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Igor Evgen

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    Bible Study, Charity, reading, sport

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  1. Igor Evgen

    Please pray

    Brother, I pray LORD GOD for your family. In Promised Name JESUS. Amen. Igor
  2. Igor Evgen

    Triune Baptism

    Matrix, Please read your quotation again. First... GOD our Father... Second... God Son Jesus... Try to explain otherwise Matthew 28:19. ...cleansing by water baptism is usually a pagan concept... In that case ancient Jewish Rabbis were pagans. They traveled a lot to make one procelyte and when crossed the border of their land back shook off the dust from off their feet. The rest of your comment is doctrinal. That's not important. =========================== OneLight, Where could you find those "3 dunks" in my post? Kindly read it again. Igor
  3. Igor Evgen

    Triune Baptism

    Q: how would you define Triune Baptism? A: I define it as a Symbol or Image of our positive coming to GOD. Notwithstanding whatever religious traditions, the Triune Baptism is a Way of transforming a man of this world into Christian and must include: First, Water Baptism unto which we are supposed to come with Confession and our ways already corrected to the best following of Good Conscience. It is Baptism of Repentance & Spiritual Cleansing and therefore the Sign of our coming back to God our Father. Second, Baptism in the Name of Jesus, which is not “accepting” but rather coming to Christ Jesus our only Lord & Saviour, our becoming a Christian, a Candidate for or a Member of Local Church (given the relevant Regulations,) all Duties and Responsibilities including, and receiving the Great Commission. It is the Baptism into One & Undivided Church of GOD. Third, Baptism In The Holy Spirit, which is obtaining Power to be Christian. Obviously, only the first one has to do something with a water symbolizing cleansing. The above sequence, however desirable, cannot be a compulsory one, given a lot of differences from one denomination to another, as well as the circumstances and conditions we may happen to be in. Therefore, it's not important where and how (outwardly) we were baptized. For that may be done (seemingly) a right way, but then... compromise with the world and fall away... Only our Spirit Attitude manifested in the Fruits we bring to the Kingdom of GOD under Good Guidance of His Holy Spirit does matter. Scripture reference: Acts 8:14-17; 10:44,48; 19:1-6 – Due amendments were made by the Disciples to see to it that all three Procedures of One Baptism were performed. From Q & A book, http://igor.worthyofpraise.org
  4. Igor Evgen

    Pray for a lost friend.

    Dear Rebecca, Please pray for your friend and continue to communicate with her. Try to find out what the way of Satan exactly (media, kin, acquaintance, etc.) made her unbeliever and who made up her new company if any. Thus you can know better how to fight for her. I pray for your friendship. Igor
  5. Igor Evgen

    Compromise

    Brother Giller, I stand where I stand. Let's avoid the unnecessary arguments and wait patiently for the Day of the LORD to get all the Clarifications we need, OK? Thanks for your time. Igor
  6. Igor Evgen

    Common sense

    Shalom, Well, my point was to try define things properly and to divide Godly from worldly. As for the Holy Scriptures, believe me, I have about 100 different translations, old and new, sometimes searching them all to be as less dependent on men translators as possible. The same with the theological and common dictionaries. I do listen to the Still Small Voice and try to avoid distortions when I write. Reading many writings and comments of other Christians, I can see, I'm not alone listening & trying. I thank you all for reading and consideration. Faithfully, Igor
  7. Igor Evgen

    Meaning of life

    Hi Angel, Nothing in this life can give you Peace without GOD. Even so, Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near... (Isaiah 55:6) GOD bless you. Igor
  8. Igor Evgen

