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    Immaculate conception

    this idea makes no sense though, for whoever lives by it if Mary was sinless, there would be no point in Jesus' coming in the first place. Mary was a great woman, no one can deny that, but she was as human as anyone else.
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    Is it wrong?

    how is Facebook any different than this? Facebook is for connecting with people, debate on things if desired, and people posts stuff that amuses them. very similar to message boards
  3. you can't post "here's MY take" and then tell everyone else that they're wrong for disapproving of your opinion when that's what a forums is for, to discuss. Plus it doesn't matter what a personal take is on something when the biblical/absolute truth can't be taken differently. There is no point in posting something and then being rude to everyone who disagrees, especially without showing evidence.
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    Theatre/Ballet Dress?

    check the dress code for the event i say you can't go wrong with dressing up for those kind of events
  5. so if hell isn't what you might feel it is, then why would Jesus become human and die for us? it make that event just reduntant i understand the concept of a bad environment etc., but I believe that is why we're meant to preach the good news - to reach those people who haven't had the chance
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    Newbie needing some advice

    agree, it's the least he could do
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    Christian Advice greatly needed please!

    It actually is normal, it depends on how bad the fear and dependency is though
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    Why I am not a Christian

    Why are you not a christian? are you lacking attention such that you came to a christian forum to announce that you would never be a christian to a forum full of Christians? I'm not a Redskins fan, so I immediately run into a room full of Redskins fans to announce that I'm not a Redskins fan. Unless you are looking for a reason to become a Redskins fan - and just want it to be an uphill battle for everyone in the room. Just my thoughts though. or maybe because he/she is looking for some answers ? i'm sure Jesus wouldn't mind
  9. it's always good to have a concordance, to understand some of the context of what you're reading and what was happening back then and also reading a newspaper can help you bring what you're learning in the Bible on how to apply it in today's world but the Bible in itself explains how you can know God deeper and grow your relationship with him
  10. It's not just Adam and Eve's fault, humanity has deprived itself from many great things and we've been born to a chaotic world thanks to that. God never intended for us to live the life that we have and that's one of the consequences from free will, every decision comes with a price, good or bad. That is why we have Jesus as that mediator that can bring us back to the Father as it was meant to, because humanity cannot do it by itself. Hope this answers your question or some of it.
  11. Can you show that it is? Sorry, but the burden of proof is on you. Wine is wine. But I'll help you out here anyway. In the book of Acts Chapter 2 there is a clear reference to wine suggesting that they were mocked because it is thought that they were drunk. If wine contained no alcohol this would make no sense, so it is clear that wine is an alcoholic drink. Ephesians 5 also refers to wine being capable of making somebody drunk. How can unfermented grape juice make anybody drunk? The only taboo against drinking wine is to not get drunk on it. Again, how can you get drunk on it, if it contains no alcohol? No, it's not on me. I did not say that that never did "wine" have alcohol. You did not read the article that I posted. We just have to agree to disagree. Like I said, I can easily see that many times God says being great includes not drinking anything that has alcohol. No one can read the Bible and disagree with that and have anything to back them up. Disagree with what? Firstly, how did you know when wine had alcohol and when it didn't? You don't. You're just assuming that sometimes it had alcohol and sometimes it didn't. But you have no way of knowing when it did and when it didn't. Then you say that 'no one can read the Bible and disagree with that and have anything to back them up', but in truth you have nothing to back up your assumption that wine sometimes didn't contain alcohol. I'm sorry, but you're just assuming that alcohol is forbidden so you're redefining what the word wine means, as and when it suits you, to fit your hypothesis. Wine contains alcohol. The Bible means that otherwise it wouldn't refer to getting drunk. What makes you think you can change the definition of a word at certain times and then change it back at other times to suit your fancy? The truth is you can't. The Bible was not written so that words can be played around with just to see your own particular beliefs. As for God claiming that somebody was great who didn't drink alcohol, I can agree with you, but wine is NOT forbidden to drink. Yes, you're right. The Bible doesn't say anything about anyone ever drinking anything. It never says anything about wine. It never says anything is right or wrong. You're right, you win. We can't agree to disagree because you are SOOOO right. The Bible sometimes gives instruction to particular people not to drink alcohol, which is understandable. It's not always appropriate to drink and some people are forbidden from drinking if God has a special role for them. But wine is clearly not forbidden for all Christians because if it was Jesus would not give it to people and Paul would not allow Timothy to drink it now and again. And by wine, I mean alcoholic wine. Wine in the Bible is clearly an alcoholic drink otherwise we would not be warned against getting drunk on it. Wine does not change its definition to mean alcoholic wine sometimes and grape juice at other times. If it did the Bible would either make that clear or give us other words for it. Wine is always wine. I agree 100% with everything you've stated Wine is wine unless proven otherwise with evidence, there's nothing wrong with drinking as long as you know your limits - it's about self control, if you (not you specifically, just in general) can't handle it much then it's better not to.
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    new to here,am I going to hell? scrupulosity/OCD

