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  1. leaving isn't an issue, as if you need safety or have difficulty living with each other- but that doesn't require you to divorce. But for the verses where I find it's not the will of God EVER that you divorce; Matthew 19:6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” I believe when it says let no man separate, I believe that includes the couple themselves not to separate. And do you understand the very chapter you brought up in that tells couples not to divorce. That chapter actually would recommend for a couple to stay together, which i will bring up a little later here. Matthew 19:8 He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so." This verse tells us simply by the Lord, that people wanted divorcements for the evilness of their hearts, and so Moses allowed them to divorce since they wouldn't get over it and constantly keep bringing it up and making such a big deal about it. But it says in the beginning, God didn't want that, it wasn't supposed to be like that. But if God is going to allow it, he only does under a certain condition, that is if one or the other or both have committed sexual immorality, basically cheating. What people really go wrong is what scripture clearly commands what to do and not to do if you choose to divorce. Even Jesus brought this point up to the Pharisees in chapter 19 of Matthew. Matthew 19:3-9 And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” They said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?” ... Mark 10:12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.” I mean, wow. That was hardcore wasn't it? Do you have any clue how many Christians alone even disobey God's word here? So many Christian women I have met have divorced even twice and keep jumping to another man. Here says they have committed adultery if they have divorced and married someone else. Matthew 19:9 And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.” Same thing, but here you see where the Lord says "except." Here's a very clear verse not to marry someone else or divorce, unless you divorce and remarry who you were first married to, and this is right before the part you were talking about in Chapter 7 of 1st Corinthians. It says they are to remain unmarried to anyone unless they remarry who they have divorced. 1 Corinthians 7:10-11 To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife. And I point out the aspect of someone's love, their godly love, when they claim they want or they were not wrong for divorcing, that here it shows you don't love who you married if you divorce them, simply divorcing shows your selfish, evil, sinful heart; Malachi 2:13-16 13 Another thing you do: You flood the Lord’s altar with tears. You weep and wail because he no longer looks with favor on your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands.But you say, “Why does he not?” Because the Lord was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant. Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union? And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth. “For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the Lord, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.” This tells us clearly, it bothers the Lord that we want a divorcement. The only places I find where it says someone is free to marry someone else and not be guilty of sin, is when their spouse has died. Verses like this; Romans 7:3 Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. Corinthians 7;15 says you can let someone "leave," that doesn't have to mean divorce. Even so, Paul still told us just before this, 1 Corinthians 7:12-13 12 "To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. 13 And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him." That being said, even if they are an unbeliever, it shouldn't be the Christian's desire to ever leave, but if the unbeliever wants to leave, then it's okay to let them leave. Especially if you study other languages like Greek, it doesn't implicate that it means they should or need to divorce. Not at all. Separation, as in, living elsewhere or going somewhere separately, does not mean a couple is divorced. Still, we must not ignore all these other countless scriptures about divorcement. We should never assume in our own understanding that God is "okay" with our reasons for wanting to divorce. We should take Him at His word in scripture and obey it. We are not simply dealing with a piece of candy being stolen, or even simply a crime, though they are both sin and deserving Hell, we are dealing with the symbol of Christ's marriage with us, the Church! Our physical marriages in flesh are a symbol of our spiritual marriage with Christ. As if man was Christ being the groom, and wife was the Church being the bride. We are taking the symbol of what God has made to show how He wants us to view how we should love someone as God loves us. That no matter what happens and until the end of everything, we are there for each other in love, forgiving and staying together through everything, that we are even sacrificing and even surrendering our lives for someone else. When you keep in mind for any reason that you would want a divorce, you are showing you are putting yourself before the one you married, and that you have set certain conditions they must follow or else you are breaking your covenant you made with them, you even went against such vows as "for better or for worse-" we constantly see that being broken, because when times comes to the worst, it's over and they lied about their vows. If the Lord had set conditions for our marriage with Him, we'd all be doomed for Hell. That isn't how Christ wants us to love our spouses. What also to keep in mind, is not once to we ever see God literally tells us, or anyone, that we SHOULD or MUST divorce, but rather it says in the beginning divorcement wasn't the plan, if you can then stay married, if you divorce then remarry if you can, let no man separate what couple God has joined together, etc- verse after verse telling us to stay committed to that person. And only under 1 condition will God "allow" someone to divorce and not be guilty of sin. Divorcement is NEVER glory to God, but rather a disgrace and dishonor to the symbol of His marriage with the Church, His bride. Remember, Jesus told us that Moses had made a law that we could divorce because of the hardness of our hearts. Anyone thinking about divorcement, dwell on these scriptures, and pray, and ask yourself "Do I want a divorce for my will, or God's will? How can I give glory to God through breaking a covenant unlike the covenant God still hasn't broken with me? Is my heart hardened that I desire a divorcement through my fleshly desires, or is it the Holy Spirit giving me a desire to divorce?" In everything we do, we are to do it for the glory of God. And I cannot find any glory or a good reason to praise God for a divorcement. I never see that as an option in our marriage with my wife, even if she cheated. Because like God chose to love me despite my sin, I want to do the same for my wife and love her and be with her till the very end of my days no matter what she does. I want to love how the Lord loves His Church. God has never forsaken any of those whom He saved, so I don't believe we should forsake our spouses. And surely, we have done much worse before God and to God than our spouses could do to us in a lifetime.
