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  1. Welcome Shua and I hope you will find what you are searching for.
  2. Good evening Ogner. I think the point that many in this thread are trying to make is...the sins that you have mentioned above -the murderers along with the rapists, child molesters, adulterers, liars, etc... those are the sins that Jesus died for. Does a sick person need a doctor? No. Does a righteous person need to be saved? No. To God, all sins need to be atoned for and there is no sin too great or small for our Lord and Savior to forgive. King David was a murderer and an adulterer. Apostle Paul (when he was Saul) was responsible for having Christians killed, but didn't God forgive them? Yes, he did. 1 John 2:2 says of Jesus"He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world." None of us deserves God's forgiveness - regardless of the sins. We all deserve judgement because we have all fallen short of God's standard. I know it's hard to understand how strong and powerful God's love is for us - even for the murderer. But God's love is not like our love that runs hot and cold...that turns on and off. God's love is an Agape love (1 Corinthians 13:4-13) His love is unconditional, faithful and sacrificial. God's love is supreme over all and the only kind of love that will sacrifice a Son to atone for the sins of the world. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
  3. Speaking in tongues is mentioned in the book of Acts as well. Many people today believe that if one does not speak in tongues, they have not received the Holy Spirit. Not true. During the building of the early church, the apostles were baptizing many believers who were Gentiles who spoke in different languages. So perhaps God wanted to prove that the Gentiles received the same Holy Spirit as everyone else. "Then Peter said, “Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water. They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.” So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days."
  4. The bible is filled with verses that says God has put the knowledge of himself in everyone. Therefore, no one is without excuse. So, it doesn't matter whether so called Atheism claim there is no God. God has proven of his existence through all that he has created. They just reject it.
  5. Agreed! But from my personal experiences in speaking to unbelievers as lovingly as I possibly can, they still did not want to hear about hell and condemnation. Jesus spoke about hell more than he spoke about heaven because he wanted the people to know the consequences of their unbelief and rejection of him. There were some who rebuked his message back then, and nothing has changed today. Like I said in another post, there are even some churches who have refrained from speaking on the subject of hell and condemnation because they are afraid to turn people away. So I think it would do the lost a disservice if we were not to let them know what they are up against. With love and compassion yes, but we must speak the Gospel in truth, accuracy and completeness just as we are called to do no matter how uncomfortable it may be.
  6. It's all about Jesus. Who he is, what he preached and the flesh and blood sacrifice he gave to redeem humanity back to God. Jesus was offensive to a lot of people back then, and nothing has changed. I think people need to understand the distinction between what's "cyberbullying" and what's scripture. I think if Jesus were to post on a Christian website without people knowing who he was..they would probably say he was a cyberbully too!
  7. Before we lay down, we bow down in prayer…. Heavenly Father, we come into your presence, with thanksgiving and praise for delivering us through this long day. We are grateful for all that you have provided for us, and we sing praises to you for all that you have brought us through - in this day alone. Lord, we ask of you as we settle down for the evening, to keep watch over us and our families and all people with your eyes and cradle us in your arms. In the name of Jesus, we pray that you keep us in your presence –protected with your full armor as we retire for the night. Lord I pray for those who are lost that they may find you in the midnight hour. I pray for those who are destitute that you will give them peace before they sleep. I pray for those who are hungry that you will provide for them a bite by the end of the night. I pray for those who are without homes that you will bring shelter to them from out of the cold and I pray for those who are sick that you will provide healing before the night is old. Lord, you are our refuge, our rescuer, our way maker and our chain breaker. Give us restful sleep and sweet peaceful dreams as you shepherd us into the morning and bring us through another day that you have already prepared and planed for us. We love and honor you. In Jesus name, Amen Goodnight all.
  8. Hello NathWChristian. Peace and blessings to you. Of course Jesus can help you. Jesus loves you and wants the best for you. Pray to him and ask him to help you overcome your worries and fears. But when you pray, you have to open your heart, be still and wait for him to answer. He may not come when you want him to, but he will come in his own time. In the meantime, there are some things you can do while you wait for God to work in your life. Do you belong to a church? If not, seek out a bible based church. There, you can meat other Christians, join a ministry to keep you busy and make new friends. Go to job fairs and take Jesus with you. Pray to him and ask him to lead and guide you to the right places and to meat the right people. Don't stay locked up in your home. When you isolate yourself from others, it gives the devil a foothold to come in and do damage. Try to go out and be around other people and ask God to put you into the company of those who are trustworthy. Ask God to give you confidence and to know that you are not a failure, because God does not make mistakes! He has a plan for you. Be patient with the Lord and trust in him to transform your life. Seek his kingdom first, and all other things will be added. God bless!
  9. Everything you said, I agree with 100 percent. Separating from unbelievers does not mean that we do not care about them. We are to be salt and light to the lost, but we must also remain as we are called to be a holy nation, sanctified and set apart from the world. Praise Him!!
  10. Good Morning PromisesPromises, and thank you for your reply! I totally agree with you. God has equipped Christians by the Holy Spirit with everything we need in order to do his work and wants us to be bold and uncompromised in both our teachings of the Gospel and in our faith. As Christians who are representatives of Jesus Christ, we cannot be concern with what's popular when it comes to doing God's work. 2 Timothy 4:1-3 says: "In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge:Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear." Sadly sometimes, Christians too, do not want to hear the truth and would rather listen to what makes them feel comfortable. They will ignore scripture in order to accommodate how they choose to live instead of how God wants us to live. So yes, we have to stay in prayer for the body of believers who are weak in biblical knowledge and hope for them to come to full understanding and completeness in their faith and boldness for Jesus. It's all about Jesus. God bless, in Jesus name.
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