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  1. Sola fide is the idea that one is saved by faith alone. Quote* "The doctrine of sola fide asserts God's pardon for guilty sinners is granted to and received through faith alone, excluding all "works"." Revelations has some passages that argue against that point. As wikipedia explains in detail there was some argument over deeds versus faith in that time period you mentioned above. The Catholic Church favored 'deeds' while Luther felt faith alone gained you the Kingdom of God (my personal take away on what wikipedia shares). he choose to see Revelations in this light and did not look very far into it himself. But we can look now at their true meaning. So let us take a look at Revelations from that stance. "Revelation 2:23: "Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds." There are fours verses that all state 'deeds' are judged*. This verse qualified 'deeds' as a response to various 'Churches' that have sinned and fallen short, of the glory of God. 7 Churches, yet only one Christian Church is deemed worthy of salvation. So their deeds are judged. Jesus offers advice to the other 6 Churches (angels) on how they can atone their sins. Next verse, "Revelation 14:12-13: "Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and hold fast to the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven saying, ‘Write this: Blessed are the dead who from now on die in the Lord.’ ‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, ‘they will rest from their labours, for their deeds follow them.’" This says the saints that are to be resurrected were judged by their deeds. That too falls under the 'Church' category as one Church is allowed to enter Heaven if they die in Jesus's name. Next verse, Revelation 20:13: "All the dead were judged according to their deeds." Here we see that God judges all of mankind, by their deeds, at the end of the millennium. This means he is judging all. At this time we would have been ruled by the Saints and by Jesus and would have been out of the Church age for a very long time. The Bible reflects this by adding that we are to be ruled by Jesus (not church affiliations). There will be therefore a different set of criteria to follow (ie. rules), than we have right now, as well, where our deeds matter. I refer to this time as a time of growth of the Holy spirit in our lives, individually. We, here now, will be dead by then and will have to be judged by this criteria, versus the criteria set forth previously prior to the Resurrection of the Saints. I feel we are now in that period, though few agree. Many again will fail to follow the Holy Spirit in all matters. How are we then to be judged worthy of entrance to God's throne room then? We did not have to follow the Holy Spirit prior to the resurrection of the Saints and Jesus's return. We were judged instead by our fellowship with our Church and faith in Jesus Christ. A much lesser burden of proof of atonement. We just had to 'hang' onto the word, versus profess it throughout our life. There are hints about how this time period prior the final and last judgement would have people filled with the Holy Spirit and of course, satan bound for a thousand years (ie. reducing temptations), thus allowing incredible growth, in such matters. Final note..... And lastly, deeds are not exactly 'works' either. They are not exactly the same word and invoke different pictures, in my mind. Deeds are more along the line of 'sins'. As you are judged for your crimes against God. While doing good works, like caring for people is noble, it is not judged as being a confession of sin (and therefore atonement seeking), either (by these passages meanings). *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sola_fide.
  2. There are a variety of phenomena that result from satan's reign on Earth. A culture of witchcraft practices that results in various spiritual battles. Movies attempt to trivialize these practices and their results. Demons are real and can manifest different results that can be perceived with the naked eye. Witches can focus energy and again produce various results that can be perceived. Exodus 8:18 ESV The magicians tried by their secret arts to produce gnats, but they could not. So there were gnats on man and beast.
  3. I quoted the Bible verse that is written about children and their presumed innocence. It is therefore not an exact age. The parameters are what age they can decide for themselves whom to follow, independent of their parents and not the age when they feel guilty of doing something wrong ('wrong' being predetermined by cultural norms). What is 'right' in one culture is 'wrong' in another.
  4. I would discuss it, but it is a touchy topic. I had an issue with Anderson in the past, so discouraged (it was personal) to watch him now. Everyone should be allowed to have a viewpoint, but that would be a perfect world, where we, in fact live in an imperfect one right now. I did my own research and found so much information that altered my perceptions, I realized that it was beyond the 'need to know' for most honest Christians. Just 'too much', 'too fast'. I am patient and expect this will all be cleared up in time anyway (as Revelations reveals, it will be). I place it well within the 'it is a mystery' category then. Thanks though, for bringing it up (anyway). I will add one tiny tidbit...did you know the very first christian Church, established only 4 years post Jesus's crucifixion was in Glastonbury England? Easy to google. Here is one on it...as just an example http://www.arian-catholic.org/arian/firstchurchinbritain.html The reason why would amaze you (so another mystery). Hint, hint...Jews might have already been living there with the Celts. So who truly founded America then? mmmmm Anyway, no proof for that, but there are a few references do not have on hand (lost).
  5. Christian maturity follows from our own personal walk with Jesus Christ, where we are required to follow the Holy Spirit in all matters. It isn't necessarily something someone else can observe and comment on, because we can not see into someone else's heart, only ours alone. Isaiah 35:8 "A highway will be there, a roadway, And it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, But it will be for him who walks that way, And fools will not wander on it." Walking In The Spirit Galatians 5:16-17 "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh."
  6. It is a physical location where God our Father rests, on his throne, with Jesus Christ standing on his right side. We just can not perceive it, nor enter it, in a sinful way.
