Rick_Parker

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  1. 1. What is your view on Evolution? It is a tool of Satan to deceive people from believing in Creation. 2. Why do you believe that the Bible is true? Because GOD predicted what would happen in the future (at the times) and they came true. Secondly, what Christ has said would happen in my life if I lived for Him has come true. 3. If you're from the US, what is your view on guns? Everyone with a sound mind and without a criminal record should own one. 4. Do you view LGBT people in a negative light? I believe that the behavior is a sin and an abomination to GOD. As for the people themselves, I love them as GOD's creations. The activities I find disgusting, including by my "Lesbian" daughter.
  2. Pascal's wager is that if there is no GOD, than when we die we become nothing. If there is a GOD, than we are saved and those who bet wrong go to eternal damnation. As followers of Christ, the wager is either we are saved (one is not a Christian unless they already believe that Christ rose from the dead) because of our faith, or if we are wrong, we become nothing just as those who don't believe. So, the wager is: do I take the change that there faith in Christ really saves or is it a false hope that leads nowhere? Will I go to Heaven, will I go to "Hell", or will I go to nothing? It's a win, lose, or draw proposition.
  3. Our souls are immortal during this age, not our bodies. After this age, during eternity, GOD will give us all immortal bodies to go with our immortal souls; it is with these that we will spend eternity in either Heaven or the Lake of Fire.
  4. I believe that Scripture teaches that everyone will exist forever, either in Heaven with Christ or in the Lake of Fire with Satan. It does make a difference because if those who aren't saved believe that they will not spend eternity in Hell but cease to exist, then they can feel that they really have nothing to lose; even if they do believe that those who are saved will live forever.
  5. All of the instances of Satan entering someone (only 1 for sure) was before the Holy Spirit entered a Christian believer. Demon possession can only occur to an unsaved person, as the Holy Spirit indwells every believer and He does not share His dwelling place with another.
  6. "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:9 (NIV) Sounds like HE wants everyone to be saved to me.
  7. "Predestination?" No, that is not why children go to heaven when they die. Yes, GOD does know who will and will not accept Christ as their Savior. But that is foreknowledge on the part of GOD, not predestination. Scripture teaches us, in Romans 8:28-30 "And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose. For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers. And those He predestined He also called, those He called He also justified, those He justified He also glorified." First come the foreknowledge, then the predestination. The reason that children go to heaven is because until they understand the law and the sin nature, they, because of GOD's Justice, are not held responsible and therefore have not sinned in the eyes of GOD. God is love and His concern for children is evident in Matthew 18:14 where Jesus says, “Your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.” People go to hell because they choose in willful rebellion and unbelief to reject God and His grace. Children are incapable of this kind of conscious rejection of God. Where such rebellion and willful disobedience is absent, God is gracious to receive.
  8. You want to take the chance that there is no Hell? Would it be worth it?
  9. Welcome to Worthy! Are you dead? Then it is not too late for you to have accepted Christ. Don't let Satan ruin your joy!
  10. The Bible says that the proof of GOD and the Redeemer are written in the stars. That I one of the reasons that man will have no excuse as to the existence of GOD. So, the Star in the sky leading the way to the baby Jesus was perfectly in line with the character of GOD.
  11. Until a child understands what sin is and that they need a savior, they are counted as innocent by GOD. Sure, they are born with a sin nature and sin just like us, but the Bible is clear that "unless we become as on of these (children), we will never enter the kingdom of Heaven."(Paraphrase) So, until a person understands, they are counted as innocent. Just as a person with the mental capacity of a child is innocent, although they do sin.
  12. OneLight's comments didn't give me that impression. He also stated that he did click on the link so your assumption is wrong in that regard. JMO
  13. Not what I said. This woman should be treated like any other parishioner, not being in any leadership capacity. If, after she has her child, she wishes to become a counselor, that is something that her pastor has to determine. As for abortion, I take it that you are for it for some reasons. To me every abortion is a murder and in a case such as this, there is no reason to have a "secret abortion." As for being "quick to judge" we are to judge the behavior of those who profess to be Christians, especially within the congregation. Liberal theology has no place here. Shame on anyone who supports abortion and some people need to learn to read common English.
  14. That is bull and you know it! That is why people confess their sin, accept the consequences, see things through and then become a stronger witness for the Lord. Those kind of people become the best counselors!!