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  1. warrior12

    Pray for America pray for the world ?

    Trade wars with your biggest trading pardner and neighbor, plus Mexico and EU going on right now. This can turn ugly for some and benefit for others. There can be tremendous sufferings in all this, so yes, we have to pray for world leaders that they may make prudent decisions that will not destabilize the world and cause hardship for millions. There are many force at play that we cannot see with the eye and as believers we have to continue to spread the gospel and watch and pray as no man know the hour. The days are certainly evil and wickedness abounds and is increasing. Though man has achieved many creature comforts, the problem of the heart and soul will always and its relation to sin will always be with man and only the message of salvation as the remedy will overcome that. May God help us all to do what is right.
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    Calvinism and Freewill

    "Paul was a chosen vessel." That says a lot and need to be contemplated on a bit. Chosen is not an act of free will, is it or please explain if different.
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    Calvinism and Freewill

    You have just phrased this question in a way that really points to Calvinism vs Arminianism debate, that has frustrated many saints. There are scriptures that points both ways and it all depends on the individual and how the Lord has spoken to him in his heart. This is how I address it anyways. Romans 3 King James Version (KJV) 9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood: 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 17 And the way of peace have they not known: 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. 19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Romans 10 King James Version (KJV) 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
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    How to know if we've passed the test

    Did God not give men gifts to be teachers and preachers of the word ?. Don't quite get when men refuses to be teachable. Yes, your utmost faith is in God and his enduring wisdom. But he has blessed many men to teach and preach the word. If someone don't like what they hear from the pulpit or what an author write ,then by all means move on. But bashing men who spend the time to study the word and say write an essay or book about their thoughts to give a broader view of the topic or subject is to undermine progressive studies in the word. People do see things at different angles and reading is one of the pleasures of life that keeps the mind occupied in constructive use. Like a basket of apples, you discard the ones that are rotten, but eat the good ones. Some men do write and speak for controversies and to sell books and tapes, but you still live in a democracy that gives you the privilege to choose. Just choose wisely. Some men writings have led men to review their lives and come to saving faith.
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    How to know if we've passed the test

    So Duff, do you despise men who take the time to study the word in detail and write volumes on their study. Does that make them incompetent in the things of the Lords work. We are admonish to study thyself to be approved unto God. There are men who devote their time to studying the different languages ect and in reading the manuscripts and doing the translation ect. It takes effort and time to do the things that others benefit from. So I don't disapprove when men put their thoughts to paper. It is up to the reader to like or dislike an author or learn man writings, but others may benefit. Paul was a learned man, a lawyer I believe, even before his conversion. I am amazed at the early fathers who wrote volumes under candle light, and feather and ink. No computers and thesaurus, but hard brutal work . Without scholars, there would be no commentaries, dictionaries and reference to go to. Yes, we have the spirit, but we are given gifts to use in the kingdom too. What about Luther, you don't like what he has to say, he is a scholar and so is William Tyndale.
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    Not missing my mom

    Boy, that's tough. As the saying goes, we are not all cut from cookie cutters, so everyone has their own experience in life that is theirs. How can one tell you how to feel. You forgive and that's the most important thing.
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    Heaven and hell

    The verses below describes hell, where the worm never dies nor the fire never goes out. It is an eternal place that would exist forever as the bible say If forever and ever does not mean infinite, then what does. That is plain English as it gets. You are thinking too much of the physical. Souls are spiritual and torments and fire are all in the spiritual realm. He just wants us to know, that it is an everlasting place of torment. Mark 9 King James Version (KJV) 43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: 48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
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    How to know if we've passed the test

    You are just framing your question on asking if a man can loose his salvation in subtle ways. If a man dies in the act of a sin, would he be given the crown of life. Let any man here answer that. This is not the matter,but is the believer faithful to the end. Cause, while we contend, even the most pious believer can commit even one sin in his lifespan, what would be the outcome if he dies committing that one sin and had no chance to repent. Then again, some men say they never sin anymore, so they are sure of the crown of life. But is that the assurance of salvation ?. Agreed, we must abstain from fleshy lust and the things that so easily besets us and do mortify the flesh. The bible does say those who would live Godly would suffer persecution. How that happens in a believer's life is his personal testimony and it will demonstrate his faithfulness. The believer does not dwell on questions of crowns or rewards, but on keeping the faith and striving to walk in the straight and narrow pathways. Revelation 2 King James Version (KJV) 10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Isaiah 55 King James Version (KJV) 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
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    Overly Religious

