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Welcome to worthy :)  

God wants you to come as you are, you can't fix whatever is troubling you, but God can.  Your approach is keeping you from achieving the very thing you want, it is time to submit.  Praying for you.

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Good to see you here James, and welcome.
You know that as a child of God, you now have a heavenly Father. And when you stumble like the rest of us, reach up to your Father, and He will lift you up. 

Matthew 7:7-8  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

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On 11/16/2018 at 3:02 AM, discipler777 said:

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For a start, after some years of study, here's my summary of the Bible or Word of God.

0. God is Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient. God has His throne in heaven.(EZE.1, REV.4) Satan and his demons rebelled against God.(ISA.14:12, EZE.28:17, REV.12:4-9)
....... God-in-heaven desired to replace the spiritual rebels with S'piritual humans. Earth is like a test-bed for this purpose.

1. On earth, all humans are born sinful/evil/satanic because of Adam's Original Sin = unclean/dirty/unholy = bound for hell when they die.(ROM.5:12)

2. Because of 1. , no humans on earth can see the true face of God and live or qualify to be in heaven.(EXO.33:20, JOHN.1:18 & 5:37)

3. To save fallen humans, God-in-heaven endeavoured to come down to earth in lesser forms as the invisible Spirit or as the visible human(= Angel of God or Jesus Christ). (JOHN.8:58/EXO.3:14, JOHN.1:1 & 14, 1TIM.3:16, 2COR.3:17, ISA.9:6)
....... As the Spirit in the yet-to-be-revealed Jesus Christ, God-in-heaven gave His Law to Moses and the Jews, in order to curb humans' inborn tendency to commit sins/evil-deeds/satanic-deeds.(DEUT.28)
....... As Jesus Christ, God-in-heaven gave the apostles and Christians the sacrificial Lamb of God on the Cross(JOHN.1:29), in order to save them from hell when they die = the free gift of salvation or the kingdom of heaven through faith in Jesus Christ/God.(JOHN.3:14-18, LEV.17:11, HEB.9:22, MATT.4:17, GAL.2:16)
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A good analogy of our One and Only God is our one and only sun.
... God-the-Father-in-heaven sends His invisible Spirit and His visible Son-Jesus to earth to sustain immortal life = the sun-in-outer-space sends her invisible warmth/heat and her visible light to earth to sustain mortal life.
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The Bible or Word of God can be broken down into 2 parts, the Old and New Testaments/Covenants, ie,

(i) if you wanna have a good n long life on earth, you need to keep the Law/Word of God.(DEUT.28, MATT.19:16-21, ACTS.15:24-29 & 21:20-25, cf; 1COR.5:1-5 & 11:30, 1JOHN.5:16-19, HEB.10:26-31),

(ii) if you wanna go to heaven when you die, you need to be saved from hell by Jesus the Christ/Messiah/Savior.(MATT.5:27-30, ROM.5:12, LEV.17:11, HEB.9:22, JOHN.3:16, 1COR.6:9-11, REV.22:12-15)

Christians should aim to achieve both, ie to gain both blessings from God, eg MATT.19:21. Both blessings require faith in God/Jesus, ie believe that He will bless them accordingly.(HEB.11:1-6) Cf; obey or follow like a robot, like a pack of dogs.
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Bc of our inherited Adam's Original Sin, we have the dual problems of INVOLUNTARY satanic/evil/sinful thoughts, eg immoral lust, hate, anger, greed, selfishness, jealousy, fear/worries, doubts, etc, ...and VOLUNTARY satanic/evil/sinful deeds, eg blasphemy, idolatry, murder, adultery/fornication/rape, stealing, lying/cheating/defrauding, etc.
....... The former resulted in being cursed/sent to hell when we die(GEN.3:14-16) and the latter resulted in being cursed by God with a sad and short life on earth. God's Law solved the latter and God's Son solved the former.
....... Usually, before someone committed murder, he/she had originally harbored hate or greed or lust or jealousy or etc in his/her heart and mind.(source is spiritually from Satan - JOHN.8:44, MATT.16:23 & 23:27, MARK.7:21, 1JOHN.3:8)) IOW, all humans are born satanic/evil/sinful/unclean, from their hearts to their feet.
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 At ACTS.15:24-29, God/Jesus required new Gentile Christians to begin their born-again lives of the Spirit by keeping 4 easy or non-burdensome laws of Moses, ie avoid eating blood, strangled animals, foods sacrificed to idols and sexual immorality = minimum legal requirement. They are then given time to gradually learn to keep the other laws of Moses which are not a burden, esp morality laws, eg the Ten Commandments at EXODUS.20, LEVITICUS.10:9 & 18:22-29, DEUTERONOMY.18:9-14, etc. Otherwise, bad things will happen to them for "we reap what we sow".
....... In comparison, Jewish Christians are required by God/Jesus to continue to keep Moses Law, as many laws as possible, because it is not a burden to them.
....... Eg, Gentile Christians should still avoid homosexuality/sexual immorality but can continue to eat non-kosher foods because the former is not a burden but the latter is a burden(ie it's a burden for them to keep the kosher/clean food laws).

