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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.
22.06.2014 03:10
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
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:/steve-finnell.blogspot.com
22.10.2013 02:53
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Why is Jesus called Emmanuel?

30 apr 2011 | ora 20.08 Doctrine | Priest Vasile Filat

Question:

I was reading the Gospel of Matthew again at Christmas and I wanted to ask why "Emmanuel" is mentioned in the prophecy as a name for Jesus?

The text of the Gospel of Matthew

says this …

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has beenconceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for Hewill save His people from their sins." Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: "BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL," which translated means, "GOD WITH US." (Matthew 1:18-23)(NASB)

The importance and meaning of names

Names in the Bible and in earlier times had a greater significance than they do nowadays. Nowadays, people choose names for their children by the way a certain name sounds, or in honor of their parents, or according to the names of books or movies characters. It was not so before. The name reflected a desire of parents, a fact, an event from their lives or a quality that they wanted for their child, etc. Each name has a meaning. For example, my name, Vasile, means “royal, regal”. But nobody in my family knew it when they chose my name. My sisters proposed to name me as one of our cousins was named, Vasile, because as they were children, they were playing all together and maybe my sisters wanted that I would be a good child to play with, as my cousin was. I hope I did not disappoint them in this regard. My father, whose name was also Vasile, liked the proposal of my sisters and so, I was called Vasile. They told me that they also thought to call me "Sergiu" because it seemed that it sounded good. But I think that they did not know the meaning of the name Sergiu, as well. Praise God who took care of me to not remain with the royal name only, but He showed the way of salvation to me and through faith in Jesus Christ I became royal, because I am the son of the King of Kings, who gave me the right to be called a child of God. Even more, I am now part of a royal priesthood, of a holy nation chosen by God to proclaim His great powers. Praise His name.

The significance of the name of the Savior

We have seen in the biblical passage that the angel told Joseph to call the baby to be born "Jesus" because He will save His people from their sins. This is the meaning of the name Jesus – Savior. Matthew, the Evangelist shows throughout the Gospel that bear his name how the prophecies of the Old Testament were fulfilled in the Lord Jesus.

The prophet Isaiah prophesied about the Lord Jesus and called the Savior "Immanuel", which means – God with us. In his first prophecy he says:

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His nameImmanuel (Isaiah 7:14)(NASB)

The names Emmanuel and Jesus do not contradict but complement each other

Through these two names, God wanted to communicate to the world that in the person of His Son, God is with us (Emmanuel) and came to save His people from their sins (Jesus).

Praise God who made this great work of salvation of the souls of all people through His Son Jesus Christ.

Translated by Felicia Rotaru

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I pastor the ”Good News” Church in Chisinau, Moldova, I teach God's Word at the Inductive Bible Study Institute of Eurasia, and I also lead the "Precept Ministries in Moldova” Association. With God's help I founded the Taekwon-Do club " Stolas Leukas ""English for a New Life" School, the Computer School "ScripTehInfo", the International Sports Coaching School and the International Media School. I am married to Anastasia, and we have three children. Since April 2007 we have provided answers from the Bible on this website to 1174 questions submitted by readers. To learn more about me, please read here.
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