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  1. THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN Judas betrayed Jesus · “And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. They were delighted and agreed to give him money.” Luke 22:4-5 · “Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that Jesus had been condemned, deeply regretted what he had done. He returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned in betraying innocent blood.” Mt27:3–4 Judas repented But that did not save him. Judas Iscariot stands as an example of a soul condemned to be in hell. Christ stated that he lost none that the Father gave Him “except the son of perdition” (John 17:12). And speaking of the one who would betray Him, Jesus said, “it would be better for that man if he had never been born” (Mattew26:24) Peter denied Jesus three times · Now Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. Therefore they said to him, “You are not also one of His disciples, are you?” He denied it and said, “I am not!” One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, “Did I not see you in the garden with Him?” Peter then denied again; and immediately a rooster crowed. John18:25-27 Jesus forgave Peter · So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter,“Simon,son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that Ilove You.” He said to him,“Feed My lambs.” John 21:15 Why could Peter be forgiven . . . yet Judas could not be forgiven? All sin is bad but there is one sin that is unforgivable. ---- What sin did Jesus speak out against the most? ---- Jesus spoke out against hypocrisy many more times than he did against any other sin. · Jesus replied, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: "'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Mark 7:6 · "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. Matthew 23:27 · But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? Matthew 22:18 · "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Matthew 23:25 · …. you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. Matthew 23:29 · "Woe to you,. . . you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. Matthew 23:13 Judas was a hypocrite · Jesus asked him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?“ Luke 22:48 Why is being a hypocrite unforgivable? A hypocrite is double minded. There is always more than one side to a hypocrite. A hypocrite can never be completely forgiven because there is always another side of them that isn’t included in their repentance. From time to time we are all hypocrites. · But when Peter came to Antioch, I had to oppose him to his face, for what he did was very wrong. When he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile believers, who were not circumcised. But afterward, when some friends of James came, Peter wouldn’t eat with the Gentiles anymore. He was afraid of criticism from these people who insisted on the necessity of circumcision. As a result, other Jewish believers followed Peter’s hypocrisy, and even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. Galatians 2:11-13 Judas knowingly embraced hypocrisy when he betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Peter acted out of fear and his own weakness. One could be forgiven and the other cannot be forgiven. In either case hypocrisy is something that Jesus took pains to warn us against.
  2. We inherit death from Adam and Eve and we inherit eternal life from Jesus. I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. .. 1Cor15:50
  3. Hadn't focused on that aspect of sonship. Would be interested in some bible quotes
  4. Let’s begin with Adam •God created Adam from the dust. •God then used part of Adam to create Eve. . .LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs. . . Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. Genesis 2:21-22 •God took Eve from Adam. •Eve was female •She came from Adam therefor Adam must have had a female part to his being. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: Genesis 2:23 Gender is determined by chromosomes: •Males have both a “X” and a “Y” chromosome. •Females have two “X” chromosomes. •A father’s chromosome determines the sex of the offspring. •His “X” chromosome produces a daughter and his “Y” chromosome produces a son. Adam had both a Y-male and X-female chromosome. And so Eve could be taken from him. . . she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:23-24 •God created Adam with both male and female chromosomes. •God then took Eve from Adam’s female Chromosome. •The two separate beings were then brought together and made one flesh. The Pattern Set Down by God The Second Adam –Jesus Christ Jesus was born of Mary –his “X” chromosome came from her. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit –his father was God. His “Y” chromosome was divine. So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. 1Corinthians 15:45 Jesus -the last Adam Adam •Authority over creation •Caused all mankind to be infected with sin •Disobedience to God brought death •Gave authority to Satan Jesus •Authority over creation •Tempted but did not fall •Brought the forgiveness of sin •Obedience to God brought eternal life •Took authority from Satan Bride of Christ –The Church •Just as Eve came from Adam the Church would come from Jesus. So that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. Ephesians 5:27 The Church is caring and compassionate -traits that are often associated with the female gender. The Bride of Christ is composed of the “sons of God”. The Church is the Bride but its individual members are “sons” ! •The Church was taken from Jesus and so the Church is female -just as Eve was female. •From the Church, we receive half our identity which is female. •As individuals, we receive Jesus who is a son and this is what determines our identity as a son. Jesus comes to us as a “son” and this determines our identity as a “son” Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” Galatians 4:6 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15 But in Christ we are all sons: The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry,“Abba,Father.” Romans 8:15 In this world we are brothers and sisters: I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another. . . 1Corinthians 1:10
  5. Don't think he was the serpent's physical seed. Satan is separated from God and has no ultimate source of life. He must rob and take life to "live". Cain wanted Abel's life and so he took it by killing him.
  6. This short video explains how Christians are the Birde of Christ that is made up of the Sons of God.
  7. Maybe the serpent doesn't have a seed and that is why he must take other life to live.
  8. Thanks - I am working on some stuff to post now
  9. Thank you - looking forward to being a part of this forum
  10. And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” . . . . . And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” Genesis 1:20-22 In the Garden of Eden, life would multiply but never overfill the space for it. This is possible if the space a life needed was built into every seed. The space for life would automatically grow as life increased and the world would never be overfilled with life.
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