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  1. I have to comment you for responding even with a scripture.... This is from the book of Acts, it must be some disciple preaching the Gospel to Idolaters...not believers for emphasis... The disciples were "Jews", here is the strange situation....they had Jews in that city...and the people knew how the Jews separated them selves from them....and how they were told that their God does not want to do anything with them...even if they wanted him...he still does not want them...only as Prosylites...as in the Jewish religious law... The disciples speaking to Gentiles and being identified as Jews...and telling them about the Gospel of Jesus Christ...for they were talking to them for some time....not everything is recorded down... Explaining that Jesus died for all, everyone's sin including them...they should invite them to believe in Jesus Christ for their forgiveness of sins...this is the Gospel to invite them as they were to the faith in Jesus Christ.not with the rituals of the old Jewish faith but as they were to believe..their faith in Jesus Christ is accepted...that makes the devil mad.... So they are saved the moment they believed...they have the forgiveness of sins...the eternal Life and of course Jesus imputed righteousness... We cannot say to Gentiles in this situation repent....and if it is about wrong things...the concept of which they understood... Why would be they asked to repent from wrong doing in the first place if they are not believers...is the Gospel good works = Heaven and wrong works Hell. The idolaters that time as with any other religion they had repentance provisions in their religious system.... Their repentance and their good works in their religions gave them the better place in the place of the dead. In Hades... But the Gospel is about the Heavenly Inheritance which comes only in Jesus Christ.... The good news to the Gentiles is the invitation to believe in Jesus Christ the heir of Heaven.. To tell unbelievers that God wants everyone to repent is the wrong Gospel.... But if we that God wants all believers with faith in Jesus Christ to repent from wrong works..and not because their repentance of wrong works will earned a Heavenly Inheritance...because they have a Heavenly Inheritance because they believed.... But because of the benefits of repentance to a believer...because of the pros and the cons.... Not because for Heaven or Hell.... If someone is not a believer anymore because he took a non Christian faith or became an atheist..to him we can say repent and come back to the Christian faith....because one time he was part of it and he left it for something else. We see that in the old system....God keeps saying "repent"..to those who had the scriptures and knew what was right and wrong.. The Jews knew it was wrong to go to the idols and turn their backs to him....so he told them repent....come back to me.... To unbelievers we cannot say repent...from not believing to believing....unless they understand and have denied the faith of Jesus Christ... We can always invite them to the faith without judging them of their previous denial.... Jesus said those who believe in me....to repent in his name....not according to their cultural customs....for the Jew believer with faith in Jesus to seek repentance and peace with God as in the old sacrificial system...
  2. Who is call to repentance, is it believers? Or unbelievers... This I am not sure about, what do you mean... If not then what.... I cannot figure out what you want to say....
  3. This parable has a message as to what Jesus was about to do with his death on the Cross. Do away with the divisions between Jews and Genres.... Between clean and unclean between the Jews.....separation of people within the world and withing the Law.. Gentiles totally from God and Jews from disobedience to the Law and the clean and unclean part of the Law. And God in the Life and his people in righteousness but in death.. .and the Gentiles without hope....in their unrighteousness...and Death....totally cut off...by birth....their religious duties to the Law....their required obedience to the priestly duties and Leviticus duties...to be clean and not late to respont to their duties took president over....and dictated their behavior... The priest had a duty in the Temple ...had to remain in the Cleanliness of the Law...and be in time for the duty....
