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  1. Willa

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    Welcome to Worthy oldhermit. I don't believe I have met you before. You will be vetted faster if you start your own topic. Thank you and God bless.
  2. Please name those who teach God's grace who say that it is OK to continue in sin! I have never heard anyone teach that and it is completely false. It is in fact a misconception of arminians. Nor is it true that we can be perfect and without sin in this world. All we can do is aim for that goal. Most of us overcome most of our failings that we are aware of. God continues to reveal our hearts to us and we find other areas that are not christlike attitudes. It is also a sin to make false accusations about those who teach about God's grace! Those that I am familiar with who teach grace tell us that when we are born again God changes our hearts so that we no longer enjoy sin as much and feel miserable afterwards for intentionally sinning. Even worse, we lose our fellowship with God. After confessing our sin to God He does cleanse us from all unrighteousness. It doesn't take away our sorrow for having failed in our desire to lead a life that pleases God. This godly sorrow is what leads us to repentance so that we don't repeat the sin. In time we learn to focus on heavenly treasures and despise early values and temptations. Salvation is a gift from God that cannot be earned. We are saved by the unearned mercy of God. Grace. 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 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, Eph 2:9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 1Co 6:9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 1Co 6:10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 1Co 6:11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
  3. We do need to be in awe of the One Who created our universe. To have such power and wisdom is beyond comprehension. But the only terror I have of my Father in Heaven is to fear losing His fellowship. His guidance and help each day are what I live for. To know His love and underserved mercy is my fulfillment. I feel like a gnat in God's world--here for such a short time. That God would have love for such a creature and want it as His own as a child is mind boggling. What is man that thou art mindful of him? We so easily become mired in the cesspool of sin, yet He rescues all who will receive His help. He made it possible for us be washed and cleansed, clothed in the righteousness of Christ and suitable for His kingdom. Why would he bother? There is no good reason except that He created us to be a part of His world and reclaims us from the destroyer. The good news is that of His loving kindness, His righteousness, grace and goodness. He offers peace and wholeness to all who have known the terror of evil. Healing and comfort are a part of His nature. He offers hope and imparts faith. What a holy and glorious God we serve! Hallelujah!!!
  4. It seems to me that the questions is whether a person's faith is genuine. God tests our faith to determine that. It doesn't mean that a person is forever damned if they fail once. God may plant the seeds again and the soil may be ready to produce fruit the nest time. Luk 8:11 "Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Luk 8:12 Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. Luk 8:13 But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. Luk 8:14 Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. Luk 8:15 But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience. 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,
  5. This passage is speaking of a church, not an individual. I have heard that it is no more.
  6. The statement of faith should state that the Bible IS God's word, not just that it contains God's word. It should be the only bases of doctrine, not tradition or logic or any other basis. A good church believes the Bible is " verbal plenary inspired in its original autographs." Or the very words are inspired that were written in the original language the first time.
  7. Welcome Recently. Read your Bible. the Gospel of John in the New Testament is a good place to start. Pray. Ask God to forgive you for anything you know that you have done wrong. God forgives because His only Son Jesus Christ died on the cross in your place for your sin, taking your punishment upon Himself. He loves us that much. That is why God the Father is able to forgive any of us. Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Joh 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 1Co 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 1Co 15:2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 1Co 15:3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 1Co 15:4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 1Co 15:5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. 1Co 15:6 After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  8. The Light, we welcome you to Worthy as well.
  9. We'll let Nooby try it first--see if Nooby likes it.
  10. we cracked 60 here and my snow is half gone. Grass is beautiful, if when it it brown and moldy. Forgot what it looked like.
  11. Welcome to Worthy, De Maria. Be sure to respond to our posts with a thank you or a reply so they are sure you are not a robot or a troll.
  12. God has given each of us gifts. Some are Marys and some are Marthas. To some organization and assigning tasks comes naturally. Some feel they have to do it themselves to do it right (Marthas). They immediately see what needs to be done and do it. Others see emotional needs and seek to comfort people or bring relief from pain. Some pray and intercede. Others give of their possessions. Still others study the Word and can teach in such a way that the Lord uses His word in the lives of many. Some are compelled to share the Gospel. Some are encouragers who prod us to greater holiness and determination to walk with God. Each of us has a gift or calling and function to be the body of Christ. If a person is an alpha female in the body she should be so over women and younger children, as God has appointed her. God does appoint some to be leaders. Me? tell me what to do and I'll be a gofer. (I will go for things for them, but keep it simple.)
  13. Thank you Chelle, and welcome to Worthy.
  14. You are welcome here, bremmanuel.
  15. Willa

    New Here

    Welcome to Worthy, wallpaper.
  16. Willa

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    You are welcome here, Essilor.
  17. Welcome to Worthy, Wallace. The creator of our forum, George, is a missionary to Israel. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Also pray that many come to Messiah that are in the Negev desert.
  18. We need to adjust our concept of good to God's. It is He who has created us, and not we ourselves. He sets the standards of right and wrong, good and evil. He is our judge and Creator so we need to conform to His way of thinking. To think the our Creator and others need to conform to our idea of good or evil is ludicrous. It is trying to make ourselves a god. Nor is it a situation where the majority says it is good and the majority opinion rules.. After all, the majority is going to hell. God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble.
  19. Curious Faithful, my guess is that you have been deceived by satan. The things you experienced are very occult and not any part of Christianity. They are evil. Genuine Christians renounce and flee from such things. We want nothing to do with other religions once we have been set free from the evil that once bound us. It is called repentance. All genuine Christians have renounced it and asked Jesus Christ to forgive us of occult practices, other religions as well as other practices the Bible describes as sin. We have made Jesus Christ our Lord and desire to serve only Him. Rom 10:9 AMP Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Rom 10:10 For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation. Rom 10:11 The Scripture says, No man who believes in Him [who adheres to, relies on, and trusts in Him] will [ever] be put to shame or be disappointed. [Psa 34:22; Isa 28:16; Isa 49:23; Jer 17:7] As you can see to believe in Jesus as the Messiah does not mean only an intellectual assent. Even the devils do that. It means to trust in and rely on Jesus daily in your life as well as for your eternal salvation. To surrender to Jesus Christ as Lord of your life means you choose to bow to Him and serve Him like as servant or bond-slave. You put your life in His hands. That is what it means to be a true Christian. You have a relationship with God the Father through the blood Jesus Christ shed on the cross for our sins. You desire to serve Him and to follow Him. People who have done these things comprise the true, worshippers of God through Jesus Christ. These are not the things you spoke of in your reply. You spoke of religious orders and churches. You didn't speak of the inward conversion of the heart.
  20. Leave it to Nooby to take it and run with it.......
  21. When hubby retired he was bored and started helping me with housework because I was still working for another year to get my retirement. So he decided to start washing clothes. Only he stuffed the washer so full it couldn't agitate and the clothes didn't get clean. Of course, when I explained what was going on to him he became quite irate. So I resigned myself to trying to appreciate his help. I could always buy white and clean clothes later if these that were dried dirty for years would never come clean again. I am still working on my attitude in that matter. It is important to flex with change. Sometimes that includes receiving instructions. He was still grieving that he was forced to retire because of his health so I didn't want to push it and he proceeded to do things his own way. Being an understanding submissive wife with a good attitude is not always easy either.
  22. WELCOME!, Priscilla. Many of us have that same goal. It is great to have you join us.
  23. One of my favorite passages and the deepest things of God: Eph 3:14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, Eph 3:15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, Eph 3:16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, Eph 3:17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, Eph 3:18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, Eph 3:19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Eph 3:20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, Eph 3:21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
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