  2. God NEVER wants anyone to divorce for any reason, even cheating. The Bible does say God will allow people to divorce for cheating/sexual immorality, but he didn't say he wanted them to divorce, more that they begged and wanted a divorcement, so God allowed it only under that one reason that it would be acceptable to God and not be a sin to divorce. If you divorce, you break a covenant God made with you two. The Bible says let no man separate what God has joined together, and I view that even the couple themselves should not separate themselves. Your situation isn't clear as others are saying. Btu I've never seen a divorcement make things better, maybe there is less arguing, but overall in other ways, life gets much worse for you, especially for people who follow God. Whether your kids are minors or adults, it will bother them their entire life even years after you're dead and gone. Grandchildren who dont even exist now may feel bad about it later. My wife's grandmother got a divorce for her husband having a second wife. Wowzers! Not just cheating, but he left the country and came back married to a random woman in just a short time. That happened nearly 30 years ago, and till this day, its left her heartbroken and even made it very hard on her children's lives, and even grandchildrens lives. SO even as far as sexual cheating and even another husband or wife, it isn't going to end up being better in every way to divorce, and it is never God's plan according to his word. Rather we should love and be married as Christ is married to the church. No matter what happens between us and God, He never forsakens us, never breaks his vows, never leaves us even though He may at times be unhappy with what we have done, we are still his bride. Marriage on earth is a symbol of our eternal spiritual marriage with the Lord. We Christians are the bride of Christ. We should do the same for our groom and bride here on earth in our short term temporary marriage until we die.
  3. Thoughts, as if, an idea or imagination without desire- no, that's not sin. But desiring and wanting to kill yourself, is wanting something for yourself for a selfish reason that would make you want to commit suicide, and that would be a sin. I've committed suicide, I have contemplated it, and sometimes i just think about it, but the desire isn't really there anymore, i see now that's my flesh talking, and I remembered God stopped me from dying all those times i tried to kill myself and ended up in the hospital, that i know I am no longer my own, I am God's, and it is not right for me to end what is not mine to decide when my life here ends. It would not only be a sin to murder myself, but to also take authority over what is not mine. My body and all of me belongs to the Lord, He will decide how I die.
  4. Thank you, but I'm no longer suicidal or struggling with that. All that is in the past. It's more that I have a happy, positive view of dying is why I want it, not that I am so miserable I want to die. But simply, people always say "who wants to die? No one!" But that isn't true when you compare this imperfect temporary life to a perfect eternal life. I ask, "who doesn't want to leave this sinful world and their flesh and be made perfect in a perfect place?" If I'm going there anyway, I'd rather go there now. Paul the Apostle agreed he wanted to leave this world as well, but at the same time, he finds a reason why he also wants to stay. I see myself carrying out a mission for the Lord's will, then when my fight is over and I have fought the good fight, then the Lord will call me home when He decides when my fight is over. But thank you for your encouragement.
  5. You have much to learn about people's feelings if that is what you believe about suicide. In fact, you've got a lot of it backwards, to be honest. Take some more time to get to know people who are suicidal before you go judging such things. You obviously weren't suicidal yourself, so you can only speak from mental understanding. I've lived the experience, so I know, and you're wrong.
