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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
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 11:58
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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

This article has been translated into the following languages​​:
  1. Învăţături dintr-o salutare (Coloseni 1:1-2) (ROMÂNĂ)
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