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  1. warrior12

    What is best to do if...

    The Christian life is tough and tough choices has to be made . They love one another and that is great, but she as a believer has to love God first and put him first above all. She has to come to terms with her born again status and what it means. God has dealt with these situations, millions of times and one more he can handle. She has to trust the Lord for the outcome to be favorable, but no compromise as to her faithfulness in service to him. You can substitute money for anything in the verse below 24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 10 King James Version (KJV) 37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
  2. warrior12

    What angers me most

    Is not the book of Job the oldest in the bible . Well they were cursing God then, so it goes on today and will get worse as the time goes on. The time may be coming when either you deny or confess who you serve and all we have to remember the disciples that deny and forsook Jesus. The slave is not greater than the master and if they persecuted him, then you would be no lesser John 15:20 Job 2:9 New International Version (NIV) 9 His wife said to him, “Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!”
  3. warrior12

    Judas Iscariot

    Judas went to the rulers and showed remorse there. He surely would know what repentance was all about and would have been teaching it if indeed he was saved. Why then, would he go the rulers to show remorse. If he had hardened his heart, then why would he have any remorse at all. If indeed he knew the Lord as his personal savior, then I can only imagine it is whom he would go to ask for forgiveness. Did the KJV get this wrong as in the OP question or what . Please note. I really don't have the answers and is only asking the question that comes to mind about the situation that Judas found himself in. Matthew 27 King James Version (KJV) 3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
  4. warrior12

    Judas Iscariot

    Let us imagine for a moment. As scripture says, when a man is born again he is a new creation in Christ. Judas being born again, and indwelt with the holy spirit, then witnessing Jesus walk on water and allowing Peter to do likewise would be awestruck I would imagine and see the genuine Deity of Christ. As you said, he would have been given the power to cast out demons and do miraculous feats as given to the disciples . Now this was living proof before his eyes and for Judas to give up or forsake the kingdom for 30 pieces of silver would have been unthinkable. We, here and now has blind faith, that is without seeing and being a living witness to all that Jesus did. Judas was there live and direct. Either he had a corrupted or possessive spirit with him all the while he was there or was dumb plain and foolish which if so he would not have been chosen. I think there is much more to this situation that we just don't know and have to admit that . There is a parallel to this story, except that the outcome was a bit different. Remember Lot. I have read many articles that condemn Lot after all the things he had done, yet Peter called him a righteous man, and this is hunderds of years after that time. 2 Peter 2:7-8
  5. warrior12

    Going through The Bible

    Certainly. It is a worthy command. Keep your praises strong and uplifting as you do. Praise God too, that while we have the breadth to lift those hands, we should indeed.
  6. warrior12

    A purpose for Satan and mankind's fall

    Great brainstorming thoughts. I think though, there are many things that we are not privileged to know as hard as we try and think and that there are limitations that God purposely place for our wandering minds. I myself has always been stumped by the fact that satan was made perfect and there was no such thing as evil that existed. By what "mystery" did this pride entered into him and how come he entertained it. In my own small feeble mind, methink that there was some rules that he had to obey and the consequences laid out, similar to that of Adam and Eve, just that we are not told that. I could or is totally wrong, but hey, I spoke my mind. God hates evil and he has said so many times, nevertheless it exists and we are part of the war that ensues.
  7. warrior12

    Judas Iscariot

    Please, someone help me to comprehend the following scripture verses that plainly outlined [ to me] that Judas could not have repented after he betrayed Jesus. Some have said here " only if he had come to Jesus and repented " and in that case he could have been forgiven. what I am getting from these verses is that Jesus is plainly saying that the one who betrays him, is lost forever. Judas asked clearly if it was him and Jesus responded with a resounding "Yes". So then, how come could Judas have repented. I think he remembered this conversation and saw there was no redemption for him. Scripture points to Jesus as the one who forgives man of their sins, no question about that. But this statement below as I read it anyway, plainly states, Judas was doomed once he committed the betrayal. Otherwise, how could scripture be fulfilled, it could not. I used the Amplified Bible as to further reduce the explanation as much as I could. Matthew 26 Amplified Bible (AMP) 23 Jesus answered, “He who has dipped his hand in the bowl with Me [as a [j]pretense of friendship] will betray Me. 24 The Son of Man is to go [to the cross], just as it is written [in Scripture] of Him; but woe (judgment is coming) to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had never been born.” 25 And Judas, the betrayer, said, “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?” Jesus said to him, “[k]You have said it yourself.”
  8. On Saturday, a friend with whom I play recreational soccer invited me to go see a professional soccer game as he had two tickets which someone gave him. I don't attend big sports event, but I decided to go along as there was one player who had fame and thought it would be nice to see him live in action. Well the game itself was great and I did see the player. What I noticed though, was there was a quite a bit of intoxicated people there. There was no bad behavior, but and surprisingly no loud and aggressive noise. There was open bars and people dressed as they would in the streets with tight fitting clothes ect. The question. Should a believer be in an environment as such and should he make the commitment to abstain from those places, or should he just ignore what he sees and hold the though that he is there to enjoy his evening of sports and pay no mind to what else takes place. ?
  9. warrior12

