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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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It was the Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Jesus Christ (Colossians 1)

30 dec 2007 | ora 14.15 Doctrine | Priest Vasile Filat

Who is Jesus Christ? His person and work was the subject of theological discussions and debates during centuries. The most heresies began and begin because some people didn’t understand and didn’t even want to realize the truth about the person and work of the Savior. Others wanted to understand it only with the mind but they didn’t choose to believe the truth of the Holy Scriptures from their heart. This was the case of the church from Colossae that, together with the rest of the churches from the ancient world was the object of the attacks of gnostic heresies. These people were doubting the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ or, inversely His humanity and they were denying many basic truths with respect to the Savior’s person. Apostle Paul didn’t know Christians from Colossae personally because he had never visited them before he wrote to them the Epistle to Colossians. Being imprisoned in Rome Paul was visited by Epaphras, the one who it was supposed to be the founder and the spiritual leader of the church from Colossae and who told to Paul about the condition of the church and the danger it was exposed to. The Apostle didn’t hesitate and he wrote this epistle full of wisdom and profound truths about a life with God and the main object was the teaching about the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is welcome to follow up what Paul teaches in this epistle about Jesus Christ in this period of year when we all celebrate the Birth of the Savior. I want to write an article for each of those four chapters of the book and to follow the teaching about Messiah. This first chapter will be a study upon those written in chapter 1 of the Epistle to Colossians.

Who is Jesus Christ?

In the first chapter of the Epistle to Colossians it is mentioned for three times the phrase “He is” refering to Jesus Christ and each time it is described a very important aspect of the essence of His person. The first reference shows the diety, or divinity of the Lord Jesus who is described as Creator.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things have been created through Him and for Him. (Epistle to Colossians 1:15–16)(NASB)

The second mention of the phrase “He is” describes Christ as eternal and sovereign God.

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:17)(NASB)

And the third mention of the same phrase presents our Savior as creator and lord of the Church that is made up from the assembly of those who believe in Him.

He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. (Colossians 1:18–20)(NASB)

All these three references show that Jesus Christ is God having the same divine qualities that God the Father has and they are: creator, eternal and sovereign.

The Lord Jesus is the essence of God’s mystery too, as Paul writes:

The mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:26–27)(NASB)

People of all nations long for reconciliation with God. In their efforts they created teachings, gave up many things, practised asceticism, invented religions but they could not realize that reconciliation because there was a mystery which had been hidden from the past ages and which God willed to make known only through Jesus Christ. He is the esence of God’s mystery and His personal knowledge as Lord and personal Savior gives us a strong hope that we will inherit the future glory. This is a hope that does not deceive.

The work performed by Jesus Christ

In the previous paragraph we saw that the Lord Jesus was directly implied in the creation of the world and the foundation of the Church. Another very great work done by Him in past is that of our reconciliation with God.

And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach… (Colossians 1:21–22)(NASB)

Our reconciliation with God was possible only through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross where He paid the punishment for all our sins. Now, by faith in our Savior we can have full peace with God and a complete forgiveness.

What does the Lord Jesus do in present?

Our Savior performed an eternal and perfect salvation for all people when He died on the cross from Golgotha. But, this salvation is available in one’s life only when this person believes in the Lord Jesus’ person and work from all his heart. For this exact reason the Lord Jesus continues the salvation ministry spreading this news through His servants. Apostle Paul was one of them and he presented himself this way from the beggining of the chapter when he talks about himself and about Timothy:

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother (Colossians 1:1)(NASB)

Reconciliation with God was performed through sufferings. The Lord Jesus continues to suffer for His servants so that each man can hear the message of the Gospel and can be saved. Apostle Paul says the following with regard to this:

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions. Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God. (Colossians 1:24–25)(NASB)

The Lord Jesus develops the power of His strength in His servants to whom He entrusted the preaching of the message of the Gospel and Apostle says:

We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me. (Colossians 1:28–29)(NASB)

Who is Jesus Christ for you? Did you accept His salvation? Are you reconciled with God or do you continue to carry the burden of your sins that reminds you always that you are condemned to hell? Or maybe you want to reconcile with God respecting your own conditions? You can not act this way! You have to accept His conditions and He says that you can have peace only by Jesus Christ.

For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross. (Colossians 1:19–20)(NASB)

And if you have received the peace of God, choose to work and to strive according to His power, which mightly works within you!

Translated by Djugostran Felicia

This article has been translated into the following languages​​:
  1. Dumnezeu a vrut ca toată plinătatea să locuiască în Isus Hristos (Coloseni 1) (ROMÂNĂ)
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