  6. Every day I await death for many reasons. I've tried and went through suicide, but i failed everytime and ended up in the hospital, but if i had died, I'd have not be saved and gone to Hell. The Lord wanted me alive. Now He wants me alive to pursue His will, so I am glad to do that, but there's still that part of me that wants to die to get away from my sin, this cruel world, my bad memories, the way I'm treated every day- especially by unloving Christians such as my half brother who is a preacher- just last night he's claimed he basically hates me and wants nothing to do with me for such minor things, and even many of them are lies. I have a very long history of suffering for decades; child abuse, jail, suicidal, mental institution, cheated on, best friend room mate had fornication with my girl friend, biological father never married my mother and has babies with over 4 women and even hits me- who is also a popular drug addict and prisoner, my step father always told me he wanted to make me homeless and kill me when i become an adult, and when i became an adult he made me homeless in the freezing winter, then there were more years of homelessness, i was illegally kept out of schools, i had a disabilty that made it incredibly difficult to get a job and keep it because it wouldn't be safe to drive or work, yet no one would give me disability after court dates for over a decade, pastor after pastor hated me and kicked me out because of my being simply sad all the time or how i look, the list just never ends, so I have many reasons I want to die. The only thing that keeps me going that I don't kill myself every day is that I want to do the will of God, but if He was to answer one prayer, I'd beg him to take me out of this world. I'm awaiting patiently for death every morning I get up. But yet, if I could have what I wanted above all things, I'd rather not ever had existed at all, even knowing Heaven awaits and eternal life. If I could choose between Heaven, Hell or not existing, I'd rather not exist in the first place or anymore. But since that isn't option, I'm just waiting to get this sinful world over with.
  7. God and nobody else is, or should be, expecting a countdown from beginning to end or even anywhere so specifically all the time to forgive you of your sin. We are easily forgetful about both the things we hate and love. Why would they need to hear it specifically? To find you worthy of being forgiven, to see if you went too far, or if what you have done is unforgivable, or perhaps they just don't want to, or they feel like you aren't honest if you don't say specifically what you are sorry for? That isn't at all how God forgives and we definitely should not either. But rather we are to forgive and love as the Lord has loved and forgiven us, the Church. I think it would be more helpful for yourself to repent ASAP and do it specifically, that is just my opinion and advice, when i repent like that, it does take more effect for some reason to make me care more, take it more seriously, it feel like a bigger deal to me the moment it just happened rather than waiting hours or days later to repent for it, it really clears the air and brings peace, or else I feel like I am just running from God ignoring what I have done wrong. Could you imagine someone treating you badly and not apologizing immediately rather than much later on? That doesn't mean you won't be forgiven, but I think it makes a difference in our lives how we will live and feel and view our sin, even help us in our relationship with Christ.
  8. If you know God is God, and He is who He claims to be, and you know what His word says is ALWAYS true, that the prophecies have always come true even when they were given hundreds to even thousands of years and still to come to us, they have been fulfilled, and that is proof, and you know it will be proof to us as well when we come before Him. I know it is proof, because I know my God has PROVEN HIMSELF WORTHY AND TRUE. Deny that, and you deny God and His word, not me.
  9. I saw a video, that showed DT and other Jews at the new temple place, that they made a coin with DT on it and King Cyrus, and that they said the next (3rd) temple will be finished being built this year and they have already started. I heard they were waiting on a pure red calf to be born as a sign to know when to start building the temple, and that calf was born, so they planned on building it. Am I wrong? If I remember correctly, it would be expected to be finished being built May 2019. It was news, so... It would be crazy if it was DT as the AntiChrist, but I cannot see how that would be possible. First of all, the A.C is going to be loved by the world, but i see more people, Christians and unbelievers, hating DT. Someone told me before that the Bible tells us what land or country the A.C will come from, but I don't know that for sure or remember it.
  10. Hell is a place for spiritual torture, basically. A place God set for those evil ones like Satan and demons who betrayed God in Heaven. Unbelievers/unsaved sinners will also be there when their time on earth is finished. Spirits never, ever end. We are born with dead spirits, yet, they exist. It's not the same as a dead body, as if when it dies, it vanishes completely with no trace of it. There is still a way to trace a dead spirit. God is a spirit, He is forever. He has made us like Him, once we exist, we exist for an eternity. Now, is our time that will decide where we will move onto next for eternity. I believe Hell/Lake of Fire/Hades/Sheol in a basic way, is that it is only place God stays out of and away from, and the real torture isn't simply fire or lava, I think that would just give us somewhat an idea of the pain to imagine we would be in- but I believe it is God's wrath He has for sin, that will be unleashed at the max that He has been holding back from us on this earth. Sin deserves punishment to the max. What is a greater punishment than God's righteous power of His wrath? I have touched fire, sure it hurt pretty dang bad. My back has been burned up before and I went to the hospital, but I think God's wrath and Hell will be much worse than what fire can do to us. Plus, our bodies will be left here, saved or unsaved, we don't move on in our bodies we have now. So this is a spiritual torture, not physical as far as I understand, or else God would provide more bodies for the unsaved. But scripture doesn't say that for the unsaved. The dumbest things I've heard about Hell, is that Jesus went there, the demons were jumping up and down on His back saying Ha ha, you're in Hell! Another one is that a place is where evil unsaved people get to enjoy living their way in hell with sex, games, disco parties, etc while we live our boring simplistic lives in Heaven- but obviously that is absurd. I also heard hell is a freezing cold place, not hot. Please, don't tell us you actually believe anything like that.