IOW, "Go and sin no more, lest a worse thing comes upon you"(JOHN.5:14 & 8:11) = those who go and sin some more will be cursed by God with calamities and terrors(1COR.11:30, 1JOHN.5:16-17, PROVERBS.1:26) which may then result in the wilful or ignorant Gentile Christian sinners/evil-workers/Law-breakers losing their salvation by losing faith, eg curse God/Jesus and die(1COR.5:1-5, HEBREWS.10:26-31, JOB.2:9, Judas Iscariot.?)  It is a fearful thing for misguided Christians to fall into the hands of God through wilful or ignorant sins/evil-works/Law-breaking. Why take the unnecessary risk of losing salvation, eg by completely ignoring God's Old Testament Law and just rely on "blind" faith in Jesus Christ who also happens to be the Word of God, ie the One who had said, "You shall not murder. You shall not .......".?

Faith in God's Son, Jesus = faith in God's Word/Law/commandments because JOHN.1:1 says the Son is the Word and is also God = justified for salvation by faith in Jesus Christ/God alone, and not by the works of the Law/commandments or not by faith+works.

Before Christ(= before His Resurrection and Ascension at around 33AD), only Jews who kept the Law/commandments of God had the opportunity to be saved from hell when they die( 1 Peter 3:19 & 4:6 ), eg Moses and Elijah(MATTHEW.17:3), ie the opportunity to hear the gospel from the resurrected Christ after they died. Those who unrepentantly broke the Law of God were sent to Hades/hell when they die. The rich young Jewish man of LUKE.16:19-31 died and ended up in Hades/hell because he unrepentantly broke the Law at Deuteronomy 15:11, ie by refusing to do charity work towards the poor and destitute like beggar Lazarus during every Sabbath Year.
....... After Christ, Jews had to believe in Jesus as the Christ/Messiah/Saviour, in order to be saved from hell, ie it was no longer sufficient for them to just keep the Law( Matthew 5:17-48 ) and be given the above opportunity to be saved from hell after they die. This requirement for salvation was later extended to the Gentiles, ie saved by faith alone, and not by the good works of the Law.

We need to properly differentiate between involuntary satanic/evil/sinful thoughts and voluntary sins/evil deeds/law-breaking, and between involuntary or inborn Gentile and Jewish Christians.

Analogy about involuntary evil/satanic thoughts and voluntary law-breaking/evil-deeds/sins - black crows often squawks noisily over our heads but we should not let them settle and build their dirty nests on our heads.

 

Some sure have complicated what God has made simple. Why not just believe the remedy Jesus provided for your Salvation minus all this religious mush? 1Cor15:1-4.      Simply believe Christ died for your sins and rose from the grave on the third day.Yes, it’s really that simple.Dont pervert this saving Gospel by adding to  it with  you do.If you truly believe this simple Gospel, God will put His Spirit in you and change you from the inside out.For your faith in Jesus plus nothing He will put you in the Body of Christ where your Salvation is untouchable .NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD for your Salvation. Don’t listen to those who tell you that you gotta do this or that to be saved or stay saved. “ The Blood Of Jesus cleanses us from ALL sin”

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On 11/16/2018 at 12:27 AM, JamesAlex said:

Where to start first lets me start by saying I do believe in God and in Jesus as my savior. However, I have not been a good follower; which will become evident by the time you get done reading this. As of recently, I have found myself with a deep desire to have a relationship with God. However, I feel like a giant ball of yarn all knotted up. I have all these issues and sins and guilt that's not even funny. I don't even know how to fix myself. I don't know how to talk to God. To be honest I don't know God nearly as well as I like. So I feel stuck and don't know how to lay everything out to God when I don't understand myself or what is wrong with me completely.

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I know exactly how that feels. 

