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  1. Atonement

    - No,...... the way you are explaining it tries to promote the false idea that some are saved and some are lost, and there is no choice or free will involved. And thats not true and its not possible. See, here is the issue with predestination theology as you are trying to present it. You have not realized 2 things.....One...is that because God knows something will happen, does not mean He caused it to happen., as the foreknowledge of God allows Him to be able to know without having to be the cause. Second.....If predestination were true, then God would be unfair, cold hearted, and wrong.... and the reason is.......If, the way you unfortunately present the gospel were true (and its not).....that "some are born to heaven and some are born to hell", then this means that God is causing people to burn, and not giving some of them a choice to be saved.....And that means God is removing free will.........So, all of that does not happen, will not happen, and has never happened. Instead......God offers heaven and eternal life to every living human being who was or will be born.......Jesus died for the "sin of the world" and not just for the "chosen elect"....... Just remember that even tho God, in His foreknowledge KNOWS everything....this DOES NOT MEAN that He causes everything.....It only means that because God is God, He knows everything. Knowing is not causing.........Knowing is Knowing. = Foreknowledge. If you are saved, then He knew you would be, but He didnt choose your free will for you, ............But He did know you would choose Christ and become born again, long before you were found wearing your earth suit.
  2. What Water Baptism isnt.

    Maybe there is a clear understanding of "water", as related to baptism, and spiritual baptism, ...that we need to grab for the sake of clarity.So.....When we are talking about this, there is a CONTEXT that has to be applied, or else, this topic becomes a theological free for all.What is the context?The context is Jesus talking to Nicodemus , and when we look at that conversation, then we are able to find the simple facts.Dont go anywhere else in the bible trying to get the revelation about "baptism", as you find the facts coming out of the mouth of Jesus as they are being revealed to Nicodemus.... and this becomes the bible revealing them to you.The facts are...Jesus understood that Nicodemus could not grasp "spiritual rebirth", and that is why when Nicodemus said.."can i reenter the womb of my mother , etc"... = Did you notice that what Jesus did, is not correct him....but rather he only offered a simple distinction between natural child birth, and spiritual rebirth.Thats all he did, and THAT is the context of this issue, that has to be applied, or the entire conversation and theology regarding water, and baptism, goes off the chain and into the dark.Understand.....There IS NO 3rd option, and Jesus is not talking about being "washed by the water of the word"....so, no need to try to drag that verse in out of context, when the simple answer is found when you just simply ready HOW Jesus is explaining to Nicodemus, the distinctions between the 2 births.One is water, the earth birth.One is spirit, the born again birth.Thats it.Game over.Get get some chips and watch "Murder she wrote, or find a UFC fight"...whatever.You dont have to keep digging this up to try to confuse yourself, anymore, as its really too simple to miss it, and stay confounded, confused, and theologically inaccurate.See, Thats how simple this is, but people are mislead by commentaries and heretics, when all they have to do is just read this conversation.Nothing difficult about it.Jesus is simply making a distinction between natural childbirth, where the water breaks, and the baby is born, with.....the spiritual application teaching regarding = being born again by and in , the Spirit.Jesus is discussing and explaining 2 births, by making a distinction between natural childbirth, and the spiritual rebirth. (born again).So, when you see teachers, churches, trying to recreate some "water to be saved" theology, then you need to realize they are off the mark, and more then likely, not even saved.If that is your church, then find another one.Life is too short to live in a spiritual ditch., especially when you dont have to.
  3. Atonement