  4. Hosea 11:1 THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF A PARENT 1* When Israel was a child I loved him,a out of Egypt* I called my son.b 2The more I called them, the farther they went from me, Sacrificing to the Baals and burning incense to idols. 3Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk, who took them in my arms;c but they did not know that I cared for them. 4I drew them with human cords, with bands of love;* I fostered them like those who raise an infant to their cheeks; I bent down to feed them.d 5He shall return to the land of Egypt,e Assyria shall be his king, because they have refused to repent. 6The sword shall rage in his cities: it shall destroy his diviners, and devour them because of their schemings. 7My people have their mind set on apostasy; though they call on God in unison, he shall not raise them up. BUT LOVE IS STRONGER AND RESTORES 8How could I give you up, Ephraim, or deliver you up, Israel? How could I treat you as Admah, or make you like Zeboiim?* f My heart is overwhelmed, ................. Hosea wrote this about Israel....here he is referring to the twelve tribes inclusive.... In other parts he is define Israel as the northern kingdom....and makes separation for the tribe of Ephraim...and the Samaritans.... The southern kingdom was Judah including the tribe of Benjamin...Jerusalem and the Temple were in the tribe of Benjamin... ........... Egypt represents "the human captivity", as in death...inherited from Adam....particularly the place of the dead... This is where Jesus went after he died... Following his human inheritance....for other reasons he died just as a man..... God the Father called Jesus Christ his Son out of the "captivity", the place of the dead... This may be a reference to the resurrection of Jesus Christ... In a later chapter in Hosea is written the victory of Jesus Christ over the captivity of death... Hosea 13:14 * Shall I deliver them from the power of Sheol? shall I redeem them from death? Where are your plagues, O death! where is your sting, Sheol!j Berean Study Bible Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of Sheol; I will redeem them from Death. Where, O Death, are your plagues? Where, O Sheol, is your sting? Compassion is hidden from My eyes. There is a lot to know before we may rightly understand many things written and why they were written...as Jesus said to the disciples on the way to Emaous...they have a suggestion to him and his mission from God....including his death and resurrection and his victory over Death and Sheol..... Jesus in revelations said: I HAVE THE KEYS OF HADES AND DEATH.... In Hosea we see the Lord God as the seed of the woman who blasted the head of the Serpent and ended his right to hold the whole humanity in the captivity of death... Jesus Christ the Life giver took all who believe in him...by giving them the Life Eternal....to himself in Heaven...as he does for us who believe....it takes time to comprehend a lot of things. Jesus Christ hasbthe REFERENCE as Israel because is the Savior of the whole word.. And in him God has children from all the nations of the world...he died fir all. As Jacob was called Israel because all his children from all his wives were included in his blessings.... No one was excluded... In Abraham only Issac was included and in Issac only Jacob was included, Essau was exluded even thought he was the son of Rebecca the same as Jacob...his tween brother.... In Jacob all the children from all the wives were included.....that's why he was called "ISRAEL", the same for Jesus. He is refered as the Israel of LIFE....THE CHRIST...
  5. I as many of us have the same questions....we question and cry is not fair...we don't want people to be Saved-from Hell-unless they agree to let go of anything sinful in their lives-plus to agree to be of service to the Gospel and thus of Jesus Christ... They as I in the past did not understand that this is not possible...because Jesus Christ died only once and never to die again... I cannot be judging those who believe and escaped Hell...but have not enter the kingdom of God while they still live... Everytime the Kingdom of God is mentioned it makes reference to believers who still live..even thought the kingdom of God is also Heavenly....and invites them as the children of God by faith in Jesus Christ who live in and out of the kingdom of God to do something.....to repent...and it is not always about sin.... Many do not do the recognized sins and still wondering if they are in the blessings of the kingdom.... Jesus warned his disciples to stay connected to him.... They were at that time in a privilege position, they were only under the teachings and pastoring of Jesus Christ... The only way for them to be disconnected would have been to go back to Judaism...remained believers but practising Judaism.. But also Jesus was asking them to be in the role of the Servant....as in the parable of the talents...and not just to remain in the faith, but to work with him...which they did...till the end of their lives.... In later times Jesus gave us many examples of how many start with abiding in the vine...but eventually little by little are sifting their reliance to other spiritual "Lords", withing the faith...we see that in revelations chapter three...about the Churches... How they starter in the most favorable position with Jesus Christ and how they sifted away... Still believing in Jesus Christ and preaching the Gospel and calling upon him....but they got involved in some man made teachings .....following their earthly teachers-leaders...with so much passion and reliance to them that they could not recognized Jesus knocking on the door of their heart to let him lead them away from them and to him...in some specific matters... They were still under the blood....still believers... It is also about the eternal life.... We must be able to see the difference... Between the life of God given to Adam...which was not eternal...he did not have a Savior...he did not need to be Saved at creation, he was created in the Life of God.... He had the burden of remaining in the Life by remaining in full obedience, even obedience that kept him in ignorance of good and evil...right and wrong..as he did not have ...forgiveness of sins....or reconciliation for disobedience.... We see that looking towards the "Eternal Life", which comes with the "righteousness of God", at the same time...which comes to us because of the forgiveness of our sins.... In the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.... We are given imputed everything, righteousness because