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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
If she is repulsed, there is no love. I guarantee that.
09.11.2013 20:36
IS PRAYING TO DEAD PEOPLE A SIN? Is it a sin to pray to the Virgin Mary and other dead saints? Matthew 4:10 Then Jesus said to him, "Go Satan! For it is written,' "You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.' " Praying to any person or anything is worship. WORSHIP DEFINED: To revere, stressing the feeling of awe or devotion. Adoring reverence or regard. Any worship of anyone or anything other than God is sin. The Virgin Mary is not God nor does she have the power to grant petitions of prayer. If men could pray to dead saints and get them answered, then why not pray to saint Moses, saint John The Baptist, saint Abraham, saint Job, saint Enoch, saint The Thief on The Cross or any other dead saint? Dead people cannot hear your prayers and if they could they would not have the power to answer them. Prayer is worship and only God deserves our worship. God knows our every thought. God is aware of every sin we commit. God knows our every move. God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. Those are the attributes of God and what you would need in order to answer prayer. Neither the Virgin Mary, Moses, John The Baptist nor any other dead saint has the attributes of God. They cannot hear you nor can they answer YOUR PRAYERS. YES, TO PRAY TO ANYONE OTHER THAN GOD IS A SIN! YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY CHRISTIAN BLOG. http:/
22.10.2013 02:53
well im confuse,, but ..people always want to hurt me.. n im tired of it
15.10.2013 07:47
THE DOCTRINE OF FREE-WILL The teaching that men do not have free-will evolved from the false doctrine that men are saved by grace alone. There is not one place in the Bible that has grace and alone in the same sentence. If in fact men are saved by grace alone and have no free-will, there are many things that would be true. If men have no free-will, then God would have to force men to have faith so they could be saved. If men have no free-will, then God would have to force men to repent. If men have no free-will, then God would have to force men to confess Jesus as the Christ. If men have no free-will, then God would have to force men to be baptized for the forgiveness of their sins. If men have no free-will, then God would be responsible for all of the sins of mankind. If men have no free-will, why did the men on the Day of Pentecost ask "Brethren, what shall we do?" (Acts 2:37) If men have no free-will, then why did the jailer ask Paul and Silas, "What must I do to be saved?" (Acts 16:30) If men have no free-will, then why did Saul ask, "What shall I do Lord?" (Acts 22:10) Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bring salvation to all men. God's grace is available to all men. Grace is not forced nor is it denied to any man. MEN HAVE FREE-WILL! YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY CHRISTIAN BLOG>>>>
04.10.2013 19:42
UNLESS THE FATHER DRAWS HIM John 6:44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day. What is the meaning of John 6:44? 1. Does it mean only a few, who have been selected by the Father, will be saved? No, it does not. 2. Does it mean that men only respond to the gospel because of irresistible grace? No, it does not. WHO ARE THOSE THAT THE FATHER DRAWS? John 6:45 It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught of God.' Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me. The Father draws all who hear and learn. The Father does not force anyone to hear or learn. Men have free-will. God does not impute faith into a few so they will believe and be saved. Faith does not come by injection. HOW DO MEN HEAR AND LEARN? Romans 10:13-14 for "Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved." 14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? Men need to hear the gospel before they can learn and believe. The Father draws men by the gospel. Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. Faith comes from hearing the gospel. Faith does not come because the Father selected a chosen few, before the world began, to be saved. All who accept Jesus as Lord and Savior are the chosen and that includes whoever accepts God's terms for pardon. Faith does not come because of irresistible grace. God the Father draws men to Jesus with the gospel. Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek, IT IS THE GOSPEL THAT DRAWS MEN TO JESUS! IRRESISTIBLE GRACE IS NOT THE METHOD THAT THE FATHER USES TO DRAW MEN TO JESUS. Romans 10:21 But as for Israel He says, "All the day long I have stretched out My hands to a disobedient and obstinate people." Israel as a nation reject the gospel. How would that be possible if irresistible grace were in play? Israel turned away from God. Matthew 23:37 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. Jerusalem was unwilling to be drawn to Jesus by believing the gospel. They had a choice. John 5:39-40 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; 40 and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life. The Jews had the opportunity to believe the gospel of Jesus Christ, but they were unwilling. There was no irresistible grace in play. The Father draws all who are willing to believe the gospel. John 6:40 This is the will of My Father, thateveryone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day." IF YOU ARE READING THIS BLOG YOU ARE ONE OF THE "EVERYONE" WHO HAS A CHANCE TO BE BELIEVE THE GOSPEL AND BE SAVED. MEN REJECT GOD. GOD DOES NOT REJECT MEN DUE TO NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN. THE FATHER DRAWS MEN TO JESUS THROUGH THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL. MEN ARE NOT DRAWN TO JESUS BECAUSE THEY WERE PRESELECTED FOR SALVATION! YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY CHRISTIAN BLOG.
24.09.2013 21:25
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Spiritual gifts and the proof of the Holy Spirit's presence in a Christian's life

