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  1. I Thes 5:22

    I would disagree here. It really means the same thing. And many modern bible translations are corrupt to begin with
  2. PRAY FOR MY DAD

    Dad died last night. It was very quick. I was praying like heck *ahem* for him and I can only hope that I heard rightly from the Lord..... (You know how it is when you want to hear the Lord speak to you personally, and sometimes it does happen, but its often difficult to entangle real messages from your own stray thoughts, you know, you yourself unconsciously telling yourself what you want to hear) I felt the Lord telling me that He came to Dad in his final hours and told him he saved him. It is possible as I have heard of that happening in parts of the world where Christianity is illegal, the Lord coming to people in dreams and visions saving them. It would have been impossible to outright speak to Dad about it yesterday as he was so doped up on morphine or whatever he was barely able to speak. Like I said I may have heard rightly and I have been truly hearing from the Lord a lot lately, with things coming true, but without further confirmation from the Lord it wont be possible to know for sure till I myself am "up there" with Christ.
  3. No. God always calls. It is the people who refuse to answer.
  4. Climate change just another hoax

    I would have to disagree but only partially. I dont believe in manmade climate change but to some degree there is climate change.....99% of it caused by the SUN alone, the other 1% often caused by volcanoes. I agree about the ozone layer though
  5. PRAY FOR MY DAD

    Well I put in a prayer request about a week or so ago that my dad went into the hospital bcz he was being tested for pancreatic cancer. Well he came home for a day or two and then had to go back in and we got called yesterday saying he only has a few days left. Pray for a miracle that either my dad be healed or if he has to go, Christ will come to Him in his last few hours and save his lost soul, please!
  6. Prayer request for dad

    Just found out today he checked into hospital yesterday to be checked out for pancreatic cancer. Also pray for his salvation for though he is a good man he is not saved and tends to be a stubborn old coot who would rather believe in aliens than he would in God. He believes in aliens because when he was in the navy and in the sea of Japan in '74 he once saw a bright red light in the sky (ahem go figure.....red, like what is usually associated with demons) doing impossible maneuvers at equally impossible speeds
  7. Saturday or Sunday?

    I dont know where you get that nonsense about 41000 denominations. Some people say 30 000 but that too is equally nonsense. I dont know where people keep pulling up these falsehoods. I do not have my own truth but obey God's word alone. I myself am nothing. I have infinitely more important things to worry about right now that to continue this pointless argument with someone who would rather listen to 7th day cults that the bible.
  8. Once Saved always Saved, Is A Doctrine Of Devils

    One is not saved by keeping the commandments as though we are still under the Law Acts 15:5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses. Jesus may have said Himself, Keep the commandments Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. But He said that because He hadnt DIED yet and thus men were still under the Law, not under grace. Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. Galatians 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. The people you speak of are likely those who still believed in keeping the Law. A true believer in Jesus doesnt ever leave
  9. Once Saved always Saved, Is A Doctrine Of Devils

    But that's the thing.....anybody who received knowledge of Christ and rejected it doesnt 'become' an unbeliever, they were never saved to begin with. They were always unbelievers
  10. Once Saved always Saved, Is A Doctrine Of Devils

    It goes back to what I said, that you cannot continue to live an unregenerate existence and still expect to be saved. Those who are truly saved will make mistakes but otherwise will not want to sin any longer. Paul was talking about those who have received knowledge but havent accepted that knowledge
  11. Saturday or Sunday?

    I have seen the truth for over 20 years now. The problem with the YLT is that it takes some things TOO literally, when these things are not always meant to be taken so.
  12. Saturday or Sunday?

    Israeli? You ever been there?
  13. Saturday or Sunday?

    Yeah I know, the J sound didnt exist 2000 years ago. Hebrew and Aramaic still dont use it. It was a 15th century English development to distinguish it from the 'Y" sound of the 'I' I believe. And I do know that Jesus spoke Aramaic. But there is no historical evidence to show that Aramaic scriptures came before the Greek. I've looked it up myself.
  14. Once Saved always Saved, Is A Doctrine Of Devils

    Come on, now, peace, people
  15. Once Saved always Saved, Is A Doctrine Of Devils