we have the forgiveness of sins and the Eternal Life in Jesus Christ.... We sin and that makes someone mad and that one is not Jesus Christ...it is the Devil...who can recite many scriptures even the story of how he got Adam and Eve...and the whole world...belong to him...for some lengthy time...but this time he gets even madder...because someone stands between the "sinner believer", and him... And he checks out his memory....Jesus has taken from him as his troghy "the sting of Death"... In case someone is not following Jesus...in the New beginning of making everything new..of him being the Lord...on he Heavenly Throne. .in his triumphs statesmen...I have the keys of Hades and Death", We are free to sin...and laugh at the "devils face"....but we are still in this world and even thought we are not going to Hell because of sins...while we live the sinful life we give the devil a chance to demoralize us...and deceived us..making us think that we are protected from him in this earth...when we are not... Jesus is calling the believers to repent....not because he will sent them to Hell if They are not....but for starters to keep The devil away from them....but he cannot stoped him for tempting us in our weakness...we need to stay alert...and also to protect us and guide us and bless us without the distractions of a sinful life stile...or a wordy life style...to take us out of bondages and closer to him and to his light... And bestow upon us the blessings of living in his eternal life....not only to boast that we have it ...but also to learn to live in it... But he said ...narrow is the way to live in his eternal life.... Most of his believers are not in the narrow path... But still believe in a sensual style of the world...the devil is mad...he may have them here on earth to a certain extent while they live...but he cannot have them for eternity...the rolls have switch, have reversed around.... Before it was God who could have the people while they lived...but did not have them for eternity...that was before Jesus Christ death on the Cross..... We see God mourning for Abel because after death he was not with him. We needed and have to wait for the seed of the woman.... That time God the creator gave us a hind.... He said at the time of Abel's death....in his mourning....the revenge is mine, and extend his protection to Kain...in case someone thought he had Kain in his mind...when he made the commend having the Devil who took Abel...God the Creator said I will be he one to take him back...the revenge is mine" I am the one ordained to be the seed of the woman...the Christ.. Jesus the Christ...
  6. Isaiah 53:8,9,10. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. Verse 8 is telling us that he was cut off from the land of the living without having any one to continue his generation...dieing childless....no one to carry the name into next generations.... As a reminder...the Pharisees asked Jesus why as he is of an age to have a wife and a family...why he is not doing just that. Jesus said that he has a mission from God and that mission does not include this part... To have a wife and children.... Later he gave us a glance into what he meant....kind off... He said that your brothers and your sisters are those who believe in me.. Don't you worry if your own family disown you because of me....you will find the new family in my name.... Him too....he died without any descendants to carry his name.. But he has a lot of descendants of the blood of his sacrifice who carry his name and call the children of his blood and his life... ON VERSE 9, and 10... It says ....when he makes his soul an offering for sin....then he sall see his offspring. Makes reference to his resurection when he saw the disciples and the others and also us today ...
  7. Thank you for posting...and the reference to Ephesians chapter 4... For the first time I notice the kindness Paul had towards the "Gentiles" believers in the Churches... He did not made a reference to the ten commandments, who were given to people who were not under the blood of Jesus Christ.. And came under a different system... Paul is very careful not to guide the Gentiles with the fear of punishment and rejection from God....when they realized that they have been doing something wrong a big part of their lives...Paul was careful to protect the people from feelings of grief upon realisation.. He is very careful not to motivate the "Gentile believers with the fear of punishment.... He knows that they were called to faith and included in the family of God in Jesus Christ as they were.... He is guiding them into developing a new conscience... He is giving them the knowledge, a list of some of the things to reflect upon...and stay away from... Paul never used words such as "repent"... In their situation this is not the right guidance for them...words such as this suggest that the people knew what is the right thing to do...and they did something in their knowledge that it is wrong.....this situation suggest "guilt"...it is applicable to the Jews....who knew it was wrong to do those things....and there is no need to tell the Jews or those who Knew what they were involve with...it was wrong.... "renew your minds", and accept what this or that is wrong because they have this understanding and knowledge....to them with the knowledge we can say "repent", or "is wrong to do this or that", refrain from doing this or that and they understand what is all about... The "Gentile believers", had to be taught what is the right thing to do....to renew their minds....to learn a new thing....to develop a new conscience... Paul understood in their culture some of those things were part of the lives of those who now believe in Jesus Christ....they do not have to feel guilty for doing things as unbelievers...in their past life.....only after renewing their mind as to what is the new way and being understood to them, they will be able to examine themselves... During the growth period...from an old way to the new way they need to afford the liency of the transitional period and not burden them with guilty feelings and feelings of failure...and worthy to be rejected....only after they have establish them selves in the new way and then go back to the old...then they can judge them selves more severely... I notice that Paul does not give them the ten commandments as a guide....but he points to how Jesus treat and accept the others...with compassion and acceptance...forgiving and guiding....live in righteousness...not cheating and deceiving...and without malice...and not thinking how to revenge...
