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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:/steve-finnell.blogspot.com
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>>>>http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com
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. http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com
24.09.2013 21:25
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Teachings from a greeting (Colossians 1:1-2)

13 ian 2008 | ora 13.50 Doctrine | Priest Vasile Filat

I study the Epistle of Paul to Colossians at the moment and in this article I come to share with you some teachings that I have taken for me by the way Apostle Paul greets the recipients of this epistle – Colossians. Here is the text of this greeting:

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. (Colossians 1:1–2)(NASB)

Here is what I have learnt from this text:

Present yourself in the light of the calling you have from God

Last month I met a friend of mine and because I didn’t have enough time to tell him what I was doing, when he asked me what I was doing I answered him: “All that I have always been doing”. I supposed that he had known before that I preached the Gospel and I taught people the way of the Lord. After we went away I was sorry that I hadn’t presented myself other way, I had to answer back: “I am a servant of Christ in the Gospel and I teach people the Way of Salvation”. I will do it this way from this day on. Paul presents himself in all epistles in the light of the main calling that he had from God and he says the same thing here:

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God. (Colossians 1:1)(NASB)

Appreciate the faithfulness of the co-workers

Timothy was the beloved disciple of Paul because he was a man that always proved a complete faithfulness and now, when Paul was imprisoned, Timothy is the one who helps and serves him too. That’s why, Paul presents Timothy firstly. In the end of the epistle, when he sends greetings to all, he will list all those that are with him, or in the same locality where he was at the moment of writing the epistle, nevertheless he presented Timothy in the beginning, honoring him in this way for his special faithfulness and love. And how much Paul’s words mean when he says: “and Timothy our brother”. Do you have a brother that would stay near you if you are imprisoned, as Paul is at the moment of writing this epistle? Are you a faithful brother that can stay near those who are in prison for the Gospel?

Serve the saints when they are in need

Paul was in prison and he could have been waiting to be served and not to think about others’ need. But he is concerned with the trials that believers from Colossae, whom he calls saints pass through. Nowadays, most often people call saints only the heroes af faith in the past. It is true that many of them were saints truly, but it is true as well that whoever believes in Jesus Christ from his heart and enters the covenant with Him by faith, becomes a saint. We become saints not through our efforts, but through sanctification of the Holy Spirit, by washing with the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Sanctification is not a result of our own efforts, but a manifestation of God’s grace and mercy. Christians from Colossae didn’t lack for problems all of us confront with, but they are called saints by the Apostle and he serves them with all dedication as to some saints. Let of all us acts this way too.

Bring grace and peace to the saints

When I believed in the Lord Jesus and entered the covenant with Him, a period of time passed since I understood the meaning of the word “grace”. An interesting situation, isn’t it? I was experiencing the power of grace, but i didn’t know that it was called that way. Why? Because in many people’s understanding, grace means a special ability to do something, that belongs to man, as it is the grace to sing, grace to dance, and some came to the point to call drunkenness “the grace to drink”. People call grace what belongs to men and what they are proud with. This is not the meaning of the word “grace” that is mentioned in the Bible. The Greek word χα̿Ͽις means favor, but it refers firstly to the favor God made to us to forgive us when we deserved death for the sin we lived and delight in. But grace doesn’t limit to this only, it is a word that contains all that we receive from God as a gift. That’s why Apostle Paul wishes grace to the saints and he also wishes them the peace of God, about which in the Epistle addressed to the saints from the city of Philippi he wrote:

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Epistle of Paul to Philippians 4:6–7)(NASB)

The peace of God that Paul wishes to the saints from Colossae is of this kind. It surpasses all human comprehension and it makes us have a joy that no one can trouble. May God help us have such a grace and peace from Him.

Translated by Djugostran Felicia

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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 1166 questions submitted by readers. To learn more about me, please read here.
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