  11. I can disprove evolution in one more sentence if you can understand Genesis chapter 1 and 2. *cough* All creations were made by a supernatural work, in which they didn't come from anything that was already around to evolve or transform or turn into or to create more, but rather simply God made everything out of nothing but His supernatural powers. If I must simply say in other words, God said "let there be light" and there was light. Light from what? God's supernatural power, not a light bulb, not electricity, not Himself because He obviously isn't that ball of heat going around we see every day, but it was simply just like the light He made for this universe, He made all other things from scratch of His supernatural power. If you believe Genesis, you believe God simply made everything out of nothing but miracle works. Therefore, simply evolution cannot be. Everything that was made that has been made is from what God has made, and if God had not made what has been made, then we couldn't make anything else with it. The same idea that Jesus took a tiny bit of fish and bread and out of nowhere multiplied it to feed thousands. Did the fish and bread evolve into more bread and fish? No, it was simply a miracle, He created more out of nothing but supernatural works just like He did everything else. "Science cannot prove creation, because it had no certain way it had to become of what it is, nothing was made with mixing or changing anything, but simply God commanded it to be- and it was. If you don't believe that, you don't believe scripture."
  12. 1. No, God doesn't love Satan. There is nothing to love about Satan, and obviously Satan is not show unconditional love (agape) as humans are, and neither are any of the other angels who followed with Satan betraying God, because the Lord never even gives them a chance to be forgiven. 2. Should we love enemies of God, as in humans, yes, we should. Enemies as in Satan, demons, demon possessed animals, etc- no. 3. Should we love Satan- obviously, no. His children? umm... I doubt Satan has had intercourse, I never recall any scripture Satan had children unless you mean something like people who worship and sell their soul to him. But if those are humans, yes we should love them, but not Satan or anything else but the Lord. 4&5. Can we love God and Satan- no, not truly. You cannot serve (or love) 2 masters. Your heart can't naturally or even be forced to love both at the same time. God cannot love good and evil at the same time, so how could we? If we did, it would be our flesh loving Satan and our spirit loving God. But understand, if that were true, the saved and renewed us will never love and cannot love Satan, for we are not our flesh anymore and we are no longer dead in spirit. Our living spirit will only love the things of the Lord and the Lord Himself. That's my beliefs.
  13. All sin is equal. If you've committed one sin and nothing else all your life, then you have already committed every sin there is in this world. That's God's view of it. That's scripture. So, if He will forgive another sin, and all are equal, do you think He won't forgive your sin if they have equal value? All sin deserves the same punishment. All sin needs to be paid for by our Savior to be saved and forgiven and we need to be cleansed. So, yes, you can. There is only one sin the Bible says God won't forgive you for- and it's not what you have mentioned. It's Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. You're already sort of getting different advice here. The yes answer in general is correct, you can be forgiven. But lets say anytime you fall into this again; that doesn't mean because you do it once more that you have lost forgiveness, never had forgiveness or lost salvation. Some things in our lives change forever when we are saved, some thing may never by the time we die, but definitely some things over time will. Some sins will be a piece of cake to overcome, but some will always be a war till the end of your life. People who say stuff like; you'll only be forgiven if you NEVER EVER do it again, or else God won't forgive you, etc- that's a pure lie. You'll never find someone perfect. That's basically what that would mean, "don't repent for it if you know you won't be perfect at never doing it again!" God knows you can't stop sinning 100% of your life, He knows time and time again you will, that is exactly why He needed to send His son to die for us! We cannot stop sin on our own or make up for it! We need a savior! We need someone who is perfect at overcoming sin and temptations! So, if you are saved, you will grow in the spirit to overcome sinful things. Don't just pray you are asking for forgiveness, but prepare yourself for the same sins that continuously try to get to you, plan what to do next time you will be tempted so you will know what will help you not do it again, and pray for the Lord to give you strength to overcome sin. He will help you if you truly are saved and want to overcome your sin. Some things take a little more time to fully overcome. Every kind of sin isn't equally tempting to everyone as it is to you, and God knows that. If every sin is constantly repeating in your life and nothing is ever changing in your life to get out of sin, nothing at all, then I would advise you to examine yourself by scripture if you are truly saved, because the Lord does change our lives and gets us to overcome many sins, but not 100% of our lives in the flesh.
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