    We are told in scripture to Love not the world ,neither the things of the world 1 john 2:15-16. When you heed this call, then you are labelled as you do not participate in most of what carnal men places as their pleasure. There are many who do not indulge in the partying and so lifestyle, but are not religious. They usually have statements like you have to have a balance life, a little of everything. The believer would seem as over religious when he is called and pursues the great commission.
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    Ways to study Scripture

    There are many subjects that you would see many believers differ on their beliefs or conclusion as to your question. Sometimes, both would sound reasonable and then you in your mind is kinda stuck as to your conclusion. This may drag on for many many years and you still have not rest comfortable in your conclusion. As others have mentioned and I am sure you have done, is to first take it to the Lord in prayer. Many people don't like to read books on a topical biblical subject as they feel there is no substance to them, but I like to hear the opinions of others too, may it be from an author or sermons. Sermons from different pastors can give you different insights and broaden your understanding as you hear them. God has ordained men to preach the word and faith comes by hearing the word too. Sermon audio.com is a site with thousands of sermons and multitudes of topics. It is based mainly on the Baptist beliefs and therefore the preaching there would reflect such. There are other sermons online you can listen to. This is in reply to your question as to expand your intake of others reasoning of the word and especially subjects that are in strong disagreements. One such is OSAS and free will or predestination.
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    How to know if we've passed the test

    Look at the book of JOB in the opening chapter and see how a trial could be sent your way. JOB did not know he was under a trial, but he endured through the tremendous trial and suffering that came his way. It was his faith that saw him through and as we have the word now, we know it was the Lord who allowed the trial. I can testify though, that spiritual battles are real and they can be felt just as a pin would prick you, but only when you have gone through those battles can it be explained or understood. Life's journey are filled with the ups and downs and you really don't know which is of the Lord, so you have to be faithful in all things as it is described below. 1 Peter 4 King James Version (KJV) 12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. 16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
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    A Sad Day in Houst0n

    The race is to stand firm till the end. Witnessing is tough work and there would be robbers and thieves and impostors along the way. The believer has to stand for the gospel and like the martyrs gone by, may even have to give up their lives. Fight the good fight of faith. Does not matter who come and spread what doctrines here, it is your duty to stand for the word and proclaim it. Evil has to flee in the midst of righteousness. With that said, keep the faith and we know you would be reading the post at times and you did say you may be back. God bless and keep us in your prayers.
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    When i was in a cult.

    Your entire post was just a compact outline of where we are today and put well. The last sentence is a big question mark though as I like to use the term " The genie is out the bottle and who's gonna put him back". Man's quest today is to reach the stars and they adamant on tinkering with the biology of life as from test tube babies to gene splicing. Yes, God is in control, but like the tower of babel, its structure can be struck down at any time. Our food source is not natural anymore and had to be modified and changed in ways to feed the growing world population. The frontier of science has reached epic proportions where knowledge is doubling every year now, that is astounding. You are correct though, we have to live and do the best to leave a better world for the next generation and let the chips fall where they may. Below is taken from google search engine. For example, nanotechnology knowledge is doubling every two years and clinicalknowledge every 18 months. But on average human knowledge is doubling every 13 months. According to IBM, the build out of the “internet of things” will lead to the doubling of knowledge every 12 hours.Apr 19, 2013
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    When i was in a cult.

    While the Bible is the final authority as to the truth and it is to test all things, some men are given gifts to teach and preach the word. There are many gifted writers that I like to read and listen to. How the word is planted in your heart is a personal between you and the Lord. There are certainly wolves in sheep clothing and yes ask and pray for discernment to weed the fields of the tares. It's all about your choice in the matter.
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    revolving door church attendance

    Many beat up on the church today because we have media that can highlight some bad practice and teachings. There are many churches that preaches the gospel, but is it the one that attendees want to hear. When shopping, you go to the places you get the best quality you can afford, so when seeking out a place of worship, you test the spirits there if it is in accordance to what you know to be sound doctrines. Many people also think or feel that the church should be tailor made to suite them and if not, then it is not a good place to be. It is satan's job to get men to avoid the church steps and it is man's job to rebuke his attempts to dissuade his plots. The church has many good values that promote a healthy child to adult nurturing. There is a all out war to battle for the hearts and minds of would be believers and believers and as it intensifies with the promotion of ungodly lifestyles with governments sanctioning laws to assist in those practices. Hardened sin is now being promoted as equality and the likes, and the future generations minds are being manipulated at a young age in the secular system. The bible said these days would come.