    Well there are people who do seem to believe that all you have to do is just say the right words like some kind of magic formula, and bang you are saved, no problem; you can continue to go on living an unregenerate life sinning all you want and you dont have to worry about going to hell. Such people are not saved and never were. There is such a thing too as being reborn in the spirit. Such a person has buried the old man of sin.... Romans 6:6 | Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. Ephesians 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; Colossians 3:9 | Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; Having said that however, remember too that being saved makes us forgiven sinners, not perfect. That perfection wont come till we have fully put off the flesh (1 Cor 15:52-54). So we will always continue to struggle along that narrow path and make mistakes from time to time. In this context, Once saved always saved is perfectly biblical. https://www.allaboutgod.com/once-saved-always-saved.htm Once Saved, Always Saved – The Biblical Evidence The Bible teaches “once saved, always saved” -- that we can be saved once and for all only through a repentant, saving faith in Jesus Christ. Once a person has accepted Christ as Savior, they may wonder if it is possible to lose that salvation. What if they commit a sin? What if they commit a lot of sins? What if they do something very, very wrong? Is it possible to be saved, and then lose that salvation? Fortunately, the answer is a resounding “no.” Once a person has accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, he/she is forever saved. This fact is referred to as the doctrine of “eternal security,” often summarized as “once saved, always saved.” There are several reasons why a person can be confident in their “eternal security.” First and foremost is the evidence of Scripture. John 3:15-18 says about Christ: “The Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.” The salvation in Christ is not temporary, it is eternal. In John 10:28-30, Jesus says: “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. I and the Father are one." The forgiveness of God through Christ is sufficient to cover all of our sins -- past, present, and future. There is nothing a person can do that God cannot forgive. This doctrine is supported by Romans 8:38-39, Ephesians 4:30, and Jude 24; among others. Once Saved, Always Saved – The Logical Evidence As with many other scriptural doctrines, the idea of “once saved, always saved” is also supported logically. Eternal security is consistent with everything else the Bible teaches about mankind, and God. Examining the doctrine in relation to the rest of Scripture demonstrates that it is consistent with all other biblically sound teachings. The idea of losing our salvation is not only unscriptural, but it creates monumental problems with other doctrines, including salvation by faith, the sin nature of man, and the purpose of Christ’s sacrifice. The Bible teaches that man is inherently sinful -- that a sinful nature is a part of all of us (Romans 3:10). This means that even after being saved, every single believer is going to sin from time to time. Thinking that we can live a perfect, sinless life after our salvation is not only unscriptural, but arrogant (James 2:10). If we are not eternally secure, this sinning will cause us to lose our salvation, but how much sin is too much? There is no scriptural “yardstick” given to tell us how many or what kind of sins are enough to void our salvation. Without eternal security, the Bible would describe a situation where Christianity is a perpetual game of Russian Roulette; a life in which condemnation and salvation alternate every time we sin and confess, and we never know if we’re saved or not. Scriptural passages (Ephesians 2:8-9, Isaiah 64:6) indicate that our attempts at good deeds will never earn us a place in heaven. We cannot make up for our past, present, or future sins by doing good works. A saved believer will, as a natural product of their faith, shun sin and practice good works (James 2:18). If “once saved, always saved” is not true, then by necessity we are saved both by our faith and our works. If we can do sinful things, or not do good things (James 4:17) and lose our security, then our good deeds are a part of our salvation. This concept is contradictory to Scripture. It also creates an unlivable scenario where we have to try to do enough good to outweigh our sinful natures. The doctrine of “eternal security” goes hand in hand with the doctrine of “saved by faith alone.” To deny eternal security is to endorse a “faith plus works” salvation system. Jesus Christ made some powerful statements about morality during His earthly ministry. In those three short years, He talked the talk and walked the walk of the toughest moral and ethical system in human history. Most religions focus on the external actions, but Christ took the concept of sin and holiness to a much deeper level. For example, most religions are satisfied to condemn the physical act of adultery, but Christ said “Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart” (Matthew 5:28). Christ set the bar for holiness at a level all Christians are called to aspire to, but none can ever fully live up to, because of our sin nature. Just as the law of Moses was meant, in part, to demonstrate to Israel how impossible it was for mortal man to obtain the moral perfection of God, the standards of Christ also remind us of how shallow our best efforts at goodness really are. Thankfully, God has always provided a way for us to be forgiven for our shortcomings. Christ’s sacrifice on the cross served the same purpose for all mankind that the sacrificial lambs did for specific families before His ministry. Christ was a sinless, blameless substitute for our sins. The Bible clearly tells us what Christ’s moral expectations are for us. If we lost our salvation every time we fell short of those ideals, then none of us would be saved for more than a few minutes at a time. If that were true, what purpose was there in His death? Also, according to the Bible, if we could lose our salvation, then it would be lost forever, because Christ only died once. Hebrews 6:4-6 is an often misunderstood passage, which strongly supports the doctrine of eternal security in two ways: it implies that Christ’s sacrifice must be sufficient for all sins, and states that if it were possible for a person to lose their salvation, it would be forever lost. According to this passage, if a person could do something that cost them their salvation (which they cannot), then it would be “impossible” for them to be re-redeemed. Once Saved, Always Saved – The New Creation Critics of the “once saved, always saved” doctrine claim that it gives Christians a license to sin. They presume that those who believe in eternal security intend to accept salvation, and then continue to willingly sin. This is inaccurate, because anyone who has been truly saved is a new creature (2 Corinthians 5:17), has the conviction of the Holy Spirit (John 14:26; 1 Thessalonians 4:8), and now wants to live for Christ. Someone who continues to willingly and blatantly live in sin has not truly accepted Christ (1 John 2:19; 1 John 3:6; James 1:26). While this false belief may be held by some, it is not a part of the teachings of any true Christian church (Romans 3:8). A person who willingly, humbly, repents of sin and turns towards the cross, trusting Christ as their Savior, will be saved (Acts 16:31; John 6:37; John 14:6). That salvation is once and for all, eternal, and secure. Those who truly trust in Christ are saved once, and saved always. *Back to me* Now God will chastise His saved children who sin, even to the point of death if necessary, but that does not mean they have lost their salvation.
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