    if you accepted Jesus as your saviour and you walk on his path, that's all you need because you're set
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    antisocial

    it's not sinful but it's not healthy since we're meant to do life with people of course everyone needs their alone time every once in a while, but someone who purposefully doesn't want to interact with people it goes deeper than "feeling antisocial" - like someone posted above, sounds like there's hurt there to be dealt with
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    How can you be sure that a God exists?

    I agree with you, but it's been studied and found that hell isn't like people make it out to be. Of course it's a horrible place, but fire and burning? I don't believe that plus Jesus never points it out to be besides a term he uses where he was referring to a place there in the town comparing it to hell, about the awful it was and people wouldn't go near it, not that it was exactly like that literally. Hell is in a nutshell a place where God doesn't dwell, if life on earth is very hard and god is here, imagine being in a place where he isn't, now that is hell I believe His word to be true from the the first word to the last word. His Word is all truth. He is God and He cannot lie. I never said that God lies, but there is no proof that Hell is eternal fire for all to those that didn't believe or denied God neither any reference in the Bible beside the lake of fire for satan and a reference that Jesus makes about the dump where they burned the carcasses from the tabernacle symbolizing the place that nobody wanted to be at
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    Trouble with pastor

    seems like you need to find another church if the one you're in right now is not being led by a mature person or even a leader
  16. What exactly do you mean by "Old Testament"? Psalms? Proverbs? Isaiah? They are a part of the "Old Testament" as well. Would you not use the lives of Abraham, Joseph, Ruth, David, Samuel, Hezekiah, etc. for sermons and teachings? And how could you ever understand the reason Jesus had to die on the cross for our redemption without looking into the Old Testament? That has nothing to do with following the OT though and living it If scripture itself says that all scripture is good for teaching, admonition etc, how is it you are saying not to follow the 'OT'? Abraham lived by faith. He is in the OT. Christians are called 'spiritural' sons of Abraham. We are to live by faith, just like Abraham of the 'OT'. 2 Tim 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; To dismiss the OT, is to dismiss what is inspired and given by God. The Mosaic law is good, and holy, given by God to the children of Israel. It is perfect, not evil or bad. It was a gift given by God. There is no fault with the Mosaic law, or the OT. The issue wasn't the Mosaic law, it was fallen humans. The law is perfect, and a blessing. The curse was the failure of people. However, the OT is much more then the Mosaic law, and was given by God for teaching, and training. What you actually mean is we are not to follow the Mosaic law because we are not under the Mosaic covenant. But, it is incorrect to dismiss the entire 'OT'. That would be dismissing what God wrote, and says is good. It is not an old and new. It is the bible, all one book and all for our benefit. They're there as a reference and to focus it on Jesus (I know it's a longer explanation but this is the tl:dr version). It is pointless to try to live by the law cuz we'll never achieve it, if we could, Jesus would had never come in the first place. As great as the OT is, and I love reading it, it helps me grow closer to God but I don't live by it, it is not my covenant The entire OT pointsto Jesus, I agree. Including the law in more ways then just showing a need. But, the Mosaic law is not the entire OT. Just about everything taught in the NT, is already contained in the OT. (The exceptions are the mysteries which are not clear in the OT) Mysteries: full inclusion of Gentiles. There are prophesies concerning the Messiah and the Gentiles in the OT, but it is not clear that Gentiles are full member of the covenant Jesus is God- there are indications in the OT which raise this possibility, but nothing which just plain states the Messiah would be God indwelling of the Holy Spirit- while the OT indicates that all would prophesy, which hints at this, the prophets of the OT did not have the permanently indwelling. I agree, which serve as great examples of how it was back then; and people try to live in the new covenant with the old testament and it doesn't work that way.
  17. What exactly do you mean by "Old Testament"? Psalms? Proverbs? Isaiah? They are a part of the "Old Testament" as well. Would you not use the lives of Abraham, Joseph, Ruth, David, Samuel, Hezekiah, etc. for sermons and teachings? And how could you ever understand the reason Jesus had to die on the cross for our redemption without looking into the Old Testament? That has nothing to do with following the OT though and living it If scripture itself says that all scripture is good for teaching, admonition etc, how is it you are saying not to follow the 'OT'? Abraham lived by faith. He is in the OT. Christians are called 'spiritural' sons of Abraham. We are to live by faith, just like Abraham of the 'OT'. 