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On 11/20/2018 at 2:30 PM, Blood Bought 1953 said:

Don’t listen to those who tell you that you gotta do this or that to be saved or stay saved. “ The Blood Of Jesus cleanses us from ALL sin”

Don't listen to those, eg false Hyper-grace teachers, who tell you that you can "Go and willfully sin some more without a worse thing coming upon you"(JOHN.5:14 & 8:11, 1COR.5:5 & 11:30, 1JOHN.5:16-17) or without any risk of not staying saved(HEBREWS.10:26-31 & 6:4-8, 1TIMOTHY.4:1, 1COR.5:5 & 6:9-10, REVELATION.22:12-17). Why.? = because salvation can be lost by losing faith or having no-more faith, eg while suffering for your ignorantly committed willful sins(JOB.2:9).

The Blood of Jesus Christ does not give you the license to willfully sin left and right or a Monopoly of the "Get Out of Jail Free" card. ....

HEBREWS.10:26-31 (NKJV) = 26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Edited by discipler777

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14 hours ago, discipler777 said:

Don't listen to those, eg false Hyper-grace teachers, who tell you that you can "Go and willfully sin some more without a worse thing coming upon you"(JOHN.5:14 & 8:11, 1COR.5:5 & 11:30, 1JOHN.5:16-17) or without any risk of not staying saved(HEBREWS.10:26-31 & 6:4-8, 1TIMOTHY.4:1, 1COR.5:5 & 6:9-10, REVELATION.22:12-17). Why.? = because salvation can be lost by losing faith or having no-more faith, eg while suffering for your ignorantly committed willful sins(JOB.2:9).

The Blood of Jesus Christ does not give you the license to willfully sin left and right or a Monopoly of the "Get Out of Jail Free" card. ....

HEBREWS.10:26-31 (NKJV) = 26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

 

A misunderstanding of the Book of Hebrews has warped you understanding of the entire Bible. 99% of sins are willfull.....all covered by the Blood.Theft can’t “ help” but be a willfull sin, yet I heard about one thief who was personally saved by Jesus on the Cross.I also heard about a guy who had sexual relations with his step-mother.Was that some kind of accidental sin? It was willful. It was forgiven.

The Hebrews heard about the Blood Of Jesus, a one- time sacrifice so precious to God that He forgave every sin ever committed in this planet.They did not believe that.They were UNBELIeVERS .They preferred the blood sacrifice of animals .They are in Hell today because of their unbelief.The same reason everybody else is there.Those that willfully sin today will be severely chastised by a Father that loves them—- IF they have put there entire faith in the Blood Of Christ. God may strike a willfull, unrepentant sinning Believer dead...but God’s Promise still stands....If you believe the Gospel of 1cor15:1-4 your Salvation remains intact or God is a liar.Not likely.

Edited by Blood Bought 1953

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Don't listen to those, eg false Hyper-grace teachers, who tell you that you can "Go and willfully sin some more without a worse thing coming upon you"(JOHN.5:14 & 8:11, 1COR.5:5 & 11:30, 1JOHN.5:16-17) or without any risk of not staying saved(HEBREWS.10:26-31 & 6:4-8, 1TIMOTHY.4:1, 1COR.5:5 & 6:9-10, REVELATION.22:12-17). Why.? = because salvation can be lost by losing faith or having no-more faith, eg while suffering for your ignorantly committed willful sins(JOB.2:9).

 The Blood of Jesus Christ does not give you the license to willfully sin left and right or a Monopoly of the "Get Out of Jail Free" card. ..

 

I never promote “ willful sinning,” nor do I think that Grace gives a license to sin nor a get out of jail free card.Here is what I promote—Jesus Saves. No “buts” attached. I have a license, however.A license to rest.If you ain’t resting, you are working. Dangerous ground .People just can’t believe the simple Gospel......Jesus died for our sins.I strongly promote OSAS......it only applies to those that have had a heart transplant.They have no desire to sin, but because we still have the Old  Nature in us we do sin on occasion .That is where God’s Grace kicks in..... it covers us until we make it Home.Grace.Never mentioned by your crowd.You do not understand it, you don’t trust it and you are scared of it.Your preoccupation with the Law shows you do know that grace is the only way to fight sin effectively.An understanding of grace lets you know you can do whatever you want to do but at the same instant you understand that , the reaction is not wanting to go out and sin up a storm.....the reaction is one of  relief and gratitude, and your wants have been changed.You do not WANT  to sin anymore.That is the power and impetus of a true Christian life.Its all about a Grace that you do not comprehend.What a shame.....one can study the Bible for years and years and not get it.We see  the proof of that in here everyday.Grace is what has saved every man of Faith whoever was saved and people don’t understand it .When one begins with a false premise, it’s no wonder that everything that follows is filled with error .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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