  7. Just saying right from wrong is subjective, while knowing evil exists in the form of Satan and turning toward him rather than God, is of a higher level order of self determination. Other cultures determine what is right or wrong, for their children, is all I am stating here. It is not universally agreed upon, what if 'right'. Hence 'right vs wrong' is subjective and not a substitute for knowing evil versus good (as in what God requires of us). this is about man's sinful nature. His separation from God. His self determination is to choose either God or Satan to follow. Atheists, for example, argue they are choosing to not choose, all the while following the religion of science, which is anti-God, in its attributes (ex. evolution created man, not God). An example is Brother Nathaniel's own salvation story from a Jewish upbringing that taught him it was wrong to follow Jesus. In his heart, he knew that was untrue and when he came of age and was able to leave his parents, in college, he began to read the NT on his own and was saved....first video on his youtube channel explains this.
  8. Be a good Christian, yourself. It means leading a christian lifestyle, which, if you were not raised that way, takes effort and control. Both things, the opposite sex admires. If raised that way, then meeting goals (yours and God's for you) and Christian expectations (others) are required. A strong work ethic, religious tithing, and Church attendance helps as well. All expectations of Christian dates. I add in one more thing, that others might not, but learning about yourself will improve relationships dramatically. Most people just attend services, but do not go further in their walk with the Lord than that. A little more effort to be humble for example, is a nice feature, on any personality (which means learning about your own life issues).
  9. The age of accountability does seem to be the age the child self determines whether to follow God or chooses to follow Satan. One article on this topic mentions: "This means that children will not be judged for their sin until they reach an age where their conscience has developed to the extent that they have a conviction of being sinful. Children get to know right from wrong by being taught (trained). Consequently, they start to understand the difference between being obedient and disobedient—being good or naughty. But that understanding is different from being aware that they are sinful and spiritually separated from God. A general sense of guilt and conviction of sin only starts to develop in the pre-adolescent years.*" End excerpt That is their take on this issue. The Bible says this "Deuteronomy 1:39 King James BibleMoreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it." "Knowledge of good and evil" to me means something different than knowing right from wrong. It feels (with the Holy spirit by my side here) like they need to be actually aware that evil exists, and so can decide who they follow, from that place. I put that age closer to 16-19 (based on developmental age of awareness) rather than 13. *http://www.truthforkids.com/age-of-accountability/
  10. Two separate events require two separate answers. I'll answer this one. If indeed this is not true (what he said he saw about you), but he still confirms this actually happen, while he was awake, then perhaps, he needs a mental evaluation. It is for both your peace of minds. I have never recommended one, but lies like this can destroy, even the best of relationships and need to be addressed. Otherwise, you are leaving a huge gaping wound open, in your heart. Two. Demons do attack, but '7 or 8' leads me to feel there is more going on. If you want the truth, be prepared to ask a lot more questions.
  11. Someone who follows Jesus and therefore is led by the Holy Spirit, a Protestant's goal, is not required by scripture to 'turn' Catholics, merely to share Jesus with them, if any opening ever occurs. We are prepared therefore, for such an eventuality. One Catholic nun shared in a lecture I heard (from her experiences in the 1930's, so a long time ago), that she never saw a Bible in her home, growing up. So, you see the mess (confusion of who to follow), some can still be in. They tend to just follow whatever their Church (Priesthood) says, even to the point of believing them, over scripture (that they may never have any heard before). Not every Catholic is this way. Many know better now, but still remain faithful to their Church, anyway (ie. tradition). I attended a Catholic Church once in Davis, CA in the 1980's and it was very open to Protestant viewpoints. So the people attending Catholic Churches are changing. But their Church, not so much.
  12. Catholics have a belief system that incorporates the writings of their Church, along with Bible scripture. There are quite a few articles comparing their beliefs to protestants (just google that). I have not studied Catholicism because it is a system of belief that typically is chosen by the parents, for their children beginning with a ritual baptism post birth. So most people are born into that system of belief. From my own personal viewpoint, they have lost the ability to connect to the New Testament teachings in an effort to hold onto a dogma that attaches itself to a priesthood, something that Protestants will not do.
  13. Born in Selma, lived near Parlier until 10. Family in Fresno still. Attended Church in Reedley and once in awhile in Dinuba. Small world. Had a lovely childhood there.
  14. Third, she likes exercise for 50 year olds. I quit some time ago myself (I'm 52). Walking normally works because I stay at home now and only sit for as long as comfortable and stand for hours, not in one place anymore. All those things (sitting when uncomfortable, or standing uncomfortably) strain muscles until you are forced to 'exercise them' to stay strong. ................... She likes yoga. Christians should not practice Hindu worship in the form of poses. Stretching however, healed my back. I just stretch, when I am stiff and keep stretching until no more painful tension left. Over time, you do not need Chiro care doing this anymore. Saves money/time.
  15. I'll write this in parts. First part is diet itself. Does she add anything new? First, I like that she has no interest apparently in making someone stressed with eating a deficiency diet. Do I agree with all her food choices? No. But I feel you can look over what she says and learn something new. I for example, am still detoxing wine I use to drink, while she feels you can have a little (all I had was very little....but still bothers me). ............... Second, she brings up the latest study on the link between Benadryl and brain damage. Who knew? http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/common-anticholinergic-drugs-like-benadryl-linked-increased-dementia-risk-201501287667