  8. Matthew 9:13 New International Version (NIV) 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’[a] For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Luke 7:36-50 English Standard Version (ESV) A Sinful Woman Forgiven 36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at table. 37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38 38 As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. 39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.” 40 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said. 41 “Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii,[a] and the other fifty. 42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.” “You have judged correctly,” Jesus said. 48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” 50 Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Isaiah 52:7-10 7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns." ................................... The “feet” is here used figuratively: beautiful refers not to the feet but to the entire messenger/message, and his massage... ................ The woman in this story, is an example of the woman in the parable about the Kingdom of Jesus Christ........ the parable of the woman who was looking for the lost coin. The Love and Mercy and forgiveness of sins and restoration in the kingdom of God in the new covenant... She found the lost coin in Jesus Christ...the Love and mercy of God towards everyone in the world....including those the old covenant excluded.... She as one of the lost sheep of Israel experience the LOVE and MERCY of Jesus Christ...and FORGIVENESS of Jesus Christ...what we have in the new covenant that the people long for in the old but they could not have...extended to her from Jesus Christ who before the Cross he said "I have come to saved the lost sheep of Israel". Jesus after his death on the CROSS for the sins of the whole world...he became the Savior and Christ for all people of the world...and commissioned his disciples to bring the good news to the whole world... Isaiah 52:7. And in Mathew 9:13, Jesus gives a clue to the people that his sacrifice on the Cross will bring the LOVE AND MERCY...and the end of the sacrifices in he old testament. GOD long for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross...not the animals in the old...to bring to the people the forgiveness of sins for all people and the love and mercy of God to all the world.. John 3:16... John 3:16 New International Version (NIV) 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. With her actions this woman gave the testimony about Jesus, what she believed who Jesus was...the annoynted from God, the Messiah the Christ....who brings the good news to all...that he was the one God send.... But to her personally it was the comfort Jesus had brought in her heart...he gave her beauty instant of ashes....gladness instant of sorrow....love and forgiveness instant of judgement and contamination....he gave her acceptance, the entrance and a place in his Kingdom... She is telling the people that Jesus made her feel the beauty he has in his heart...that to her his words and his deeds is like the aroma of the perfume to her heart....
  9. This may be..Jesus with this parable wanted to say how is going to be in the coming Kingdom of God...He had not died yet and he was telling them how things will work in his kingdom after his resurrection... The Servants, the Priest of God before in the old were chosen from Aarons family...but in the new family connections are set aside in favor for servants who are equiped from God with gifts from the Holy Spirit....to do a service to him...with the proposed to increase the harvest of the believers and equipped and help both the individual believers and the churches...we also had the prophets who were not from the priests family...as to day we have servants of Jesus Christ in his service outside the Christian organizations. We see the Servant with the one talent that he was willing to be in the mission to bring an increase in the Kingdom of Jesus Christ... The Lord equipped him and gave him the spiritual gifts he needed...but for some reason he got disoriented... We understand that the talents are spiritual gifts...they cannot be lost or stolen... There is only one way but to grow with them...even a little by little...and in using them you can never loose them...only if they stay idle as it happened with the one talent are lost... The Lord had to take it from him...and give it to someone who was willing to work with him...for the proposed of the Lord...to bring Joy to the Lord...and his reward was to have the knowledge that he brought joy to the Lord.. If he decides to not be a servant in the Kingdom..then he does not need the talent...he may just be one if the subjects of the Kingdom... He would not have anymore the special status of the Servant. Which came with a special privilege to be around the Lords business in the elect position of the Servant...to take missions from the Masrer... PS Misconception...the Lord did nor condemn him to Hell...he is still a believer and may still be in good use, and he is still a good person... Only his status have change....before he was close to the Lord as a Servant...and abide in CLOSESNESS to his light.. But now he finds himself in a different status...some distance from his light...doing his own, occupied with the burdens of this life,..he may change his mind and asked to be a Servant again...he is not dead he is still alive and as a believer he is under the blood of Jesus Christ.. Not every believer must be a Servant..like the disciples...or the evangelist and have special gifts for special missions...