2 Tim 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; To dismiss the OT, is to dismiss what is inspired and given by God. The Mosaic law is good, and holy, given by God to the children of Israel. It is perfect, not evil or bad. It was a gift given by God. There is no fault with the Mosaic law, or the OT. The issue wasn't the Mosaic law, it was fallen humans. The law is perfect, and a blessing. The curse was the failure of people. However, the OT is much more then the Mosaic law, and was given by God for teaching, and training. What you actually mean is we are not to follow the Mosaic law because we are not under the Mosaic covenant. But, it is incorrect to dismiss the entire 'OT'. That would be dismissing what God wrote, and says is good. It is not an old and new. It is the bible, all one book and all for our benefit. They're there as a reference and to focus it on Jesus (I know it's a longer explanation but this is the tl:dr version). It is pointless to try to live by the law cuz we'll never achieve it, if we could, Jesus would had never come in the first place. As great as the OT is, and I love reading it, it helps me grow closer to God but I don't live by it, it is not my covenant
  18. What exactly do you mean by "Old Testament"? Psalms? Proverbs? Isaiah? They are a part of the "Old Testament" as well. Would you not use the lives of Abraham, Joseph, Ruth, David, Samuel, Hezekiah, etc. for sermons and teachings? And how could you ever understand the reason Jesus had to die on the cross for our redemption without looking into the Old Testament? That has nothing to do with following the OT though and living it
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    Why you don't go to church.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This is the scripture that gets routinely quoted to make those who don't go to church feel guilty. However if you examine the words, you will see that it is a good reason to avoid most churches. Sitting in rows, is hardly an assembling of ourselves together. It is just sitting in a classroom waiting on the beloved leader for his awesome words. How often do you ever witness any provoking one another to love and good works. Again most just listen to the leader whilst he orchestrates everything, trying to get us on board with his "exciting" program. How often do we see anyone exhorting another pew filler? Scripture makes it plain that the ministry of an assembly should be done by all the members as they listen to what the Holy Spirit wants to bring. There is no biblical support for the institute of church as we see it today. That's why I stopped going to church many years ago, and just meet with a small handful who listen to God and want to grow in the Holy Spirit. Hebrews 10:24-25 (NLT) "Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near." Sitting in rows has no correlation to assembling together as·sem·ble verb (of people) gather together in one place for a common purpose. If you've never been to a church where there's been encouragement, no gathering, then you must be going to the wrong places. You were quoting the person saying that the verse is an excuse but your response seems like an excuse as well without an actual biblical foundation with context. It doesn't say "you HAVE to go to church" - but the Bible teaches us that we're not mean to do life alone and that there is power where there is gathering under God's name plus teaching His Word. Some people don't like to go to church cuz they don't wanna submit to what leaders (appointed by God) want to implement because it doesn't sit well with them, and that deals more with pride and issues with the heart rather than "this church is no good". Plus saying "meeting with a handful who listen to God" is kinda like saying "we actually hear from God, not from some dumb pastor" and that is taking away God's power through people and what he wants to say. We don't HAVE to do it, but it definitely helps the body as a whole as Jesus always encouraged to encourage each other and build each other. If we were meant to stay together and not have assemblies, the church would had never been created and Jesus would had never said that he'd build it. Again, that is up to the individual, a small gathering as as much power as a big one, but God's Word and power always attacks people one way or the other, and it's better to do life with people who were appointed by God to do life with you than go through it alone, and build His house to welcome other people.
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    Who believes the Rapture will happen this year?

    At this point Jesus knows Revelation (12 or 14?) depicts the Son of Man standing on a cloud holding a sickle and He is waiting from a word from the Father. And the angel leaves the temple where the Father is and goes to tell the Son of Man that it is time and He digs the sickle into the earth and reaps the believers. So I do not believe the Son knows, not until the Father gives the word that it's time. exactly
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    Who/What is your God?

    this thread would be better if instead of telling people what they are doing wrong, it'd be showing people who God can cover all their needs and insecurities
  22. what would you guys think if an nonbeliever participated in these moment not knowing fully the meaning of it but still does it? my personal opinion is that the moment might do nothing on the person's life (assuming that the person isn't doing it as what the communion symbolizes) and voids it, but I wanna know what someone else thinks of it
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    covenant christ made with apostales

    I fail to see any theological and historical evidence proven for this hypothesis
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