    Compromise

    Brother Giller, Have you never heard about ex-Christians who were Miracle-working Instruments of GOD, Church Leaders, Preachers, Teachers, etc., but fall away into the bog of sin thereafter? I have. And I believe, GOD could well foresee that evil. Our Spirit War is not about only parades but losses too, you know. The Word never in Matthew 7:23, can also be quite understood as spoken by GOD the Creator of Time and well independent of the last. Anyway, thanks for reading! Igor
  9. Q: In Matthew 10:42 Jesus promised a Reward for just cup of water given to His Disciple. Isn't it a bit easy way to be rewarded? A: No, it isn't. Have a closer look at the Scripture. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a Disciple, Verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his Reward. (Matthew 10:42) Surely we can give a drink to a stranger in the heat of a day. But let's consider the giving against all reason, no matter what, Giving to Disciple. Let’s make up some scenario. Persecutions are on the go... One day on some open ground persecutors set up a stage of execution for Christians. The last question unto condemned ones is, will you deny your Faith and live or confirm it and die? The answer is like many written in the Book of Martyrs: to die for GOD rather than to live for the devil. Thus, True Discipleship has been proven. So, the verdict is death. The last wish was inquired, and a cup of water was asked for… There is a crowd around there – people of very different views. The water is available too. Commanding officer asked, will anybody kindly bring some water over here, but on one condition: get the same death penalty. You are there in that crowd. What would you do? Scripture reference: Deuteronomy 20:1 (the LORD thy GOD is with thee) Joshua 1:9 (the LORD thy GOD is with thee) Psalms 31:24; 46:1-3; 56:11 (fear not) Isaiah 51:12-13; 54:15-17 (fear not) Matthew 10:28 (fear not) Matthew 28:20 (I am with you alway) Luke 12:4-5 (fear GOD only) John 14:27 (fear not) Good books: John Fox, Book of Martyrs Roland H. Bainton, Here I Stand, A Life Of Martin Luther From Q & A book, http://igor.worthyofpraise.org
  10. Igor Evgen

    Common sense

    Q: Brother, the term common sense is often used by unbelievers as opposition to Faith matters. How should Believers handle the common sense? A: In Christian Faith matters we ought to differentiate between Good sense, where Good is derivative from GOD and thus should rest upon His Word and common sense (a.k.a. reason) – the logic and wisdom of the world. To prove my point, I may only suggest finding common sense in the Bible. Now, in search for things relevant, we may scrutinize some denotations. Webster's Dictionary (2001) defines reason as ...the mental powers concerned with forming conclusions, judgments, or inferences... sound judgment, good sense... normal or sound powers of mind, sanity... the faculty or power of acquiring intellectual knowledge... Noah Webster's (1911) runs: ...that mental faculty in man which enables him to deduce inferences from facts, and to distinguish between right and wrong; right judgment... That's why, in every argument or controversy it's most reasonable to start with definitions, namely, what we mean using this or that key-term. …I deny not that these [human] sentiments are true, when they are applied to things which are subject to reason; such as the management of cattle, the building of a house, and the sowing of a field. But in the Higher and Divine things, they are not True… But since reason is filled with ignorance of GOD, and aversion to the Will of GOD; – how can reason be called good, in this sense? … (Martin Luther, The Creation: Commentary on the First Five Chapters of the Book of Genesis, p.192) Good sense teaches us to sort out priorities. GOD First. Our spirit (heart) should be totally subordinated to Holy Ghost. The soul, containing intellect & reason, is to be under the spirit. Common sense (reason) is to manage cattle, house, etc. Scripture reference: Joshua 1:8 (Good sense) Proverbs 3:5 (ditto) 2Timothy 1:7 (ditto) John 1:5 (Good sense vs common sense) 1Corinthians 1:18-21 (ditto) From Q & A book, http://igor.worthyofpraise.org
  11. Igor Evgen

    Compromise

    Q: Brother, can any compromise be possible with unbelieving kin, friends, colleagues? A: No, it can't, at least in the matters where our Faith is concerned. No man can serve two masters… (Matthew 6:24) Consider the following Matthew 7:21-23. 21 Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the Will of My Father which is in Heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that Day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy Name? and in Thy Name have cast out devils? and in Thy Name done many Wonderful Works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity. Probably it's the most Fearful Scripture in all the Bible, as it arises the same question recorded in Matthew 19:25; Mark 10:26; Luke 18:26 – who then can be saved? The Verse 21 is addressed to all Believers. Our Faith should be proven in many ways, including how it's standing against the evil of compromise – one of the most dangerous enemies to the Body of Christ. The Verse 22 exhibits a negative example of some good-looking resume, which may quite impress anybody but GOD. The Verse 23 – Warning of Judgment – addressed those who might have had their Christian Testimonies – Revelation Knowledge received, Prayers answered, Miracles happened, Spirit Battles won – that Precious part of every human experience. These Christians are called Apostles, Prophets, Bishops, Pastors, Teachers, &c., &c. Nevertheless, they remain human beings and, notwithstanding their Victories over the devil, should still be Vigilant against compromise, complacency, pride, lust, mammon and so on. For it is impossible for those who were once Enlightened, and have tasted of the Heavenly Gift, and were made Partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the Good Word of GOD, and the Powers of the World to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto Repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of GOD afresh, and put Him to an open shame. (Hebrews 6:4-6) We are going to have to make our choice and pray GOD to give us the Right Words unto others to answer the first Question of GOD written down in the Holy Scriptures: And GOD saw the Light that it was Good: and GOD divided the Light from the darkness... And the LORD GOD called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? (Genesis 1:4 & 3:9) Behold, our Lord Himself demands the choice to be made and due steps were taken: ...These things saith the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the Creation of GOD; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of My Mouth. (Revelation 3:14-16) Scripture reference: Exodus 23:2 (against crowds) Proverbs 3:5 (mind) Acts 5:29 (Obedience) 1Corinthians 10:21 (Church) 2Corinthians 6:14 (business) Philippians 3:18-19 (lost Cross) Hebrews 6:4-6; 10:26-29 (heavy cost) James 4:7 (resist!) 1John 5:18 (ditto) Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee, is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of Thorns. These things and deeds are diametrically opposed : they are as distinct as is vice from Virtue. Men too often confound them : they should not be confounded : appearance should not be mistaken for Truth ; narrow human doctrines, that only tend to elate and magnify a few, should not be substituted for the world-redeeming Creed of Christ. There is—I repeat it—a difference ; and it is a good, and not a bad action to mark broadly and clearly the line of separation between them. (Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre, Preface, xxxiv) From Q & A book, http://igor.worthyofpraise.org
  12. Igor Evgen