  10. "can someone have faith in the heart but not know in mind" this is the title of the OP... I take it as it communicates the message that someone has faith in Jesus Christ, and does not know it... being ignorant of the fact that he has believe... This is a very strange proposition, and I am sorry to say that, but this is not possible... The fact that he does not know about it, it shows that he does not have in his heart something that makes his faith alive in him... Our faith in Jesus Christ is alive in us... we are the children of the Life giver....that makes us conscious that our faith in him is alive in our heart.. He can create strong feelings that affect our emotions within our heart.... jesus is alive in our heart...the Holy Spirit..."will guide you and teach you all things...".
  11. Because of circumstances someone may say "Jesus is Lord", and pretends to be a believer...at this stage he does it to perhaps received a benefit from believers....or from his believing parents... But who can tell if some time before his death he believes... So we have confession without faith.... Paul is quite familiar with this situation....because in the Jewish culture someone is accepted of what he does....taking part in the rituals and Holidays....faith is not a prerequisite, in some groups it is, but they see one another through their obedience to their rituals... We read in the OT, repeatedly the Lord Is telling the people that he is not please with them...keeping the Law without faith in him. Because were just practicing or obeying the Law...thus pleasing the people and the priests, but they did it to belong and not be cut off, or excommunicated...or even risked to be killed by their own families... If someone had faith but not the rituals to go along with his faith was not accepted... Paul must have notice some were in Christian congregations for some reasons...to be part and in unity with spouses or family...or work or business.... So he did say that above all is faith in the heart...that counts...this we can see it our selfs...we do not need anyone to convince us, if we understand that Jesus can see the faith in the heart...and Saved the person...no need for anyone else to do a ritual and the presence of witnesses and record keeping.... So anyone where ever he may be at any given moment can be reach by the Holy Spirit and believe... The confession in this situation is the confession of a believer... This is so, that anyone who believes can be saved without the confession, because some cannot confess...a mute...someone whose unbelieving "master", cut his tongue to prevent the confession, and to him being saved...or someone incapacitated who believes in his heart...but cannot speak... There numerous ways to communicate the confession of faith in Jesus Christ... And there are erroneous situations being recorder for those who seek to extract a confession from a believer...those are seeking to save a saved person by demanding a traditional confession from a believer who is already saved because of his faith in his heart.. This is not what Paul is communicating in Romans 10:9,10...he never said that a person is not saved unless he confess. When he first said that the person is the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ because of his faith in his heart. To Jesus Christ when we believe he can see our agreement to his Gospel in our heart...this is good for him...but people do not know it, and they need our verbal confession to accept the faith of someone....and then if they do not see the change they expect...they turn around and call the believer a liar...and judge him to Hell..or that he believe in his mind and not in his heart...judging like God...who can see in the heart of people...when they can not and seek evidence.. That's why they open them selves to being deceived...and judge believers as not truth believers...clever... They ignore the word dedication...or dedicated...
  12. With the Mosaic Law the Lord God gave Israel their own calendar....packed with religious observations... He also gave them the priesthood, the sacrifices...and the eye against the eye rule... We are in the new covenant...our Lord God has died for the forgiveness of our sins....he is the Lord God of the old testament...who left everything to enter our world and be born from Mary...the seed of the woman... The Messiah...the Christ of God...the Savior the Life Giver.... We do not need the Law to be good and charitable people...and moral people... And he gave us the fellowship of the Holy Spirit...the teacher...the counselor...the comforter....his presence in us...his peace....the eternal life....And a Heavenly Inheritance in his name. PS Jesus cannot Judge you for not keeping the Sabbath because he never gave this to anyone of us.... Jesus did nit give us the Jewish Calendar...have no fear... We have different time jones in the world... Different sunsets....and seasons.... Thank you for your post You wont be a manster of bad consiense without reading the Law of Moses....
