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  1. I was speaking grammatically, but unfortunately this usage of "otherwise" seems lost on some readers. The Lord's Approved Workman 13if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. 14Remind the believers of these things, charging them before God to avoid quarreling over words; this is in no way profitable, and leads its listeners to ruin. 15Make every effort to present yourself approved to God, an unashamed workman who accurately handles the word of truth.… Berean Study Bible · Download
  2. Formation 1970 Type Christian Church Location Prescott, Arizona Official language several languages Founder Wayman O Mitchell Quote from WKPD: The Potter's House Christian Fellowship is a Christian Pentecostal church founded by Pastor Wayman Mitchell in Prescott, Arizona in 1970. The name of the church is a reference to chapter 18 of the Book of Jeremiah, from the Bible, verses 1-3.[1] However, the official name of the organization is Christian Fellowship Ministries or CFM. It is a fellowship of over 2,600 churches in 120 nations throughout the world, with 61 ministering evangelists.[2] The Potter's House has a strong presence in Australia. The first church there was established in Perth in 1978. The Perth congregation has since sent dozens of ministry couples to establish numerous daughter churches in many countries around the world.[3]
  3. Oh dear, Jada1223. You are misquoting the Holy Scriptures, maybe not deliberately, but definitely carelessly. It should be obvious from the context, that is, the surrounding verses that the Apostle John who wrote the Book of John is not claiming John the Baptist was in the world in the beginning of time, and neither was everything created through him. Joh 1:6-8 (6) There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. (7) The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. (8) He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
  4. 3Jn 1:9 I wrote unto the ekklesia: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not. Professional clergy in unscriptural religious hierarchies preside over spiritually stunted passive pew sitters whom they control with pagan programs that often include robes, rituals, and repetitive readings. I never tire of warning against it.
  5. Is this a topic of interest that you wish to discuss, marvelloustime? Cutting and pasting devotionals is all very fine, but it's discussion and fellowship that I prefer. Blessings in Christ.
  6. They can't withstand God's called out ones, that's for sure. Revelation 7:14 “And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”
  7. ...the qualifier "otherwise" answers your question. There is a very legalistic cult with congregations in many countries that imposes strict rules on its adherents, who religiously preach and teach from the Bible and in the name of Christ devote themselves to living God-honouring lives. If not for their legalism, they would otherwise be godly, and genuinely Christian, having faith in Christ for salvation.
  8. The Galatians were called in the grace of God, but effectively moved away from Christ for their salvation. This was not necessarily irreversible. Gal 6:1 (1) Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.
  9. If not Judaism then some other weighty, ill-fitting yoke of works keeps otherwise godly people in bondage. Gal 1:6-7 (6) I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, (7) which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. Gal 3:1-3 (1) O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? (2) This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?— (3) Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? Gal 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
  10. Briefly, Behold, my dear fellow, how do you think this happens?
  11. Wow, that's almost 18,000 years in the future. I guess the technology for time travel got delivered on cue and now they're coming back to adjust things, or something, LOL BeauJangles...???
  12. In the current climate of godless humanism Christians can't publicly denounce as '"filthy dreamers" those leading the world further into decadence and defilement, without being accused of hate speech and virtue signaling. But we can still study the Book of Jude and read commentaries like this. Quote From Matthew Henry's Commentary regarding Jude 1:8: Jud 1:8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. "The apostle here exhibits a charge against deceivers who were now seducing the disciples of Christ from the profession and practice of his holy religion. He calls them filthy dreamers, forasmuch as delusion is a dream, and the beginning of, and inlet to, all manner of filthiness. Note, Sin is filthiness; it renders men odious and vile in the sight of the most holy God, and makes them (sooner or later, as penitent or as punished to extremity and without resource) vile in their own eyes, and in a while they become vile in the eyes of all about them. These filthy dreamers dream themselves into a fool's paradise on earth, and into a real hell at last: let their character, course, and end, be our seasonable and sufficient warning; like sins will produce like punishments and miseries." How important it is to keep ourselves sanctified in Christ. 1Pe 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: This just a short post to see if anyone else has some thoughts and quotes on the subject of defilement versus sanctification. Blessings from Michael37 in NZ.
  13. May you be richly blessed by the Word of God. Job 33:14-17 (14) For God speaks once, yea twice, yet man perceives it not. (15) In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; (16) Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction, (17) That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.
  14. Wisdom - sophia (Gr) - chokmah (He) Job 38:36-37 (36) Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? or who has given understanding to the heart? (37) Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven, Some time ago I researched the topic of wisdom and two aspects of it stood out as follows: Antiquity Numeracy The relationship and association of numbers with the objects and concepts they describe is inherent in wisdom, which is why from ancient times any skill that involved numbers was held in high regard and considered to be wisdom. Rev 13:18 (18) Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count (psephizo) the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. Strongs G5585 ψηφίζω psēphizō psay-fid'-zo From G5586; to use pebbles in enumeration, that is, (genitive case) to compute: - count. Total KJV occurrences: 2 Why the number 666 in particular. Spare me the wild theories and just count, enumerate with understanding that there is something wise about the number 666 based on antiquity and numeracy. Row 1 has 1 pebble, and each row increases by 1 pebble until row 36 brings the total pebbles to 666. The number of the row points to the total, and this total can also be arrived at in the name of a man. Once again spare me the wild theories... the significance of the triangular feature of the number 666 is an aspect of the study of Apexology...which deals with how and why supremacy is achieved throughout history, specifically in the affairs of Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Political Rome, Papal Rome, and Metaphorical Global Rome. Regards from Michael37 (of the three seven-letter names)
  15. Yes, I'm aware what you say. We must be sure not to be drawn into mystical realms that detract from the context and congruity of the Word of God. By all means count all the numbers from 1 to 36 adding them in triangular array to equal 666. Then what?
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