    Prayering for those we love who are not believers

    Dear Missmuffet, I agree with you and the above answers. All living Christians and unbelievers of the World as well as the Prayers Requests I receive are mentioned in my morning Lord's Prayer. Igor
  13. Igor Evgen

    Satan's power

    Howdy Lastofall, As I put it in my article, the evil one has access to the minds of simple folks who welcome him. That's more than enough for the devil to get to many other things. Thanks for reading. Igor
  14. Igor Evgen

    Discipline in the Church

    Shalom, Reading the above comments, I can't help thinking, hey, maybe the Church Services aren't that important, eh? For the two or three gathered together in His Name can be much easier found at any Small Group. Sometimes at Small Groups, I used to ask some Preachers whether he/she had preached at the latest Service. If the answer was Yes, I asked other folks, had they been present there and if Yes, what was that Sermon about. Almost always the silence was the answer. The reason is either that was a lullaby sermon or sleeping audience, or both. As you see, it's easier to comment than to prepare a Sermon. Anyway, I thank you for reading. GOD bless you. Igor
  15. Igor Evgen

    Satan's power

    Q: Jesus is Lord. So, what kind of spiritual authority has Satan? A: Zero. Neither he ever had. At the same time, …the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the Light of the Glorious Gospel of Christ, Who is the Image of GOD, should shine unto them. (2Corinthians 4:4) His authority is quite comparable to that of mafia – real & illegal. In full accord with Genesis 1:26-28, we humans have our irrevocable Spirit Dominion over this Earth, sealed up by the Word of LORD GOD. That kind of Power Adam couldn't pass on or hand over, or surrender to Satan (as some expositors teach) even praying the evil one on both knees. However, considering 2Corinthians 4:4, we can & do open or close up our mind to/on whomsoever we please, and eventually become the Servants of GOD or the puppets of the devil. As his puppets silly folks gradually destroy the beautiful world, they live in. The powerless evil spirit actually rules as a king. The Blessed Statement of Jesus in Matthew 28:18 made no difference in this regard – we people (even the most important part of GOD's Creation) remain free to serve Him or the evil one. Judged & cursed, Satan is still the god of this world steadily leading his demons & foolish unbelievers to eternal death. Let's neither underestimate the enemy nor forget what we confess: For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever. Amen. (Matthew 6:13) Scripture reference: Isaiah 14:12-15 (Satan's fallen & condemned) Ezekiel 28:3-5 (the wise enemy) Daniel 8:24-25 (ditto) Matthew 4:4,7,10 (the Mighty Weapon -- IT IS WRITTEN...) Matthew 28:18 (mind the Power of Jesus!) John 8:44 (the lie is Satan's main weapon) John 12:31; 16:11 (Satan's judged) 2Corinthians 11:13-14 (the lie of Satan & his servants) Ephesians 2:2-3 (the lie of Satan rules the world) Ephesians 6:10-18 (our spirit weapons) 1Peter 5:8-9 (don't underestimate the enemy!) 1John 3:8 (Jesus vs Satan) 1John 5:18 (we are able to withstand the devil) Revelation 12:9; 20:7-10 (the destiny of Satan the liar & his servants) Revelation 12:12 (Satan is doomed and he knows that) From Q & A book, http://igor.worthyofpraise.org
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