and the popes' teach that the traditions such a purgatory are to believed rather than the Bible. The Bible does not teach purgatory, only the traditions of men teach it. The traditions are like the game of gossip. One person whispers something to another till you go around the circle and find that what the last person says doesn't resemble what the first person said. So by the time the popes interpret what was said the first time it becomes a lie. It is like what the Supreme Court has done to the constitution. Their interpretations have twisted the original meaning. The Scriptures that the Holy See use to back up their claims also have twisted the original truth of Scripture. So you are fighting a losing battle. They don't believe the simple truth of Scripture so you have no common ground as a basis for debate. They will just tell you to believe their dogma and that only the Catholic church can interpret or understand Scripture.
  7. Welcome, Ryan. It is like a glimpse into heaven to have so many from different continents and persuasions coming together and united by God's love.
  8. Hi! Do you mind if I call you Chip? Glad you found us. We actually have 64,000 members and as many as 3000 online at one time. However our chat room gets pretty wild if more than 20 try to talk at the same time.
  9. Willa


    Welcome, luci. It is great to have you join us on Worthy.
  10. I agree with you but I don't think that is what the passage speaks of. I believe it refers to the unforgivable sin. People can become embittered toward God because they had piped and Jesus had not danced to their tune. God is not our slave, we need to humble ourselves and become His bond slave. He is not Santa Claus, He is our Creator. People who become embittered toward God, and even toward Christians, may have a root of bitterness spoken of in Hebrews 12. Heb 12:15 See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no "root of bitterness" springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;" These have not learned to allow the word to have authority over them or allow God to be their Lord. Like satan they want to have authority over God. So they come short of God's grace, not being truly saved by humbling themselves and acknowledging Him as Lord over their lives. "God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble". Dogma claims that people who have received Jesus as their Savior are saved. But Peter tells us that God will try our faith to see if it is genuine, saving faith.
  11. Thank you for posting the very things I was searching the Scriptures to say. The sermon on the Mount addresses the heart problem so that the sin can be rooted out by the Spirit. He changes our desires and changes our hearts. That is why I said that I seek to follow the Sermon on the Mount rather than the law. Someone said that since he obeys the lay he doesn't have to worry about the words of Jesus on the Mount. I was shocked and didn't respond. Over and over Jesus said "You have heard---but I tell you to---and He gets to the heart of the matter. So we are to love our enemies. God removes every bit of our self righteousness so that we are truly able to love them and pray for them in compassion because we know how miserable they are. Many of us have lived trying to keep the commandments and failed because all of that self effort was from the flesh and yielded self righteousness. That ended in our hating our enemies and feeling superior to them--i.e. sin. But when we rest in the completed work of the cross, rest from our own self effort and rest in Christ's work on our behalf, we cease from our own work as God did from His. It is the true Sabbath Rest.
  12. Is that your foot in your mouth?
  13. Willa


    Welcome, carolmarie. Click below on QUOTE and you can reply to our comments. After you have done this a few times or welcomed others you will be allowed to post elsewhere. I am a bit older than you and not a tech at all so we oldies can do this!
  14. 1Jn 5:16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. A Person who does this has become so hardened that they are indifferent and derisive to God's compassionate miracles. John was living in the age of grace.
  15. Willa


    Welcome to Worthy, grahampaul. I am much like you and just love the word of God.
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