    Going through The Bible

    Hey Gary. Now we only got one Frienduff. If he has won you over that's OK, but please don't mix the captials with the common unorthodoxically ,as you would truly be twinned. But absolutely yes. Raise those hands and shout out loud the praises.
  10. warrior12

    Judas Iscariot

    Here is a take on some online bible teachers/scholars that are their views and not mine. Just pointing out what others have to say. Was Judas Iscariot forgiven / saved? Question: "Was Judas Iscariot forgiven / saved?" Answer: The Bible clearly indicates that Judas was not saved. Jesus Himself said of Judas, “The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born” (Matthew 26:24). Here is a clear picture of the sovereignty of God and the will of man working together. God had, from ages past, determined that Christ would be betrayed by Judas, die on the cross for our sins, and be resurrected. This is what Jesus meant when He said He would “go just as it is written about him.” Nothing would stop the plan of God to provide salvation for mankind. However, the fact that it was all foreordained does not excuse Judas or absolve him from the punishment he would suffer for his part in the drama. Judas made his own choices, and they were the source of his own damnation. Yet the choices fit perfectly into the sovereign plan of God. God controls not only the good, but also the evil of man to accomplish His own ends. Here we see Jesus condemning Judas, but considering that Judas travelled with Jesus for nearly three years, we know He also gave Judas ample opportunity for salvation and repentance. Even after his dreadful deed, Judas could have fallen on his knees to beg God’s forgiveness. But he did not. He may have felt some remorse born of fear, which caused him to return the money to the Pharisees, but he never repented, preferring instead to commit suicide (Matthew 27:5-8). In John 17:12, Jesus prays concerning His disciples, “While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.” At one time, though, Judas believed that Jesus was a prophet, or possibly even believed He was the Messiah. Jesus sent the disciples out to proclaim the gospel and perform miracles (Luke 9:1-6). Judas was included in this group. Judas had faith, but it was not a true saving faith. Judas was never “saved,” but for a time he was a follower of Christ. Recommended Resource: On Judas Iscariot by Warren Wiersbe https://www.gotquestions.org/Judas-saved.html
  11. warrior12

    Images: Idols or Visual Aides?

    Earlier in your replies, you kept mentioning the bronze serpent that the Lord instructed Moses to make so that anyone bitten by a serpent would look upon it and recover. There was a reply that showed how the people fell into worshiping that idol and it had to be destroyed. You were insistent for an answer and referred to that bronze serpent a lot as a reference to the "Lord ordained it " as in your words, which he did indeed, but the outcome was dreadful as we see . Now you seem to be silent on this as you had mentioned this repeatedly. Now, could you make a statement as to this bronze statue. The meaning of " SPIRIT" has to be grasped and understood in the believers life for sure, if he is to pursue a spiritual life.
  12. warrior12

    Images: Idols or Visual Aides?

    The summary of Christian worship is within the heart of man and his spiritual relation with God. He did make us in his image and likeness, but unlike him, we can be seen in flesh and blood. He did breathed the breath of life into us and thus man is composed of body, soul and SPIRIT. The christian believe that Jesus walked on water, he turned water into wine, raise the dead, heal the sick, multiply loaves of bread and others. I really don't see why something tangible is need to assist in as a reminder. It is all about the HEART. I do agree though, having a cross or wearing one does not symbolize idol worship, but as I said, there is no purpose of it as as object of reflection for what was done at the cross. The spirit of man when regenerated is able to picture what was done there by the act of belief. Thanks for the question as in your opening post and hope I have responded fairly to it.
  13. Blame technology ????, maybe, somewhat or definitely yes or an emphatic no. Your choice. The story line of earlier man fear and respect for God use to be that there was no horizon, crops were planted by the moon cycle, rain was sent by God and men prayed for it when the ground was parched ect. Now, with the modern tools for curing most diseases, forecasting the weather fairly accurate and travelling the milky way, modern man has taken the bait of the beguiler and trust in his own gods here and now, the ones he sees and touches. Edit.... Not that we should not use technology to improve and live more comfortably, but the number of gadgets and trinkets out there is outstanding. In fact, one cannot avoid it today, as it has become part of man tools of survival today. Technology is getting better and faster and man has come to rely on it together with the universities and institutes of higher learning propagating evolution theory as facts. As the children are taught, so the byproduct is produced.
  14. warrior12

    Images: Idols or Visual Aides?

    Back then, the blood of unblemished bulls and goat had to be shed to be forgiven of the people sins. Now today, that is not practiced. Why. All because of Jesus Christ who became the propitiation of our sins and only by his blood can cleanse the sin of man as written in the word. And how do we come to be forgiven of this sin. It is by grace through FAITH in Jesus Christ. Eph 2:8 You know this too well as you are well read. FAITH Hebrews 11 King James Version (KJV) 11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
  15. I would ask that person if they have read the entire bible and if not, do so and then ask the question again. If they have read the bible, then I would refer them to the book of Ecclesiastes and here what the wisest man had to say. Solomon asked God for wisdom and his life was full of riches ect. With all the wisdom and riches he had a dreadful end to his life. Therefore the Lord knows what we need before we ask. Here is what he said. Ecclesiastes 12 King James Version (KJV) 8 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity. 13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Then, I would ask him to go read psalm 1 and meditate on it for a while. Matthew 7 King James Version (KJV) 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Colossians 3 King James Version (KJV) 3 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.