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sorry but :What does the Bible say about men who beat their wives? ?? doesnt say anything ? yes man should respect and love his wife , but what if he beat her /? what does bible says about that , i know bible allow beating slaves and children , but wives i dont know , but women was commanded to obey and submit to there husband
01.09.2014 16:31
O, the answer is very super... May God bless u...
03.08.2014 17:49
La Moldavia e' piena di belle donne,ma non mi pare che,al di fuori di un ristretto numero c he praticano la prostituzione,si possa parlare di un paese di puttane. Certo,io che sono italiano,devo riscontrare un diverso approccio co n i problemi del sesso.Non bisogna pero' dimenticare che,da quando esiste il mondo,esiste questa forma di commercio,che attraverso i secoli era mascherata da necessita' reali.
24.07.2014 13:52
Mark 10:5-6 It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote this law, Jesus replied. But at the beginning of creation God made them male and female. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? DO NOT BE DECEIVED; Neither the sexual immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Matthew 4:17 From that time began to preach, "Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near." 1 Corinthians 6:11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
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Thank you Vasile for explaining God's word. God bless you. From Savio in India
01.06.2014 09:10
The bible wasn't written by a pagan king, but was written by Pagans.
20.04.2014 18:34
it is the reading, meditating on and application of gods word in our lives that provides the opportunity for finding purpose, truth and salvation. Not merely reading it. The history of the bible shows it is the most printed book in the last 600 years but not the most widely read, sadly. Religious dogma has replaced truth of gods word, ritual and tradition. So obtain a good translation, read and seek to understand by letting the bible explain itself. Review key things because you will begin to understand who we are, why we need help and the consequences of not reaching out for that help now. Read, listen to gods word, obey and apply his principles then you will be blessed
30.03.2014 11:39
I wonder, if we can see signs of the Apocalypse coming, not only in social turmoil but in the natural world's decadence, Why is the church still encouraging women to have children? If we see millions of children without homes, How can it be good to encourage people to reproduce instead of adopting?
17.01.2014 18:46
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Who are "the pagans"?

24 mai 2012 | ora 00.36 Doctrine | Priest Vasile Filat

Question:

What does the word “pagan” mean? Who are they and why are they called what they are?

From Merriam-Webser’s online dictionary we find the following definition of the word pagan (heathen).
1: heathen 1; especially : a follower of a polytheistic religion (as in ancient Rome)
2: one who has little or no religion and who delights in sensual pleasures and material goods : an irreligious or hedonistic person
Middle English, from Late Latin paganus, from Latin, civilian, country dweller, from pagus country district; akin to Latin pangere to fix — more at pact
First Known Use: 14th century
The Greek word that is translated as “pagan” or “heathen” or “nations” in the English language is ETHNIKOS. It means nation or people group. It is where we get our word “ethnic”. The Jews called them “Gentiles”, the people who did not have God’s special revelation, they did not associate with them, and they worshiped idols. In the epistle to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul reminds the recipients, who are now Christians, about their former way of life, when they were pagans.
Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands– remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. (Ephesians 2:11-12)

No matter what your national background or ethnic group you come from, a pagan is a man or woman who:

  • separated from Christ
  • alienated from the commonwealth of Israel (Jesus Christ’s Church)
  • strangers to the covenants of promise (not part of the New Covenant)
  • having no hope (of acquiring eternal life)
  • without God in the world
It does not matter what a person’s religion is, if he has not accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and entered into the New Covenant then he cannot be saved because Jesus said:
Jesus said to him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me. (John 14:6)
There is another category of people who believe that they are Christians based on the fact that they were born in to a Christian nation or were born to Christians parents yet they do not know God because they have never entered into the New Covenant through Jesus Christ. They are also pagans because there is no lifestyle difference between them and others who were born under a different religion. Both groups need to be born again through faith in Jesus Christ so that they will not perish eternally away from the presence of God.
Translation by: Erik Brewer
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