    The offer of the Atonement is universal. The acceptance and application of the Atonement is limited to "Faith".
  4. This topic is always found to be off course. The fact is, its a bait and switch issue. Here, let me show you. First, if you strip away the nomenclature regarding, "gay rights".....then you reduce the situation to the truth...The truth, is that its not about "gay rights", its about the rights of some to pursue HOMOSEXUAL SEX ACTS...... As this is what defines a homosexual.... So, to give "rights" to a "gay", you have thereby legitimized the idea that homosexual SEX, is normal, is natural, is moral. And right THERE, the wheels fly off this incredible mass of lies and misdirection that the politically corrected want you to continue to be consumed with, instead of just realizing what the truth is regarding this issue. The issue is.....to create "gay rights", you have legalized the idea that morally, gay sex, is to be treated as moral, and thus, legalized........ which then legitimized the idea of "gay rights" as equal to "civil rights". BIUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ............................ So, if we look at it from that POV, then it becomes a lot more clear, and certainly and finally, honest. Now, as per this discussion, .... lets get rid of the bible and God and holiness regarding sexuality as defined by those 3....and lets look at homosexuality as nature would and how of its own accord would absolutely deal with it.. When i speak of "nature", im thinking of "mother nature", the "animal kingdom" and how things work out if left to this situation. Think of this......"if you take all the gays and isolate them where they have access to health care, food, entertainment, quality living conditions, but, no access to "heterosexuals", then in 100 years, all gays are extinct. They're gone.....and that is because within their sexual behavior, they CAN NOT REPRODUCE. AND SO, WE FIND A LAW.....The 1st Law of Nature .... = that SEX is 1st and foremost IS DESIGNED to "replenish the species" and as GAY SEX cannot do this, then not only is it condemned as immoral, but its discovered to be unnatural..... as defined by the PURPOSE FOR SEX. Once you see this, then the blinders fall off and this issues becomes quite clear. See this clearly, dear reader......... = Gay Sex, (homosexual sexuality) DEFIES the very reason SEX was created., as it was created to REPLENISH the SPECIES, and homosexual sex, CANNOT DO THIS. ! THEREFORE, homosexual sexuality is NOT NATURAL or NORMAl according to NATURE, and its not Moral or Accepted according to GOD who created SEX = for the main purpose of replenishing the species. Homosexuality cannot replenish the species, which defines this type sexuality as unnatural.
  5. Homosexuality and Us

    Im not certain that "reaping what you've sown" should be considered as punishment. its really not punishment, its more that the evil that you do recompenses your life with hurt, sorrow, and pain. So, its more a recompense, self inflicted, then "punishment". "punishment" would be the lake of fire, regarding the end result of rejecting Christ.....but even that, is self inflicted......Its the COST, of choosing to end up in that eternal situation. its very much...."choose this day"........as all final results originate with a first choice.
  6. Homosexuality and Us

    The blood atonement is the reason that a born again believer will meet God as Father, and not as judge, when they die. But on the other hand, there is a spiritual law that is fully functional in the earth, and that law is the law of "reaping what you've sown".. So, any person's lifestyle is a "sown" situation, (daily) and depending on the lifestyle a harvest is always in effect that reflects the exact " just due" (consequence) to be received by each person. Jesus certainly removed the curse of the law, but He absolutely did not remove the earthly consequence regarding reaping what you've sown. You, dear reader, decide that outcome.
  7. Unpardonable sin

    A person who has been born again, who is saved, ...... cannot commit the "unpardonable sin". The UPSin is simply to die (unsaved) = as a Christ Rejector., as in this case you have died without your sins being pardoned...........and THAT is the "unpardonable sin", or as Jesus explains it....."if you dont believe that i am the MESSIAH, the SAVIOR, then you will die IN YOUR SINS". So, every unsaved unbeliever is currently committing the Unpardonable Sin, whereas every believer cannot possibly, once they are born again.
  8. Salvation?

    A person's discipleship, is what they do because they are saved, but has nothing to do with saving them, or keeping them saved. WE are saved because God saved us, and outside of this, there is no salvation. Salvation, is not a work in progress, and this is understood by the term "born again". We are a work in progress, as we are being conformed to the image of Christ, but this is separate from the Eternal situation, REDEMPTION- ATONEMENT, which is a Gift that cant be earned and can't be kept. It is instead, ESTABLISHED and Sustained by the Blood Of Jesus, which cant be remitted or taken from us, any more then a birth can be undone after you are born.
  9. Salvation?

    When a person does not understand that salvation <> born again, cannot be undone, or "lost", then they will think they are lost every other day because of their behavior. Therefore, they will be endlessly going back to the alter to get '"saved again" and again and again, as they are lost again each week. To me the strangest part of these type (i can lose it) believers, preachers, and denominations, = is that they are absolutely ignorant regarding the Atonement, yet they will preach you a book about "tongues" "the holy Spirit", and "receiving the baptism".....Yet they can't even grasp "Grace"........they are still in baby diapers, 30 years saved. Interesting, isn't it?
  10. The Cup