3 feb 2008 | ora 20.35 Doctrine | Priest Vasile Filat

When one enters the covenant with God by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, he receives the Spirit of God, that lives in this person since that moment. Together with the Holy Spirit, people receive spiritual gifts, that are special abilities, received for serving others from the Church, that is the Body of Christ. At the beginning of the first Epistle to Corinthians, Apostle Paul says about them:

I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus, that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge, even as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed in you, so that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 1:4–7)(NASB)

Even if they were enriched in all ways, and didn’t lack anything, it seems that some misunderstandings concerning spiritual gifts appeared among Christians from Corint. That’s why, Paul writes to them about this subject, about spiritual gifts, in the 12th chapter, so that he might solve the problems that appeared in the church from Corint.

It seems that some Christians from Corint said that if the others didn’t have a certain spiritual gift, he didn’t have the Holy Spirit, who, in their opinion, was manifested only through that gift. Today there are still some similar opinions. Right from the start, since Apostle Paul begins to touch the subject of spiritual gifts, he clarifies how we can know if a one has got the Holy Spirit of God or no, and he says:

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware. You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is accursed”; and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:1–3)(NASB)

According to this passage, the proofs of God’s Spirit’s presence in one’s life are these:

The Christian who has the Holy Spirit can not accept to remain ignorant about the things of God

Pagan people are very comfortable in their ignorance concerning spiritual things and they have interest neither in their idols or in their religion, or in the true God. They are pleased to respect some traditions they have received from their parents, and that’s all. The same things goes for those that say they are Christians, but in name only. We live in country where 97% of population declared themselves Christians. But most of them are very, very far from God, and as pagans, they feel themselves comfortable in their ignorance concerning holy things.

When one becomes God’s child, he will seek to know Him, as Apostle Peter says:

…like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. (1 Peter 2:2–3)(NASB)

When I was a student in the first year at the History Faculty, the teacher of antique History advised us to read the Bible to be good specialists in future. I listened to his advice and I have hardly got a Bible, then I set myself to read it entirely and this took me some years. Then I believed in the Lord Jesus Christ from my heart and I entered the covenant with Him, even in the second day I went to buy a biblical enciclopedy from a church shop and I read the Bible again in the next two weeks, looking up the meaning of each unclear word in that biblical enciclopedy. This was a proof of God’s Spirit in my life.

Christians who received the Holy Spirit don’t woship idols anymore

After we have passed through communism and atheism, it seems to us that there is no more idolatry in this world. Here is what I have seen in Nepal and what people were worshipping there.

But don’t think that people don’t worship idols in our world too. An idol is every thing that takes God’s place, or what has the first place in your life, that has to be God’s. This thing can be a person, a position, a career, some values, etc. One who has the Holy Spirit will not accept any other thing except God to be the first thing in his life. And if I have mentioned Nepal, look at those who became children of God and whom I had the great opportunity to teach from the Word of God. It was winter, there was no heating in that room, and the wall was just the ground. But they, were coming every morning until late at night to study the Holy Scriptures with much zeal, because they have God’s Spirit.

The Christian who has the Holy Spirit doesn’t deny the Name of Jesus Christ

“Anathema” means denial, disavowal and when authorities were persecuting and torturing Christians, they were asking them to deny the Name of Jesus in front of witness. The Christian that has the Holy Spirit will not be able to do this. Eusebius from Caesarea is a Christian historian who lived in the IVth century and he wrote this about a martyr, named Sanct:

And Sanct passed with great courage through the sufferings that were above human power and that he was put to by people. The wicked hoped that they would manage in that way to impose him to say forbidden words, that they tried to squeeze out of him with permanent oppressive tortures. But he was so unflinching in his decision, that he even didn’t tell his name, what people he was from, his native city, or if he was a slave or a free man; but he answered all questions only this in Latin: “I am Christian”. (Eusebius from Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, Book V, 20)

The Christian who has the Holy Spirit testifies Jesus as the Lord

Again, in our world people declare themselves Christians, but they don’t live in obedience to Christ, and they don’t even care what Christ waits from them. This is not true Christianity, but one limited to traditions. The true Christian, who has the Holy Spirit, will live in full obedience to the Lord Jesus, seeking to do all things as they are written in the Holy Scriptures and to live a beautiful life.

Spiritual gifts are also a showing of the Spirit, as Apostle Paul says in chapter 12 of the I Epistle to Corinthians. But, the first things that prove if one has the Holy Spirit or no, will be those listed above.

What are the proofs of the Holy Spirit in your life? When did you enter the covenant with God? How was your life changed since then until now?

Translated by Djugostran Felicia

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