  13. This event happened before the Cross...within the Old Covenant.. Jesus had just healed a man born blind... At that time the Pharisees had taken offence with Jesus Christ, because he healed people on the Sabbath day...according to the Law the Sabbath was a day of rest for both their Lord God and them... That's what the Pharisees were trying to explain to the man Jesus had just healed, because he was healed on the day of rest the Sabbath day... They concluded that indeed the blind man was healed...but on Sabbath day...that meant to them that he was healed by some other Godly power, or by another God, or the way they explain it by the power of the Devil....telling the man something quite confusing... Asking the man to give praise to God...definitely not for the miracle of his healing believing that some evil power healed him...but for him to praise God as a form of renouncing the evil power....Asking God to removed the evil power from him.....would result in him being the way he was before...blind.... And all that on a Saturday....they were confused....that show how much they did not like Jesus..working with the power of other Gods, possible a Roman God....who was sent to deceived them... The Pharisees they got distracted and were asking indirectly their God to do a miracle to make this man blind again...on Saturday... Like what happened with Moses and Faraow. The blind man...who all his life hope that the Lord would healed him...now to make the Pharisees right had to asked God to make him blind again....free him from the evil healing... He defended Jesus and his miracle...saying that you never heard a blind man being healed he defend Jesus... PS This is before the Cross and it is referring to Jesus Christ calling upon his Father to heal this man..... In the Gospel of John chapter one: Who ever calls upon the name of the Lord-referring to Jesus Christ shall be Saved.....it is about those after the Cross and resurrection who heard the Gospel and believed....it's including the Gentiles...who are not the seed of Abraham born into circumcision and the Law...that upon hearing the Gospel and believed they accepted by Jesus as they are. No need to be circumcized and be sanctified by the old testiment rituals to be accepted by God.... Simply no need to be Procilites first for their faith to be accepted by Jesus Christ... PS As Jesus had said before the Cross he has sheep from another flock, not just the Jewish. And he will makes the two one...one Savior one Lord..John 10:16.... Paul was preaching the same thing about the new man in Christ Jesus...that there is no more Jew or Gentile, that Jesus on the Cross made the two one... By faith a Jew is Saved and also by faith in Jesus Christ a "Gentile" is saved... PS I put the word Gentile in quotes, because for its historical definition...since The Cross does not mean what it meant before..... Anyone upon believing in Jesus Christ can call Jesus his Savior and Lord...to actually make him the Lord and guide in someones life it is a dedication...is asking to grow in the faith.. and other things between the believer and jesus Christ..
  14. The context: There must be a context that result in these words... That God loved the world, not just loved the world but loved the world in a very special, very special...super special way.... "KOSMOS" is not problematic to Greeks... While is used to refer to the a lot of everything we see when we looked at the sky above... Like God created the world=kosmo.... In John 3:16...kosmos=world is referring to a lot of people: It is like as in the context of what the scripture want to point out.... This scripture is spoken to the whole world=to all kosmos... As supposed to the Jews only....as it was before Jesus Christ.... And why the world=kosmos...and not is pointing to a special group even a sub-group withing a group... Because Jesus died for the sins of the world.... Inclusive all people from the first man to forever one.... Noy to those who were present at the time of his crucifixion... And someone who understands the way of the Law of Moses could make this argument...even an argument to expanding it to include only the Jews as a whole whether present or not and or the twelve tribes.....never ending argument... This back to our substance.... There is one Savior for all the people of the world... From those, everyone who had died before Jesus Christ...Kosmos...all people, inclusive all, from every family and nation in the world.... And all people who were alive at the time of his death on the cross.... Again the people...all the people=kosmos on the earth.... And for those to be born for ever more in the whole world.... " John 3:16 King James Version (KJV) 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. The emphasis is to have "Eternal Life"... without the "Eternal Life", someone will perish.... next post will address the substance of John 3:16.. So this is just for the meaning of Kosmos... And next post about God's special love and why is so special.... This: Jesus if I do not go to the Cross to die, nothing will be acoblish...there is not any other way...
  15. Not all but most are believing that they got things right and they want to tell others...they will find their way, it takes time.... People need to feel strong in their believes and we take it from there... I understand that the Holy Spirit can make someone to want to tell, even when the person is in misunderstanding.... So someone who hears him may say something to be used by the Holy Spirit as a seed to correct someone.... God Bless.... PS I remember our conversations when you first began....your fellowship in this site..
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