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johnthebaptist

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About johnthebaptist

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  • Birthday 02/03/1953

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  1. It's a lot easier to deal with a hardship when your conscience is clear.
  2. We've all sinned, yes, and need a Savior. Still, when we sin, trouble comes into our lives. When we repent of our sin, trouble no longer comes into our lives.
  3. When we sin, trouble comes into our lives. The Lord led me to repent of my sin.
  4. I suspect it will get easier and easier as time goes on to ignore those evil thoughts. There won't be many temptations in the resurrection, I don't think.
  5. But if we do love him, and love our neighbor, isn't the gate open?
  6. I don't think the sinful nature just disappears. We have to discipline ourselves not to have sinful thoughts.
  7. If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and souls, and love our neighbors as ourselves, why would the Lord shut the gate to heaven for us?
  8. Try as I might, I can't find anything to argue with here. I might substitute the word "forever" for "for a lifetime," though.
  9. When you sin, trouble comes into your life. When you repent - stop sinning - trouble stops coming into your life. I believe that is what the Lord is telling us here: From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Matt 4:17 RSV
  10. Has it ever occurred to you that maybe you are already in heaven, and that you can only come to appreciate it after you repent: From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Matt 4:17 RSV
  11. I don't think so. I think the ones who have repented of their failure to love the Lord with all their hearts, minds, and souls, and repented of their failure to love their neighbors as themselves, will find the gate to heaven open.
  12. To me, "repent" means to stop sinning.
  13. I would imagine that the Lord has his own plans for us, and it is up to us to follow where he leads us.
  14. But I would say that part of repentance is believing In Christ.
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