    - God descended from Heaven, through the womb of a Virgin, to the earth He >created. < ... John 1:10 He sent Himself alone, as only God Himself could meet the requirements He himself established for righteousness. He met them on earth by living a sinless life, and offered this sinless life on a Cross as a gift of righteousness that is able to redeem and restore you unto Himself, for eternity. God becoming a man, understood pain and the consequences of bearing His own judgment against Himself for the sake of offering redemption to us all, as a gift. God's flesh reacted to the knowledge of the consequence of the act of sacrificing Himself on a Cross for the sin of the world. This is the "cup" Jesus is referring to, that He was up against, and it was agony to His soul even before He (Jesus) was arrested, as God knew what it would mean to suffer on a cross,= even before man , (as Adam), was ever created. (Foreknowledge of God) Jesus, as God, walked daily on earth for a lifetime, knowing what was coming to Him in the end. The "CUP". "For God so loved the world that He GAVE Himself unto death upon a cross (Cup) as the only begotten Son (Himself in human flesh)."""" John 3:16
  11. - A thinking rational person, filled with the Holy Spirt, realizes that Lucifer wanted to be God.......as our bible explains to us, and this is the Truth. Failing that, he has warred against God's greatest creation (Man) since the "fall". Subsequent to that, Satan created a counterfeit Christianity, a false religion,= that comes complete with a "god", a "bible' , and a "prophet", who "ascended upon a white horse, into heaven". So, all of this is a demonic copy of the real thing.., as this is Satan's method = Mr Angel of LIGHT. I have stood across from Jerusalem, (Mount of Olives) , and had an Arab showing me by pointing........ "now right there is where Mohammed ascended"........ Uh huh. Right. And im Spider Man, and you are a HOOT !! The bad news is, this damning religion is sending its followers to the lake of fire, while promising them "virgins".... pending they blow themselves up. Now, think about a "god", whose heaven is actually a whore house waiting to deliver the girls...., and whose prophet had among his many wive's an 8 year old girl. Thats the reality, and to deny it, is to be politically corrected out of your sanity, oh ye READER. If you are a Christian, or if you are a thinking rational person, and cant SEE what we are dealing with , when we are dealing with "allah", and the rest of this mess, then shame on you. And this "angel" who a muslim will tell you dictated the Quran to someone who was illiterate, (mohammed), whose Bedoudin tribe decided that they would establish the "moon god", (allah) as their one "true" out of about 300........this "angel" who the Quran and the Hadith will tell you was the same who spoke to the virgin Mary....... they say, this angel had "600 wings." Sorry, but no angel has wings (in the bible) , all angels are males (in the bible) , who look like men (in the bible)......etc etc, etc. What a godless mess ......really and .truly.
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  13. Suicide

    Im not a Judas fan, but, i think that when a person believes they can lose their salvation, then the entire bible becomes to them, an effort to prove it. And for those of you who love to take part in that ongoing fiasco, i suggest you learn how to win souls and disciple new converts instead, as it'll be a lot more impressive at your Judgement Seat experience, then to tell Jesus that all you ever really learned to do was FIGHT OSAS onLINE. (you can do better, im sure of it)/ Hazard, Am i right in esteeming you to be a person who believes you can become "unborn again" and with 'Christ in you, the hope of Glory", you'll both end up in hell if you were to "lose it"? Or perhaps you can show me a scripture in the New Testament that says Jesus will leave you, and the Holy Spirit will be removed from you if you are not a good..........________________. And regarding Judas never repenting....... You didnt find that theory in the bible, but you did find it in the commentary that you have memorized and are using here to relay your opinions, thereby. What i can say about Judas is that he was "born for such a time as this", and that Jesus knew what he would do even before He chose him.....which is very interesting, if you consider it. In the end, Judas could not live with his choice, and im not so certain that hanging yourself for your deed of betraying the only Righteous Blood is not the most obvious and true repentance of all. (in his case). The good news is, that had there been no Judas, there would have been no cross., as one eventually led to the other. Isn't the plan of God, as related to the Atonement, a very interesting one when you truly look at all the parts that created the end result? Here is something else for all those that love to trace it all back to the reason for it all......... In the Foreknowledge of God, He knew that Judas would betray Jesus even before Judas was born or before Jesus was with Mary. Just as surely as Christ was born for the Cross, Judas was born to play an enormous role in getting him there.
  14. Your Not Allowed To Be Poor

    Being really poor is slow torture. The bible says that "poverty is the destruction of the poor" and i say that Poverty has harmed more already then riches ever will. I often wonder about people i see who are living on the street. After all, they didnt begin there, and yet, here they are... What happened?..... As certainly at one point nearly all of them had a better life, and maybe a home, and opportunities, and success.....Yet, here they are now with the sleeping bag and the tobacco for breakfast and the impossible life. What i try to do is remember that no matter why they are there, its a HARD LIFE, and we should give to them every time. Recently i was looking at a young man on the street, who was leaning against the side of my local WalMart Superstore. He had a beard, was wearing moccasins and fatigues. I drove up near him and waved him over and tried to hand him a bit of cash and he didnt want to take it. So, i insisted, and told him "it'll make me feel good for you to have it".... And that is a perfectly legitimate point, as it's not only true, its scriptural...."its more blessed to give then to receive". I invite you to take every opportunity you can to give money to all the poor in your city, (when given the opportunity)= no matter what. = Proverbs 19:17 We are the most like God, when we give.