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  1. "Are the street preachers doing the 'good works'?" Well, what do you think Jesus and the apostles were doing? In addition to teaching the Gospel in the synagogues, a lot of the evangelism work and performing of miracles were done in public places. While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. - Act 17:16-17 When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. - Matthew 8:1-3
  2. Well, the bible never really touched upon Jesus's physical appearance. So I don't get involved or try to imagine what he looked like when he walked the earth. But If I had to imagine Jesus in the physical, he would be a bright shinning light. And what I don't believe is, Hollywood's version of what he looked like. I don't believe Jesus is a blonde hair, blue eyed white man.
  3. I have a co-worker who's a JW. We have discussions, and at times - intense discussions about our faiths. They have so many false doctrines that I can't keep count. But the 3 main topics we talk about are -the deity of Jesus, the spiritual body and the 144,000. They do not believe that Jesus is God manifested, they do not believe that he was raised in a physical body but instead, as a spirit being, and they believe that only 144,000 of their JW anointed ones will go to heaven as spirit beings. The rest of the JW's (the great crowd) will live on a paradise earth. They also do not believe that the spirit is immortal and when the body dies, the spirit ceases to exist. I once asked my coworker this question: If the Holy Spirit dwells within all born again Christians, does the Holy Spirit ceases to exists when a christian dies? That was months ago and I have yet to receive an answer from him. Whenever I show him scripture that debunks their false doctrines, he always comes us with something - that's not even biblical (basically a lie) to justify his beliefs. It's truly sad how brain washed they are. All I can do is pray for God to open his eyes and that he would see the organization for the blasphemous cult it really is.
  4. 🙌Father God, you know the trouble Rebecca and her husband are in. You know what they need in order to do their work. So I ask heavenly Father, that you provide for Rebecca and her husband all the things you know that they need in order to complete their tasks. Father, I am not asking you to stop the rain just for them, but I am praying for miracle that only you can do. In Jesus name. Amen. 🙌
  5. Welcome Shua and I hope you will find what you are searching for.
  6. 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
  7. 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."
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
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