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  1. Can God rescue a soul from hell?

    I am very sorry if someone you loved did not choose salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. It causes us much grief. But we must accept that they made their choice and move on. There is absolutely nothing that we can do to change this fact. We can pray for others who are still alive and share the Gospel with them. But first we must ask God's help to live the Christ filled life before them. We must stay attached to Jesus, the Vine, or we will not bear good fruit. Jesus did not come for the dead but for the living.
  2. Can God rescue a soul from hell?

    No second chances. It does not say Jesus did not preach the Gospel to give anyone a second chance in hell. And preached - The word used here (ἐκήρυξενekēruxen) is of a general character, meaning to make a proclamation of any kind, as a crier does, or to deliver a message, and does not necessarily imply that it was the gospel which was preached, nor does it determine anything in regard to the nature of the message. It is not affirmed that he preached the gospel, for if that specific idea had been expressed it would have been rather by another word - εὐαγγελίζω euangelizō. Barns Notes. Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 1Pe 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, 1Pe 3:19 by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison, 1Pe 3:20 who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
  3. There was so much arguing and name calling, as well of disrespecting the president, all of which violate the terms of service of this site, that this was the apparent solution that they came to. It is a sad comment on our hearts, since it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks. I got so I didn't even want to read it anymore. Eph 4:29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. Eph 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. Eph 4:32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
  4. Can God rescue a soul from hell?

    God made the rules and God does not lie. We are the ones who must accept His rules or He is not our Lord. Jesus told Saul, why do you kick against the goads? You are arguing with God. You are disbelieving His Word. It is hurting you, not us.
  5. What did the rich young man lack?

    Mat 19:24 NKJV And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Mat 19:25 When His disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?" Mat 19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." This is the context of the rich young man. The rich young man did not repent and ask for God's mercy when his sin was revealed. As it was he was self righteous and boasting about his keeping the commandments. Jesus saw through him, as He does all of us, and went to the root of the problem. He went away sorrowful as did Judas, but unrepentant since he did not give up his goods. The core problem remains that God was not his first love. His life revolved around his wealth. Our lives should revolve around God. The biggest similarity between this and the story of Lazarus is that the rich man and his brother had apparently rejected the law and Moses. They are the schoolmaster that leads us to Christ, revealing our sin so that the Holy Spirit can lead us to repentance. But if we quench the Spirit there is no repentance and no grace. Luk 16:29 Abraham said to him, 'They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.' Luk 16:30 And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' Luk 16:31 But he said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.' "Rom 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
  6. What did the rich young man lack?

    I have given all that I own and my very life to God and become a steward of His, which I have always been but didn't always know it.
  7. What did the rich young man lack?

    Brakelite said it first. Had he loved God with all his heart he would have freely given at Christ's request. If he had compassion on the poor he would have given as well. The first is loving God more than possessions or things. All the law and and the commandments hang on these. So the one thing he lacked was love.
  8. What did the rich young man lack?

    Mar 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. Mar 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. It seems like he lacked in these as well.
  9. Howdy from the hills.

    Welcome, John. God isn't through with us yet. He is conforming us to the image of Christ, and he has good works for us to walk in to bring glory to His name.
  10. Just signed up - Hi :)

    Welcome to Worthy. At the bottom there is a gray box that says reply, and then at the bottom right is a purple box that says submit reply. That is how you respond to our greeting and gain posts so that you will have access to posting in other areas.
  11. Hi. I’m new.

    Welcome to Worthy. God loves you as you are, but He wants something better for you. When He comes into your live He changes your desires to resemble His own nature.
  12. New, Thank You For Accepting Me.

    We are very pleased to have you join us, Rachael.
  13. Bible Study?

    If you have Bible Study Fellowship in your area it is great for people who really want to get acquainted with the Bible and grounded. They may take a whole year to study a book but it is so worth while. They meet weekly but you do have daily homework. Then you discuss the material in small groups. Finally you meet as a large group where it is taught. In addition there is written commentary. It is interdenominational in nature.

    There must be order in the home as well as in the church. Part of honoring our husbands is respecting their authority in our homes, and we honor our pastors in somewhat the same way (even though our pastor does not consider himself to be elevated above his congregation and wants to be addressed by his first name and not as pastor). Order in our home meant he had the last word which I respected. He also delegated responsibilities. As helpmeets we are responsible for giving our input and wisdom from our perspective. In the church it is very rude for women to be whispering and talking so as to make it hard for those around her to hear the sermon. She has no business checking her email and messages, or exchanging photos during this time as well. She would do better to focus on the sermon and to even make notes, so if she has questions she can ask later. I don't understand this order of love business since in heaven there is neither male nor female. God loves us all equally in that respect. There is an order but our God is a God of order, and anarchy is antiGod. Rebellion is as witchcraft. Keeping peace is inherent in godly order. Being 4th in the line of order does not mean that women are any less than men in worth. It is bigotry to consider all women as being emotional and not logical. The OP was very well done and objective. Yes God is the author, but even He spoke within the framework of the problem and the culture.
  15. Encouraging Word today

    We have several areas where we do that. Absolutely positive is one. Some put them on their updates. You will enjoy these. Meanwhile, Welcome to Worthy, June. We need more people who will encourage us to: Eph 4:29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.