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If the Gentiles were not proselytes and uncircumcised could they still enter the synagogue?
22.11.2014 21:55
Based on scriptures, I have said it and will keep saying it again: I was not saved by observing the law (fornicating no more, committing adultery no more, stealing no more, killing no more etc) but I was saved by faith in Christ Jesus. (Grace ) And my sins were wiped off; my past sins, present and future, as long as I choose to remain under Grace, where the power of sin over my life has been broken and subdued eternally- that means when perhaps I fall to sin, (Pastor Vasile's son is still his son even if he is locked up in jail) the effect of sins cannot be felt over me, because of the covering of Grace- the New covenant of life which I am in with God, as t is entirely impossible for anyone whether born again or not to claim he or she has no sin in him: where sin before God, is sin, even as much as those things done out of faith. The power of death or judgment is sin, the power of sin is the law, but were there is no law, there is no transgression, and where there is no transgression, there is no sin, and where there is no sin, there is no judgment or death. Therefore, I AM NO LONGER UNDER THE LAW BUT UNDER GRACE, SAVED BY FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS, WHERE I STAND AS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS, HELPED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO LIVE THE CHRIST LIFE, YET BATH WITH MERCY AND GRACE WHEN I FALTER.....
20.11.2014 10:52
Second, third , fourth marriages is adultery unless the man has died for the woman and both if they remarry. So many have stay in sin.. Lets get real.. Mark 10: 7-12..
20.10.2014 22:43
More suitable for today's time if an armed gunman is standing before me and my initial reaction is panic I have sinned...but that does not mean that I did not have fear. However it's a good man is standing before me and I have fear but I remain calm in inside of myself I pray and and trust in the Lord I have not sinned. We have to understand that as humans we will have any emotion, but it is what we do with the emotion that will determine the sin.
18.10.2014 14:44
Again I disagree.. The Bible encourages us to fear not, but where does it call fear a 'Sin'? If that is the case then anger is a sin... And we know very clearly the Bible says be angry but sin not. I respect that you may be well educated, however I disagree that fear is a sin. The Bible says to bring everything to God and so if I have a fear my initial reaction is to bring it to God. There for having the fear is not the sin, but it is a reaction that determines whether or not you have sin. If I don't have enough money to pay my bills and I worry I have sinned. But if I don't have enough money to pay my bills and I pray and trust God I have not sinned.
18.10.2014 14:39
I don't agree that fear is a sin.. I do believe that the action you perform once you feel the emotion of fear could be sinful but to fear is not sin. Just like to have anger is not a sin for the Bible declares to be angry but sin not. So if I have a fear it's what follows that emotion that determines the sin. If It's raining and I have limited visibility that will create fear, and if I panic I have sinned, but if I am calm and pray I have not sinned even though I did fear.
15.10.2014 23:23
ALSO I AM NOT ;/.....http://www.mes-series-ddl.com
21.09.2014 18:22
Beloved Pastor, the portal and question and answers are very useful to many(teens, young men and Adults). As a Bible Teacher in my area (Tamilnadu), India, I pray that Lord Almighty will give you more wisdom and practical knowledge to answer many questions like in the Biblical way. Prof.S.Needhidasan sneedhidasan@gmail.com
16.09.2014 12:01
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Who are the false apostles in II Corinthians 11?

29 mai 2012 | ora 10.09 Doctrine | Priest Vasile Filat

Question:

Please explain to me about the false apostles in II Corinthians 11; who are they (because Paul is pretty fired up in his communication). Is seems like they are Jews based on verse 22. In verse 23, it seems that they are also servants of Christ. Are the Jewish Christians? If we consider verse 5, I wonder if Paul were so fired up because they were Hellenistic and Jewish Christians … what had they done to him, they are descendants of the nationality of the Messiah and had heard the teachings of Christ in person  … this is a great mystery. I am patiently awaiting your reply.

In order to understand what the Apostle Paul wants to communicate about false apostles in the 11th chapter of II Corinthians, we need to make a simple list of what we learn about them:

  • The false apostles came to Corinth preaching another “Christ” whom Paul did not preach, a different “Gospel” of which he did not teach (4)
  • They pretended to be the most “eminent” apostles, trying to demonstrate that Paul was not an apostle chosen by Christ, because he did not walk with Christ during His ministry and he did not see the Resurrected Christ (5)
  • The false apostles were seeking an opportunity to use Paul’s accomplishments against him and their motivation was financial in nature, getting money from the Corinthians (12)
  • They are false, deceitful workers who pretend to be servants of Christ (13)
  • They are servants of Satan, servants who disguise themselves as servants of righteousness (15)
  • Their end will be according to their deeds (15)
  • They boast according to the flesh (18)
  • They came to enslave, devour, take advantage of, exalt themselves above, and hit the Corinthians in the face (20)
  • They say that they are Hebrews, Israelites the descendants of Abraham (22)
  • They pretend to be servants of Christ (23)

From all that we have seen, we can conclude that the Apostle Paul is fired up and very upset because of these false apostles who had gone to Corinth to destroy all of his hard work in the church plant in that city. We cannot be sure from this text that they are Jewish “Christians” but we know that they are pretending to be. One thing for certain, we learn that these false apostles are servants of Satan who pretend to be servants of Christ. Paul’s passion is not based on the anger that these false apostles brought upon him or the Christians in Corinth who were deceived into following the false apostles. Paul’s passion was people’s salvation through Christ and their spiritual growth. Here is what Paul writes:

21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. 23 But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better ; 24 yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again. (Philippians 1)

These words were written by the Apostle Paul while he was in chains, suffering in prison for the Gospel. Here is another glimpse of his motivation, written by him:

7 But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, 9 and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith, 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death ; 11 in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. (Philippians 3)

May the Lord protect us from all of the false apostles (teachers) who pretend to be servants of righteousness but in reality, they are servants of Satan. May we all have the same motivation to serve the way that the Apostle Paul did. May the Lord help us.

Translation by: Erik Brewer

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